虽然近期中美双边关系面临巨大挑战，但两国之间的经济联系依然紧密。2018年，受中美贸易摩擦影响，中国对美直接投资大幅缩减，但在美中资企业继续发展业务，为美国创造经济价值、增加对华出口，并直接和间接支持了美国数百万个就业岗位。同时，来自各行各业的美国企业正寻求进一步开拓中国市场，加大投资力度，并从中国前所未有的经济转型和大规模增长的消费者群体中受益。此外，随着美国服务业机构继续为中资企业的在美经营和发展提供法律、财务和管理方面的支持，中美两国企业在美合作也为当地带来了巨大利益。国际贸易与投资的增长切实提高了人民收入，为消费者节省了巨大成本，并极大地丰富了本地市场的产品和服务种类。良好的经贸关系促进了技术进步和创新，提高了两国人民的生活水平，使数百万人脱离了贫困。 作为代表中国在美投资企业的规模最大、最有影响力的非营利组织，总商会旨在为中美企业创造价值、推动经济发展、促进中美两国的商业交流与合作。总商会目前拥有约1500家会员企业，其中，中资会员企业对美投资额累计超过1200亿美元，在美直接雇佣员工超过20万人，间接支持超过一百万个工作岗位。 2018年，总商会举办了上百场活动，加强了政府与企业之间对话，并进一步丰富了对会员企业的服务内容。为了充分利用其独特的资源，发挥平台优势， 总商会在官方网站（www.cgccusa.org）持续推出相关报告和出版物以及独家的 “中美投资合作数据库” 来为会员提供有价值的信息。 目前，虽然中美两国关系在过去的40年里取得进步，两国人民之间的友谊也在不断发展，两国的政治关系却面临着越来越大的挑战。总商会着眼于大局，无论其党派或政治倾向，力求向各级政府和会员企业提供客观、准确和最新的信息。我们相信，在相互尊重的前提下，通过务实、诚恳的谈判，中美两国能够效化解分歧，寻找建设性解决方案，在已有的众多成果上，进一步挖掘两国经贸关系的潜力。 我们希望总商会《年度报告》能够继续帮助读者了解在美投资的中资企业以及他们给美国企业、工人、消费者和当地社区带来的真正价值。过去40年的实践证明了双边投资和贸易合作的诸多益处，但两国仍有很多可以相互学习和交流之处。我坚信，虽然挑战和分歧会不时出现，但只要双方朝着共同利益加强对话、在冲突时相互妥协，我们必将保持稳定和可持续的多层次合作，继续使两国人民和未来子孙受益。
Mr. Ning Yuan began his career with CSCEC in 1988 and became president of China Construction America (CCA), CSCEC’s subsidiary in the Americas, in 2001. He has more than 20 years of experience in international business with significant expertise in construction and real estate. Leveraging his entrepreneurial acumen and relentless pursuit of excellence, Mr. Yuan successfully led CCA’s transformation from a small company of just 12 employees in 2000 to a highly competitive and well-recognized player in the US construction and real estate market. CCA is now the 42 nd -largest general contractor and the 10 th -largest bridge contractor in the United States and ranked the Top 25 Contractors in General Building. It is also the second-largest builder in South Florida and fourth-largest builder in New York City. Under Mr. Yuan’s leadership, CCA has completed more than 1,000 projects, many of which havegarnered prestigious awards, including the Tien-yow Jeme Civil Engineering Award, Lu Ban Award, Construction Achievement Project of the Year Award by the American Society of Civil Engineering, Project of the Year by New York State Society of Professional Engineers, Top 10 Bridges award by the Roads & Bridges Magazine, Award of Merit by ENR and the Lucy G.Moses Preservation Award. In 2014, Mr. Yuan led and completed CCA’s acquisition of Plaza Construction, which hasenhanced CCA’s building division and put the company in a stronger competitive position inthe United States. As a leader with vision, he successfully expanded CCA’s business into The Bahamas and Panama and aims to have CCA expand into other countries in the Americas. Mr. Yuan also initiated and succeeded in establishing CCA’s real estate and infrastructure investment and development platforms to serve the company’s business expansion in the Americas. With a portfolio of $1 billion, CCA has created thousands of jobs. In addition to being a successful businessman, Mr. Yuan is a keen educator. Committed to supporting initiatives that promote the delivery of quality education to youth, he travels to Harvard Business School, the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University and other prestigious universities to mentor young, talented people with his inspirational experience. In 2011, Mr. Yuan assumed the office of chairman of China General Chamber of Commerce-U.S.A. During his tenure, he demonstrated his commitment to fostering business exchanges between China and the United States and having a greater impact on the economic and business cooperation between China and the United States, which contributed to his reelection in 2013. He continues to serve the chamber as vicechairman. Mr. Yuan holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Zhejiang University in China and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Leibniz Universität Hannover in Germany. He received the Asian Entrepreneur Excellence Award from the Asian American Business Development Center and the China Business Leadership Award from the US–China Policy Foundation. In addition to Mandarin Chinese, he is fluent in English, German and Russian.
Mr. Chen Xu started his banking career at Bank of China Head Office in 1990. Since then, Mr. Xu had worked successively in various departments including Executive Office, Corporate Banking Department, and London Branch before he was promoted to the position of General Manager of Olympic Affairs Department in 2004. This Department was set up specially to supervise the Bank’s effort of offering the best banking services for the Olympics where Bank of China was the sole bank partner of the 2008 Beijing Games. In August 2008, Mr. Xu was reassigned as General Manager of Financial Institutions Department, a position he held until January 2015. In January 2015, Mr. Xu was transferred to the United States and assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of China USA. He now supervises New York Branch, Queens Branch, Los Angeles Branch, and Chicago Branch. Mr. Xu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information System from Tsinghua University, China, and a Master’s Degree from the University of International Business and Economics, China, major in Business Management. Mr. Xu, born in China, is married. He has a teenage daughter.