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The Association achieves this primary goal through publications, seminars, conferences, home studies and other programs that focus on latest investment strategies, theories and techniques, thus truly "bridging Wall Street with Main Street."  [ about ciai ]


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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Re: Chinese Investors Association Sponsors the Third Annual China Growth Conference, organized by Adam Friedman Associates on November 7 in New York City

September 20, 2007, New York

Adam Friedman Associates (AFA), a leading New York-based communications consultancy specializing in investor relations and financial communications, announced its Third Annual China Growth Conference, to be held Wednesday, November 7, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., at The Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd Street, in New York.


AFA expects a select group of 25 Chinese companies to present to an audience of over 250 investors specifically interested in Chinese investments. The program will also feature speakers who will discuss the investment opportunities and challenges of investing in China.


Chinese Investors Association, thanks to its efforts in promoting investment and entrepreneurship over the past 6 years, is invited by Adam Friedman Associates to participate in the prestigious event and has become a sponsor of the event. As part of its commitment to the conference, the Association is in the process of inviting a selected number of promising growth companies to attend the conference.


Conference sponsors benefit by increasing their visibility and brand recognition among an audience that is focused on the Chinese market, as well as developing relationships with potential clients and strengthening ties with current ones.


AFA's China Growth Conference will bring together Chinese-based growth companies and investors in a stimulating, intellectual and social environment. For Chinese companies, the Conference is an excellent way to help raise capital by networking with investment bankers, fund managers, private equity investors, buy/sell side analysts and other financial professionals.


Adam Friedman, AFA's principal, commented, "We look forward to introducing these exciting Chinese companies to a U.S. investor audience. Now in its third year, our China Growth Conference continues to expand in terms of interest, attendance and ? importantly ? impact. The Conference is an ideal forum from the perspective of Chinese companies looking to meet investors, as well as U.S. investors seeking quality Chinese companies in which to invest." AFA started its China Division in 2004 and announced the opening of its Shanghai office in 2006. "Our experience in this area allows us to bring professionals together in a dynamic and mutually beneficial venue," added Mr. Friedman.


The fee for companies to present at the Conference is $6,000. Company sponsorships for the conference are available at a fee of $10,000. There is no cost for investors to attend. Additional information and registration forms are available at http://adam-friedman.com/china/2007


For more information on the conference, please contact

Adam Friedman Associates

Hadas Streit, 212-981-2529, ext. 22  Email: hadas@adam-friedman.com

Or send email to: info@chineseinvestors.org.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

CIAI Quarterly Forum--Credit Market Overview and the Global Mark


*** *** ***
LOCATION: Hodgson Russ LLP
c/o Philip Zhang, Esq.
1540 Broadway, 24th Floor (entrance at 45th Street)
(646) 218-7588
DATE: Thursday, October 11, 2007
PROGRAM: 6:30pm ?7:30pm
DINNER: 7:30pm

PRICE: $25 per person
DRESS CODE: Business Formal

Please RSVP by: Sunday, October 7, 2007

CONTACT: Hearst Zhang, Vice President
1 (212) 895-1697

*** *** ***

Key Speaker: Mr. Zhu, Xiaodong, Principal, Credit Strategies
Bank of America

Speaker: Mr. Hu, Dapeng, Director, Mortgage Research & Modeling
BlackRock, Inc.

Speaker: Mr. Liu, Zhen, Quantitative Strategist
Brevan Howard US Asset Management LP

Speaker: Mr. Li, Shanquan, Managing Director/Portfolio Manager
Oppenheimer Funds

Speaker: Mr. Zhu, Steven, SVP, Risk Management
Bank of America

Q&A (10 MIN)

Mr. Zhang, Philip, Partner
Hodgson Russ LLP

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Re: Program and Speakers and Moderators

                                 Symposium on Investing in China and
                            Business Opportunities in Qingdao Laoshan
                                           Monday, July 24, 2006
                                Pace University Multipurpose Room
                                                  3 Spruce Street
                 (between Nassau and Gold Streets, Opposite City Hall)
                                              New York, NY 10038
                         International Executive Resources Group (IERG)
                            Hong Kong Association of New York (HKANY)
                                  Chinese Investors Association (CIAI)

Sponsored by
                           People¡¯s Government of Laoshan District
               Qingdao, Shandong Province, People¡¯s Republic of China

                                                  The Program
5:00 PM-5:45PM  Arrivals, Check in, Reception and Networking
5:45 PM- 5:55PM Geoff Milton, Partner, CIS Capital Investment Solutions, delivers opening welcome remarks on behalf on IERG, HKANY and CIAI and introduces Vickie Chen, Rep of Governor Jon Corzine to read.
 5:55 PM-6:00 PM Vickie Chen, Rep of NJ Governor Jon Corzine reads proclamation from the governor
I6: 00 PM-6:45 PM Mike Nocera, Executive Director, Hong Kong Association of New York, moderates three panelists:
 Winston Ma, VP, JP Morgan Securities and Author, Investing in China
Porter Bibb, Managing Partner, Media Tech Partners
Louis Ho, Director, HK Trade Development Council in NY
 6:45PM-6:50PM Michael Nocera Introduces District Governor Wang Wei Da
 6:50PM-7:00PM District Governor Wang makes a brief speech (with interpretation)
 7:00PM-7:10PM Jiao Ming Wei, Director, Development and Reform, Laoshan People¡¯s Government introduces Laoshan (with interpretation) 
 7:10PM-7:40PM Presentations by 9 promising entrepreneurs (3 minutes for each), moderated and interpreted by Daniel Lou, President, Chinese Investors Association
 7:40PM-7:45PM  IERG Chairman and President Mario Kyd delivers closing remarks.
 7:45PM-8:15PM Conclusion and Networking for those who wish to make personal introductions and ask follow up questions.
8:15PM The program adjourns
                              Bios of Speakers and Moderators
Porter Bibb, Managing Partner, MediaTech Capital Partners
Porter Bibb has more than 40 years experience as a senior investment banker specializing in media, entertainment, and technology ventures. For over 15 years, he was principal, senior partner and director of investment banking at Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Today, he is managing partner of MediaTech Capital Partners, a private merchant bank specializing in media and technology investments worldwide.
Formerly a White House Correspondent for Newsweek magazine, he was also the first Publisher of Rolling Stone Magazine and former Corporate Development Director for The New York Times Company. He is the author of several books, including the best-selling biography of Ted Turner (Random House, 1993/1997).  He has spent more than 30 years doing business in China and helped finance and build the first commercial film animation studio in the PRC in l981. He is currently raising capital for a new all-sports television network in China and will discuss his newest venture, the China Finance Center, a permanent conference and trade exposition site to open in Rockefeller Center later this year.
Louis Ho, Director, New York Office, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Louis Ho assumed his position as Director, New York Office, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in 2001 following a career with HKTDC that spans more than 20 years.  He oversees Hong Kong's global trade strategies across a broad range of industrial sectors including, garment and related accessories, toys, jewelry, timepieces, furniture, hardware, auto-parts and accessories, and machine tools.
As an expert in international marketing, Mr. Ho has worked in HKTDC offices in London, Miami, Tokyo and Hong Kong.  Among his varied responsibilities he has managed HKTDC¡¯s promotional activities throughout the Americas, the Middle East and Africa, and has developed and implemented trade strategies between Hong Kong and Japan.
Mr. Ho earned his BBA from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash. and attended the Harvard Business School Executive Program in Hong Kong.
Mario Kyd, President, Managing Partner, Unlimited Horizons
Mario Kyd is President and Managing Partner of Unlimited Horizons, Inc., an equity investment firm founded by senior executives with extensive domestic and international experience. The firm seeks to invest in mid-sized manufacturing, distribution and service businesses.
Mr. Kyd has 25 years of experience in global business leadership, private equity and finance. He spearheaded the management of transactions including corporate turnarounds, acquisitions and divestments as well as the formation of partnerships, JV and companies in the Americas, Asia and Europe. He has been the President and CEO of a global coating and materials company and his management career includes involvement in a wide variety of industries ranging from metalworking, machine tools and building materials to advanced materials, electronics and business services.
He is the Chairman and President of the International Executive Resources Group, Inc. (IERG).
Daniel Lou, Market Management Consultant, New York Life
Daniel joined New York Life Insurance Company in May 2001 as a member of the Chinese Market Unit of the Company¡¯s Agency Department. He has helped develop and execute the New York Life¡¯s overall Chinese Market strategies since and helped the company achieve its dominant market position in Chinese American market in the United States.
A first generation immigrant, Daniel graduated from China¡¯s Peking University with a Bachelor of Art degree. He came to pursue advanced studies in journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in September 1993 and graduated with a Master of Science degree in May 1994. He started his professional career in the United States first as in intern for Institutional Investors magazine. Then he was recruited by World Journal--the largest Chinese language daily newspaper in the United State as a full-time reporter in August 1994 and worked for the publication for 7 years before he joined New York Life.
Daniel is also a co-founder and president of Chinese Investors Association.
Winston Ma, CFA and Esq., Vice President, JP Morgan Securities
Winston Wenyan Ma, CFA and Esq., is a Vice President at JP Morgan Investment Bank in New York, where he is a member of an investment banking structuring and solution team across equity, fixed income, M&A, and cross-border transactions. He is one of a small number of native Chinese that have worked as an investment banker and practicing capital markets attorney in both the United States and China.
I n his new book ¡°Investing in China¡ªNew Oppportunities in a Transforming Stock Market¡± (Risk Books, 2006), he brings a unique insight to this increasingly important focus for international investment. He has been widely quoted in the World Street Journal, Bloomberg News, TheStreet.com, Euromoney, Derivatives Week, and Structured Products magazine as a China investment expert, and he was recently interviewed by SinoTV, a multicultural TV station in Manhattan, on his unique career path and ¡°Investing in China.¡±
His career started in 1997 when he joined the UK law firm Freshfields in Shanghai, China with joint-degrees in Chinese law and electronics materials. He came to the United States late 1997 as a Hauser Scholar at the NYU Law School for the Master of Comparative Law degree, leading to his current capacity as the 2005-2008 term Secretary of the Foreign and Comparative Committee at the New York City Bar Association (ABCNY).
After the NYU law school, he joined the New York Office of Davis Polk & Wardwell as a US capital markets lawyer, where he excelled in the structured equity transactions with his strong quantitative backgrounds. In spring 2000, Mr. Ma was an international visiting professor at the University of Richmond Law School, teaching a course on China¡¯s Corporations and Securities Laws. To pursue his more business-oriented role, he went to the University of Michigan Business School in 2001 for MBA, and the New York Times captured his action-packed career story in a Sunday Business issue.
Mr. Ma has a MBA degree from the University of Michigan Ross Business School and a Master of Comparative Jurisprudence (MCJ) from the New York University School of Law, where he was a Hauser Global Scholar. Before that, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Law degree from Fudan University Materials Science Department and School of Law respectively in Shanghai, China.
Geoffrey Milton, Partner, CIS Capital Solutions LLC
Geoffrey Milton is an expert in emerging markets and bank regulatory matters, having operated on 5 continents. Geoff began his career with Bank of America after graduating with a Degree in Economics from London University. He has served on the Boards of Misr America International Bank in Egypt, ABC Futures & Bullion in Singapore, Banco ABC Brasil in Sao Paulo and Union Bank of Bangkok in Thailand. He has also chaired the American Business Group in Cairo, was a Member of the Founding Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, and remains a Board Member and Vice President of the Arab Bankers Association of North America. He co-chaired the Coordinating Committee for National Bank of Brunei and was a member of the Advisory Committee to restructure Brazil¡¯s international debt. In New York, he has served on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the Institute of International Bankers and chaired their Legislative and Regulatory Committee. He is currently also a Member of the Advisory Board to the Middle East Institute in Washington DC and, in addition, has served in Jordan and Yemen with the Financial Services Volunteer Corps.
He is a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, a member of the Economic Club of New York and a member of the Lotos Club. Geoffrey is based in New York.  
Michael Nocera, CEO, Barrow Street Advisors
Michael J. Nocera is presently CEO of Barrow Street Advisors, LLC. BSA is in the business of advising U.S. and Asian companies seeking to make strategic entries into the emerging markets or the U.S., source capital, or establish joint ventures.  Mr. Nocera's clients have included Hong Kong-based Inter-Asia Venture Management Ltd., Dagong Global Credit Rating Company and China Shanghai Seeinglong Bio-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Association of New York since November, 2003. Mr. Nocera also serves as an Economic Development Advisor to the Laoshan Hi-Tech Zone, Qingdao, China
Previously, Mr. Nocera was the President of New York Life International, the international subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, until February 2000. Mr. Nocera was the primary architect of, and implemented, NYLI¡¯s China entry strategy.  Mr. Nocera also was responsible for the establishment of NYLI¡¯s joint venture in India in late 1999 with New Delhi-based Max India, which was the first foreign joint venture to receive a license to operate in the newly liberalized life market. In Thailand, he was responsible for establishing NYLI¡¯s joint venture with Siam Commercial Bank, Thailand¡¯s oldest commercial banking institution. Mr. Nocera initiated NYLI¡¯s dialogue with the government in Vietnam as a predicate to establishing its operations in that country and oversaw the company¡¯s license application in the Philippines.
Mr. Nocera has been in the financial services industry for over 25 years. His career began at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission where he was a Branch Chief in the Division of Corporation Finance. Mr. Nocera has held a variety of investment banking positions focusing on direct investments at E. F. Hutton, PaineWebber and New York Life Insurance Company.  During his career, Mr. Nocera has created unique investment vehicles, publicly and privately offered, and participated in securities offerings which have raised approximately US$1 billion in the U.S. financial markets.  Mr. Nocera has testified before the Congress of the United States and has been a guest lecturer in Shanghai and more recently Dalian and Qingdao.
Mr. Nocera graduated from Boston College with B.A. in Economics and The American University where he graduated with an MBA in Finance with honors. Mr. Nocera is a decorated Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army.  He lives in New York City with his wife Paula and their son, Jonathan.
Wei Da Wang, District Governor, People¡¯s Government of Laoshan District, Qingdao
Wang Wei Da was born in April 1966 in Qixia, Shandong Province, China. He graduated from Shandong University in June 1989 with a Master¡¯s Degree. Wang Wei Da has since worked in the Economic Commission of Shandong Province and the Administrative Office of Shandong Provincial Government. He was appointed a Deputy Governor of Huangdao District, Qingdao in July 2000 and was appointed the District Governor of Laoshan District, Qingdao in January 2003. He has also served as Chairman of Qingdao New and Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone since. As one of the promising young and middle-aged civil servant, he was sent to study in the United States for a half year in 2004.
During his term serving in Laoshan District¡ªa district that has produced world-known companies such as Haier and Hi-Sense, Laoshan has achieved remarkable progress. He has not only set a policy of governing with transparency, responsibility and integrity but also help cultivate a strong hi-tech industry noted for innovations in electronics, telecommunications and ocean bio-pharmaceutics. The District has also achieved rapid growth in tourism and gained a regional and national fame. In 2005 Laoshan achieved its No. 1 position in terms of comprehensive economic development in Shandong Province, one of the top economic powerhouses in China.

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Friday, July 14, 2006

Symposium on Investing in China and Business Opportunities in Qingdao 07/24

CHINESE INVESTORS ASSOCIATION (CIAI) joins International Executive
Resources Group (IERG) and Hong Kong Association of New York (HKANY)
to organize Symposium on Investing in China and Business Opportunities
in Qingdao Laoshan

Save the date for this special opportunity to meet and network in
New York with business executives and government leaders from China
and executives from financial and business communities from Greater NY

This will be a truly a unique opportunity to interact with
decision-makers and influencers of a very dynamic center in the fast
growing region of China economy.

The visitors will be headed by Wang Wei Da, District Governor of
Laoshan. District Governor Wang is leading a delegation of eight
officials from the Laoshan District and High-Tech Industrial
Development Zone of Qingdao, Shandong Province and ten business
leaders from Qingdao. Their itinerary to the U. S. includes visits to
IBM, NASDAQ and the NYSE, among others.

In a nutshell:

WHAT: Symposium on Investing in China and Business Opportunities in
Qingdao Laoshan

WHEN: July 24, 2006

5:00pm - 6:00pm: Reception and networking
6:00pm - 7:00pm: Investment in China experts' panel discussion
moderated by our own Mike Nocera, CEO, Barrow Street Advisors
Speakers will include Winston Ma, JPMorgan Securities, Porter Bibb,
Managing Partner, MediaTech Capital Partners
7:00pm - :800 pm: Business Opportunities in Qingdao Laoshan with
presentations led by Gov. Wang Wei Da featuring 9 very dynamic companies.
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm: networking and refreshments.

WHERE: Pace University, Multipurpose Room, 3 Spruce Street
(between Nelson and Gold Streets), opposite City Hall Park.

Fees: $25 per person (Cash on spot or mail by check in advance payable
to Chinese Investors Association, Attn: Daniel Lou, 192 Petrus Street,
Staten Island, NY 100312)

No guests will be allowed in without a reservation. For reservations,
please send email to xinyue_lou@yahoo.com.com with your full name,
affiliation, title and contact information or call Daniel Lou at
212-300-6564 by Wednesday, July 19, 2006.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Re: CIAI 2006 Chinese New Year Dinner Party

 Dear Members and friends,
Again, it?s time for reflection and celebration. Let?s join together and have our Chinese New Year Party.
Event: Chinese New Year Dinner Party
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2006.
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00PM
Venue: MamaGoo?s Chinese Cuisine and Cocktail Bar
Address: 311 Amsterdam Avene (Corner 75th Street and Amsterdam Avenue)
Tel: 212-362-8828
Cost: $25 per person plus cash bar before the dinner
We are discussing some organizations changes and will announce new initiatives for the association in the New Year and your participation in the process is surely appreciated. For any suggestions and comments, please send an email to Daniel Lou at xinyue_lou@yahoo.com.
For reservations of the party, please contact George Shen at 718-358-7925 or 917-291-2788 or simply email him at georgeshen@aol.com before 9:00PM, Friday, January 20.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Re: Shandong-US Investment, Business and Talent Exchange Forum on December 4 in NJ

Do you want to know what opportunities you may find in a fast growing economy that ranks 3rd in the country?
Do you want to do business in 100 million consumer market?
Do you want to learn about more than 200 joint-venture projects and procurement opportunities?
Do you want to meet most Chinese organizations at Great NY area?
Join this forum to meet government and business leaders from 8 major cities of Shandong, China. You are probably the one they are looking for. And we may help you find a feasible way through which you can give your talents and capability a full play and a better recognition.
Delegation Profile at-a-glance:
  • 88 delegates from 8 cities - Jinan, Jining, Liaocheng, Linyi, Zibo, Qingdao, Weifang, Zaozhuang
  • 10 business enterprise managers
  • 6 technology development officials
  • 4 healthcare leaders (hospital chief executives)
  • a major science & technology university
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2005
Time: 1:00 pm ? 8:00 pm
Venue: Rutgers University, Newark Campus
Multipurpose Room 232
350 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Newark, NJ 07102
Registration: Forum attendance ? Free
Dinner - $15 each
Student $10 each
(please register dinner before Dec 2 at
What you will find at this forum:
  • People working towards improving trade and business relations between China and the United States.
  • You can meet most NJ/NY/PA Chinese organizations.
  • China??s needs for people with various talents and experiences.
  • Where you stand in all the present and potential opportunities in fast-growing economy.
  • Joint-venture partnership, investment and procurement opportunities.
  • New business development ideas for China.
1:00 pm ? 1:30 pm
Registration/Social and Networking
1:30 pm ? 3:00 pm
Welcome Speech, and brief introduction of Shandong Delegation (by each city leader)
3:00 pm ? 4:20 pm
Brief introduction of sponsors and co-sponsors organizations (by their reps)
4:20 pm ? 4:30 pm
4:30pm ? 6:00pm
Free Discussion
Finance, Business Administration and Marketing
IT Development and Outsourcing
Medical, Chemical Biotech and Pharmaceutical
Energy, Environment and Civil Engineering (machinery, paper-making, automobile, food processing, automation, etc)
6:00pm ? 8:00pm
Dinner with Shandong Delegations/ Social and Networking with all organizations.
American Chinese Professional Association(ACPA)
NJ Chinese Computer Professionals Society (NJCCPS)
American DBA Online(DBA online)
Duowei Times
Chinese Investors Association(CIAI)
Chinese American Chemical Society (CACS)
Rutgers Chinese Students and Scholar Association ( New Brunswick and Newark Campus)
Appliedinfo Partners Inc.
Chinese Institute of Engineers Greater NY(CIE-NY)
Sino-American Pharmaceutical Association (SAPA)
Chinese Association for Science & Technology USA (CAST-USA)
Parents and Children Education Club (PCE Club)
New Jersey Chinese American Chamber of Commerce
Chinese Association for Science and Business (CASB)
Tsinghua University Alumni Association
JiLin University Alumni Association (JUOAA)
Wuhan University Alumni Association
NJIT Chinese Students Association
Shandong University Alumni Association of NY Charter
Beijing Alliance of NJ
Princeton University Chinese Students and Scholar Association
The Chinese Students and Scholars Association of New York
Association of Chinese American Physicians
Chinese American Association For Engineering
If you like to join December 2nd Economic & Trade Conference & Pioneer Awards Luncheon at Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
Friday, December 2, 2005 8:00 am ? 6:00 pm , please visit www.appliedinfoasia.com or contact Ada Wong at (732) 805 -9297 ext.142
Sponsored by:
Refreshment provided by iTalkBB.com, call 21 countries free and call from China to US is free too, detail pls visit: http://www.italkbb.com or call Janey at 703-298-2987
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Welcome all organizations to become co-sponsor (attend the forum on behalf of the organization, send attendees, send out the news, offer help, offer drink/dinner or other refreshments, etc.) the goal is to make most Chinese organizations together.
Please send email to Chengwen Wang (chengwen@andromeda.rutgers.edu) , and James.gao@comcast.net or May Li at mayli@rimlife.com
Contact information:
Chengwen Wang (chengwen@andromeda.rutgers.edu) 732-500-5808
David Wang (david@dbaonline.org) 732-887-2898
James Gao (james.gao@comcast.com) 908-938-2025
Jiangang Lou (jiangang.luo@gmail.com)
Wenxuan Yu (yuwxcn@yahoo.com)
Wenxuan Yu (yuwxcn@yahoo.com)
Yuguang Wang 908-740-3508

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Re: Introduction to Investment and Job Opportunities In Shenzhen on December 3, 2005 in NYC

Introduction to Investment Opportunities in Shenzhen Longgang District & Foreign Talents Recruitment Fair New York City on Dec. 3rd, Sat. 2005 6:00pm

Time: 6:00pm (Eastern Time), on Saturday, December 3, 2005
Location: Evergreen Shanghai Restaurant
Address: 15 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10010
Tel: 212?448-1199


The delegation from Longgang District of Shenzhen and Shenzhen
Municipal Bureau of Personnel will host Introduction to Investment
Opportunities in Shenzhen Longgang District & Foreign Talents
Recruitment Fair

Registration: RSVP and Regisration is required due to limited seats

Here it is the contact information.

Sarah Qian 732-762-7613 email: q_xiaojuan@yahoo.com

James Gao 908-938-2025 james.gao@comcast.net


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Mr. Tian Fu, Standing vice chief of Longgang District, Shenzhen

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Mr. Tao Hongchun, Deputy director of the Bureau of Science,Technology
and Information Industry, Longgang District, Shenzhen

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Mr. Jiang Yucai, Deputy director, Office of Public Property, Longgang
District, Shenzhen

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Mr. Wang Min, Chairman of Longgang Investment, Longgang District,

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Mr. Shi Feng, Deputy director, Department of Human Resource, Longgang
District, Shenzhen

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Mr. Guo Linfeng, Assistant Supervisor, Bureau of Human Resource,

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Mr. Zhao Xiong, Section Head, Office of Longgang District, Shenzhen

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Recovering CIAI News

With the kind help from David at Univest Securities, we're now able to restore
our website and news services. Many thanks to David!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Global Entrepreneurship: Economic Development for Asia and the U.S. Conference

Dear CIAI Members and Friends,

Please see the attached files for an invitation to the Global
Entrepreneurship: Economic Development for Asia and the U.S.
Conference on May 6, 2005, co-sponsored by White House Initiative on
Asian American and Pacific Islanders, Committee of 100, Chinese
Association for Science and Business, Weissman Center of International
Business, Baruch College.

The outstanding speakers include

Cheng Siwei, Vice Chairman, National Standing Committee, Peoples'
Congress of China

Samuel Mok, Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Labor

Matthew Goldstein, Chancellor of City University of New York

Betty Wu, Chair of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian
Americans and Pacific Islanders

The conference will be hold at the Vertical Campus ? Baruch College,
CUNY, East 25th Street, 14th FL, (between Lexington & 3rd Avenues),
New York, on May 6, 2005 from 8am to 6pm.If you are interested to
participate please fill the attached included registration form, and
email or fax to us. The registration fee is $45 for general public,
and it is $20 if you register through us as CASB member or associate.
Please also

mail the registration form with a check of $20 to us.

More conference information is attached. For more information on the
conference, please contact Rachel Shao by email: Rachel.shao@gmail.com
or by phone: 212-736-1104 or visit website www.casbi.org. The
attachment enclosed is the registration form.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Conferences in Dalian, Liaoning Provinces on June 22-24

Dear Members and Friends,

Attached please find invitations for conferences in Dalian, Liaoning
Provinces on June 22-24. If you are interested, please feel free to
send your inquiries to info@chineseinvestors.org. Thank you.

Chinese Investors Association

Friday, April 29, 2005

6/18 CAST-USA Convention with keynote from NSF

6/18 CAST-USA Convention with keynote from NSF

CAST-USA Greater New York Chapter will hold its 2005 annual convention
on June 18, 2005 at New York Marriott Hotel Financial Center, 85 West
Street, New York City from 1:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

For convention program info and online
registration/reservation/payment, please go to www.castusa-gny.org.
Seats are limited and reservation is required.

This year's convention has one IT/EE session "Opportunities in IT &
Engineering Service Industry" chaired by Prof. Zhixiong Chen of Mercy
College; and one Biomedicine session "Challenges on Biomedicine
Technology" chaired by Prof. Yuanshan Zhu of Cornell University.

We also created a Ph.D. Student Thesis Poster Competition session,

chaired by Prof. John (Jizhong) Xiao of CUNY, for university Ph.D.
students in Greater New York area to participate.

Please check www.castusa-gny.org for poster competition rules and deadline.

Banquet keynote spea!
ker is
Dr. Wei Zhao, Director of Computer and Network Systems Division,
National Science Foundation to share his personal experience on
career advancement and his insights for research funding from NSF.

Please come and join us for this once-a-year gathering.

Please feel free to contact me at


See you at the convention, and have a nice summer.

Best Regards,

Alec Tsuo

President, CAST-USA Greater New York Chapter

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Wish You All Have Great Success in the New Year of the Rooster

Dear Members and Friends,

As the lunar Chinese Year 2004 draws to a happy close, We at Chinese Investors Association simply want to wish you all have great success in the coming New Year of the Rooster.

With the collective efforts we put together in this year, this organization has built a great momentum moving into the new year. Together, we will build a stronger and enlarged network community of investors and all kinds of friends together and help us all prosper in whatever endeavors we embark on.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all friends who have contributed to the growth of the organization and wish we have your continued support in the new year!

Thank you!

Daniel Lou
Chinese Investors Association

Thursday, January 13, 2005

CIAI Co-sponsors Seminar at Fordham University by Chinese American Banking Association this Friday

Topic: The Art & Science Of Company Valuation

Speaker: Dr. Jay F. McKeage, Vice President of Business Development of Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq symbolADSX)

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Jan 14th, 2004
Where: Room 311 at Fordham University, West 60th Street and Columbu! s Ave.


I. Typical Valuation Exercises

a. Public Companies - Mergers & Acquisitions: the Fairness Opinion - what's the purpose?
b. Private Companies -

i. Sale of the Business;
ii. Tax Appraisals for Estate Management
II. Valuation Methodologies

a. Comparable Publicly Traded Companies

i. How to calculate key multiples: price/sales; price/earnings; price/cash flow; price/book value; etc.
b. Comparable Transactions - (a) above, plus 'control premium'
b. Discounted Cash Flow Analysis - building the model
i. Key variables

1. growth assumptions;
2. profit margin assumptions;
3. synergy / cost savings;
4. discount rates;
5. terminal value / multiple

III. Summary Discussion - open forum; suggested topics:

a. How much art, how much science?
b. How to interpret conflicting data
c. Using multiple approaches to arrive at a valuation range
d. The influence of negotiations on 'true value'
e. Impact of interest rates on valuations
f. The 'equity risk premium'
g. Other 'extrinsic' valuation factors: e.g., inflation; political risk; legal impediments; etc.

Speaker Bio:

Jay F. McKeage is Vice President of Business Development of Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq symbolADSX). He also holds this position with Applied's majority-owned affiliate, Digital Angel Corporation (Amex symbol DOC). Prior to joining Applied Digital, McKeage spent twenty years on Wall Street, working in the fields of investment banking, equity research, trading, and investor relations. In the course of these activities McKeage has been actively engaged in the ! valuation of public and private companies, both in the U.S. and abroad, in the context of domestic and international transactions. His current position involves the valuation of public and private companies as potential acquisition candidates and joint venture partners.

Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members, and free for Fordham students. A light diner will be provided.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Happy New Year 2005!

Dear Members and Friends,

CIAI wishes you and your famlies a safe and prosperous year in 2005!

Chinese Investors Association

Monday, December 13, 2004

CIAI Christmas and New Year Party on December 23 in Midtown Manhattan

Dear Members and Friends,

It's party time again. To celebrate the great achievements we have made collectively in the past year, Chinese Investors Association (CIAI) is pleased to announce a Christmas and New Year Party in Midtown Manhattan.

In addition to a bountiful and delicious eight-course Chinese cuisine banquet dinner, we will have entertainment such as Kara-Ok singing and other programs from our members and friends.

Plus, we will three VIP guests from Shandong Province: Mr. Li Tongdao, Deputy Mayor, Taian City; Mr. Wang Weida, Governor, Laoshan District, Qingdao Municipality, director, Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone of Qingdao (State-Level) and Mr. Zhu Hua, Magistrate, Shanghe County, Jinan Municipality. They will introduce business opportunities in Jinan, Qingdao and Taian.

Special guests include Mr. Dong Jinsheng, the Honorable Counselor of Science and Technology, the Consulate General of the People¡¯s Republic of China in New York and his wife, Mr. Zhang Weicheng, Consul, the Consulate General of the People¡¯s Republic of China in New York. We may add more names in the final guests list.

The following are details of the event:

Date: Thursday, December 23, 2004
Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00PM
Location: 15 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
Venue: Upstair VIP Room of Evergreen Shanghai Restaurant (212-448-1199)
Cost: $40 per person.

If you are interested, please RSVP by sending email to georgeshen@aol.com or call him at 718-358-7956 (leave message anytime) or xinyue_lou@yahoo.com by Tuesday, December 21, 2004.

Chinese Investors Association

Saturday, November 20, 2004

December 12 Chinese Holiday Party

Dear CIAI Members and friends,

Happy Thanksgiving!

CIAI will co-sponsor a Chinese Holiday Party in cooperation with several other Chinese American professional associations in East Coast. You and your friends are cordially invited to attend the party. Let¡¯s gather together, reflect our common past and celebrate the coming of the Year of Chicken.

Time: 3:00 pm to 11: 00 pm, December 12, 2004, Sunday

3:00 pm-6:00 pm New Popular Movies
6:00 pm-9:00 pm Buffet Dinner / Performance / Raffle/ Speeches / Social Hour with Delicious Chinese and Japanese food, soft and alcohol drinks, performance, raffle prize, speeches from Counselors and organization leaders, etc. Social time for everyone: meet more friends, know more job information and has lots of fun
9:00 pm-11:00 pm Karaoke / Dance Party

Place: Asian Culture Enterprises, 1826 Rt.27, Edison, NJ 08814
Special Guests: Mr. Dong Jinsheng, Sci. & Tech Counselor, Mr. Li Wuqiang, the new Sci. & Tech Counselor
Cost: US $20 Per Person

Limited to 110 attendants (first come first serve)

Please make your best effort to secure your seat as early as possible by pre-registration and payment online at http://www.sapaweb.org/2004/newyear/registration (deadline December 5, 2004)

For more information, please contact Daniel Lou via email at xinyue_lou@yahoo.com or via phone at 212-300-6564. For information about payment or reservation, please contact Dr.Mingde Xia at 908-704-4096, Dr. David Wang at 732-887-2898, Dr. Tong Fang at 609-734-3342 or Dr. Eric Wei at 973-978-6586. No kids please.

Chinese Investors Association

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Open Invitation for the 7th Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholars

Dear Members and Friends,

Chinese Investors Association is again invited to organize an ¡°Investment and Entrepreneurship¡± delegation to attend the 7th Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholars in Science and Technology (December 28-30) along with other sister organizations.

The convention is the largest gathering of overseas Chinese professionals and entrepreneurs in China. Guangzhou government will provide five-star hotel lodging to attendees free of charge. China¡¯s central government will announce major initiatives on science and technology developments during the convention, which is co-organized by China¡¯s Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Personnel, Chinese Academy of Science and Guangzhou Municipal Government. Participants will also enjoy free tour of Guangzhou city as well as entertainment by top-rated performers from throughout China. They can also take advantage of the platform to discuss business opportunities with China¡¯s domestic enterprises and forge other relationships.

Based on our previous experience, we believe this is an excellent opportunity for overseas professionals and entrepreneurs to visit China economically and fruitfully. If you are interested in attending the convention, please fill out the attached registration form and send back to George Shen at georgeshen@aol.com by November 8. We will forward your registration to the executive office of the organization committee of the convention directly to ensure our members and friends get a favorable reception there.

Thank you very much.

Chinese Investors Association

Sunday, October 17, 2004

December 24-26 Chengdu Conference Announcement

Dear CIAI Members and Friends,

I am very pleased to announce that Chinese Investors Association (CIAI) has received an invitation to attend 2004 Overseas HiTech Professionals Business Conference at Chengdu, China on December 24 - 26, 2004.

This conference is jointly sponsored and organized by the Office for Oversea Chinese Affairs of the State Council and Sichuan Provincial Government. The sponsors will compensate all costs in Chengdu plus possible international airfare subsidies for eligible attendees.

If you are interested in attending the conference with quality project proposals (high-tech and other business projects) and related activities Chinese Investors Association may organize, please send me an email by this Friday, October 22. I will be happy to provide more detailed information to you.

Daniel Lou
Chinese Investors Association

Monday, September 27, 2004

Memorial Service for N.T. Wang at Columbia today

WANG C Nian-Tzu, N.T., of Larchmont, NY, died of cancer, on August 26th, 2004. Loving husband of Mabel U, devoted father of June, Kay (Leighton Chen), Cynthia (Daniel Sedlis), Geraldine, and Newton, and proud grandfather of Christine, Stephanie and Lucy.

In his autobiography, ~{!0~}My Nine Lives,~{!1~} N.T. wrote of his lives as number one son, traditional scholar, foreign student, public servant, instructor, international servant, advisor, academician, and immigrant.

N.T. was born in Shanghai on July 25, 1917. Initially trained to be a Confucian scholar, he received a classical education at home, where he was tutored in Chinese poetry, painting, the Classics and other literati skills. Math, science, and languages were introduced later by his father, Pai Yuan (P.Y.) Wang, a sophisticated banker when he decided to school his four sons in the Western ways when they were teenagers. In 1937, N.T. went abroad to study at the London School of Economics and Germany. He transferred to Columbia College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors in economics in 1941, and went on to receive an M.A. and PhD in economics from Harvard University.

N.T. will be remembered throughout the international community for his dedicated efforts in advising businesses and governments around the world on economic development. He made many contributions to his homeland of China, the United States, his home since 1939, and to countless countries, which he helped through his work at the United Nations Economic and Social Council. After retiring from a 28-year career at the United Nations, as the Director of the Centre on Transnational Corporations, he returned to Columbia University to teach at the School of Business and the School of International and Public Affairs. He thoroughly enjoyed his time with his students, organizing seminars, creating training programs for Chinese academic and business leaders, and working tirelessly as the Director of the China-International Business Project. In his final days, he was polishing his keynote speech as part of Columbia University~{!/~}s 250th anniversary celebration. He was an honorary professor of ten universities, a fellow of the International Academy of Management, and a recipient of many awards, including the New York Governor~{!/~}s Award for Outstanding Asian American.

In addition to his many professional achievements, his passions included dancing with his life partner of 62 years, Mabel, and playing tennis. N.T. exhausted his daughter Kay playing two and a half hours of tennis after celebrating his 87th birthday just one month ago. Throughout his life, he took time to compose classical Chinese poems, which his family will compile as the tenth chapter in his life, ~{!0~}The Poet~{!1~}.

The funeral services will be private, but the memorial service will be on Monday September 27th, 2004 at Columbia University~{!/~}s St. Paul~{!/~}s Chapel at 5:00pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Funds Inc. for the N.T. and Mabel Wang Charitable Fund, which will continue the mission of the China-International Business Project he established at Columbia University, c/o Community Funds Inc., 2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

P.S. NT Wang is a close friend of mine. He spoke at a CIAI function last year and agreed to act as an advisor. Daniel

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