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Mei Young 2 Mei Young Explains Exciting New Opportunities for Bellevue-China Relationships

“I love advocating for Bellevue, both at home and abroad, in the private and public sectors.  ~Mei Young Mei Young has extensive experience in investment and consulting/PR services. She has successfully led many community projects, international events/forums, and personally organized high-profile trade missions to China, including Ambassador Gary Locke’s visit to Qingdao in 2008; Bellevue …

Joe Borich 196x99 Joe Borich, President of the Washington State China Relations Council

“China has been my passion for most of my adult life. It’s part personal, part professional.”  ~Joe Borich Joe Borich is the retired US Consul General to Shanghai.  He served in this capacity from October 1994 through June 1997; he previously helped open this Consulate General in 1980. Today, Mr. Borich is President of the …

Adam Smith US Congressman b U.S. Congressman Adam Smith Explains Benefits of Planned Trans-Pacific Partnership

“The way you treat people always matters; and treating them well will be the greatest determinant of your success.” – Adam Smith, US Congressman Adam Smith is US Congressman for the 9th Congressional District in Washington State, USA. He has represented the district for 16 years. District boundaries were redrawn in 2012, so that the …

Gregg Rodgers 3 Gregg Rodgers, Immigration and Employment Law Attorney

“Seattle is the closest U.S. port to China. We are the gateway between China and the rest of the U.S. market. But it’s not just about transportation and trade. It’s about people.” -Gregg Rodgers, attorney, Garvey Schubert Barer Gregg Rodgers is an owner in the Seattle office of Garvey Schubert Barer, a law firm of …

Thomas Boydell99a Bellevue Offers Some of Best Dynamics for Economic Growth in the U.S., Says Thomas Boydell

“I like making others successful, and honoring what gives them a sense of meaning and pride in their work.” -Thomas Boydell, CEO BellevueCN Thomas Boydell is economic development manager for the City of Bellevue, WA and CEO of BellevueCN. Formerly with Deloitte and Seneca Consulting, Tom has worked in consulting and government for more than 20 …

GoingsCalvin 116W Three SBA Programs that Help Businesses Develop or Expand Export Markets

“A solid business plan, aggressive marketing, and SBA training and certifications can transform and grow a business.” – Calvin W. Goings, Regional Administrator, U. S. Small Business Administration Calvin W. Goings serves as the Regional Administrator (Region 10) for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), leading a national effort to increase small business outreach …

Cris Samia 2 Bellevue College’s International Student Program One of the Best in the U.S.

“Bellevue College truly is where the world comes together to learn.”                -Cris Samia, Assistant Dean, International Student Programs, Bellevue College Q. What are your current job responsibilities? A. I am responsible for the international student department and marketing abroad Bellevue College. This is especially important for international student programs, which is a very large …

Ming Zhangfeatured Ming Zhang, President of MulvannyG2 Architecture

Ming Zhang is president of MulvannyG2 Architecture, which has designed retail, mixed-use, and corporate offices and interiors for clients and brands around the world since 1971. MulvannyG2 is among the world’s 40 largest architecture firms and consistently ranks as one of the world’s top three retail designers. They have offices in Bellevue, WA; Portland, OR; …

Weiling Li 2 Weiling Li, Vice President of iSoftStone, Inc.

Mr. Weiling Li is the Vice President of iSoftStone (NYSE: ISS), a China-based leading IT services and solutions provider with 23 delivery centers in North America, Europe, Japan, and Greater China. Weiling has over 20 years’ experience in software and mobile industries, and is well-versed in IT services from both sides of the fence – …

Gary Locke_small Gary F. Locke, U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China

Gary F. Locke, U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, explains the embassy’s efforts to attract Chinese investments to the U.S., as well as emerging opportunities in the technology sectors.