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Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon heads to China on trade mission

With Gov. Mark Dayton recently back from a trade mission to Japan and South Korea, Lt. Gov.

With Gov. Mark Dayton recently back from a trade mission to Japan and South Korea, Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon is packing for a trip to China on an economic development and trade journey.

She’ll join lieutenant governors from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa and Nebraska on a mission hosted by the National Lieutenant Governors Association, with the Chinese People’s Friendship Association with Foreign Countries and the China-US Exchange Foundation.

She’ll be there Oct. 14-20 to attend the Canton Trade Fair in Ghangzhou then travel on to meetings in Shanghai and Beijing.

The lieutenant governors will  talk with China Commerce Vice Minister Wang Chao about bilateral trade and at the China Import and Export Fair, they’ll meet directly with trade leaders from more than a half-dozen Chinese provinces.

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In Shanghai and Beijing, they’ll meet with Chinese leaders in foreign affairs, aviation and education.