Chinese officials, Michigan sign agreements to boost trade

Gov. Rick Snyder, Michigan governor
Gov. Rick Snyder. (April 21, 2016)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder’s office says Chinese government officials have signed documents that will boost investment between China and Michigan.

Snyder’s office announced Wednesday that Chinese officials visited Tuesday to sign documents designed to improve trade. One memo would set up a “sister state agreement” between Michigan and Guangdong Province.

Snyder says Michigan is one of the first states to establish a formal relationship with China.

A state board in March authorized $5 million to attract Chinese investment by starting a nonprofit center to identify opportunities.

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