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IMG_1214.JPGBEIJING - Gov. Jerry Brown appeared to have put some thought into his big environmental speech at Tsinghua University in Beijing on Thursday, largely staying on point and book-ending his remarks with readings from the Chinese philosopher Confucius.

And then there was the encore.

Following a panel discussion at the Chinese university, Brown took the stage to offer closing remarks - Confucius out and eggs in.

"Anytime we make progress, we have to push opposition out of the way," Brown said. "So, what is the saying? 'You can't make an omelet unless you crack the egg.'"

The Democratic governor paused for just a moment and looked out at the audience.

"So that'll be my last statement," he said, before returning to his chair.

PHOTO CREDIT: Gov. Jerry Brown speaks about climate change at Tsinghua University in Beijing on Thursday. The Sacramento Bee/David Siders



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