Governor Heads to China to Advance Climate Action, Promote Economic Development

Governor Gavin Newsom will begin his weeklong trip to China on Monday where he will travel throughout the country and meet key national, subnational and business partners to advance climate action, promote economic development and tourism, and encourage cultural exchange.

The visit comes ahead of the pivotal Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in San Francisco this November, and builds on a long history of partnership between California and China, with a strong bilateral foundation built by Governors Arnold Schwarzenneger and Jerry Brown and the late U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.

The trip furthers California’s commitment to competition, innovation and inclusivity. The China and California economies—second and fifth largest in the world—are intertwined and have been since the earliest days of California’s statehood.

“California and China hold the keys to solving the climate crisis. As two of the world’s largest economies, our partnership is essential to delivering climate action for our communities and beyond,” Governor Newsom said. “Our decades-long work together proves what we can accomplish together—cleaning the air, accelerating the transition to electric vehicles, protecting people from extreme weather and conserving lands and oceans.”

The Governor’s seven-day trip includes stops in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing and Shanghai, as well as the province of Jiangsu.