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Lingle’s weekly radio address: Heading to China

MEDIA RELEASE

Aloha,

In order to strengthen Hawaii‘s visitor industry and further our efforts to transform our state‘s economy, I‘ll be traveling to China this month to visit six cities where we have strategic economic interests.

With a 9 percent increase in its gross domestic product in the third quarter, China’s continuing economic growth is important to Hawaii’s long-term interests.

We’re working to attract China’s growing outbound tourism market and business investments, pursue partnerships in clean energy and promote Hawaii exports. This framework for our state’s long-term economic growth is part of my Administration’s five-point economic plan to stimulate the economy, create jobs and position Hawaii for the future.

Strengthening our relationship with China and other neighbors in the Asia-Pacific region provides Hawaii businesses the opportunity to capitalize on this large, emerging market.

I encourage you to follow the progress of our visit on our Web site, www.hawaii.gov/gov.

Mahalo.

The Governor’s Weekly Radio Address airs at various times throughout the week on radio stations statewide.  To listen to this week’s address or to hear past addresses, visit the Governor’s Web site at www.hawaii.gov/gov/news/radioa…

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