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Governor Larry Hogan Meets With U.S. Ambassador Max Baucus

Leaders Address Maryland China Center Supporters, Business and Education Leaders

BEIJING, CHINA – Governor Larry Hogan met with the United States’ highest-ranking representative in China, Ambassador Max Baucus. The governor was joined by Chief Executive Ning Shao from the Maryland China Center, Secretary of State John Wobensmith, Secretary of the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs Jimmy Rhee, President Wallace Loh from the University of Maryland, College Park, and President Jay Perman from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The Maryland China Center is sponsored by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, and works to help Maryland businesses gain a foothold in the China market.

“In 1996, Maryland was the first state to sponsor a market development presence in China, continuing a long history of collaboration between our two countries,” said Governor Hogan. “I’d like to thank Ambassador Baucus for hosting today’s meeting, and I look forward to working with him to improve investment and trade between Maryland and China.”

Following the meeting, the governor and Ambassador Baucus addressed supporters of the Maryland China Center and business and education leaders from both Maryland and China.

Governor Hogan has been in Asia since May 26 as part of a 12-day trade mission to Korea, China, and Japan, the goal of which is to strengthen economic development ties with the region and foster positive relations between the Hogan administration and key Asian officials and business leaders.


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