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  • ARTICLES / Posted July 29, 2011
    California's lieutenant governor unveils plan to revive economy

    Associated Press
    - Adam Weintraub

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is releasing a plan to jumpstart economic development and job growth in California, stepping to the forefront of a vital issue as his first major policy move since he was elected to statewide office. Download the full article.

    Lt. Governor Newsom Cal China Platform

    Reestablish a state presence in selected foreign markets – Particularly emerging markets – to support both export and in-bound investments and business expansion. Download the full article.

  • ARTICLES / Posted March 5, 2010
    The scope and pace of development in China highlight strengths and challenges of a command economy

    San Francisco Business Times

    [...] True, the image is that China’s government can act boldly and decisively because its one-party system stifles dissent. But developers and designers with experience in the Bay Area and Asia say China’s ability to pull off large-scale projects at lightning speed testifies more to a crucial blending of national vision with local political ambitions and the sheer availability of manpower. Download the full article.

  • ARTICLES / Posted February 11, 2010
    Bay Area Council setting up shop in Shanghai

    San Francisco Chronicles

    [...] The council, the 275-member business and public policy organization, is set to open a permanent office there as soon as April. The "core purpose" is to help small- and medium-size Bay Area businesses set up in the Shanghai region, as well as attracting Chinese businesses and investment here, said CEO Jim Wunderman, who made the announcement at a breakfast gathering of Bay Area executives Wednesday. Download the full article.

  • ARTICLES / Posted September 22, 2009
    Cost, quality, talent make China hot spot for biotech industry

    China Daily

    When it comes to the biotechnology industry, China not only has one of the largest populations in need of healthcare, but is also one of the fastest growing destinations for global pharmaceutical companies to carry out clinical trials needed to bring new drugs to market. Download the full article.

  • ARTICLES / Posted May 21, 2008
    San Francisco seeks closer V.C. ties to China

    New York Times
    - Andrew Ross Sorkin, Editor

    [...] The council is building a $150 million to $200 million China fund and that along with a venture capital conference in Shanghai this week are part of a larger strategy by the local business group to build an economic bridge between the Bay Area and China, specifically the Yangtze River delta area. Download the full article.

  • ARTICLES / Posted May 16, 2008
    $200M fund to link region with China

    San Francisco Business Times
    - Ron Leuty

    As it builds a $150 million to $200 million China fund, the Bay Area Council is forging deeper links with China and billionaire developer Vincent Lo. Download the full article.

  • ARTICLES / Posted June 13, 2007
    Excel Realty Holdings First U.S. Company to Invest in Beijing Office

    CPN Investment Management
    - Amanda Marsh, Associate Editor

    San Diego-based Excel Realty Holdings L.L.C. has announced the acquisition of a 17-story Class A office tower, Excel Centre Beijing (pictured), at 6 Wu Ding Hou Street in the Beijing Finance Street district. Download the full article.

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