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Indiana and Chinese province celebrate 30-year partnership

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As Indiana and the Chinese province of Zhejiang approach the 30th anniversary of their partnership, Gov. Eric Holcomb renewed the agreement with Zhejiang Party Secretary Che Jun, who traveled from China to mark the occasion. “They chose our state because of our great business climate, our balanced budgets, our […]

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Ellspermann and group spend the first day in China on trade mission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and five members of the delegation traveled from Shanghai to Hangzhou, capital of the Zhejuang Providence. Hangzhou is a sister-city to Indianapolis. On the first day, when the group arrived they were met by Zhejuang officials for a boat tour around West Lake, the province’s premiere […]

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Pence visits Cummins plant in China

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence finished his third day in Beijing by observing Indiana-headquartered Cummins Inc.’s role in the innovation and production of clean technology. “Technology developed by Hoosiers in Columbus is powering Cummins engines built around the world, including here in China,” Pence said in a statement. “As Cummins grows and […]

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Pence promotes RV industry in China

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence spent his second day in China promoting Indiana’s recreational vehicle industry. More than 80% of RVs imported to China last year were made in Indiana. “Northern Indiana is the epicenter of the RV industry,” Pence said in a statement on Tuesday. “That becomes apparent when you travel […]

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Pence gives Indiana gifts during first day in China

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence started the first day of his jobs and economic development trip to China on Monday by gifting Hoosier artwork. Pence’s office said gift giving is an important ritual in the Asian culture. “During our meetings this week with Chinese business and government leaders, we’ll be presenting these […]

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Pence is headed to China for another trade mission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence is packing his bags in anticipation of a trip to China, which will focus on creating economic opportunities and partnerships between the country and our state. Pence will leave on May 9 for a weeklong trip and will visit Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou, the capital city of […]