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AABDC helps plan and coordinate business meetings and itineraries for official government trade delegations and business groups looking to visit New York.

Songjiang District, Shanghai
On July 17, 2017, New York In China Center Initiates Friendship Agreement between The Borough of the Bronx, New York and The Songjiang District, Shanghai. The agreement encourages bilateral investment not only on the government level but also within the private sector. Privately owned entities are encouraged to join in the partnership to seek the tremendous business opportunities that this cross cultural agreement opens up, whether through seeking investment or expanding business overseas. The Borough of the Bronx and Songjiang District of Shanghai have agreed to move forward with the establishment of a mutually beneficial and long-lasting relationship.

Changzhou Art Exhibition
In response to President Xi’s proposals entitled “Tell Chinese Stories Well” and relating to the 2016 China-U.S. tourism year, the City of Changzhou, Jiangsu Province in China has engaged the Asian American Business Development Center to organize and present an art and cultural exhibition from July 12-14, 2016 at Federal Hall National Memorial, located at 26 Wall Street in Manhattan. Examples in the exhibition show national cultural heritage such as Jintan paper-cut, which represents the folk art of the Han nationality. The purposes for this art exhibition will be to showcase an exhibit by the Changzhou City's arts and culture and to promote cultural exchanges between the U.S. and China.

Investment Opportunity in Sichuan
A conference on Investment Opportunities in Sichuan is organized by the New York in China Center and Sichuan Provincial Investment Promotion Bureau.
In this conference, we introduced the current investment environment in Sichuan. Guests had chance to meet with senior level delegates that give practical advice on how to do business in China. The conference was hosted on July 15, 2015 at Harvard Club.

Putuo District, Shanghai
On November 26, 2013, In accordance with the principle of the Communique on Establishing Sino-US Diplomatic Relations, the Memorandum is hereby signed by Putuo District, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China and Brooklyn, New York City, the United States of America after friendly negotiations and consultations in order to establish friendly exchange relations, promote mutual understanding and friendship, strengthen bilateral cooperation and exchanges in various fields, and eventually enable the two become sister cities.

Maharashtra, India
AABDC has been asked by the Indian Consulate in New York to arrange a business tour for the Maharashtra Delegation. Linda Sun, Governor’s Queens Regional Representative and Emily Saltzman, Director of Community Affair of Empire State Development Corporation have helped to reach out to the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at Albany for the visit on October 10, 2013. A campus tour, a lab tour, and a business forum were given to the fourteen delegations by the founder of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Dr. Alain Kaloyeros. The event has created opportunities and built the relationship for Asian business companies with American university.

Changzhou-Buffalo Sister City
Initiated by AABDC, a delegation headed by Mr. Li Peiran, Deputy Secretary-General of Changzhou Municipal People’s Government, Jiangsu Province visited Buffalo on August 13 & 14 to sign a Friendship City agreement with Mayor Byron Brown.AABDC hosted the Zhejiang Provincial People’s Congress Delegation’s visit to the United States in June 2009.

China's next wave of economic development: Haining, Zhejiang
AABDC sponsored an information session and networking luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria on November 14th that was attended by the Executive Vice Mayor of Haining, Zhejiang Province and other high level trade officials from the region who shared details on export trade, investment and SME business development opportunities between New York State and the region.

Suzhou Business & Trade Delegation
At the request of the Suzhou Government, AABDC organized a presentation/networking event at the Harvard Club on September 10th that was attended by the Vice Mayor of Suzhou and other high level business leaders from the region who shared information on outsourcing opportunities for US based companies in that city.

JianShan New District
AABDC assisted the Zhejiang Provincial Government in organizing the opening session of the “Zhejiang Week” event in New York City to promote business and trade between Zhejiang and the United States.

All China Federation of Industry and Commerce (September)
AABDC organized the visit of one of the most prominent business delegations to visit the United States. Led by Mr. Huang Mengfu, Chairman of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, 25 of China’s 100 largest non-state-owned companies visited New York City on September 19 to explore investment opportunities in both the city and state.