China Trip Update: Promoting Tourism, Hawaii Exports and Clean Energy Partnerships

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    ‘News Conference Transcript – November 15, 2009 – Note: The following transcript is from the first half of a news conference in which Governor Lingle first provided an update on her recent trip to China to promote tourism, international trade and clean energy partnerships, then discussed a plan to return children to class by restoring instructional days. The news conference can be viewed at’

    Thank you all for coming by today.


    I wanted to update everybody on my China trip. It’s very clear, or certain, that China has arrived as a global economic power, you can see it everywhere in China. We went over with three specific goals in three areas that we were going to be focused on, tourism from China to Hawai