Here it is... A. Teegarden of OK-Safe was finally able to get a link to the Memorandum of Understanding calling for sub-national cooperation between U.S. Governors and their Communist Chinese counterparts.
National Governor's Association Press Release on the Salt Lake City Conference 6/29/2011
Correction - Clarification. The U.S. China & Trade, Culture & Education Conference is a 2nd conference - also in Salt Lake City, July 14-17. It will be at the Little America Hotel. The Governor's Conference with their Communist Chinese Party counterparts will meet next door at the Grand America Hotel, July 15-17. However, the above Press Release from NGA says that some of the events will be held at the University of Utah. Best to call for information direct from the source.
The Chinese are billing this as a Culture, Education and Trade Forum, Venue - Little America Hotel
MSNBC - Morning Joe (Scarborough)
Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia and
Mark Brezezinski (Zbig's son) were the guests. The subject was Gov.
McDonnell's activities to bring COMMUNIST Chinese money to his state.
Mark Brezezinski was on the National Security Council during the Clinton
Administration and is now a Trade Lawyer for a Virginia law firm named
National Governor's Association
Kick Off 2011 Winter Meeting
"The party secretary of the Hunan Provincial Committee, Zhou Qiang, is leading a delegation of Chinese officials interested in establishing a subnational dialogue with NGA and will conclude the session."
See below for more info on the NGA Winter meeting
January 25, 2011 - Press Conference
Note: There seems to be a shell game going on with the government websites pertaining to this subject. Because of that, I'm including links to PDF copies of the webpage referred to in the title.
Health & Human Services - Press Release
January 11, 2011, Obama signed an
Executive Order creating a "Council of Governors" (really? ...
Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors
May 10, 2011 - "EcoPartnerships"
NGA Winter Meeting was broadcast on C-Span and is still available for viewing.
A featured speaker was Michael Porter. He is a professor and he runs the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. The truth of Michael Porter is that he is instructing the Governor's on Central Planning of their respective economies - including "creating jobs". When he uses the term "innovation", that term is a code word for the central planning scheme that is now in play - allegedly for the "New Economy". If you watch the program, watch his hands. That's a magician's trick. People follow the hands - and don't really hear the message if they aren't aware that it's a trick. Also, note - at approximately 53 minutes into the program, after Michael Porter speaks and they got to the Question and Answer part of the program, the first governor to ask a question was Governor Gary Herbert of Utah... his question was about ideology. He didn't even get his question out fully, when a fire alarm was pulled in the building and they had to evacuate. When they returned, Herbert didn't get to finish his question, Michael Porter just gave an answer referring to bipartisanship - and other baloney having nothing to do with ideology.
To find out what Porter is talking about with 'clusters, competitiveness and innovation', read the webpages that I did on what I called, "The Trojan Triangle". And from that early research, the entire section on my website labeled Foreign Trade Zones - Inland Ports and Trojan Triangles developed - and I'm still adding to it.