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October 14th – October 20th, 2014

Tesla Starts Model S Sales on Alibaba’s Online Mall in China – AdAge

China’s Starts Operations in $1 Billion Warehouse – The Business of Fashion

With help from Alibaba, Costco comes to China – but only online – Tech In Asia

Alipay to help western ecommerce vendors reach Chinese consumers, without the shady middlemen – Tech In Asia

China Continues Rural Support with Agribusiness Tax Incentives – China Business Review

Costco looks for China path that sidesteps Wal-Mart’s potholes -Shanghai Daily

China Mobile Quarterly Revenue Falls For First Time Since At Least 2009 – Business Insider

As Prices Keep Rising in China, a Shirtmaker Turns to Vietnam – BloombergBusinessWeek

China eyes $817 bln sports sector for new economy – Reuters 

NBA to partner with China promoting training -USA Today

China Versus America – The New York Times

As The U.S. Sleeps, China Conquers Latin America -Forbes 

Why China May Avoid a U.S.-Style Property Crash – The Wall Street Journal

China Growth Seen Slowing Sharply Over Decade – The Wall Street Journal

China’s Fourth Plenum: What you need to know – CNBC

China Tries Again to Jolt Tired Economy – The Wall Street Journal

The $2 Trillion Mega-City Dividend China’s Leaders Oppose: Cities – Bloomberg


October 7th – October 13th,2014


China’s foreign trade rebounds in September but growth fears remain – Fortune

China trade data eases slowdown fears, more stimulus may still be needed – Retures

China’s Exports Buoy Growth as IPhone Inflates Imports – Bloomberg

Economists Voice Caution Over Strong China Trade Data – The Wall Street Journal

China’s Response to Hong Kong Protests May Chill Business – The Wall Street Journal

Leader Taps Into Chinese Classics in Seeking to Cement Power – The New York Times

China’s Economic Rise Challenges The IMF’s Relevance – – Business Insider

Foreign brands lunge for China’s raw milk sources – Want China Times 

Meet the Man Who Made ‘The Voice’ a Hit in China – The Hollywood Reporter

China Approves $3.25 Billion Universal Theme Park in Beijing – The Hollywood Reporter


September 30th – October 6th, 2014

To Reach China, LinkedIn Plays by Local Rules – The New York Times

Chinese investors remain an X Factor for the US housing market – Housingwire

Why China will leapfrog the world in Internet of Things – VentureBeat

China approves expanded opening of Tianjin port – China Daily

Who’s betting big on China’s growing box office – CNBC

China’s mortgage easing to benefit developers: Moody’s – Xinhua

China E-commerce GMV Rises to 2.8 Tn Yuan in The Recent Quarter – iResearch

Healthcare devices get smarter -China Daily

New destination for wine lovers: China – Travel Weekly

California Center Participated in U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency

October 2nd, 2014

San Francisco (CA) – On October 2nd, 2014, California Center took part in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) event called “Exports, What is Beyond?” in San Francisco.  The event was sponsored by PG&E and Asian Inc. and was part of a week-long series of events called “California Minority Enterprise Development Week.”

Gordon Hinkle, VP of U.S. Operations for California Center gave a presentation during a special panel session called “International Trade Enabling Agencies.”  In addition to Hinkle, the panel featured: MBDA Moderator Tony Tang, Business Consultant, San Francisco MBDA Center; Daniel Giavina, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Export Assistant Center (USEAC), Jeanette Benson, Deputy Sector Navigator, California International Trade Development (CITD), Merced; and Steven Ross, District Sales Manager at Expeditors, a worldwide logistics company.

The event also featured a special address on White House International Trade Initiatives from Mr. George Mui, MBDA, Market Access Team Lead, Office of Business Development.  Mr. Mui serves as a Senior Advisor to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders focusing on economic development.

Gordon Hinkle-VP of California Center-speaks at in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency event

Gordon Hinkle – VP of California Center (Standing)

California Center Held its Second Member/VIP Event in San Francisco

October 1st, 2014

San Francisco (CA) -The California Center held its second Member/VIP event in San Francisco on October 1st, 2014. The event provided a great opportunity for the attendees to network with each other. Also, two special guests, Mr. Eric T. Ashdown and Mr. Bruce Riezenman, delivered engaging presentations.

Mr. Ashdown, the Managing Partner of NorCal Asia Partners, shared his experience on developing and managing business relationships in China.  He has spent a lifetime working on business issues related to China and Asia, having lived in: Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore over the past 20 years. He was previously a security consultant for ICBC, China’s largest bank, was the Chief Security Officer for Microsoft in Asia, and was also a Partner with Ernst & Young’s Security Division in China.

After Mr. Ashdown’s Q&A session, Mr. Riezenman discussed pairing California wine with Chinese cuisine, which sparked a lot of interest among the attendees. He is one of Northern California’s most sought-after chefs and a foremost speaker on the subject of food and wine pairing. Bruce is a restaurateur, an entrepreneur and the author of Pairit!, the highly acclaimed Food & Wine pairing app for iPhones and Android phones.

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Mr. Eric T. Ashdown(right)


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Mr. Bruce Riezenman ( right)