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On May 12, the North America Chinese Entrepreneurs Association (NACEA) and the New Jersey Center for Small Business Development (NJSBDC) co-hosted a business seminar called “Doing Business with China-Working with China's Private Enterprises”. The seminar was held in the 200 year old historic Liberty Museum Hall at Kean University. Over a hundred attendees from various ethnic groups attended this informative event. A group of 7 delegates from the China Association for Technology Advancement of Private Enterprises (CATAPE) made a special trip from Beijing, China to attend the seminar.
Mr. Ruichun Duan, the President of CATAPE and an internationally famous IP specialist, delivered a keynote speech about the Chinese market and consumer demand in the country. Then Mr. Yanmin Ma, the Vice President of CATAPE, presented a detailed introduction about the developing history and current situation of China's private entrepreneurship. In the Q&A section, Mr. Duan answered some questions like “How a US-based enterprise can access opportunities in China”, “How to attract Chinese investment”, and other similar queries. A private company from Guangdong also introduced their green technologies and products, and announced that they were looking to manufacture in the US.
Guest speakers from the United States side included the officers and head from the Federal SBA Office of International Trade, the Business Development Officer for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA), the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers at Kean University, and Technology Development Center of NJIT. They introduced US government support policies, including some of the latest regulations, for the import/export business, as well as practical information about how to get a loan and financial support through proper channels for small and medium size enterprises in New Jersey.
The seminar was truly a great success under the joint effort of NACEA and NJSBDC. It also laid down an excellent foundation for forging strong business relationships across the pacific. Many attendees openly expressed how useful the seminar was and eagerly looked forward to more high quality events like it. Some joined as NACEA members right on site, and NACEA will always open the door for those volunteers who are willing to contribute their talent and time for the betterment and healthy development of our community.
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