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California Center Joins the Doing Business In China Workshop by CIFAR

March 25th, 2015

Davis, CA – California Center team was invited to join the workshop -Doing Business in China- by UC Davis  California Institute of Food and Agricultural Research (CIFAR) on March 25th, 2015 at the RIM Silverado Sensory Theather, UC Davis.  During the workshop, Margaret Wong, President and CEO of California Center, delivered engaging speeches about how California Center uses its network and Ecommerce platform to help California businesses to successfully do business in China.

Sharon Shoemaker, founder and director of CIFAR, makes introduction aobut CIFAR

Sharon Shoemaker, founder and director of CIFAR, makes introduction aobut CIFAR

Sharon Shoemaker, founder and director of CIFAR, makes introduction about California Center

Sharon Shoemaker, founder and director of CIFAR, makes introduction about California Center

Margaret Wong, President and CEO of California Center, delivers speeches about California Center

Margaret Wong, President and CEO of California Center, delivers speeches about California Center

In addition, Jia Chen, China Direct program manager from Cal Asian Chamber of Commerce, introduced the Chamber’s new program that is aimed to help California businesses to export to China. China Direct program is a federally funded program administered by the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce under cooperative agreement with the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) under the US Department of Commerce (USDOC). Operating in the largest exporting state in the U.S. and a leading global trade hub, the CHINA DIRECT is geared towards facilitating the long-term growth of California’s processed foods industry exports to China. The program is expected to generate an estimated $85 million in exports over the next four years. California Center has formed a strategic partnership with the Chamber to facilitate the success of the program.

Jia Chen, China Direct program manager from Cal Asian Chamber of Commerce, introduced the Chamber's new program that is aimed to help California businesses to export to China.

Jia Chen, China Direct program manager from Cal Asian Chamber of Commerce, introduced the Chamber’s new program that is aimed to help California businesses to export to China.

Also, Genevieve Herreria, California Manager from California Office of Trade and Investment, shared insights about how the trade office is helping both U.S. and Chinese companies to do business in the U.S. and China.

Genevieve Herreria- California Manager from California Office of Trade and Investment (R)

Genevieve Herreria- California Manager from California Office of Trade and Investment (R)

Weekly US-China News-Issue: March 17th, 2015

 

Policy

Chinese Premier Vows Tougher Regulation on Air Pollution – The New York Times

China to ‘refresh’ policy on visitors to Hong Kong – Reuters 

Market

China Plans More Action to Spur Growth – The Wall Street Journal

What slowdown? Chinese firms most upbeat in a year – CNBC

Uber enters electric-car market in tie-up with China’s BYD – MarketWatch

Opinion: China’s tourists are leaking money – MarketWatch 

China’s water crisis opens giant market for business -Eco-Business

Individual investors in FTZ will be allowed to invest in overseas stock markets – ShanghaiDaily

Ecommerce/Tech

Wired women: the $3tn women powering China’s tech boom – The Guardian

In an unexpected move, Tencent opens e-store on Alibaba’s Tmall – Tech In Asia

Banking

Mainland China central banker warns over fragmented control in bond market – South China Morning Post

China puts brakes on banks’ rate freedom – Financial Times

Real Estate

Evergrande Slashes Prices on Commercial Property in Bid to Hit Sales Target – Real Estate

Institutional investors expected to put more money in real estate – ShanghaiDaily

Education

Penn Wharton China Center opens in Beijing – The Daily Pennsylvanian 

Guangdong Couple Becomes China’s Latest Online Education Billionaires – Forbes

Agriculture

China Emerging as a Key Market for Agricultural Products – USDA

Organic produce demand increases in Hong Kong -The Oregonian

China Business Insight

How One China Strategist Leapt His Own Great Wall – China Business Review

The Dawn of Chinese Consultancy Companies? – China Business Review

Marketing to Chinese Millennials – Thoughtful China

Weekly US-China News-Issue: March 10th, 2015

 

Policy

NPC to Get Proposals for Clearing up Way Laws Are Enacted – Caixin Online

NPC puts emphasis on Constitution -Ecns.cn

Cybersecurity Law a Priority This Year: Top Official – The Wall Street Journal

Markets

Economists React: Bring Out the Caveats, China’s Export Data Not Quite So Rosy – The Wall Street Journal

What the Fed says about China behind closed doors -Financial Times

China’s factories are building a robot nation – MarketWatch

How China Is On The Silk Road To A Clean Energy Future – Forbes

China Goes West: The Globalization of Chinese Brands – China Business Review

Renminbi may follow own script in internationalization -Ecns.cn

E-commerce

Amazon sets up shop on Alibaba’s Tmall in China -USA Today

Amazon Retreating In China? Not Exactly… – Forbes

All eyes on Alibaba as China proposes tighter regulations on ecommerce sites – Tech In Asia

E-Commerce Giants, Gov’t Create New Markets in China’s Rural Areas – Caixin Online

Banking

China’s international payments system ready, could launch by end-2015 – sources – Channel NewsAsia

Foreign banks tighten lending rules for China state-backed firms – Reuters 

China Stocks Rise Most in Week on Banks’ New Business Prospects – Bloomberg

Agriculture

American ginseng has a loyal Chinese clientele – LA Times

Yao Ming Turns to Crowdfunding to Raise Profile of Napa Winery – The Wall Street Journal

CHO LEE: FAKE WINE NOT JUST A CHINESE PROBLEM – The Drinks Business

Real Estate

China’s legislators divided over how to impose property tax, says scholar – South China Morning Post

Sun, sand and stir-fry? Miami woos Chinese to invest in real estate – China Daily

Chinese developers use EB-5 to fund their own U.S. projects – The Seattle Times

“Chinese Craigslist” 58.com acquires real estate site Anjuke for $267 million – Tech In Asia

Education

University of Virginia opens office in China – China Daily

Oxford Official: China’s Universities Make Progress, but Academic Freedom a Problem – Caixin Online

CHINA’S TOURISM BOOM HAS CHINESE STUDENTS FLOCKING TO HOSPITALITY SCHOOLS – Jing Daily