Ameson Foundation Executives Meet Participants of CGCC’s “Roads to USA: Greenfield Investment vs. Cross-Border M&A” Forum


On June 20, Ameson Foundation executives Mr. Stephen Smith (Executive Director), Mr. Zhu Xiao Di (Deputy Director) and Operations Officer Steve Yuan met with participants of the “Roads to USA: Greenfield Investment vs. Cross-Border M&A” forum hosted by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and China General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. This conference attracted more than 450 representatives from Chinese corporations, including 155 delegates from China and those who are stationed in the United States. The panel was made up by executives of large transnational enterprises, and they discussed the future of market expansion and consolidation in the U.S. as well as ways to adjust to new business environment and trade policies.


The event focused on the opportunities and difficulties for Chinese businesses to operate in the U.S. It was recognized that despite great success attained by numerous Chinese companies in the U.S., many challenges lay ahead. As more Chinese enterprises gain a foothold in the American market, it is becoming more imperative to promote cultural exchange and understanding of cultural and political differences between the two countries. The Ameson executives discussed with some of the participating panelists and entrepreneurs, exchanging views on the theme of the forum. It is a part of the Ameson Foundation’s mission to assist and work closely with Chinese businesses in the future. Through its educational and cultural exchange programs promoting people-to people relations, Ameson Foundation seeks to help strengthen diplomatic ties and bilateral trade between China and the U.S.

  Ameson Foundation DC office Executive Director, Stephen Smith (left) and Operations Officer, Steve Yuan (right) 
  attended CGCC’s forum.

Stephen Smith (left) spoke with the head of Congressional Affairs for Huawei Technologies LLC (USA), Mr. Morrissey (right).

Stephen Smith (right) spoke with a young Chinese entrepreneur (left).


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