The Issue Is: Governor Gavin Newsom in China

This week, "The Issue is" heads to China for a very special episode. 

Elex Michaelson was the only local TV reporter to travel to the Middle Kingdom to document Governor Newsom’s historic week-long journey there, focused on climate.

Throughout the course of the week, Newsom's delegation signed memorandums of understanding, visited a Tesla factory, experienced Chinese landmarks like the Forbidden City and the Great Wall, and met one-on-one with Chinese President Xi.

Before returning to California, Newsom and Michaelson sat down for an extensive, and exclusive, conversation.

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