LANSING (AP) – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is next headed to Shanghai, China’s largest city, as part of his weeklong investment mission.

Snyder spent the weekend and Monday meeting with executives from a leading Chinese machine tooling company and with government officials in northern China. He also led Michigan’s first official visit to Guangzhou in southern China, where he attended an auto show.

Snyder joined the signing of an agreement committing the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to conduct a U.S.-China auto forum at the North American International Auto Show and the alternating Shanghai/Beijing Auto Show.

The governor says there’s “no better place” for Chinese companies to expand because Michigan’s home to 70 percent of global automotive research and development and has a “strong manufacturing base, talent and (a) business-friendly environment.”

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