On October 12th, China General Chamber of Commerce-USA (CGCC), CGCC Foundation, and Hongkun USA Real Estate Development LLC (Hongkun) co-hosted “2019 The First Hongkun Cup Badminton Invitational” at Life Time Athletic at Sky in Midtown, Manhattan. About 50 contestants from 11 different CGCC member companies and partners came together for an exciting day of friendly competition and sportsmanship.
CGCC was honored to invite Gu Chunfang, the Economic & Commercial Counselor of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York to join the event and give brief opening remarks.
The competition included four categories: Mixed Doubles, a Team Competition, Women’s Singles, and Men’s Singles.
In the Mixed Doubles competition, the team from the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York were crowned champions. The team from HNA Group received the runner-up award.
In the Team Competition, the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York won the title. The team from Bank of China USA received the runner-up award.
A player from China Merchants Bank (NY Branch) won the Women’s Singles competition title, while a player from Bank of China USA received the runner-up award.
In the Men’s Singles competition, a player from China Merchants Bank NY Branch claimed the title, while a player from the Agricultural Bank of China (New York) received the runner-up award.
2019 marks the first year CGCC and Hongkun organized and co-hosted the Hongkun Cup Badminton Invitational. The Hongkun Cup Badminton Invitational serves as a special opportunity for Chinese enterprises and relevant organizations to network, build friendships, and promote a healthy lifestyle through the sport of Badminton.
CGCC congratulates all the winners and sincerely thanks all who participated in the event. CGCC extends a special thanks to co-host Hongkun USA for their support and assistance to this event.
Founded in 2005, the China General Chamber of Commerce – USA (“CGCC”) has been recognized as the largest and most influential non-profit organization representing Chinese enterprises in the U.S. Its membership consists of more than 1,500 Chinese and U.S. companies, 54 of which are ranked on the 2019 Fortune Global 500. CGCC’s mission is to create value, generate economic growth, and enhance cooperation between the U.S. and Chinese business communities. CGCC conducts extensive research and provides a broad range of programs, services, and resources to its members and key stakeholders in an effort to foster the mutual understanding, trust, and engagement between China and the U.S. As of 2018, CGCC’s Chinese member companies have cumulatively invested over $120 billion, employ more than 200,000 people, and support over one million jobs throughout the United States.
CGCC is a national organization and includes CGCC-New York (CGCCUSA-HQ), CGCC-Chicago, CGCC-Houston, CGCC-Los Angeles, CGCC-San Francisco and CGCC-Washington D.C.
About CGCC Foundation:
Established in 2014, CGCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The mission of CGCC Foundation is to deepen mutual understanding and cooperation between the United States and China through research, public charity and engagement in economic, cultural and social exchanges.