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IMG_1471.JPGSHANGHAI - Gov. Jerry Brown has enjoyed a relatively warm reception from Communist party officials while in China, but they also manage his exposure.

On Saturday, lights on the Citibank building in Shanghai lit up over the Huangpu River to "welcome Jerry & Anne Brown and California delegates to Shanghai."

The message required the approval of local publicity officials, and in the original script was one word to which they objected: governor.

For purposes of the massive Shanghai skyline, the governor and first lady of California would just be "Jerry & Anne Brown."

PHOTO CREDIT: A message welcoming Gov. Jerry Brown's trade mission to China lights up the Citibank building in Shanghai on Saturday, April 13, 2013. David Siders / Sacramento Bee



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