RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s trip to China and Great Britain last month cost more than $125,000 in taxpayer money, nearly $100,000 of it in airfares, according to documents obtained by

The eight-day trade mission included visits to two Chinese companies: Tranlin Paper Co., which previously announced plans to build a $2 billion paper and fertilizer plant in Chesterfield County, and a firm not identified in the documents Watchdog received through a Freedom of Information Act request.

“The name of the second company is being withheld as disclosure of the name of the company at this time would adversely affect the commonwealth’s financial interest,” said Carlos Hopkins, who handles FOIA requests for the governor’s general counsel office.