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Chinese Direct Investment in California


Asia Society

With its large and growing population, proximity to Asia, and strengths in the high-tech, renewable energy, telecommunications, and service sectors, among others, California has attracted more Chinese investments than any other state over the past decade. In terms of total investment value, CA is only fifth in the United States, but the state’s large, diverse, and dynamic economy means it is well placed to move to the head of the line. The potential benefits are huge: new capital, jobs, tax revenues, and better positioning in the global production chain. The Asia Society and Rhodium Group are releasing a new report that will document the scope of Chinese investment in CA to date and identify key strategies to create an even stronger investment climate. The report’s findings will be presented at the launch event and speakers will assess CA’s strengths and challenges as it strives to build on its existing partnerships with Chinese investors. For more information on the upcoming report, please visit


Sen. Diane Feinstein, Senator (D-CA)

Michael Kantor, Partner, Mayer Brown; former US Secretary of Commerce

John Bellinger, Partner, Arnold & Porter; former Legal Advisor, US Department of State

Jack Chen, Founder and CEO, Transworld Capital Group

Darlene Chiu-Bryant, Executive Director, China SF

Feng Deng, Founding Managing Director, Northern Light Venture Capital

Hanson Li, Managing Director, The Hina Group

Daniel Rosen, Founder and China Practice Leader, Rhodium Group

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Center for US-China Relations, Asia Society

Gary Schlossberg, Senior Economist, Wells Capital Management

Ken Wilcox, Chairman, Silicon Valley Bank

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