Below is a link to the C-SPAN coverage of the opening of the NGA U.S.-China Governors Forum held in Salt Lake City, Utah, at The Grand America Hotel, July 14-17, 2011.
C-SPAN was one of the approved media outlets that was allowed in to cover this event. Some America media was barred from attending, while China Daily and other Chinese media were allowed instead.
Washington Governor Christine Gregoire is the chairman of the NGA and introduces this U.S.-China Governors Forum.
Interestingly enough, Reta Jo Lewis, representing the State Department, who presents greetings from the President to the forum, is the same person whose office had to be contacted to get a copy of the missing MOU Creating the U.S. China Governors Forum. She was the spokesperson for the MOU, yet did not have the MOU and really didn’t know who had a copy.
Those Government jobs – aren’t they great?