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Lieutenant governors make economic trip to China

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The lieutenant governors of five states, including Wisconsin, will be in China next week on a mission to bring jobs and economic development to the U.S.

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton says her goal is to give Chinese officials a clear vision of Wisconsin's business climate, hardworking employees and environmental expertise.

The eight-day trip starts Saturday and goes to Oct. 12. It will include visits to earthquake-affected cities and discussions about conserving endangered species such as panda bears.

The lieutenant governors of Alabama, Connecticut, Kansas and Nevada will accompany Lawton.

Lawton's office says the Chinese government is paying for the officials' travel, lodging and meals.

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