Two of Missouri's public universities will be partnering with a college in China to open a new university in the central part of the country.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis and Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla will work with Tianfu College in Mianyang, in Sichuan Province, to open Sichuan Missouri University.
Gov. Pat Quinn has announced two business agreements between Chinese and American companies.
Quinn was in Beijing during an eight-day trade mission Monday.
He says China-based Goldwind plans to build a $200 million wind farm in Lee County in north-central Illinois. Construction on the Shady Oaks project begins this fall.
The Saint Louis University School of Public Health is launching a study to look at the effects of urban air pollution on pregnant women in China.
SLU epidemiologist Zhengmin Qian says the research will track the pregnancies of 100,000 women in Wuhan, a city of nine million people in central China.
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