Missouri governor still hopeful of Taiwan trade deal

Thursday, December 9, 2010 | 4:32 p.m. CST

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he remains hopeful of signing a $600 million trade deal with Taiwan — despite canceling a trip there this week because of concerns it could affect Missouri's relationship with China.

Nixon was supposed to depart Friday for the trip. He canceled it while citing "travel challenges."

On Thursday, Nixon acknowledged there were concerns about how the Taiwan trip could affect Missouri's efforts to make Lambert-St. Louis International Airport a major trade hub for Chinese goods. China and Taiwan have been at odds for decades; China considers Taiwan to be part of its country.

During Nixon's trip, Taiwanese officials were to sign a letter of intent to buy $600 million of Missouri products over five years. The governor said he hopes to reschedule the trip.


Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.