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What does "a real connection" mean?

 

California Governor Jerry Brown wants to increase partnerships between his state and China. The governor traveled to China last week to seek Chinese investment in things like high-speed rail, renewable energy and electric vehicles.

The California governor spoke at China's Tsinghua University. He called for a partnership between the United States and China to develop technologies to reduce greenhouse gases.

"China has been instrumental in driving down the costs, and making available that technology. So there is a real "connection."

What does "a real connection" mean in the last sentence?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    Connection as in relationship, mating, partnership. Making a connection - joining. Think of electrical connection, business connection. In this case there is agreement in principle and action for greenhouse emission technology ... thus the connection.

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