Governor Scott Walker gets home from his visit to ChinaSubmitted: 04/22/2013
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - Governor Scott Walker gets home from his visit to China.

Walker traveled with government and business representatives on a trade mission.

Stops during the 10-day trip to Wisconsin's largest export market included Beijing and Shanghai.

Walker met with Chinese provincial governors.

He also spoke with representatives from China's water and wood sectors, and visited Wisconsin businesses operating in China.

Walker says a healthy dialogues between the U.S. and Chinese governments is key to sustaining a good economic relationship.

He says the real work on the trade mission is done before and after the trip.

The governor plans a press conference about the trade mission this afternoon in Milwaukee.

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