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State To Open Second China Trade Office

Georgia will open a second trade office in China. Governor Nathan Deal made the announcement from Beijing on Wednesday.

Deal and his economic development team are in the midst of a six-day, five-city trip to boost Georgia’s economic development with China and South Korea.

State economic development officials confirm the office will be located in the country’s Shandong province, on China’s east coast.

Georgia opened its China Beijing trade office in 2008. That was the result of a trade mission by then-Governor Sonny Perdue.

Georgia’s in the top handful of states for Chinese investment in areas such as buildings and equipment and salaries. China has the world’s second-biggest economy.

Georgia will now have 11 international offices. No date has yet been set for the opening of the newest Shandong office.

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