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2007-2008 Season
12/22/2008 USSPA Christmas Lunch Party was held at the Al Dente, SoHo and attended by 24 members, staff and Alumni.

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12/16/2008 InvestHK, New York office hosted a luncheon reception for USSPA at Jimmy¡¦s Kitchen. Five members attended the event.

From left to right: Salina Wong (New York & New Jersey), Gloria Wong (Deputy Head, Investment Promotion, NY), Hailey Fong (Virginia), Bill Wong (Tacoma), Douglas Lee (Deputy Head Investment Promotion, HK), Tereasa Yuen (Geogia), D.Kelly Jones (Head Investment Promotion, NY), Edward Yau (Long Beach)
* Mr. Charles Ng, Associate Director-General of InvestHK also attended the event.
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12/10/2008 - 12/12/2008 USSPA and Hong Kong Trade Development Council co-hosted the ¡§USA 2009: Crisis or New Opportunities?¡¨ seminar on December 10th, 2008. It was well received by over 150 attendees. Representatives from states of North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia made presentation. Mr. Carl Tong, CEO of Creative Master Group and Mr. Banny Lam, International Economist were invited to panel discussion while Ms Wenda Ma, Economist, HKTDC acted as moderator. The event was supported by Georgia Ports Authority, Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, Port Authority of New Jersey & New York and Port of Tacoma. A networking tea reception sponsored by State of Virginia was held after the seminar.

Members¡¦ materials and publications were on display at the USA pavilion.

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10/16/2008 USSPA hosted a luncheon reception at Moon Koon Restaurant, Jockey Club honoring the newly arrived USFCS Chief Mr. Andrew Wylegala to Hong Kong. Business promotion co-operation between the two agencies was discussed. Also presented during the luncheon were Mr. James Mayfield, Commercial Consul and his team members Ms. Rose Mak, Ms. Fanny Chau and Ms. Swee-keng Cheong.
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07/29/2008 The USSPA received a 2-member delegation from Shenzhen Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, headed by Ms. Zheng Yanlin, General Secretary (Center) to discuss possible cooperation in the upcoming China (Shenzhen) International Logistics Fair (CILF). A luncheon was hosted for the delegation at Fat Angelo¡¦s Italian Restaurant after the meeting. Six members attended the meeting and luncheon.
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06/27/2008 Miss Margaret Fong, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs (HKETO), USA hosted a luncheon reception for USSPA at Liu Yuan Pavilion. Five members attended the event.

From left to right: Salina Wong (New York & New Jersey), Ms. Doris Cheung (Director, HKETO San Francisco), Shirley Co (Ohio), Eddie Mak, (Director-General, HKETO Washington), Margaret Fong, Bill Wong (Tacoma), Tereasa Yuen (Geogia), Kitty Leung (Illinois), Monica Chen (Director, HKETO New York)
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04/23/2008 The USSPA received a 5-member delegation from Xiamen Municipal Trade Development Bureau, headed by Mr. Yao Muzhong, Deputy Director General to discuss possible cooperation in the 13th CIFIT International Logistics Fair which will be held on Sept. 8th-11th, 2009.

From left to right: William Chiu (North Carolina), Wendy Wu (Xiamen), Kitty Leung (Illinois), Li Liu Quan (Xiamen), Yo Muzhong, Edward Yau (Long Beach), Huang Heming (Xiamen), Salina Wong (New York & New Jersey), Lin Zhen Ya (Xiamen).
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03/11/2008 Mr. Alex Fong, CEO of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) hosted a luncheon reception for USSPA at JW Marriott Hong Kong. Six members attended the event. Chamber Services Limited (CSL), a fully-owned subsidiary of the HKGCC, has been appointed New York¡¦s Empire State Trade and Investment Representative for China and Hong Kong on 22 Feb, 2008 and Miss Corina Tse, Principal Consultant will be in charge of the project. We welcome CSL to join us as a member of the USSPA Greater China.

From left to right: William Chu (North Carolina), Edward Yau (Long Beach), Alex Fong, Corina Tse, Shirley Co (Ohio), Salina Wong (New York & New Jersey), Teresa Yuen (Georgia), Kitty Leung (Illinois)
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2/18/2008 USSPA organised Spring Festival visits to China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), Cosco Pacific (COSCO) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL).
Participating members: Georgia, Illinois, Long Beach, Los Angeles, New York & New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio and Tacoma
Met with Mr. Kevin, Li Xiao Bing, Director South China of CSCL Met with Capt. Xu Minjie, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of (COSCO)

Met with Mr. CC Tung, Chairman of OOCL
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01/30/2008 The USSPA hosed a luncheon for Mr. Jeff Yang, Managing Director of Chung Hwa Travel Service at Moon Koon Restaurant, Hong Kong Jockey Club. Other guests include: Mr. William Pao, Senior Manager of Chung Hwa Travel Service, Mr. James Mayfield, Commercial Consul of American Consulate General, US Commercial Service and Mr. Sam Lin, Junior Vice President, Supervisory Department of Evergreen Line.

From left to right: William Chu (North Carolina), James Mayfield, Sam Lin, William Pao, Donald Lam (New York & New Jersey), Edward Yau (Long Beach), Jeff Yang, Bill Wong (Tacoma), Shirley Co (Ohio), Kitty Leung (Illinois), Salina Wong (New York & New Jersey), Teresa Yuen (Georgia).
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11/14/2007 Miss Margaret Fong, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs (HKETO), USA hosted a luncheon reception for USSPA at The Golden Leaf, Conrad Hong Kong. Six members attended the event.

From left to right: Salina Wong (New York & New Jersey), Eddie Mak, (Director-General, HKETO Washington), Ms. Doris Cheung (Director, HKETO San Francisco), Edward Yau (Long Beach), Margaret Fong, Shirley Co (Ohio), Bill Wong (Tacoma), Monica Chen (Director, HKETO New York), William Chu (North Carolina), Norman Li (Illinois)
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9/9/2007 The USSPA hosted the "Invest in USA " seminar at China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT), held in Xiamen on September 9th 2007. This half-day program was well attended by over 100 officials and business leaders. Representatives from Port of Long Beach, Illinois, New Mexico, North Carolina, visa officials from the U.S. Consulate General, Guangzhou made presentation related to business climate, location, incentives and visas at the event.

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08/22/2007 The USSPA received a 4-member delegation from China Foreign Trade Centre in Guangzhou, headed by Mr. Xu Bing, Vice Chairman to discuss possible cooperation in the upcoming Canton Fair which will be held in Oct 2007. A luncheon was hosted for the delegation at Fat Angelo¡¦s Italian Restaurant after the meeting.

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07/24/2007 The USSPA received a 3-member delegation from China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Machinery & Electronic Products in Beijing, headed by Mr. Xu Yimeng, Vice Secretary General to discuss possible cooperation in the upcoming China Hi-Tech Fair which will be held in Oct 2007. Mr. James Mayfield, Commercial Consul of USFCS Hong Kong, Mr. Robert Murphy, Commercial Consul and Mr. Barry Zhang, Senior Commercial Specialist of USFCS Guangzhou also attended the meeting. A luncheon was hosted for the delegation at the New Dynasty Scenic Restaurant.

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03/14/2007 Mr. Alex Fong, CEO, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and Mr. Andrew Miller, Managing Director, Asia, Xinhua Finance attended lunch meeting with 7 USSPA members at JW Marriott Hong Kong Mr. Joseph Chan, Head, Business Development of Xinhua Finance also attended the meeting. The USSPA annual election meeting was held after lunch. Edward Yau was elected as the President, Shirley Co as Vice President/Secretary and Salina Wong as Treasurer/Port Coordinator. Norman Li remained as Emeritus President.
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02/28/2007 The President and members including representatives from Illinois, North Carolina and Pennsylvania held meeting with the China Ministry of Commerce in Beijing to discuss Vice-Premier Wu Yi's upcoming Buying Mission to the U.S. in May 2007. Virginia, Port of Georgia and New York and New Jersey Port Authority also expressed interest in inviting the Chinese delegation to their areas.
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01/12/2007 Annual Dinner Party was held at the Shun Tak Clans Association in Hong Kong. The event was attended by 27 members, staff and alumni.

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