Letter: Delegation headed by Mo. Gov. Nixon to visit China

Jul 19, 2011

Updated 7:51 p.m.

A letter from Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon circulated around Twitter this afternoon, and hosted on the Missouri Chamber of Commerce's website, states that Nixon will be leading a Missouri delegation to China "later this year."

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Nixon's office has confirmed that the trip is in the works.

The purpose of the trip? To, "follow up on the partnership opportunities that are being established."

The "mission" as Nixon calls it, will "focus on expanding export markets for Missouri farmers and businesses, developing the St. Louis-China Hub at Lambert Airport, facilitating bi-lateral investment opportunities across the spectrum of Missouri's commercial interests, and advancing educational exchanges between students from Missouri and China."

According to the letter, the delegation will consist of "business, agriculture and community leaders."