State Senator John Stinner says his trip to China this summer opened his eyes to that country’s emerging economy and the differences between those that live in the cities and those who are in the rural areas.
Stinner made the trip with his wife Rita and indicated the biggest observation coming away from the trip is how fast the major cities are growing.
Stinner says, “You see this construction going and the high rises, and the banker in me says where’s all the money coming from. it’s an ambitious program and obviously centralized government can move a little faster than we do. But I still came away scratching my head wondering how are they able to do all of this. ”
Stinner says tracing the money trail becomes even more of a question when the average income is only $8,800 a year. Stinner believes once the trade dispute with China is settled, it offers a great opportunity for Nebraska agriculture.