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Governors Brown, Inslee To Meet With Chinese Delegation

The governors of Oregon and Washington will be among a contingent in discussion with the president of China as he kicks off his state visit in the Pacific Northwest Tuesday.

Oregon's Kate Brown and Washington's Jay Inslee will meet privately with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his Pacific Northwest stop. They'll be joined by governors from California, Michigan and Iowa.

Earlier in the day they'll meet with six other Chinese officials including several provincial governors as well as the mayor of Beijing. That group will discuss ways to collaborate on clean technology projects such as energy efficient buildings and so-called smart electrical grids.

The Chinese president will also meet with the leaders of several tech firms while in Seattle before he heads to Washington, D.C., to meet with President Obama.

Copyright 2015 Northwest News Network

Chris Lehman graduated from Temple University with a journalism degree in 1997. He landed his first job less than a month later, producing arts stories for Red River Public Radio in Shreveport, Louisiana. Three years later he headed north to DeKalb, Illinois, where he worked as a reporter and announcer for NPR–affiliate WNIJ–FM. In 2006 he headed west to become the Salem Correspondent for the Northwest News Network.