Assemblymember Ting Continues Series of Recognition Events to Celebrate Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

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Applauds great work of China SF, Chamber to attract Chinese companies to San Francisco

San Francisco – Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) continued his series of recognition events to highlight May as Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. Today he acknowledged the great work of the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development, China SF, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and two of the many Chinese companies that have started or relocated to San Francisco.

“San Francisco is a city of bridges, including the one that links the two biggest economies in the world,” Ting, founder of ChinaSF and co-chair of its San Francisco Advisory Board, said at the event. “The United States and China realized they need partnerships at the city level, as cities hold the key to implementing bold business plans. San Francisco is perfectly positioned, and has the right systems in place to grow our region’s economy by facilitating business opportunities between the countries.”

San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the China SF initiative and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce work toward the ongoing economic vitality of San Francisco. Representatives from the organizations were recognized by Assemblymember Ting for that effort. In attendance were Executive Director ChinaSF Darlene Chiu Bryant, and San Francisco Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Bob Linscheid.

ChinaSF is involved with many aspects of San Francisco’s development beyond the core industries - including seeking investment for capital infrastructure, attracting Chinese business to set up their North America headquarters in San Francisco, and supporting San Francisco’s institutions of higher education and their opportunities in China. But their expertise in International business attraction and retention is what brings many companies to San Francisco, including GCL Solar and Asian Pacific International Capital. Executives from those companies also attended the Ting event.

“GCL Solar’s CEO Peter Xie, its president Yumin Liu, and Wilson Chen, president of Asian Pacific International Capital are here today because they are the pioneers forging a global economy,” Ting said. “The presence and growth of Chinese companies in San Francisco will contribute to the economic well-being of our City and lead to a healthy economic future for our partners. There is no limit to the business we can do together.”

Assemblymember Ting is the Chair of Assembly Democratic Caucus and the Assembly Select Committee on Asia/California Trade and Investment Promotion, and he serves on the Budget, Business, Professions and Consumer Protection, Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials and the Revenue and Taxation committees.