Recently, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)US delegation team came to Seattle and paid a visit to Mr. Schuyler Hoss, the director of International Relations and Protocol, State of Washington .The CCPIT delegation also met and discussed with members of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Washington State (CCCWA) on Chinese companies' business development in greater Seattle region。
The service scope of the CCPIT includes (but not limited to): promote foreign trade, bilateral investment and economic & technological cooperation; international cooperation, undertaking domestic and international commercial exhibitions ;carry forward cooperation with overseas trade promotion counterparts; carry out legal consulting, commercial conciliation, etc.
The representatives of the CCPIT discussed and learned the business scope, challenges of facing and the future development of various businesses. CCPIT committed to try its best to expand its overseas networks and to provide more effective services to all Chinese community.
Seattle has close ties with China, China is also the largest export market of Washington state . As the largest export state to China, its manufacturing, hi-tech and agriculture are ranking top throughout the nation. In the past two years, Seattle, as the center of Cloud Computing, aviation, great health and new technology industries has attracted many IT high-tech talents . It has become a new force which drives regional economy in many aspects such as real estate, medical, business, manufacture, travel, education, and culture exchange. Seattle is an important hub connecting China and US economy. CCCWA welcomes CCTIP to facilitate and promote the cooperation and partnership between Chinese and the US companies.
美国时间5月13日，由华盛顿州中国总商会 (CCCWA)、由外联创新 (Vestlink Group)、麦思博 (msup)、海外青年华人协会 (CYPA)联合举办的2018跨境创新周 (Xinno Week) 在美国西雅图东区贝尔维尤的全球创新学院 (GIX) 盛大开幕。来自中美两国政府，以及高科技公司和组织代表参与了主题演讲和分组讨论。参会的顶尖技术人才、企业家、学者、初创公司以及其他世界级的组织，共同探讨人工智能、物联网、区块链、教育技术、健康技术等前沿科技的动向、应用及跨境合作方面的机会。此次盛会代表了西雅图与中国科技交流的最高水平， 为大家提供一个交流平台，探讨在跨境创新领域的合作机会.
"Seattle Cross-Border Innovation Week" co-hosted by CCCWA、VestLink, Msup and CYPA. A grand opening ceremony was held at the GIX in Bellevue on May 13th.
The Chinese and American governments as well as representatives of tech-talent, entrepreneurs, technologists, academics, startups, and world-class organizations from across the US and China participated in keynote speeches to discuss emerging technology trends, applications, and opportunities for cross-border collaboration in the areas of Artifical Intelligence, Internet of Things, Blockchain, EdTech, and Health Tech.
Xinno represents the highest level of technical communication between Seattle and China, provides a platform of entrepreneurs, innovators, business and industry leaders to connect and gain valuable insights of technology and investment trends in both U.S. and China markets, to discuss emerging opportunities and to foster partnerships and collaboration.
In the opening remark, Director of International Relations & protocol Office of the Governor-State of Washington, Mr.Schuyler Hoss mentioned that Seattle is very close to China and the local people are proud of it. More than 30,000 Seattle residents are from China, and China is also the largest market for state products exports. Seattle is a center for education and research, technology, and global health. The City of Seattle has also worked to build strong relations with Chinese Cities. Seattle is a hospitable city, and through internationalization, Seattle will further strengthen its economic prosperity and international reputation.
中国驻旧金山领事XueHua Zhu 表示，西雅图与中国建立了密切的联系。三家航空公司提供直飞中国四个城市的航班，每年众多中国工商界、学术界、艺术界人士和游客、学生来到华盛顿州的西雅图。有数百家中国公司在西雅图地区设立了海外办事处。各个领域的多方面交流为西雅图人民和中国人民带来了实实在在的好处。
Mr. XueHua Zhu from Consulate-General of China in San Francisco expressed that Seattle and China has built close connections. Three airlines provide direct flights to four cities in China, and every year Seattle welcomes numerous Chinese business people, tourists and students to the Evergreen State. There are more than hundreds of Chinese companies set oversea office in Seattle area. These ties bring benefits to the people of Seattle and China.
Mr. Xie Zhaocun, head of the delegation and chairman of the Lixia District, said: “There are three missions to come to Seattle. First, to promote Jinan City and Lixia District; the second, to engage in talent exchange and cooperate with local high-tech companies in Seattle; and third, on the premise of the establishment of China-American collaborative innovation center, a platform will be set up to enable Chinese and US companies to conduct cross-border innovation.” Mr. Xie also introduced the preferential policies of Jinan to attract international investment, as well as the High-tech enterprises settled in Jinan. In addition, local governments are encouraging Chinese innovation firms to go abroad, and these provisions will benefit both U.S. and Chinese companies.
Ms. Cathy Zhou, president of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Washington State (CCCWA)said: “This event represents a high standard of Seattle's local technology era. It has received the strong support from the Washington State Government, the Seattle City Council, and the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco. We also hope to cooperate with the partners to organize more and better activities in the future to enhance the local Chinese in participation the technology industry.
VestLink 首席执行官Amy Du也强调，很多美国企业对到中国做生意还是一知半解，尤其是那些中小企业. 打造跨境创新活动，成立中美协同创新中心，不仅是为了帮助中国企业走出来，更重要的是要让美国企业也能感受到中国市场的巨大潜力和吸引力，并帮助他们在中国获得成功。
CEO of Vestlink, Ms. Amy Du also emphasized that many American enterprises are not fully acknowledged about doing business in China, especially those SMEs. The establishment of cooperative Innovation Center not only helps Chinese enterprises to come out of national boundaries, but also inspires American enterprises to realize the great potential and attractiveness of Chinese market and help them achieve the success in China.