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2001 US-China Business Building & Matchmaking Conference (Shanghai)

2001 US-China Business Building & Matchmaking Conference and 2001 US-China Economic Cooperation Forum were held at Shanghai Inter-Continental Hotel at September 10, 2001. Dr. George Wang, President of USCEA presided the conference. Mr. Ning He, Director General, Bureau of American & Oceania Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Trade & Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC) of P.R. China and Ms. Catherine Houghton, Principal Commercial Officer of US Consulate General in Shanghai attended the conference and delivered welcome remarks. Yongtu Long, Deputy Minister of MOFTEC and Chief Negotiator of Chinese Government WTO Negotiation sent a congratulation letter to the organizing committee of the conference.

2001 US-China Business Building & Matchmaking Conference was co-organized by USCEA, US Department of Commerce, US Federal Small Business Administration, US National Association of Export Companies, New Jersey State Commerce & Economic Growth Commission, Pennsylvania State Department of Community & Economic Development and other US and Chinese government agencies and organizations.

At the forum, Ning He, Director General, Bureau of American & Oceania Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Trade & Economic Cooperation of P.R. China, Catherine Houghton, Principal Commercial Officer of US Consulate General in Shanghai, Dr. Xiaoji Zhang, Director General, Department of Foreign Relationship of State Council Development Research Center of P.R. China, William Spitler, Director of New York Center of US Department of Commerce, Herbert Austin, Director of New York Center of US Federal Small Business Administration, Barney Lehrer, President of US National Association of Export Companies, Dr. Guangxi Liu, Executive Vice President of Chinese WTO Research Institute, Cunhui Nan, Vice President of US-China Entrepreneur Exchange Advancement Association and Chairman of Chinese Zhengtai Group Corporation, and Lawrence Sussman, an attorney from Coudert Law Office delivered keynote speeches on various issues regarding China's entry into WTO and US-China business cooperation.

About 230 US companies' business interests, across more than 20 industries, including electronics, telecommunications, pharmaceutics, chemical products, machinery, electric appliances, apparel, construction materials, packaging, and other consumer goods, were presented to the Chinesebusiness community in the afternoon's business meeting session. More than 500 US and Chinese companies attended the conference and business meetings with pre-qualified potential business partners.

Organizing committee also arranged a boat tour over the Huangpu River surrounding the Shanghai City for US Trade Mission in the evening, and a visit of Pudong Economic Development Zone at September 11th.