China: Shanghai Free Trade Zone
(Information, News and Regulations)
Shanghai Free Trade Zone: Official Website
Shanghai Municipal People's Government : 2013 Negative List
People's Bank of China: Opinions of the PBC on Financial Measures to Support the FTZ
News Sources: China Daily; South China Morning Post; Lexology: BBC; Xinhuanet; China Briefing
Visit Cal-Asia's Information Site on China
Visit Cal-Asia's Information Site on Singapore
Asia Night 2013
Asia Night 2013 honored two Bay Area icons: New Silk Road Award Recipient Weili Dai of Marvell, and the Bay Area Council which received a special citation. For details, visit our www.asianight.org website.
Recipients of Cal-Asia's prestigious New Silk Road Award include: Ms. Weili Dai, President and Co-founder of Marvell Technology Group; Dr. Chong Moon Lee, Founder, Diamond Multimedia; The Asia Foundation (presented to Dr. David Arnold, President); Alexander D. Calhoun, Senior Counsel, Squire Sanders & Dempsey; Daniel K. H. Chao, Chairman of Bechtel Greater China (retired); John S. Chen, Chairman, CEO, and President of Sybase; Hon. Dianne Feinstein, US Senator; Dr. Ta-Lin Hsu founder and chairman of H&Q Asia Pacific; C. Richard Kramlich, chairman and co-founder of New Enterprise Associates; G. Paul Matthews, Founder, Matthews International Capital Management; Dr. William F. Miller, SRI International, Stanford, and Silicon Valley visionary; Hon. George P. Shultz, Former Secretary of State; Washington SyCip, Founder of SGV & Co. and “Asia’s Wise Business Owl”; Amb. Linda Tsao Yang, former US Director, Asian Development Bank.
...is to promote commerce between the U.S. and Asia. We are proud to have received two awards for our efforts from the US Department of Commerce.
Cal-Asia received the Export Citizen of the Year Award in 1998 for our continued focus on business opportunities during the Asian crisis. In 2007, we received the "Certificate of Appreciation for Achievement in Trade" for "creating opportunities for international trade and business" through its partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service, particularly the China Banking and Technologies Initiative and the Asia Clean Development / GreeningAsia Initiative.
Upcoming Cal-Asia and Partner Events
March 14, San Francisco. Meet Singapore's Consul General Christopher Cheang. Sign up today to meet Singapore's Consul General and learn more about why Singapore is such an important partner for the U.S. Details
April 1, San Francisco Asia Society's Chinese Investment Surge in High Tech report launch in SF.
April 7-8, 2014. Los Angeles
Asia Pacific Business Outlook Conference (APBO) at USC, bringing together senior US commercial diplomats posted throughout Asia and other experts on US-Asia trade and business. To register: http://www.apboconference.com/registration.html
Other Cal-Asia News
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
The 2014 APEC Summit will be hosted by China in Beijing.
Meetings started in January and will culminate with the Beijing summit. Meeting locations and dates: APEC Events Calendar. General info on APEC results, plans: http://www.apec.org/
Cal-Asia Partners with US Department of Commerce
Cal-Asia signed a memorandum of agreement on partnering with the US Department of Commerce to support US exports and investment on July 23, 2012 and is now an official partner of the US Commercial Service.
Global GDP Comparisons
US Ambassadors and Senior Officials
The TPP agreement, announced November 12, 2011, is expected to enhance trade and investment among the TPP partner countries, promote innovation, economic growth and development, and support the creation and retention of jobs. Details: http://www.ustr.gov/tpp.
Focus on Humanitarian Aid
Give2Asia.org was founded by Cal-Asia member Asia Foundation to promote philanthropy in Asia.
ASIA NIGHT SITE SPONSORS:
Bay Area Council, H&Q Asia Pacific, Squire Sanders
Asia Foundation, Bank of the West, Consulate General of Vietnam, Marvell Technology Group, Potash & Co.
PAST ASIA NIGHT SPONSORS ASIA NIGHT ARCHIVE (from 2003)
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