Gov. Snyder signs research agreement while on China trip
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<p>FLINT, MI - MAY 4: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder stands and listens the boos of the crowd when he takes to the stage to speak before U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at Northwest High School about the Flint water contamination crises May 4, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. While in Flint, the President will hear first-hand from residents about the water crises, and receive an in-person briefing on the federal efforts that are in place to help respond to the needs of the city's residents. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)</p>
Posted at 12:47 PM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated2018-09-17 14:53:27-04
Michigan's governor says he's promoting the state's leadership in mobility and autonomous vehicle technology development as part of his trade trip to China.
The office of Gov. Rick Snyder says he signed a memorandum of understanding Monday with China's Ministry of Science and Technology that seeks to "further advance innovation and cooperation within the automotive and technology sectors, including new energy and autonomous vehicle technologies."
The agreement to collaborate in automotive research, technology and innovation aims to accelerate the commercialization of emerging technologies.
The Republican governor is on an eight-day investment mission to China, his eighth trip as governor to Michigan's third-largest export market. On Sunday, the governor and his delegation met with representatives from Chinese travel media outlets to discuss tourism and leisure travel opportunities in Michigan.
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