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    WASHINGTON - MAY 03: Texas Governor Rick Perry participates in a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit on "the role of free enterprise in job creation" at the chamber May 3, 2010 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a study before the summit highlighting "free enterprise principles," including entrepreneurship, open trade and competitive tax rates, benefit states when creating jobs. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Rick Perry

    Gov. Rick Perry is on his first trip to China as he leads a Texas economic mission to the Shanghai World Expo 2010.

    Perry spokeswoman Lucy Nashed on Monday told The Associated Press that the governor and his wife, Anita, arrived Sunday.

    Nashed did not have details on when the GOP governor, who is seeking re-election, and his wife will return. Their itinerary also includes Beijing.

    A Perry news release said the couple's travel and accommodations will be paid for by TexasOne, a source of economic development marketing funds for the state.

    Perry's office said the delegation to the expo, for "Salute to Texas Week" through June 19, includes Comptroller Susan Combs and Secretary of State Hope Andrade.

    Perry in November faces Democrat Bill White in the race for governor.

    Online:
    http://www.texasone.us/
    http://www.usapavilion2010.com/index.php


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