Posts Tagged ‘ china ’

Gov. Branstad’s remarks from today’s media conference call

April 17, 2013
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The office of Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today released the governor’s prepared statement from today’s media conference call. The remarks, as prepared for delivery, were as follows: Good evening, or should I say, good morning in Iowa. Director Durham and I are calling you from Iowa’s sister state in China,…

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Branstad to meet with China President Xi Jinping

April 11, 2013
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Gov. Branstad will continue building Iowa’s long-term relationship with China President Xi Jinping by meeting with him Monday, strengthening ties to one of the state’s most important economic trading partners. Branstad first met with Xi in the governor’s formal office in 1985, when Xi was a local party leader traveling on an exchange program through…

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Gov. Branstad to lead governors’ trade mission to China

April 1, 2013
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Gov. Terry Branstad today announced he will lead a trade delegation, including four governors, to China in mid-April. This brief trip to China was at the invitation of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and will include meetings with senior government officials, current and potential business partners, a U.S. – China Governors…

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Branstad and Reynolds congratulate Xi Jinping on becoming China’s new president

March 14, 2013
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Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today congratulated Xi Jinping on becoming China’s new president. Branstad noted Iowa’s long-standing history with President Xi, from his first visit to Iowa in 1985. “Iowa is fortunate to have a strong, friendly relationship with China’s new president,” said Branstad. “When he was in Iowa last…

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GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES CELEBRATION YEAR FOR IOWA/HEBEI, CHINA SISTER STATE RELATIONSHIP

February 7, 2013
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The year 2013 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Hebei Province, PRC and State of Iowa Sister State relationship. During those 30 years, Iowa and Hebei have participated in many projects.  Throughout 2013 there will be events statewide that will be held to commemorate this important relationship.  On February 11th, there will be events that…

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Branstad accepts invite to China from Vice President Xi Jinping

May 18, 2012
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Gov. Branstad today announced that he will participate in a trade mission to China from May 29 through June 5. Branstad’s trip results from an invitation the governor accepted from Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping. A group of Iowans, fondly referred to as “Old Friends” by Chinese VP Xi Jinping, will join the governor in…

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Branstad to lead trade mission to Chile and Brazil this July

May 1, 2012
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Governor Terry E. Branstad will lead a trade mission to Brazil and Chile July 21-28, with the aim to expand trade opportunities for Iowa companies and products. The Iowa Economic Development Authority’s (IEDA) International Trade Office will coordinate the trip, and Iowa companies in all industry sectors are invited to participate in this mission Brazil…

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Lt. Gov. Reynolds meets with Vice President Xi

March 19, 2012
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Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today met China’s Vice President Xi Jinping while in Beijing on a trade mission with the Iowa Soybean Association. Lt. Gov. Reynolds and Vice President Xi met for 45 minutes in The Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. The pair discussed Vice President Xi’s visit to Iowa in February…

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Thursday Schedule Confirmed for Vice President Xi’s Visit to Iowa

February 15, 2012
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Vice President Xi’s schedule for Thursday, February 16, 2012 has been finalized.  While in Iowa, several events, including a visit to an area farm, will be open up for media coverage. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds will be in attendance at these events. Space and security concerns limit the number of reporters to a…

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Details released for media covering Vice President Xi’s visit

February 14, 2012
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- As the historic visit draws near, Governor Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds are pleased to release details related to media coverage of Chinese Vice President Xi’s visit to Iowa. Several events of Vice President Xi’s visit to Iowa are being open up for media coverage.   However, space and security concerns limit the number of…

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