California Gov. Jerry Brown and a large delegation of business and political leaders visited China earlier this month, to enhance cooperation on reducing air pollution in China. While the Chinese have expressed eagerness to adopt more clean technologies and use them to enlarge that part of their economy, California, which bet heavily on the development of clean technologies, wants to export them as widely as possible. The embrace of California know-how by the world’s most populous country — and recent convert to green energy — can help bolster the state’s reputation as an international environmental trailblazer. According to Gov. Brown, California is more interested in business rather than politics, and can be a good bridge to keep open a very friendly and positive relationship between U.S. and China.
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