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BenZhang sm Ben Zhang, Founder and CEO of Greater China, Advises Entrepreneurs to ‘Think Big’

“If you discover someone’s pain – what makes him sleepless – you’ve made a sale. When you find a solution for that pain, you’ve gained a customer for a lifetime. When you focus on meeting someone’s needs, you don’t just make a sale, you gain a friend.” -Ben Zhang, CEO, Greater China Ben Zhang is …

DavisWrightTremainelogo Fraser Mendel: Paving the Way for Chinese Businesspeople to Interface with their American Counterparts

“In China, you need to invest time getting to know the potential business partner.” ~Fraser Mendel, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP About Fraser Mendel Fraser Mendel, a partner at the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine (Seattle office), is an international corporate law attorney who was based in China for 12 years. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, …

contextChina Chinese banner contextChina: Online Media Company Connects the Pacific Northwest and China

“Success for me personally means making a difference in the relationship between the U.S. and China by creating a media source with a fresh approach. Technology can help us bridge the gap across the Pacific and talk to each other directly.” -Kristi Heim, co-founder and president of contextChina Kristi Heim is founder and president of …

Andy Yip 2013 Hong Kong Association of Washington: Nurturing Connections Among the U.S., Mainland China, and Hong Kong

It’s all about relationship, or “guanxi.” In China, business comes with relationship while in the U.S., relationship comes with business. -Andy Yip, President of Hong Kong Association of Washington Born and raised in Hong Kong, Andy Yip moved to Seattle in 1995 with his family to further his education. After his graduation from the University …

David Woodward 196x99 Associates in Cultural Exchange: Helping People Make Connections Worldwide

“Our organization plans to steadily develop ties across China through the education sector, with many Chinese students coming to study in A.C.E. Language Institutes and groups of professionals coming to the U.S. for tailored training.” ~David Woodward, President and CEO, Associates in Cultural Exchange David Woodward is the President & CEO of Associates in Cultural …

Tay Yoshitani 196 Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani Explains Port’s Leadership Role in Washington’s Economy

“The port’s operations create nearly 200,000 jobs and $7 billion in wages throughout Seattle-Bellevue and Washington State.” ~Tay Yoshitani, CEO, Port of Seattle Tay Yoshitani joined the Port of Seattle as its CEO in March 2007. He carries out policies set by the Port Commission. He leads the Port’s operating divisions, including the 6th largest …

Christine Gregoire small Christine Gregoire Reflects on Her Accomplishments as Governor of Washington

“Chinese companies will find it easy do business in Washington with the dedicated support of local and state government.” ~Christine Gregoire, outgoing governor of the state of Washington Christine Gregoire served as Washington State’s 22nd governor from 2005 through 2012. Born Christine O’Grady, she was raised in Auburn, Washington by her mother, who worked as …

adSage CH Tang 196 Dr. ZhaoHui Tang, President and CEO of adSage

“It’s true. I took the famous photo of Gary Locke. That was me. I am maybe the most unknown famous photographer in China.” ~Dr. ZhaoHui (Gordon) Tang, President and CEO, adSage Dr. ZhaoHui Tang is the President and CEO of adSage.  He helped the company raise $20 million in venture capital from SIG Asia and …

CHIME logo99tall Dr. Yushi Shen: Leader in Microsoft Asian Communities

“Bellevue is ground zero of the rapidly emerging new revolution in technology partnership between China and the US.” ~Dr. Yushi Shen, Microsoft Dr. Yushi Shen (沈寓实) is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of cloud computing, wireless communications and video coding. He has published five books and more than twenty archived papers. He has …

Michael Young UW President 2 Michael Young, University of Washington President

“China has an enormous population with enormous needs. These vast needs are an excellent opportunity for joint research and teaching projects.” ~Michael K. Young, President, University of Washington The University of Washington is the USA’s top public university (2nd among all universities) in attracting federal research funding.  It has several campus locations in the Seattle …