Ron left Wednesday on a two-week trip to China. He's accompanying a trade mission organized by Automation Alley, a Detroit area business group.
He will fly into Beijing and see the Great Wall of China first. Then he'll attend the 2nd World Eminence Chinese Business Association Congress. Then he'll spend a few days in Shanghai and tour General Motors' plant there.
After that, he'll take a high-speed train and airplane to Chongqing and tour a motorcycle company there. He'll take a bus to Chengu, visit an Intel Corp. microprocessor plant and a giant panda breeding research base.
On Nov. 12, he'll tour the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River. The next day he'll tour a Procter & Gamble plant in Guangzhou. He'll fly home on Nov. 15.
I did speak to him briefly on Thursday, soon after he landed in Beijing. Mostly he was fretting over the condition of his only suit (a U.S. Embassy event was planned for the next morning) and oohing over the fluffy slippers in his hotel room.
Ron is filing stories from China and you can read his articles and his blog at China Rising