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The governor will follow up this year's trade mission to Japan and South Korea with a similar trip to China. State officials say a late spring or early summer journey is likely.
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The governor will follow up this year's trade mission to Japan and South Korea with a similar trip to China. State officials say a late spring or early summer journey is likely.

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