Obama Upbeat on Future of US-China Ties

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday expressed his optimism over US-China relations and the Chinese economy in a roundtable with top business leaders. Obama described his recent meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing as “very productive”. “And obviously we had some significant deliverables,” he said, without elaborating. During Obama’s trip to Beijing for…

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China Joins Thanksgiving Parade Fun in NY

China Joins Thanksgiving Parade Fun in NY For the first time in Macy’s 88-year Thanksgiving parade history in New York, there was a Chinese float, the Beauty of Beijing. The float featured tourism sites in Beijing, a band playing both Chinese and American songs, flag dancers and lion-dancing. People waved to the lion-dancing performers and…

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New U.S.-China Visa Policy a “Game-Changer”

New U.S.-China Visa Policy a “Game-Changer” Within a week of the extended US-China visa policy being announced, more than 7,000 10-year visas were issued to Chinese citizens by the US Consulate General in Shanghai. China Daily reporters explore the impact on both countries of what the White House called a “game changer”. Tourism expected to…

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Huawei Makes World’s Top 100 Brands List

Huawei Makes World’s Top 100 Brands List China’s private company Huawei has made it to a list of the world’s top 100 brands, according to the ranking released on Thursday. The Best Global Brands ranking released by global consultancy Interbrand sees Huawei placed at the 94th with its brand value put at 4.3 billion U.S.…

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The Waldorf Astoria’s Hefty Price Tag

The Waldorf Astoria’s Hefty Price Tag It’s the most ever paid for a New York City hotel: $1.95 billion for the Waldorf Astoria. Is the price right? Will it set a new bar for prices paid by Chinese investors? Liu Lian reports from New York Beijing-based Anbang Insurance Group made a big splash last month…

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US Long-term Visas Issued for Chinese Travelers

US Long-term Visas Issued for Chinese Travelers BEIJING – For his job with IBM, Yang Bo has so far traveled to the United States at least 10 times – and is heading to North Carolina soon for more meetings. Li Aiqi is preparing to start her bachelor’s degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology. And Ye Peng,…

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RES Americas Announces Largest Energy Storage Projects in North America

RES Americas Announces Largest Energy Storage Projects in North America   BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), a leader in the development and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in North America, is pleased to announce two grid-scale energy storage projects outside of Chicago that, once completed…

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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on the Extension of U.S./China Visa Validity for Business Travelers, Tourists and Students Today, President Obama announced that the United States and the People’s Republic of China are concluding a reciprocal visa validity arrangement that will strengthen our ever-broadening economic and people-to-people ties. Both countries have agreed…

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