August 2020 Newsletter
Who ever thought we would look forward to seeing one of these?
Photo: Marco Verch
计日以俟 Counting the Days
We're almost 3/4 of the way through 2020, and here are some things we are inevitably nearer to, besides your next birthday:

  • Resumption of international travel
  • Work and school not competing for bandwidth on the home WiFi
  • The next Columbus Chinese Chamber event!

In this issue of the Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce newsletter, you will find the following actionable information:

  • Chinese Chamber member spotlight: City of New Albany

  • News from Chinese Chamber member Porter Wright

  • Chinese Chamber news

  • Community news

  • Upcoming Chinese Chamber (in bold) and partner events (in italics):
  • 8/27 Taste of Columbus with US Together
  • 9/2 Commercial Real Estate Markets in Shanghai, Columbus, and Ohio
  • 9/10 Your Supply Chain: Complexities & Challenges, with US-China Series and the US-China Business Council
  • 9/22 Fall Networking Event (online)
  • 9/29 Mission Critical: Infrastructure, with the US Heartland China Association

Fun fact: At this time in 210 B.C., the first emperor of Qin was - unbeknownst to him - near the end of his fifth and final tour of the realm.

Having traveled through modern-day Hubei, Hunan, Anhui, Zhejiang, and Jiangsu Provinces, he fell ill in Pingyuan Ford 平原津 (modern NW Shandong Province). On September 10th, 210 B.C., the first man to unify China passed away in Shaqiu 沙丘, now Xingtai City 邢台市 in Hebei Province.

The cause of death is still debated. Some say that he was poisoned by the mercury he consumed in order to achieve eternal life. Be careful what you wish for...
Member Spotlight
City of New Albany, Ohio
When it comes to business site selection, location planning and expansion, the City of New Albany, Ohio knows what it takes to get and keep business.

New Albany attracts and retains a remarkable caliber and range of businesses, from Fortune 500 headquarters and mission critical operations to technology startups.

Did you know New Albany has a business incubator?

Innovate New Albany, funded by the City of New Albany, offers private office suites, cubicle workspaces, shared conference rooms, event spaces, and virtual business addresses. If you are interested in tenancy contact

The incubator offers education and networking programs completely free of charge called TIGER events. TIGER stands for Technology, Innovation, Growth, Entrepreneurship, and Responsibility. Leaders share practical insights, trends, best practices, and predictions. The presentations are delivered by a skilled leader with valuable expertise to share.

Member News
  • The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed further restrictions on Huawei Technologies and added an additional 38 affiliates to the Entity List. In a recent law alert, Porter Wright explains the implication of these changes and encourages export businesses to vigorously examine their own program to ensure export compliance.

Chinese Chamber News
The Chinese Chamber welcomes our newest member, Abbott Nutrition.

As a leader in nutrition science, research and development, their goal is to deliver nutrition products and education that meet the changing needs of families across the world. They make products to help babies and children grow, that work to keep bodies strong, and that support the unique nutritional and therapeutic needs of adults.

Abbott Nutrition's retail brands include:

  • Similac® infant formulas
  • PediaSure® to help kids grow*
  • Pedialyte® hydration for kids and adults
  • Ensure® for active adults
  • ZonePerfect® to fuel busy days
  • Glucerna® for people with diabetes

Abbott also makes nutritional products for use in healthcare settings such as Hi-Cal and Jevity.

The Chinese Chamber looks forward to leveraging our networks in Greater China and Greater Columbus to supporting Abbott Nutrition's efforts in research & development and e-commerce.
Community News
Tainan 台南, Columbus' sister city in Taiwan, recently mailed over a donation of PPE. Stronger Together!

To get involved with Columbus' sister city relationships with Tainan, and Hefei 合肥 in the PRC, contact Eric McGraw
Recent Chinese Chamber Events
Cross-Cultural Communication in Creative Contexts
On July 22, 2020, the Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce welcomed an expert panel to discuss US-China cross-cultural communication in the creation and interpretation of artistic works.

Click the image above for insights and materials shared by the panel, composed of Catherine Stuer of Chamber member Denison University, Tom Gattis of the Columbus College of Art and Design, and Hank Abbott of Pearl Studio in Shanghai.

Abbott is a graduate of the OSU Chinese Flagship program, which is affiliated with Chinese Chamber member National East Asian Language Resource Center.
Investing in the PRC Senior Living Industry 中国康养市场:市场分析与机会
On August 18th, the Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce was honored to have Lai Shili, owner of Yibaijia Co., Ltd. and Sunny Yang, attorney at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, share their knowledge and experience related to investing in the senior living industry in China.

This one-hour Chinese language webinar was followed by small-group networking. Watch a recording of the presentation and Q&A portion of the event here.
Upcoming Chinese Chamber Events
9/2/20 Commercial real estate online panel and virtual networking
9/22/20 Fall Networking: Alumni of central and northeast Ohio higher education working in/with Greater China
The Greater Columbus Chinese Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio State University China Gateway Office, and Case Western University to host this unique time-zone-crossing networking event.
Anyone affiliated with any college/university in central Ohio or northeast Ohio and is interested in, working in, or from the Chinese-speaking world is welcome to register for this virtual networking event.

Attendees will be randomly placed in virtual breakout rooms, and attendees' contact information will be shared by email after the event to facilitate further dialogue.
Upcoming Partner Events
8/27/20 US Together's Annual Taste of Columbus
The 46th annual International Taste of Columbus will be a virtual, live-streamed event at 5:30 pm ET on August 27. The theme of this year’s event is “Dumplings of the World,” and it will be live-cast on US Together’s Facebook Page.

The International Taste of Columbus is hosted each year to promote international understanding through intercultural experiences. It is a cultural and educational event that brings community members closer together and raises funds for US Together’s charitable causes.
9/10/20 Your Chinese Supply Chain: Complexities and Challenges
Organized by our friends at View from the Peak and the US-China Business Council, the next US-China Series event on September 10th will feature the following panel discussions:

08:00 Textiles & Apparel
09:00 Semiconductors
10:00 Automotive
11:00 Chemicals/Industrial Inputs
12:00 Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Rep Rick Larsen (D-WA), co-chairs of the House US-China Working Group
13:00 5G
14:00 Agriculture
15:00 Medical

Registration is free and you can register for as many panels as you wish.

For sponsorship opportunities in this and future US-China Series events, contact Pat McAloon.
9/20/20 Mission Critical: Infrastructure
Join our friends at the US Heartland China Association and their expert panel led by Ray LaHood, former US Secretary of Transportation, to learn about the infrastructure challenges the U.S. heartland must overcome to remain globally competitive, and putting politics aside, what shared challenges and solutions are there for global collaboration in infrastructure.
Chinese Chamber Members
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Special thanks to Chinese Chamber charter members Huntington Bank and One Columbus.
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