Delegation Initiates Multi-Million Dollar Contract & Sign Meaningful MOUs Paving the Way for U.S. Industries on Smart City/Clean Technologies.

June 20, 2016(Sacramento, CA). Nearly two-dozen U.S. high-tech/clean-tech companies and minority-owned businesses leaders joined with the U.S. Smart Cities Alliance (USSCA) over the last two weeks in China, for what proved to be a valuable and historic trade mission – with key stops in Beijing, Tianjin, Chengdu and Shanghai.

The USSCA’s key goals for the mission were to engage in diplomatic relations and to share specific smart city development plans for collaboration; as well as to promote its existing on-the-ground pilot projects being initiated by USSCA and its strategic partners in China.

The meaningful effort was backed by the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA) and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).  ITA and MBDA both sent key leaders to join the group, including the Associate Director from the Office of Business Development at MBDA, Mr. Efrain Gonzalez Jr., who also represented interests of the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders during key meetings with Sichuan Provincial Leaders.

“The success of the last two weeks by this world-class USSCA group of leaders exceeded even our own expectations coming into the trip,” said Margaret Wong, President/CEO of the Sacramento-based McWong Environmental Technology and USSCA Founding Member.  “Not only did we have the chance to promote our existing projects on the ground with world leaders and key media but also began serious negotiations for many new partnerships and collaborations with key China businesses and provincial leaders – all with the common goal of sound implementation of U.S. technologies to improve China’s environmental conditions and the quality of health and life for its residence,” added Wong.

In all, USSCA, engaged with key U.S. Officials and China Provincial-level leadership, signed four strategic MOUs, one JV contract worth over $10 million U.S., and held multiple media interviews with China TV and newspapers promoting U.S. technology and innovation during the trade mission.

TRADE MISSION HIGHLIGHTS

Below is a list of specific highlights and accomplishments by the USSCA delegation during its fruitful 2016 trade mission to China (listed by city):

Beijing

USSCA had meaningful engagement with U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry; U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Jonathan Pershing; U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall; and Mayor Wang Anshun of Beijing, as well as many other officials and business leaders during the 2nd Annual U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit, to discuss key issues related to climate change impacts globally.

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Tianjin

During a breakout from the U.S. – China Climate Leaders Summit in Beijing, USSCA traveled to the nearby booming special development zone of Binhai New Area, in the city of Tianjin to support/promote a special smart city project being led by USSCA partner GE.  The project features energy efficient LED signals, smart circuit integrated lamp posts enabled with wifi, smart sensors, emergency devices, and numerous breakthrough “internet of things” technologies throughout the entire development zone.  Current Powered by GE is seeking more U.S. technology partners for the zone and USSCA is actively coordinating new opportunities for emerging and existing leaders in smart technology to join the impressive effort.  USSCA Team Coordinator/ Government Affairs Director, Gordon Hinkle of McWong Environmental Technology also provided promotional interviews to the local media touting GE’s impressive leadership and implementation of the project.

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Chengdu

 1. In the Tianfu New Area of Chengdu, USSCA along with key U.S. Department of Commerce Officials engaged in official dialogue with Provincial-level Leadership of the Sichuan Province, which included: Sichuan’s Director General, Mu Xinhai; U.S. Department of Commerce, Associate Director from the Office of Business Development at MBDA, Mr. Efrain Gonzalez Jr.; and U.S. ITA Commercial Specialist, Mr. Jeffrey Phillips during the historic meetings. After formal presentations a special ceremony was held to showcase four MOU signings between U.S./China companies and a Joint Venture Partnership for an industrial water treatment contract estimated at $60 Million.

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Details of the JV and MOU Signings

  1. JV Agreement – McWong Environment Group & Luzhou Tianhua Chemical (Industrial Water Treatment contract valued at $60 million USD. ) 美国麦王环保公司-泸州天化集团:¥6千万美元合作协议。

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  1. S./China MOU – Dynacom Corp & China Jiaotong Construction Group (Smart Traffic System) 美国达康公司-中国交通建设集团(智慧交通系统)

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  1. S./China MOU – DAIS Analytic Corp & China Building Design Consultant Corp. (Nano Technology for Air & Water)美国德仕安科技公司-中国建筑设计咨询公司(绿色建筑空调供水系统)

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  1. S./China MOU – Hollywood Mainstream Investment Corp & Sichuan Emei Film & TV Group (Movie studio & Theme parks)好莱坞银河文化投资有限公司-四川峨眉影视集团(影视基地与主题公园)

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  1. S./China MOU – Rosen-Wang Global Partners & China Building Design Consultant Corp. (US Smart Farm Project) 罗森-王全球投资公司-中国建筑设计集团(智慧农业建设开发)

II.  USSCA Delegates meet with Senior Officials at the U.S. Consulate Office in Chengdu. – Sr. Commercial Representative Eric Hsu provides briefing to U.S. team on latest trends and issues in Chengdu and Sichuan Province.

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III.  USSCA Member company, California Center Holds Soft Opening for its new State-of-the-Art Technology/Innovation/Commerce Facility in Chengdu. – Solidifies efforts and creates a noted milestone achievement between the State of California and Sichuan Province as stated in a previously signed MOU by Governor Jerry Brown and Secretary Wang Dongming.

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Background: On September 22, 2015, a mutual cooperation and support agreement was signed specifically naming USSCA along with the California Center on low-carbon issues and business between the U.S. (State of California) and China (Sichuan Province)  – Singed by Secretary Wang Dongming and Governor Jerry Brown during President Xi’s visit with political leaders for a summit in the State of Washington, U.S.A..

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Shanghai

USSCA engaged with top U.S. technical companies in the entertainment industry for the IAAPA Asian Attractions Expo 2016.  Hundreds of U.S. leaders in technical arts and effects showcased their technology and expertise.  USSCA successfully connected specific companies from the U.S. and China for meaningful matchmaking sessions that could enhance benefit contract opportunities and U.S. exports to China in such areas as technology, design, consulting, lighting and system integrations.

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USSCA TRADE DELEGATION

SUPPORT LETTER FROM U.S. SECRETARY of COMMERCE,

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商务部部长信件

USSCA TRADE DELEGATION PARTICIPANTS IN CHENGDU

  • Efrain Gonzalez, US DOC/MBDA, Business Development, Director  美国商务部代表
  • Jeffrey Phillips, US DOC/International Trade Administration,Commercial Officer 美国商务部代表
  • John Zhigang Dai: Rosen-Wang Global Partners; Chief China Representative 罗森-王全球投资公司
  • Jeffrey Chang: USSCA/CC: General Counsel 美国智慧城市联盟法律顾问
  • Bing Cheng, Grand Central Station Theme Park, CEO  美国火车主题公园总裁
  • Johnny Chon-Hon Hsu, CCE, Partner 美国好莱坞银河文化投资有限公司合伙人
  • Peter Bach: Dynacom Corp, VP 美国达康科技公司副总裁
  • Tim Tangredi: DAIS Analytics, CEO 美国德仕安科技公司总裁
  • Margaret Wong, California Center, Founder/CEO; USSCA original member  麦王环保总裁,加州中心总裁
  • Gordon Hinkle: California Center, VP; USSCA Director; Government Affairs Director, McWong Environmental Technology  加州中心副总裁
  • Charles Zheli Lu: Golden Globe Holding, CEO 美国金环球控股公司(环保科技)
  • Shu Yonghua: Dynacom Corp, Market Director 美国达康科技 市场总监
  • Steven Fan, California Center Chongqing director 加州中心重庆总监
  • John Wong, California Center senior advisor 加州中心资深顾问
  • Lin Zemin (Jason): Dynacom Corp. Project Manager 美国达康科技经理
  • Sophie Shaoping Wei: DAIS Analytic, Executive Assistant  美国德仕安科 技公司总裁助理
  • Jade Zhijue Feng; California Center: manager 加州中心四川经理
  • Alex Zhang, McWong Environment 麦王环保中国公司总裁

SUPPORTNG LINKS CONCERNING TRADE MISSION AND

U.S./China CLIMATE LEADERS SUMMIT

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE LINKS:

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, MBDA BLOG LINK:

BINHAI NEW AREA (Smart City Project Site- GE) NEWS STORY:

Contact:

Gordon J. Hinkle – Vice President/California Center

916-765-6122

April 25th, 2016 ( Sacramento, CA) –  California Center today reached strategic partnership and signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)  with Shanghai OuJian Network Development Co., Ltd. (OUJIAN)  mainly on cross-border trading and eCommerce, international logistics, and Customs Clearance. The partnership will provide California Center members and suppliers with more resources and channels to enter into China market.

Headquartered at Yangpu District of Shanghai, OUJIAN is a leading cross-border business company in China, whose services include: customs declaration, freight forwarding, trading, finance, storage and transportation, and others, as well as its e-commerce platform YunMaoTong (www.yunmaotong.cn).

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Xinhai Customs Brokerage Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of OUJIAN, has been the top Customs broker in China for the past 8 years, and is the current vice chair company of China Customs Brokers Association.

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Margaret Wong ( Left) – the Founder and CEO of California Center ; Jizhong Ge ( Right) – the President of OUJIAN and Managing Director of International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations (IFCBA)
 

The California Center is proud to be a supporting partner of the U.S. Smart Cities Alliance 2016 “Follow-On” Trade Mission to China!

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A Special Message from the U.S. State Department about the 2016 U.S./China Climate-Smart / Low-Carbon Cities Summit in Beijing:

Greetings,

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 U.S.-China Climate-Smart / Low-Carbon Cities Summit will take place in Beijing on June 7-8.  The Summit is an extraordinary opportunity for U.S. and Chinese state and local government, civil society, and private sector leaders to share experiences in building low-carbon, climate-resilient communities.  This major event demonstrates the ongoing strength of the U.S.-China bilateral relationship on climate change, as well as our two countries’ shared commitment to climate action following the successful Paris Agreement.

Highlights of last year’s summit, held in Los Angeles, included keynote addresses by U.S. Vice President Biden and China’s State Councilor Yang Jiechi; the signing by 24 state and local leaders of a first-of-its-kind “U.S.-China Climate Leaders Declaration”; attendance by over 500 people at six “breakout sessions” on low carbon city planning and implementation; and the launch of the “Alliance of Peaking Pioneer Cities” – Chinese cities committing to peak CO2 emissions earlier than China’s national goal of 2030.  A White House Fact Sheet summarizing last year’s summit is available here.

As in 2015, this year’s Summit will feature several high-level plenaries as well as a series of thematic breakout sessions, interspersed with key opportunities for networking with federal and sub-national government attendees and other civil society and private sector leaders.  It will also serve as a public platform for the announcement of new climate-related commitments and partnerships, which we strongly urge you to consider putting forward.  Finally, there will be a parallel low-carbon exhibition ongoing throughout the Summit.  More details about the program, and specific opportunities for participation, are forthcoming.

We hope that you will mark your calendars to join us, and leverage this opportunity to highlight your organization’s commitment to climate action on an international stage.  If you have any comments or questions, please contact me or my colleague, Emily Seen, at seenej@state.gov.

Sincerely,

Vance Wagner

—- David Vance Wagner China Counsellor Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change U.S. Department of State

202-647-9678 (office) 202-341-4983 (mobile)

See below for more details on this unique trade mission and summit tailored specifically for U.S. leaders in clean, green and smart technologies.

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Follow-On to “China Clean Technology – Business Development Mission” from April 2015 

Expand Your Business Opportunity in China!

About the Mission

This trade mission from June 6- June 12th will be a follow-on Trade Mission by the private sector to the April, 2015 Trade Mission led by the U.S. Department of  Energy and U.S. Department of Commerce (designated as official Presidential Trade Mission), which focused on assisting in identifying potential partners and strategies for U.S. companies in target clean energy sectors.  The companies involved have identified specific smart city/clean energy projects that have great potential for U.S. involvement and will be leading visits to those project sites located in Chengdu (Sichuan Province) and  participating in the 2nd Annual U.S./China Climate Leaders Summit in Beijing featuring top leaders from the U.S. and China (Last year’s event featured keynotes from Vice President Joe Biden).  Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Mission Goals

This trade mission will continue to build on U.S. commitment to sustaining economic partnerships in China and supporting the business development goals of U.S. firms by exploring potential collaboration and demonstration projects, and to create a foundation for future business in China for U.S. companies.

Industry Focus

– Clean/Green Energy

– Smart City Technologies

To Join the Delegation,  Please click the following link and fill out the forms:

Link: http://californiacenter.us/trademission2016/


Tentative Itinerary

*Subject to Changes

Monday, June 6  2016                                               

– Participants arrive in Beijing

Tuesday, June 7 2016

– Participate in 2nd Annual U.S./China Climate Leaders Summit

– Team display booth options available

Wednesday, June 8 2016

– Participate in 2nd Annual U.S./China Climate Leaders Summit

– Private team meetings with high-level U.S./China officials on smart city planning

Thursday, June 9 2016  

– Depart for Chengdu

– Tour local sights/Panda Experience

– Evening reception/tour Chengdu city nightscape

Friday, June 10 2016

– Embassy briefing on programs to support smart city/infrastructure in China

– Government meetings – Party Secretary of Sichuan Province

– Tour of Chengdu development area/high-tech zone

– Special presentation by USSCA team to Sichuan officials showcasing U.S. technologies

Saturday, June 11 2016

– Tour Tianfu New Area, U.S. Smart City Project site

– Explore existing foreign development sites

– Tour Meishan new development area

– Dinner with government leaders of Sichuan Province

Sunday, June 12 2016

– Return to United States on own itinerary

Cost All size Companies (Small, Medium, Large)                           $4,900/person

*Includes flight from Beijing to Chengdu, hotel accommodations, meals, all ground transportation


For more information on how your company may qualify as a participant for this special trade mission, please contact:

Gordon Hinkle

Tel: 916-371-6886 ext. 30

Email: Ghinkle@californiacenter.us

* This trip is being organized by the U.S. Smart Cities Alliance and California Center in partnership with several U.S. private sector companies and supported by several U.S. Government Departments

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