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Locke Will Visit Taiwan To Promote Trade

Gov. Gary Locke will travel to Taiwan this summer to promote trade, less than a year after a similar trip to China, where the nation’s first Chinese-American governor traced his family roots.

The state-funded trip is scheduled for July 22-30. It will include an investment seminar for Taiwanese executives who want to learn more about doing business in Washington.

Taiwan already has some investments in Washington, such as computer components manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor in Vancouver. The governor will try to spur more local investment during his trip.

Locke also will visit Kobe, Japan, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Washington’s sister-state relationship with Hyogo Prefecture.



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