Perdue Talks Trade In China

Governor Bev Perdue is meeting with officials in China this week. She is in the country to explore new economic relations with seven other U.S. governors.

This is Perdue's second trip to China as governor. The trip comes as the U.S. Senate voted last week to threaten China with higher tariffs because of a dispute surrounding its currency valuation.

Perdue told the News and Observer the costly trip is worth it, since China will soon be the state's top trading partner. The paper reported the state budgeted $40,000 for the trip. The N.C. Commerce Trade and Development Fund is contributing another $60,000 for the trip abroad.

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  • by USMC on Oct 18, 2011 at 02:48 PM
    Selective Racism. Can you say those words?
  • by WB on Oct 18, 2011 at 01:29 PM
    Maybe the people of China will keep her there!!!!
  • by taxman Location: wilson on Oct 18, 2011 at 09:59 AM
    From the look of many of the postings it appears that many of the folks don't like what the governor is doing to promote NC in China and around the world. Well, if she didn't do anything, you all would be whining and when she does do something you all are whining. Sounds to me like you all are just a bunch of whiners and enjoy the sound ! Whine on !!! PS: If you can't get your insurance company to respond to your claim go and whine loudly to the NC Insurance Commissioner's office or your locally elected legislator first. These people ae getting paid to handle insurance problems before the top executive in the state. Go get up a good ol' fashion whining campaign in their offices; I am sure they would enjoy to hear from you. After all you probably voted for them in the first place!!
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      by Anonymous on Oct 18, 2011 at 11:36 AM in reply to taxman
      What has she done for NC since she has been in office?Not 1 thing other than wasting money on sh** thats not important.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 18, 2011 at 12:03 PM in reply to taxman
      I guess they have the right to free speech just like you do but are you originally from NC? An elected official is voted in office by the people, so the elected official needs to serve the people.....including the whiners that probably have just cause to speak up.
  • by beachbum3 on Oct 18, 2011 at 08:50 AM
    someone need to remind our wonderful governor that these days there are thing known as the internet an telephones that she could have a conference via the internet or video chat a whole lot cheaper to the taxpayers than for her to actually travel with her entourage to china an japan by the time you take in to consideration meals, motel bills, an tips, an travel coast to an from china an japan not counting the item that she will probably buy at the taxpayers expense an claim it as a state expenditure on her cheat sheet ( travel voucher) there need to be a mandatory review of everyone on this trip travel voucher an expense sheets when they return to north carolina from the governor herself to evry member that went on this vacation trip thank you
  • by Beachbum3 on Oct 18, 2011 at 08:40 AM
    lets wait an see what kind if any jobs end up comming out of the governors most recent vacation on the taxpayers dime results from her vist to china an japan . i am truely suppecting that there will be a grand total of zero jobs for north carolina citizens as a result of her vists thank you
  • by Grumpy Location: G'Vegas on Oct 18, 2011 at 08:06 AM
    Yep, send a few more jobs overseas.
  • by Anonymous Location: Pitt Co. on Oct 18, 2011 at 07:36 AM
    I am shocked she went to China and missed Obama's visit to our great state. Because I know she wants to do her part in his re-election !!!!!
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      by Anonymous on Oct 18, 2011 at 08:07 AM in reply to Anonymous
      China doesn't need to talk to any one about buying US goods, obama has practicly sold them the country already.
  • by BROKE on Oct 18, 2011 at 07:21 AM
    She is in China on vacation and I can barely buy groceries to feed my family. Real considerate governor.
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      by 2 Broke on Oct 18, 2011 at 09:07 AM in reply to BROKE
      Must not be to BROKE you have a computer. Maybe you should think about that before you post outrageous comments.Bet you have a smart phone too.
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        by anonymous on Oct 18, 2011 at 11:16 AM in reply to 2 Broke
        You as assuming that "Broke" has a computer, he/she could be at a friends, a family members, a library, work, etc. etc. etc. Many people have had computers since long before the democrats destroyed the economy and haven't sold them because they are not worth anything today. The same old story from the democrats, blame, assume and ridicule, that is all any of you are good for these days.
  • by ECU student on Oct 18, 2011 at 07:00 AM
    the title should read, "Perdue Takes Free Trip to China on Taxpayer Dollars!"
  • by g-man Location: g-ville on Oct 18, 2011 at 06:57 AM
    oh bev in in china to buy china goods for nc we not buying made in usa? or nc? so we are north china/ THANKS BEV just stay
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