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Governor starts trip to Asia with meetings

Gov. Linda Lingle is beginning her two-week trip to Asia with several official meetings.

The governor this week is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at a group in Shanghai sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce, where she will discuss the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, tourism, trade and investments.

Lingle also will be a featured speaker at a forum hosted by the ELS American Education Center to promote the benefits of studying at Hawaii’s colleges and universities.

The governor later will deliver remarks at a reception hosted by Marriott International, where she will discuss initiatives to increase travel to Hawaii from China.

She is due back in Hawaii on June 19.

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