Council’s Work to Expand Bay Area-China Trade Highlighted
As leaders from the world’s largest economies gathered in Hangzhou last week, we are reminded of China’s rising global responsibilities. Protocol spats aside, there was broad agreement at the G20 Summit on the need for collaboration and creativity. Chinese President Xi Jinping urged major economies to drive growth through innovation, in line with the government’s latest Five Year Plan. Exemplary to this strategy has been the Bay Area Council and its partnerships connecting the Bay Area and China. The Council’s Hangzhou office was recently highlighted in Chinese media for its contribution to innovation and business for the region. In an interview with Chief of Global Business Development Del Christensen, the Bay Area is praised for its technological and entrepreneurial achievements. Access the Article and Video>>
With a presence in Hangzhou since 2012, the Bay Area Council has successfully enabled the expansion of impactful technologies into China’s key markets. Through the Council’s cross-border services, companies from both continents have demonstrated a capacity to succeed in each other’s complex environments. The G20 meeting illustrates a converging set of new interests and opportunities between the Bay Area and China. To engage in the Council’s China and Global Initiatives work, please contact Chief of Global Business Development Del Christensen.