MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Jim Doyle says China wants Wisconsin's help with dairy production.

Doyle is on a trade mission to the Far East. Speaking by phone from Shanghai on Monday, Doyle says the Chinese produce only milk and powdered milk. He says they recognize Wisconsin as the leading dairy state and want help from Wisconsin businesses in developing processed dairy products.

He also says Chinese companies are eyeing Milwaukee's Northridge Mall as a potential base for Chinese retail goods and China's shortage of usable water offers Wisconsin purification companies great opportunities.

Doyle returns to Wisconsin on Wednesday.

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