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China High Tech (SOLD OUT)

China High Tech (SOLD OUT)

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China is becoming an increasingly critical component of the global business strategy for U.S. companies as they continue to build their operations in China, including manufacturing, exporting, and selling to the China market. While the Chinese economy continues to grow, more companies are "betting on China" by investing in research and development (R&D), manufacturing, and sales operations. Many of these companies have seen rapid growth in their China revenue, but the business outlook is hardly that simple. China's new leadership, evolving policy priorities, and changing regulatory landscape mean that US companies must navigate a rapidly transforming business environment.

The high-tech sector provides a perfect illustration of both the opportunitites and the challenges that foreign companies face. US companies are well-positioned to be able to capitalize on China's plans to foster innovation, promote R&D, and intellectual property, and build markets in technology-driven areas. Recent Chinese policy initiatives such as the push for indigenous innovation and the development of strategic emerging industries, however, have raised questions about the ability of foreign companies to take advantage of these opportunities.

Please join us on July 16 for a lunch program co-hosted by the Asia Society, Bay Area Council, U.S.-China Business Council, and K&L Gates LLP, featuring a panel of speakers to address business and policy issues in U.S.-China relations with a focus on the high-tech sector. Cross-promoted by the California trade office.

This program is off the record and closed to the press.

Speakers:

Robert L. Kapp (moderator), Principal, Robert A. Kapp & Associates, Inc.

Julie Walton, Shanghai Chief Representative, US-China Business Council

Jeff Moon, Vice President, Asia Pacific Government Affairs, Cisco Inc.

Howard Chen, Partner, K&L Gates LLP

Event Details

16 July 2013
11:30am - 1:00pm

K&L Gates LLP
Four Embarcadero Center, Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA

$15 per person (members of Asia Society, Bay Area Council, US-China Business Council, California Trade Office only)