Walker's trade mission to China begins

Published On: Apr 13 2013 11:51:44 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 13 2013 07:30:16 PM CDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

Gov. Scott Walker's trade mission to China begins this weekend with business briefings and a visit to the Great Wall.

Walker's trip to China is his first overseas trade mission. China is the third largest export market for Wisconsin, behind Canada and Mexico.

Walker is starting the trip in Beijing and also heading to Harbin and Shanghai.

Walker says he hopes to use the trip to make inroads for Wisconsin companies as well as attract investment in the state by the Chinese.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. has started a blog where the trip can be tracked.