With China's political leadership talking about cleaning up the country's air quality, the California Governor will have the chance on his visit to translate his state's experience with the issue into valuable business deals.
Gov. Rick Perry and a number of Texas politicians are seeking help from the Obama administration to hold Mexico to its treaty obligations to release water from the Rio Grande to Texas cities along the border.
In his first official trip abroad since taking office in 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown is going to China to promote California exports, tourism and greenhouse gas reduction policies, and to open a foreign trade office in Shanghai.