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IMG_1333.JPGSHANGHAI - Gov. Jerry Brown is making the papers in China.

On Saturday, the Shanghai Daily reported Brown made a "brief but eloquent speech" at the opening of a foreign trade office in Shanghai.

The state-run China Daily ran a story Thursday about the non-binding trade agreement Brown and Chinese commerce officials signed in Beijing, and on Friday the newspaper published a photograph of the meeting between Brown and the Chinese premier, Li Keqiang.

Just more than halfway through a week-long trade mission to China, Brown is scheduled to leave Shanghai on Sunday for Nanjing, before flying later in the day to Guangzhou, a southern Chinese city on the Pearl River.

The Democratic governor spent his last day in Shanghai meeting with Han Zheng, the local Communist party secretary, and joining members of the governor's trade mission on a Huangpu River cruise. Brown's meeting with Han included a discussion of acupuncture and harmony, while on the river he had more basic ideas in mind.

"Thank you very much," Brown said. "Now, nobody fall overboard, OK?"

PHOTO CREDIT: Photographers gather around Gov. Jerry Brown before he speaks at the opening of a trade office in Shanghai on Friday, April 12, 2013. David Siders / Sacramento Bee


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