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21st Century Entrepreneur Workshop

The new economy demands a new type of entrepreneur. They need to be smarter, compete harder, and move faster. If you want to attract investment you must be better prepared.

In this workshop on business planning and entrepreneurship in the new economy, we'll help you analyze your company or proposed company - identify its strengths and show you how to overcome its weaknesses. You'll use the same tools and techniques the Wayne Brown Institute uses to select companies for its Investors Choice venture capital conferences.

At the end of this seminar you'll be able to have your questions answered by a panel of venture professionals. Cost is $25 and attendance is limited. All current CVN members are free.

Panel members include:

John Chock, Hawai'i Strategic Development Corporation

Virendra Nath,

William Richardson, HMS Hawai'i

Robert Robinson, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Dick Sherman, Ventana Global

Edward Young, Enterprise Honolulu

Sponsored by the Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs of the State of Hawaii, the Wayne Brown Institute, and hosted by Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel.

Wayne Brown Institute

Friday, December 3, 2004 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel
1099 Alakea Street
Suite 1800
Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
(808) 547-5600
"Bradley B. Bertoch" <>  Wayne Brown Institute

21st Century Entrepreneur : Admission Fee $25.00

Successful Marketing Strategies For Hawaii Immigration Investment (EB-5) Projects - A workshop Conducted by Alan Ma, Attorney at Law

DATE: Nov. 27, 2004 (Saturday)
TIME: 9:00 – 12:00
COSTS: $200.00/Person**
PLACE: Conference Room – 10th Floor, Pan Am Building - 1600 Kapiolani Blvd.,

If you are not prepared to convincingly answer a prospect’s first question “if your project is so solid, why wouldn’t you get some money from a bank?” you are not ready to invite immigrant investors to invest in your project!

Here are other things you may want to know how to successfully procure funds for your project:

1. Why knowing historical development is important in structuring EB-5;
2. The current attitude of US CIS toward EB-5 investment in the post 9-11 era;
3. How non-immigration laws in the post 9-11 era affect EB-5 investment;
4. The current laws on EB-5 - did the immigration law amendments of 2000 and 2001 tighten or loosen the investment requirements?
5. The most important “Dos” and “Don’ts” in structuring EB-5 under the current law.
6. The “5 Push Factors” that cause prospects to invest in EB-5 programs;
7. Know your competitions – What other EB-5s are available in the market place;
8. 10 marketing channels in promoting your EB-5: Which is the most effective;
9. What is a prospect’s single biggest fear of investing in EB-5 programs and how to help him/her to overcome it;
10. Does EB-5 investment project subject to the rules of the US Security and Exchange Commission and how to prepare dealing with them;
11. What must you have in hand before you talk to a prospect to successfully procure fund - You are FAR FROM READY if you just have a business plan and financial projection;
12. All the essential ingredients in structuring EB-5 – think about this one first (NOT last): Exit strategy for the investor;
13. What promotional materials you MUST have when you promote your EB-5 programs?
14. Must you spend big money to have ALL your promotional materials translated into Chinese?
15. Don’t underestimate the power of middle persons - how to reward them for successful procurement and best to work with them for result
16. Why should you, and how to, keep best relation with an EB-5 investor?
17. Hawaii EB-5 case studies of successes and failures; AND
18. Examples of good answers to very difficult questions by prospects – Still don’t know how to answer the above question, please attend my workshop.

Other Services:
(1) Review, comment and advice the project you have structured;
(2) Structure your EB-5 project legally; and
(3) Assist you to market your EB-5 project.

*Alan W. C. Ma, Esq. - Practiced US Immigration Law for 20 years; Listed as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” for 10 years consecutively; Former Adjunction Professor of Immigration Law at the University of Hawaii; Former Chapter Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Ass. in Hawaii; and former Trade Representative of Hawaii in Hong Kong and S. China.

** Costs: All Costs will be credited toward retainer for my services in EB-5 matters.

Talk Story with DoTax - Hawaii State Tax Director, Mr. Kurt Kawafuchi

To provide additional opportunities for dialogue, HTTA is pleased to announce "talk story" sessions with Director Kawafuchi and key members of the DoTAX staff. These informal, one-hour, bring-your-own lunch sessions, will give the private sector an excellent opportunity to address issues directly with DoTAX.

The first "Talk Sotry with DoTAX" is scheduled for:

Date: Monday, November 22, 2004, Noon - 1:00pm
Place: 1099 Alakea St., 20th Floor Conference Room
Lunch: Bring your own lunch
Parking: Public parking at Alii Place

For those on the neighbor island or unable to attend in person, phone-in conference bridge will be available. Please email or rsvp attendance or desire to phone in. You may also contact HKCHcc at (808) 524-5738 or email if you have further questions.

Ancient Elegance - A Concert of Chinese Silk and Bamboo Music

Presented by Ethnomusicology, Music Department, Asian Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa Freeman Artist-in-Residence Grant Program

Performers: YU Siu Wah (erhu. yehn, nanhu, gaohu) & HO Kang Ming (Pipa, Sanxian)

Guest Performers: Frederick Lau (dizi, dongxiao) & Priscilla Tse (Yangqin)

Date: Friday, November 19, 2004 7:30pm
Place: Orvis Auditorium, UHM Music Department
Cost: $12 General Admission; $8 Students, Seniors, Military
Parking: $3 outside Orvis Auditorium

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Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 if you have further questions.

HKCHcc Collaboration Partner


If you've ever thought of expanding to Southeast Asia, you won't want to miss the luncheon seminar coming up on November 17. We've invited the ambassadors from ASEAN--The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam)--to discuss business opportunities for Hawaii companies in their countries.

And the opportunities are definitely there. ASEAN, with a combined population of 550 million, has a combined GDP of approximately $700 billion. In the past two years, Hawaii businesses took advantage of this rapidly-expanding area by exporting $81 million in goods and services.

The seminar is from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel. The cost of the seminar and lunch is $25 per person or $225 per table of ten. We're attaching a brochure which will provide you with further details. Remember: this is your one stop chance to hear from all the nations in the region. Is ASEAN for you?

We hope to see you at the seminar!

Wednesday, November 17, 2004
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel

Emogene Estores
Economic Development Specialist
Phone: (808) 587-2762
fax: (808) 587-2787

National Association of Seed and Venture Funds** (NASVF)
A network of private, public and non-profit organizations investing and facilitating investment in entrepreneurs

Use invitation code: inv91na (enter as shown, please) to receive your $100 discount to the Conference:

Register online using the above code at:

Program Tracks:

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation - Building Angel Groups
Best Practices of Professional Investors
Tech–Led Development
Universities, Seed Capital and Entrepreneurs

Grand America Hotel is located at 555 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT.

Hotel Accommodations
Make your reservations at 800.621.4505. Mention 'NASVF' to obtain the discount room rate of $169. A block of rooms is being held through October 10, 2003. The special rate is available for November 7-13, 2004. Check in is after 3 pm and check out is prior to 12 noon.

The Conference is an invitation-only event. If you have an invitation, you may
register here. Those who would like to be considered for an invitation may complete a request to attend form or contact the Conference Registrar at (phone 918.712.1230).

Conference Fees
Conference registration fees paid by July 31 are $595, by September 30 are $695 and after that date are $795. Registrations not paid in full by October 17, 2004 may be released to the waiting list. The Conference is limited to 350 and will be fully booked.

Seminar Fees
The registration fee for the Swing for the Fences-Seed Investing for Entrepreneurs is $395.

Refunds are available, minus a $75 handling fee, for written cancellations received by October 17, 2004. No fees will be refunded after this date.

Business casual is appropriate for all conference sessions.

**HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce will be presenting Dean Emeritus Chuck Yim Gee Award for Special Achievement in Documentary Film & Special Achievement in Creativity in Art for Documentary Film to "Sentimental Remembrances of the Lute 琵琶情"- A Documentary Movie Produced by Awarding Winning Feng Qiao, Shanghai TV Station and CMC Consulting Group Inc Recognition of Outstanding Achievement for Significant Contributions to the Hawaii Film Industries will be given to a special person on the occasion of its participation in the “Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival". We will be meeting with Guests from Shanghai Media Group.

The reception will be held at the Hong Kong Harbourview Seafood Restaurant on Saturday, October 30th at 6:30pm - By Invitation only - Special thanks to Hong Kong Harbourview Seafood Restaurant, Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce and Hawaiian Host Chocolates for their special contributions to the event.

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 if you have any questions.

US-China People Friendship Association Western Region Conference "The Everlasting Friendship" October 23 - 24, 2004 at the Pacific Beach Hotel

A delegation from the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries is scheduled to attend. The Chinese Ambassador will be invited and has attended past USCPFA Western Region Conferences. Representative from the Los Angels and San Francisco Consulates will also be in attendance.

USCPFA is planning to have speakers on Women's Issues, concurrent session on Cultural Interaction: Cinema and Chinese Opera; Medicine: People's Doctor and Chinese Alternative Medicine; Social Issues: Women's Issues and The Impact on China's Society: Media/Journalism and Immigration to Hawaii - The Early Days by the author of "The Money Dragon". Featured speaker will be Professor Wu Qing, an internationally renowned activist on social and women's issues.

Fee: Full Conference including Meals, $150/person by Aug 20, 2004, $165/person after Aug 20th
Payment: USCPFA-Hawaii Subregion c/o Mr. Loy Fook Leu, 47-701 Hui Alala St, Kaneohe HI 96744
Contact: Diane Wong Phone: (808) 595-3134
Contact: Vernon Ching Phone: (808) 524-2014

JAIMS enrichment speaker

"Succeeding as a Smalltime Foreign investor in China" by Mr. Tom Conlon

FREE for Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Members (In order to educate our members at the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce about the business environment in China, our Chamber's Director and Founding Members is allowing HKCHcc members to attend the following lecture free of charge.  However, you need to register with Ms. Yen Chun by Oct. 4th)

Date: Friday, October 8, 2004 1-3p.m.

Place: Executive Seminar Room, 2nd Floor, JAIMS, 6660 Hawaii Kai Drive

China is commonly thought of as a country that is difficult or impossible for the small foreign investor to succeed in. Mr. Tom Conlon (he prefers to be called "Tom") will show why this is a myth and will reveal great opportunities for the small investor who has guts, faith, determination and a good idea. Tom will focus on how you can develop these qualities within yourself. Tom will also explain why it is important for the future of America to have small investors actively pursuing and succeeding with practical business goals in the booming Chinese economy. He will provide a solid background of the issues and concerns of the small investor and ways to optimize YOUR chances for success.


Mr. Tom Conlon is a businessman who started his career in 1970 developing and marketing electric generating windmills. He is the founder of Aero Power Systems Inc., which he started with $70, a 20-year-old truck, and a tool box. 5 years later, APSI did its first million-dollar year with both domestic with international sales. Today, Tom heads the International Windmill Supply Co. in Central China, where he is introducing the traditional American Water Pumping Windmill. Tom has succeeded in accomplishing what many in the industry have considered to be impossible - successfully selling an expensive product to people who cannot afford to buy it. Tom spent two years traveling to and investigating many areas in China, prior to starting his business.

Come and share his experiences and see if you are ready to start a business in China.

The session is free to members of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce. Please RSVP with Yen Chun by October 4, 2004.

Phone: 396 7163 or Email: 

Mid-Autumn Festival Dinner sponsored by Hong Kong School Alumni Federation

Presentation of tis Scholarship Foundation's 2004/05 Scholars & Youth Achievement Scholarship Awards

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2004, 6:30pm reception and 7:00pm Dinner
Location: Empress Harbor Seafood Restaurant, 111 N Atlantic Blvd, Suite 350, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Cost: $35 - Adult, Student & Child 12 or under $25 RSVP no later than Monday, Sept 27, 2004
Contact: Mimi or Ivien at (626) 299-0819 or email

Celebration of National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival

Address: Orvis Auditorium, Department of Music, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2411 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822

Date: Friday, October 1, 2004.

Time: 5:15 PM-6:30 PM Meal; 7:00 PM-9:00PM Performance

Cost: No Charge - First Come First Servce

Lion Dance
Peacock Dance (Xinxin)
Peking Opera
Chorus (2 songs)
Comic Dialogue (UH faculty)
Female solo
Drama (East West Center)
Blessing (UH)
Male solo
Tibet Dance (Xinxin)

Organized by:
Chinese Students& Scholars at University of Hawaii
U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Association-Honolulu
Hawaii Mainland China Oversea Association
China Club
Hong Kong China-Hawaii Chamber of Commerce

Sponsored by:
The consulate General of The People’s Republic of China in Los Angels

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183

Academy of Arts Chinese Event from August 5 through October 3

The Honolulu Academy of Art will be having an exhibition, "Fantastic Mountains: Ming and Qing Dynasty Paintings from the Shanghai Museum." The eight traditional Chinese landscape paintings explore the role and symbolism of mountains in Chinese Culture. General admissions $7.00 while a reduced admission of $4.00 is available for seniors (62+), students (13 and over), and military; Academy members and children 12 and under are free.

I Ching master Alfred Huang will present a lecture, "Dragon Flying in the Sky: The I Ching Guide to Prosperity and Success in the 21st Century, the Century of the Dragon," at 2:00pm., on Sunday, August 22, at the Academy's Doris Duke Theatre. Admission is free and there is a reception after the presentation. Seating is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call the Academy at 532-8700.

Japan-American Society of Hawaii, Korea Society, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council* (PAAC) and Japan-America Society of Hawaii proudly present:

Korea Trilogy II: A Second Look at the Impact of Korea on U.S.-Japan Relations

Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Hawaii Tokai International College Auditorium
Address: 2241 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Cost: $15 Members/$20 Non-Members/$2 Parking in Structure


Ralph Cossa (Pacific Forum CSIS)
Brad Glosserman (Pacific Forum CSIS)
Dr. Jung Hyun Shin (East-West Center Visiting Fellow)
Dr. Yoichiro Sato (APCSS)
Dr. Sheila Smith (East-West Center)
Representative of Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu

Moderator: Ambassador Charles Salmon (Asia-Pacific Center for Securities Studies)

RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Mail payment: Japan-America Society of Hawaii, PO Box 1412, Honolulu HI 96806

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

The U.S. Dept. of Commerce MBDA has kicked off it's inaugural "Venture Funding Showcase for Minority Enterprises" in Hawaii ----> MBDA Fusion2004 on September 21, 2004!

If your constituents are seeking capital of nearly ANY kind to grow their minority owned businesses (58% of all HI companies are minority owned!), they won't want to miss this!

As business owners know all to well, capital is often the missing - or elusive - link in the quest to launch or grow a company. On September 21st, the MBDA Fusion2004 Showcase & Expo will deliver to the Hawaii over 150:

-Angel/Private Investors
-Federal Funding Sources (i.e. USDA, Export Import Bank)
-Commercial Lenders
-Foundation Fund Administrators
-Community Loan Program Administrators
-Micro-loans Administrators
-State Contract Officers
-Federal Government ("Primes") Contract Officers
-Funding Facilitators (i.e. SBA, MBDC)


Recent Coverage:

For small companies with 1 person or large companies with 100+ employees seeking capital to grow, this Showase should be very meaningful. Companies who REGISTER ASAP will be eligible for FREE consulting assistance, investor matching and introductions. Registration is online at

The "Showcase" element is comprised of the TEN high potential companies that the MBDA believes should be given spotlight and these companies will PUBLICLY present (not required) their business pitches on 9/21, taking place at the Hawaii Convention Center.

MBDA Fusion2004 will feature a MULTITUDE of funding sources and the business public/business owners who wish to come out and meet the sources in a trade show setting are welcome by way of 'walk-in' registration. However, "pre-registration" for this event will enable MATCHING and INTRODUCTION of REGISTRANTS through one-on-one sessions with the RIGHT funding sources --
MUCH greater access, free advisory services and workshops.

It's VERY LIKELY YOU'VE GOT CONSTITUENTS SEEKING FUNDING! to expand their minority owned businesses, PLEASE, forward this email to your constituents base ASAP! For more information on MBDA Fusion2004 visit

Our Alliances currently include:

The Gartner Group
University of Hawaii, Pacific Business Center
Golden Capital Network
UH Angels
DBEDT/Hawaii Strategic Development Corp.
Hawaii Venture Capital Association
Pacific Angel Network
Business Plans Hawaii
Minority Business Development Center of Honolulu
Hawaii Opportunities Group
Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce

“Ethical Management”- Seminar on Mainland–Hong Kong Business Vistas - September 14, 2004 - Rm. 301 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (New Wing)

Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and members of the Hong Kong Ethics Development Advisory Committee: Federation of Hong Kong Industries, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong*, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce*, the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association and the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Assisted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council*.

 To enhance cross-boundary businessmen’s understanding of the anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws of the Mainland and Hong Kong so as to safeguard their rights and interests; and
 To provide practical advice on corruption prevention and practicing good corporate governance to cross-boundary businessmen.

 Hong Kong businessmen who have investments in the Mainland;
 Managers employed by Hong Kong-funded companies working in the Mainland;
 Professionals involving in cross-boundary business, such as lawyers, accountants, company secretaries, etc; and
 Owners and managers of Mainland companies who are interested in investing or have already set up companies in Hong Kong.

Language: Cantonese and Putonghua (with simultaneous interpretation in English)

Fee: HK$300 per person (refreshment and lunch inclusive)

Enrolment Deadline: Before end of August 2004

Enquiries: Tel : (852) 2922 8732 or e-mail :  Miss Wendy Chan or HKCHcc at 808-222-8183

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce & Affiliated Chambers and Business Organizations Council Present

2004 Mayoral Candidate Forum

Tuesday, August 3, 2004

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

(11:00 a.m. Registration)

(11:30 a.m. Light Lunch Served)

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Manoa Grand Ballroom
2454 S. Beretania Street, 5th floor
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826

$12 Per Person (Includes a Light Lunch)

$2 Validated Parking

For more information, please call Johnson Choi at (808) 222-8183, Carol at (808) 949-5531 or Naomi at (808) 733-8160 or via email at or

Hawaii Minority Enterprise Development Week Awards Luncheon

Date: Friday, July 23, 2004
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Place: Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki Ballroom

The Minority Business Development Center™ of Honolulu will be sponsoring the Hawaii Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week) Awards Luncheon to celebrate the achievements and successes of local minority owned small businesses. Various federal contracting agencies and their Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Specialists will also be recognized for their outstanding support of minority owned small businesses.

MED Week has been a national event since 1983 to recognize the contributions of America’s minority entrepreneurs and those individuals and organizations that actively support minority business development.

The event cost is $30 per person and will include lunch (salad, entrée, and dessert) and our program and trade fair. A vegetarian meal is also available if preordered. Because of heightened security at the Hale Koa Hotel, please bring a photo ID to this event. Registration and trade fair begin at 11 a.m.

Chiling Tong of the Minority Business Development Agency, United States Department of Commerce, will be our keynote speaker.

MEDWEEK Awards Luncheon Please Register by July 19

Name _______________________________________ Title _________________________________
Business Name _____________________________________________________________________
Address ___________________________________________________________________________
Phone_______________________ Fax_______________________ Cell_______________________
E-mail___________________________________________ Website__________________________
Please check if you are interested in trade fair participation: ________
If you are registering more than one person, please attach a list of names and titles.
Total # attending: ________ Total # of Vegetarian meal(s) requested: ________
 Check Enclosed  Credit Card - please circle one VISA MC
Card # _________ _________ _________ _________ Expiration Date: _________/_________
Name as it appears on card: __________________________________________________________
Card Billing Address: _______________________________________________________________
Total Amount enclosed or billed to credit card: $__________________________________________

Authorized Signature _______________________________________________________________

Make checks payable to: MBDC™ of Honolulu or Jean Williams, Inc.
Mail to: 1088 Bishop Street, Suite 2506, Honolulu, HI 96813
Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Walk-ins not admitted. Thank you.

Two Chinese Gardens in America - Slide Show Presentation by Dr. Daniel W Y Kwok

General Membership and Installation Meeting of the US-China People Friendship Association Honolulu Chapter

When: Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 11:00am
Where: Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant (2nd Floor) 111 N King St
Cost: $13/person by July 7, 2004
Reservation: Call Kathy at 808-941-3714 or Lenora at 808-239-9157
Payment to: USCPFA-Honolulu c/o Sylvia Louie, 1813 Hunnewell St, Honolulu HI 96822

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Business Opportunities Presentation - Presentation by David Cohen - Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Affairs

Small Business Hawaii and the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii are sponsoring a unique small business development luncheon featuring David B. Cohen, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior.

Of Somoan ancestry, David administers over the federal government's relationship with the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, etc. He will discuss current and impending business opportunities in the areas in which he has oversight.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for discovering current business activities and opportunities as well as getting in on the ground floor for yet announced opportunities and plans.

David Cohen was sworn in as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Affairs in June, 2002. Mr. Cohen oversees the Office of Insular Affairs, which administers the Federal government’s relationship with the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and administers economic assistance to the nations in free association with the United States: The Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau. Prior to joining the Bush administration, Mr. Cohen was a partner in the law firm of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, specializing in project finance and banking in the firm’s Los Angeles Office. In 2001, Mr. Cohen was appointed by President Bush to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Also in 2001, Mr. Cohen was appointed by Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao to chair the Special Industry Committee for American Samoa, the body charged with establishing minimum wage rates in that territory. Mr. Cohen graduated from a joint program in which he earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the co-author of two textbooks, Modern Business Law and Business and its Legal Environment. Mr. Cohen holds the title of Papali’i in the Samoan culture.

Luncheon details:

WHERE: Pacific Club (Card Room)
WHEN: Thursday, July 8
TIME: 12:00 noon - 1:45 PM
WHY: Business Opportunities and Contacts-Mid Pacific
WHAT: Luncheon is $30.00. Reservations are required, space is limited.
Fee is $35 at the door if space is available.
Checks should be made out to: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii if you
wish to pay in advance. Otherwise pay at the door is fine
WHO: Please call Amee Treadwell at SBH: 396-1724 or Stephanie Ghilarducci at
GRIH: 368-2327
DEADLINE: RSVP before July 2 for head-count purposes

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

The 7th Shanghai International Film Festival, June 5 - 13, 2004

Members of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) representing various Companies including but not limit to Makai Motion Pictures LLC and CMC Consulting Group Inc will be attending the 7th Shanghai International Film Festival.

HKCHcc and its members have arranged meetings to introduce Hawaii products to Shanghai and to bring TV and Film productions to Hawaii.

If you have tangible Hawaii products to sell to the China market; TV or Movie production companies looking for collaboration partners/investors from China, please contact our Chamber of Commerce before May 15th for more information. For those wanting to travel to China, please allow up to 3 weeks to obtain China entry VISA.

Contact us 808-222-8183 or if you have questions.

Meet Jackie Chan to Preview the Movie "Around the World in 80 days" on June 8th, Tuesday in Honolulu

Jackie Chan is coming to Honolulu. He will be here to present a special preview of his new movie "Around the World in 80 Days" at the Neal Blaisdel Center on June 8th, Tuesday as a benefit for the Foundation. The tickets go on sale on Saturday at NBC.

There are three levels: a limited number of $35 dollars, $50 dollars and one hundred dollar seats. There also be another level of two hundred dollar tickets by invitation only. If you are interested, go on line to ticketmaster or to the NBC box office early.

Please note that since this is a preview before the Hollywood Premier in LA, there will be no cameras, cell phones with photo capability and bags allowed inside. Security will be very tight and if you bring bags you can check them in at the door before going in.

Synopsis: A tale that centers around three unlikely heroes as they attempt to settle an outrageous wager. An eccentric London inventor, Phileas Fogg, has come up with the secrets to flight, electricity, and even roller-blades, but the world has dismissed him as a crackpot. Desperate to be taken seriously, Fogg makes an outlandish bet with Lord Kelvin, the head of the Royal Academy of Science: to circumnavigate the globe in no more than 80 days! With his two sidekicks--Passepartout and femme fatale Monique--Fogg is headed on a frantic, heart-pounding round-the-world race that takes our heroes to the world's most exotic places by land, sea, and air. Along the way, our heroes face many adventures and obstacles from an all-star cast that land them in comedic predicaments, and exhilarating action.

Jackie will appear in person on stage for an hour show before the movie. He will entertain along with local stars and talk about the movie before you sit back and enjoy the movie. He will be in Honolulu for approximately 24 hours.

Visit  for more information

2004 Hawaii Small Business Fair - FREE

Kapiolani Community College, Saturday, May 22, 2004, 8:30 - 2:30pm


    Starting a Business
    Choosing the Right Form of Business for You
    Writing a Business Plan
    Basic Recordkeeping
    Importing and Exporting
    Doing Business With the Government
    Federal & State Taxes
    And MORE!

    For information visit for complete schedule

Pacific and Asia Affair Council* Luncheon Forum

Britain and the United States: Facing Up to the Global Challenges

Featuring: Consul General Peter Hunt from the Los Angeles consulate

Rennaissance Ilikai Hotel, 1777 Ala Moana Blvd., Pacific Ballroom, May 18th, Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

RSVP by May 10, 2004

$25 for members of PAAC, EWC, and FEWC, $30 for non-members
For more information or to make reservations, contact Tandy at 944-7784 or Johnson Choi of HKCHcc at
808-222-8183 or if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

The following Presentation "Hawaii's China Connection" on May 15, 2004, 1:00 - 5:00pm at the Jefferson Hall, East West Center will be presented in Mandarin only - you do need to have the Chinese font installed in order for you to read the Chinese text below.

Sing Tao Newspaper Coverage in PDF format

夏威夷之中国情结系列活动 - <夏威夷之中国情结> <Hawaii’s China Connection>系列活动之一我在美國的一片天

五月十五日下午1 5 , 由中国俱乐部, 中国大陆同胞聯誼會, 中国夏威夷商会, 以及夏威夷学生学者联合会共同举办和赞助的 <夏威夷之中国情结> 系列活动之一我在美國的一片天”  将在夏威夷大学 Jefferson Hall 隆重拉开帷幕. 此次活动将以演讲会的形式进行. 八位演讲貴宾被邀请到场, 并將与個位出席嘉宾分享他们的成功经验. 每位到场的嘉宾也有自由提问的机会. <夏威夷之中国情结>系列活动的目的在於﹕

1。给在夏威夷生活, 工作及学习的华侨同胞﹐学生和學者提供相互认识和增进友谊的机会.

2。希望他们的演讲能对與會者的生活, 工作及学习有所帮助.

3。四个组织希望通過夏威夷之中国情结系列活动来丰富夏威夷華人社區的多元文化生活,  並以此進一步弘揚光大博大精深的中華民族文化。

            五月十五日的聚會将是整个活动之系列(), 目前計劃系列() () 為七月份將舉辦的卡拉OK比赛和九月的中秋国庆联欢晚会. 如有兴趣参与卡拉OK比赛人士,可向任何以上四个组织询问细节.  



邱茫茫                         市政府副检察官                                             

刘欣                             高级翻译                                            

曹博渊                         内科医生                                                        

Jennifer YZ Du-Yuan    American Express Financial Advisors 


柳俊峰              Island Art Galleries                                                   

            龚劳                 美国联合旅行中心董事长                                          

            张静波             环保公司总经理                                             

            袁海                 海洋生物物资公司总经理


中国俱乐部: 张少炯 351-3588              

中国大陆同乡会: 王华松 923-9752

中国夏威夷商会: Johnson Choi 222-8183

中国学生学者联合会: 陈加宝 722-6699

 RSVP is required to attend (email to or fax to 524-8063 by May 12, 2004)

 Name:_______________________________________________ Contact Ph#___________________

#of persons attending:______ email address ____________________@__________________________

Parking: Standard Parking $3, Parking at Grass Area $4

Seminar Location/Address: Jefferson Hall, Garden Level Koi Room, 1601 East West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii

Date: May 15, 2004, Thursday, 1:00 - 5:00pm

CONTACT: Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce中国夏威夷商会 55 Merchant Street, Harbor Court, Suite 1813, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA. Phone: 808-222-8183, Fax: 524-8063 Web: email: or

Colleges of Arts and Sciences, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

“Neutrino Studies at UH: From Uncovering Secrets of the Universe to Use in National Defense”, Dr. John G. Learned, Professor of Physics and Astronomy.

The UHM Neutrino Group has been involved in the study of the elusive neutrino, from nuclear energies to the highest energies seen in the universe. The Group has participated in the discovery that these light particles do have some mass and play important roles in cosmology and supernovae. It has projects going on in Hawaii, Japan and Antarctica, from deep mines to the top of the atmosphere, and plays a lead role in these projects. Long range studies also involve the use of neutrinos in futuristic national defense initiatives.

American Savings Bank Tower (formerly Pacific Tower), 8th Floor, 180 S. King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

May 13, 2004, Thursday, 12:00 to 1:00 PM

Contact Johnson Choi of HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or if you have questions.

Torkildson, Katz to Brief Employers on New FLSA 'White-Collar' Exemption Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor today issued long-awaited final revisions to its "white-collar" employee exemption regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Torkildson, Katz will brief employers on the new rules on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 from 8:30 to 11:00 in the Topa Plaza Exhibition Hall.

The new rules guaranty employees earning less than $23,660 a year time-and-a-half overtime pay after working 40 hours in a week. They provide that most highly compensated white-collar employees earning $100,000 or more per year are no longer entitled to overtime pay. They redefine the duties that white-collar executives, administrators and professionals must perform in order to be exempt from the federal minimum wage and overtime requirements. Many other significant changes are also made.

Torkildson, Katz has the largest and most experienced labor and employment law department in the state. Attorneys from the department will explain the changes in order to help employers make use of the new rules to reduce labor costs. Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce members may contact Glenda Aggasid at 523-5320 or 
Johnson Choi at HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or to reserve a spot for the May 12, 2004 briefing.

"Music of Life" Therapeutic Music Concert

The University Community and General Public are cordially invited to attend a special multi-media performance with special attraction to those interested in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Performer: Master Shen Wu

Date: April 28, Wednesday
Time: doors open at 6:30; Program will take place 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Place: Art Building Auditorium, Art 132
Admission: Free

Presented by UH Center for Chinese Studies, and John A. Burns School of Medicine, together with the US Chinese Traditional Medicine Institute


Video Presentation ­ Documentary of Master Wu and his Therapeutic Music Introduction by Master Shen Wu


Preface Origin of Life and Music

1. Fuxi Created Xun to heal illnesses, performed with Xun, and Poem on Five Tones in Healing Five Organs

2. Echo of Ancient Times, performed with guqin and xiao.

3. Heavenly Drum and Tiger¹s Roar, performed with Xuanyuan Drum and >Classic Gong. Drum that shakes life: Beijing Opera ³Dahu Shangshan².

4. Wind from the South, performed with hulushen.

5. Soaring Dragon, performed with flute and bawu.

6. True Love, performed with xiao, violin, erhu, and piano.

7. The Song of Five Tones.

8. Songs of ³the Curving Moon², and ³San Tao Ce², with keyboard musical accompaniment.

9. ³Muyang Qu², performed with erhu and flute.

10. My Heart Will Go On performed with erhu.

For more information, please contact Jay Zhu, 383-4943, or Cynthia Ning, 956-2692 or
Johnson Choi at HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or if you have questions.

The Phoenix Dance Chamber* 2004 Luncheon Gala and Silent Auction on April 24, 2004

The Hawaii Foundation for Chinese Culture and Arts (HFCCA) is happy to announce its Fundraiser Gala 2004 on Saturday, April 24, 2004 at the Pacific Beach Hotel Grand Ballroom. Time is: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Ticket prices: Gold Circle $45, General $35, Children 3-10 $16. Besides a sumptuous buffet there will also be a raffle, photo exhibit by Jim Dong, entertainment showcasing the dancers of the Phoenix Dance Chamber (one of the programs of the HFCCA) and a silent auction featuring exquisite Chinese artifacts and antiques. The Honolulu based Phoenix Dance Chamber has toured internationally and sponsored several dance exchange tours to China since its inception in 1989. The company has won numerous international dance competition awards and received the 1997 Cultural Preservation Award from the Hawaii State Dance Council for "White Cloud Trilogy", an original choreography by Diane Letoto, the Chamber's dance director. For more information phone 988-2009 (Chinese) 550-0509 (English).

Extra Information

The Phoenix Dance Chamber offers a Chinese dance curriculum that includes a diversity of dance techniques in Chinese classical, folk, contemporary and ethnic minority nationality dance styles. The company’s repertoire includes over 70 dances reflective of these dance styles.

A cultural dance exchange tour to China is planned every 3 years to familiarize our students with the diverse customs, foods, climates and dance styles in its original setting. Scholarships were awarded in the past three cultural exchanges to promising students to enhance their understanding of China’s diverse culture. The Phoenix Dance Chamber also awarded scholarships for students to participate in dance classes at the prestigious Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

The Phoenix Dance Chamber is the only Hawaii dance group invited to participate in the North American Chinese Dance Competition held in Vancouver, Canada. Scholarships are awarded to dancers to participate in the competition. At the 2002 North American Chinese Dance Competition, they placed second in the Intermediate Solo Minority Dance category, Intermediate Solo Classical Dance category and the Intermediate Minority Dance Group category. They placed first in the Intermediate Folk Group category and the Contemporary Trio category. The Contemporary Chinese Dance entry, “Wo Shi Shei ? (Who Am I?)”, garnered special recognition as the best Contemporary Chinese Dance entry in the competition.

The existence of the Hawaii Foundation for Chinese Culture and Arts and the Phoenix Dance Chamber depends largely from community support of our programs and from the generosity of private donors.

Feel free to contact Johnson Choi at 808-222-8183 or if you have any questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

International Market Insight [IMI] / ID: 122480
Regions: EAP; Asia; East Asia; ADB
Country: China
Divisions [Province]: Sichuan
Industry: Environmental Technologies
Sector: Pollution Control Equipment

The Sichuan Provincial Development and Reform Commission, Sichuan Provincial Project Office for Foreign Investment, Sichuan Provincial Environmental Protection Bureau and Sichuan Provincial Environmental Industrial Association will jointly sponsor the 2004 International Exhibition on Environmental Technology and Equipment (Chengdu) which will be held from April 20-22, 2004 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. Sichuan is the largest province in Southwest China in terms of natural resources, population and market potential. Due to rapid economic growth, Sichuan is facing serious environmental problems and is greatly in need of new technology and equipment for its huge environmental market. On behalf of the Sichuan Provincial Government, the Sichuan Provincial Environmental Protection Bureau invites international and local companies to attend the show. The 2004 Environmental Show will provide an opportunity for U.S. firms to identify buyers, establish business relationships with major Chinese companies and explore environmental projects in this region.

Booth Rates:

RMB5,500.00 (USD660.00) for front and central space: 3m x 3m
RMB4,800.00 (USD580.00) for side area: 3m x 3m
RMB4,000.00 (USD480.00) for smaller side area: 3m x 2m

Booth Payment:

Exhibitors should pay booth fees within one week after registration. Exhibit booths will be confirmed once the organization committee receives the payment. Please note exhibit fees should be paid before March 18, 2004.


Mr. Li Lin, Show Coordinator
Department of International Cooperation,
Sichuan Provincial Environmental Protection Bureau
Add: #31 Xiyu Street, Chengdu, Sichuan, China 610015
Tel: 86-28-8611-2219
Fax: 86-28-8612-5462

For further information, interested U.S. firms may also contact:

Ms. Ling Chen
Commercial Assistant
U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service
American Consulate General Chengdu
Tel: 86 28 8558-3992 ext. 6967
Fax: 86 28 8558-9221

The Commercial Section of the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu, part of the worldwide network of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, helps U.S. firms export their goods and services to China. To accomplish this mission we conduct a number of services on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC), including our Gold Key Service, which includes arranging meetings with potential Chinese distributors, agents, or joint venture partners. For information on the Gold Key or other USDOC services, contact the U.S.-based Export Assistance Center nearest you, or contact us at 86/ 28/558-9642, fax: 86/28/558-9221, or email:  We are also on the web at

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council* and Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) cordially invites you to join the following FREE conference and seminars during the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) on 14-17 April 2004. While seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis, please register now to take up this excellent opportunity to further your technological insight and establish business contacts.

E-Government Conference
(Co-organizer: Information Technology Services Department, The Government of the HKSAR)
Date: 14 April 2004 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Venue: Forum Rooms 1 - 2, Hall 5, HKCEC
Language: English (Simultaneous interpretation in Putonghua will be arranged)
Contents: To explore the applications of e-government in Hong Kong in areas such as public services, security applications, integrated registration information system, wireless development, and Smart ID card. The need and development of e-government in the Chinese Mainland will also be introduced.

Exhibitors' Forum for the HK Electronics Fair (Spring Edition)
Date: 15-16 April 2004 (Thursday-Friday)
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (15 April 2004)
2:30 pm - 5:15 pm (16 April 2004)
Venue: Room 407, HKCEC
Language: Cantonese

Exhibitors' Forum on International Home-grown Technology
Date: 15 April 2004 (Thursday)
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: Forum Room 1, Hall 5, HKCEC
Language: English / Cantonese

Seminar on Doing Business with Japan
(By Japan External Trade Organization, JETRO)
Date: 15 April 2004 (Thursday)
Time: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: Room 407, HKCEC
Language: English

Hong Kong Retail Technology Symposium 2004 ~ Use of Technology in Retail Innovation
(Co-organizers: Hong Kong Retail Technology Industry Association Ltd. & Hong Kong Article Numbering Association)
Date: 16 April 2004 (Friday)
Time: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: Forum Room 1, Hall 5, HKCEC
Language: Cantonese
Contents: To explore and discuss the latest development and application of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Electronic Product Code (ePC), and other retail technologies

Registration and further information, please contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183

The Friends of the East-West Center in cooperation with the East-West Center, Pacific Asian Affairs Council, and the University of Hawaii Center for Chinese Studies invite you to participate in a series of dialogues and discussions with East-West Center experts addressing critical issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

The inaugural session will be led by East-West Center researcher Christopher McNally with the following focus:

China’s Rise - Implications for Its Asia Pacific Neighbors

Key questions:

• What are the internal challenges China faces in the coming years and the implications for social stability and political reform?
• How is China’s foreign policy evolving and what are the implications for the Asia-Pacific region?
• What are the long-term global implications of China’s continued economic growth?

Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Place: East-West Center Art Gallery - Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road
RSVP by March 26, 2004
Cost: $10.00
Refreshments will precede the session. To register, please return the slip below with payment.
Parking (UH Campus): $3.00 (Please pay at the guard kiosk along East-West Road.)

Registration form for “China’s Rise: Implications for Its Asia Pacific Neighbors”
Name(s): _________________________________________________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________ Phone: ______________________
Please make checks payable to: Friends of the East-West Center and mail to: Friends of the EWC, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848-1601. For information and reservations, please call 944-7111 or 944-7691. If you would like to receive email announcements of future East-West Center events, please print your email address below:
Email address: ___________________________________________________________________

For more information contact PAAC at 808-944-7780 or HKCHcc at 808-222-8183

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

(PAAC) Pacific Asia Affairs Council* Celebrates its Golden Anniversary

Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. William Perry, Former U. S. Secretary of Defense

Special Award Presentations - Bachman Award to Houghton and Doreen Freeman, Freeman Foundation

PAAC's First Annual Distinguished Alumni Award to Gerald A. Sumida, Former PAAC Participant and Past Chairman and President of PAAC's Board of Governors

Friday, April 2, 2004 at Hilton Hawaiian Village

For more information contact PAAC at 808-944-7780 or HKCHcc at 808-222-8183

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

(PAAC) Pacific Asia Affairs Council*, UH School of Hawaiian, Asia and Pacific Studies cordially invite you to a luncheon forum featuring:

Governor Linda Lingle - "Hawaii Role in the Asia Pacific Region"

Date: March 17, 2004 Wednesday
Time: 11:45am
Place: Renaissance Ilikai Hotel, Pacific Ballroom, Salon F, 1777 Ala Moana Blvd, Validated Parking $3.00
Cost: $30/person - Members, $35/person - Non Members
RSVP Deadline: March 10, 2004, check payable to PAAC, mail to 1601 East West Road, 4/F, Honolulu HI 96848 - Please indicate Salmon Entree or Vegetarian Lasagna(s).

For more information contact PAAC at 808-944-7780 or HKCHcc at 808-222-8183

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

*The College of Business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and JAIMS (Japan Institute of Management Science) are co-sponsoring "Secrets of Knowledge Management" on February 27 at the Halakulani Hotel.

"Secrets of Knowledge Management"
is a luncheon forum to be held at the Halekulani Hotel on Friday, February 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It will feature Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi from Japan's leading graduate business school, Hitotsubashi University. It is universally acknowledged that the economically advanced nations of the world have moved from the industrial age into the knowledge age, where value-added is based on information, data, and the knowledge which this yields.

Companies, regions and nations competing in the global economy have been transformed by technology, especially digital technology, which has made it possible for organizations and individuals to have access to the knowledge of the world and the means of production at a moments notice, twenty four hours a day seven days a week. Much of the pioneering work studying this great historical transformation is being done by Professors Ikujiro Nonaka and Dean Hirotaka Takeuchi from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, with the help of others at Hitotsubashi and at affiliated institutions such as Harvard and Berkeley. On the occasion of the new book "Hitotsubashi on Knowledge Management", about to be published by John Wiley & Sons in the United States, Professors Nonaka and Takeuchi, and others from the faculty of Hitotsubashi, are traveling to Honolulu to present this forum on Knowledge Management (based on the book) on Friday, February 28. The public is invited to attend the forum, titled "Secrets of Knowledge Management" for a total cost of $55 per person, which includes lunch at the Halekulani. For reservations, call JAIMS at 396-7128, or e-mail

Date: Friday, February 27, 2004
Location: Halekulani Hotel, Ballroom 1, 2199 Kalia Rd
Time: 11:00am - 2:30pm
RSVP By: Friday, February 20, 2004
Cost: $55/person; $45/student or for 3 or more attendees from the same organization, please make check payable to JAIMS, 6660 Hawaii Kai Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii 96825, Phone: 808-396-7128, Fax: 808-396-7111, Email:

Feel free to contact Johnson Choi at 808-222-8183 or if you have any questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Business Opportunities for Hawaii Companies in Chengde, Hebei, China – Lead by Deputy Mayor of Chengde People Municipal Government from Hebei China to sign cooperative agreement in Hawaii on February 26th

Honolulu, Hawaii, February 18, 2004 – “Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce”, “China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Hebei Sub-Council” and the City of Chengde of Hebei Province agree to enhance the liaison and cooperation in the area of import and export, investment, business information and other commerce related activities for the benefit of the members of both organizations.

The city of Chengde in northeastern Hebei Province is the site of the summer resort of the Qing emperors. It is about 200 kilometers from Beijing and is easily accessible by either train or long-distance bus.

The magnificent Mountain Resort and the 12 Buddhist temples at its periphery were built during the Qing Dynasty, the last feudal Chinese dynasty. It served as the second political center of the Qing imperial court and the emperors of the early Qing Dynasty often spent their summers there, conducting state affairs and engaging in important political activities. The Mountain Resort and its temples and palaces have made chengde a famous historical and cultural city, and one of china's leading scenic spots. The imperial Resort was listed in the directory of the world's cultural heritages in 1994.

The construction of the Mountain Resort took place over a period of 90 years-starting from the 42nd year of Emperor Kangxi's reign (1703), rebuilt and expanded during the reign of Emperor Qianlong, and completed in the 57th year of Emperor Qianlong's reign (1792). It is China's largest existing imperial garden, covering an area of 5.64 million sq. m., double that of the Summer Palace, and eight times that of Beihai Park in Beijing. The 1O-km. wall around It winds its way through plains and high mountains like the Great Wall. There are more than 90 towers and pavilions scattered around the Mountain Resort as well as small bridges, inscriptions on precipices, rockeries of various sizes, many gates, horizontal inscribed boards, palaces , terraces and other buildings.

The list of the delegates are as follow:
Mr. Wang Ke, Deputy Mayor, Chengde People’s Municipal Government
Mr. Liu Jiafu, Director General, Chengde Urban Planning Bureau
Mr. Gao Zhongwei, Chairman, Chengde Planning & Landscaping Institute
Mr. Chen Zhanwen, Senior Engineer, Chengde Planning & Landscaping Institute
Ms.Liu Yinong, Deputy General Manager of World Trade Center Shijiazhuang, CCPIT Hebei

We are expecting a very positive collaborative relationship between Chengde, China, HKCHcc and the State of Hawaii, USA.

Detail of the event as follow:
February 26, 2004, Thursday
Time: 6:00pm (Registration and Business Networking)
6:30 – 6:45pm (Signing Ceremony)
6:45 – 9:00pm (Dinner)
Place: Hong Kong Harbour View Seafood Restaurant, Aloha Tower Market Pl, 2nd Floor
Cost: $35 for members of sponsoring organizations & $40 for all others
Payment Detail: Check payable to HKCHcc, 55 Merchant St, Suite 1813, Box C127, Honolulu HI 96813
RSVP deadline:
Feb 24, 2004 Tuesday
Inquiries: Johnson Choi, President & Executive Director, 808-222-8183
Email:  or 

Registration flyer in Microsoft Word & PDF format  Press Release


Proudly Presents
Hawaii Tourism and the Pan China Visitor

A luncheon and Roundtable discussion
on the future of Chinese tourism in Hawaii


Marsha Wienert, Tourism Liaison, State of Hawaii

Frank Haas, Vice President of Marketing, Hawaii Tourism Authority

Jeffrey Sawyer, Primary Branch Chief, US Department of Homeland Security

Date: Wednesday, February 18th, 2004
11:30 a.m. Registration
12:00 Noon President’s Greeting and Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 Program
Location: Hawaii Prince Hotel, Mauna Kea Ballroom
Fee: $32.00 for HCTA members***, $36.00 for non-members
***Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce dues paying members make check payable to HKCHcc, mail payment to 55 Merchant St, Suite 1813, Box C127, Honolulu HI 96813 by February 16, 2004

Reservation/cancellation deadline Monday, February 16, 2004. No-shows will be billed.
RSVP to: Jackie Teo-Yoshida
Phone: 942-6015 Fax: 942-6017 E-mail:
Please make check payable to: Hawaii Chinese Tourism Association
Mail check to: Jackie Teo-Yoshida, c/o Waikiki Gateway Hotel, 2070 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Export, the New Hawaii Marketplace
Presented by U. S. Small Business Administration and the Small Business Development Center and U. S. Department of Commerce Honolulu Office***

Date: February 2, 2004, Wednesday
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Place: Foreign Trade Zone#9
Cost: $25 before January 22nd
Cost: $30 after January 22nd

$7 Early Bird Parking available at Restaurant Row or limited Metered Parking at the Foreign Trade Zone.

Join us at our 3rd annual Export Workshop. This exciting workshop will feature experts from the State Dept of Agriculture, U. S. Dept of Commerce, U. S. Small Business Administration, Central Pacific Bank and the State of Hawaii Depart of Business Economic Development and Tourism.

> This program will offer information on export opportunities, financing, and agriculturre products and services. Find out about the State Dept of Agriculture grant programs, pricing your product for profit, trade shows, exporting your tourism services, opportunities for construction, landscaping companies, hotel management and other industries who want to do business in Beijing.

> Find out how your company cna benefit from establishing your business in the Foreign Trade Zhone. Exporting can be the key to unlocking an untapped market for your products or services.

> This worksop is designed to help small business owners and potential owners discover new markets and to expand your business beyond the Hawaiian Islands.

> Key to Exporting
- Financing
- Tourism Service
- Agriculture Grants
- High Technology
- Trade Shows
- Finding Overseas Buyers

Contact Person: Anne Nakanishi 808-522-3131

Payment: RCUH
Address: 1041 Nuuanu Ave Suite #A, Honolulu HI 96817 Attn: Anne Nakanishi

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions

"China, Taiwan and the Unites States: What Next?" to be presented by KAREN ELLIOTT HOUSE, Senior Vice President, Dow Jones & Company; and Publisher, The Wall Street Journal, New York - Sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong*

China-Taiwan relations are back on the front burner - and with presidential elections in Taiwan due in March, the rhetoric is only likely to heat up some more. How will the latest chapter in this long-running, politically sensitive saga play out? Much will depend on the United States, a key player in the relations between the two regions. What role will Washington play? How will it balance its interests in China with its relationship with Taiwan? And how will the coming US presidential elections affect US policies?

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 12:00 - 2:00pm, JW Marriott Hotel, Salon 5 & 6 (L3), Pacific Place, HONG KONG

HKCHcc Members US$50 Non-Members US$65

RSVP & Payment to HKCHcc by January 29, 2004., 55 Merchant Street, Suite 1813, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA.

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Rule of Law Forum

The Rule of Law Forum is a non-profit organization registered in Hong Kong. Initially launched pursuant to the “Rule of Law Initiative”, previously agreed upon by Presidents Jiang Zimin and Bill Clinton, to strengthen the rule of law in China. It has sponsored over a hundred meetings in Greater China, Mongolia and elsewhere since 1996.

You are invited to participate in a round-table luncheon discussion and update on activities and developments on “Rule of Law” in China. This is a No-host gathering at the following venue:

Tuesday, Feb 3rd, 2004, Noon for 12:30p.m. to 2:00p.m.
“Fourth Estate” Restaurant, National Press Club
14th Street, NW, 13/F National Press Building
Washington DC 20045, USA (Tel: 1-202-662 7500)

Please RSVP to :
(USA) Tel: 310-228 7180 / Fax: 703-802 8668
or (HK) Tel: 852-2523 7001 / Fax: 852-2845 0947
or (E-mail): 

January 2004 Trade Mission/Trade Fairs

World Boutique, Hong Kong - Fashion/Textiles
Hong Kong 1/13/2004 - 1/16/2004
Contacts:Don Huber, Manager (202) 482-2525 CS/EPS
Swee-keng Cheng, Commercial Specialist CS/Hong Kong

*HTDC's next Incubation Services Seminar:

Creating a Fundable Startup - From Soup to Nuts

Friday, January 16, 2004., 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Maui Research & Technology Center, 590 Lipoa Parkway, Kihei, Maui
Driving Directions:

Cost: FREE

Register: Please RSVP with name, company name, phone number and email address to by January 12, 2004

Speaker: Dennis Fernandez, Esq., Fernandez & Associates LLP

Dennis Fernandez is a Managing Partner of Fernandez & Associates, a leading patent strategy law firm based in Silicon Valley. Dennis is a registered US Patent Attorney and has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and a law degree from Suffolk University Law School. Fernandez and Associates LLP is located in Menlo Park, CA and counsels early-stage electronics, communications, and biotechnology companies and venture investors. The law firm specializes in developing and enforcing defensive and offensive US and international patent strategies.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

*HTDC's next Incubation Services Seminar:

Global Partnerships, presented by The British Consulate General of Los Angeles

Wednesday, January 14, 2004., 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Manoa Innovation Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu [ View Driving Directions ]

Cost: FREE

Register: Please RSVP with name, company name, phone number and email address to by January 12, 2004

Speakers: Dr. Sharima Rasanayagam and Dr. Malcolm McLean of the British Consulate

Are you interested in expanding your business internationally? Dr. Sharima Rasanayagam, the Consul of Science and Technology of the British Consulate, based in San Francisco and Dr. Malcolm McLean, Vice Consul of Science and Technology, based in Los Angeles will discuss the Global Partnerships program, which assists growing companies in partnering with United Kingdom companies.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Emerging China, Version 2004 - Dr. William Fischer - Professor, International Institute of Management Development (IMD) Switzerland - Presented by JAIMS

Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2004
Location: The Plaza Club, 20th Floor, Pioneer Plaza Building, 900 Fort Street Mall
Time: 7:45-8:45 a.m. (7:15 a.m. registration/breakfast buffet begins)
Cost: $22 per person, check payable to JAIMS, 6660 Hawaii Kai Dr, Honolulu HI 96825
RSVP Deadline with JAIMS: Monday, December 29, 2003

For the past two decades plus, we have witnessed a continuous evolution in the Chinese economic "miracle." In this session, Dr. William Fischer will discuss the issues that are currently "hot" (e.g., trade, technology, reforms, bubbles, SARS-like concerns, etc.) and offer some conjectures on what the new year will bring with respect to them.

Dr. William Fischer is a professor of Technology Management at IMD. During 1998 and 1999, he was the executive president and dean of the leading business school in China - China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), in Shanghai, a joint venture supported by the European Union. In 1980, Dr. Fischer participated in a joint US government-Chinese government venture, in Dalian, which provided managerial training to senior-level Chinese officials. Since that time, he has remained consistently involved in the Chinese reform experience, including consulting for a variety of multinational corporations, government agencies (both U.S. and Chinese), and international aid agencies. He has visited China professionally on an annual basis since 1980, and has written extensively on the Chinese economic reforms.

Send in your reservation early!

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions

December Trade Mission/Trade Fairs

Hong Kong International Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo 2003
Hong Kong, China 12/01/2003 - 12/04/2003
Contacts: Sam Dhir, International Trade Specialist (202) 482-4756 CS/EPS
Swee-Keng Cheong, Commercial Specialist CS/Hong Kong

Marintec China 2003 - Maritime Products
Shanghai, China 12/02/2003 - 12/05/2003
Contacts: Elizabeth Ausberry, International Trade Specialist (202) 482-4908 CS/EPS
James Mayfield, Commercial Officer  CS/Shanghai

Natural Products Asia 2003 - Healthcare Products
Hong Kong 12/03/2003 - 12/05/2003
Contacts: William Corfitzen, International Trade Specialist  (202) 482-0594 CS/EPS
Rose Mak, Commercial Specialist CS/Hong Kong

ChinaPlas 2003 - Plastics Production Machinery/Plastics Materials/Resins
Beijing, China 12/04/2003 - 12/07/2003
Contacts: William Corfitzen, International Trade Specialist  (202) 482-0584 CS/EPS
Charles Winburn, International Trade Specialist CS/Beijing

Silicon Valley and Asia: Focus, Vision and Connections for the Next Wave of Business
December 4 & 5, 2003
Crowne Plaza Cabana, Palo Alto, CA, USA

"If you don't have a strategy for doing business in Asia, prepare to be left behind."
- Robert P. Lee, President & CEO, Accela, Inc. and Chairman & CEO Achievo Corporation

Outsourcing is a major strategic initiative that all companies - large and small - are considering for cost-savings, accelerated product development, and market penetration.

At AAMA Connect 2003, you will get access to the right people and timely information:

  • Network with people who have 'been there, done that'
  • Find out which Asian technology markets - from Korea to Southeast Asia - offer the most opportunity
  • Meet Asian-based partners that will give you a jumpstart in this important region

Who's Coming to the Conference?
Silicon Valley and Asian business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors gather to discuss key developments in the Asian and U.S. markets from "offshoring" to technology trends driving innovation and investment.

Our all-star, executive line up includes:

Agilent Technologies | Anita Manwani | VP & GM of Global Services
AmBex Venture Group | Chong-Moon Lee | Founder & Chairman
Applied Materials | Michael Armacost | Board Member
ChinaVest | Michael Brownrigg | Partner
GE Asia | Yoshiaki Fujimori | President & CEO
Intel | Dr. Robert Yung | CTO, Enterprise Division
Legend Group | Lee Ting | Board Member
Maxtor Corporation | Dr. Chong Sup (C.S.) Park | Chairman of the Board
Morgan Stanley Asia & Worldwide | Jack Wadsworth | Honorary Chairman & Advisory Director
NTT Docomo USA | Masaki Kinoshita | GM & SVP, Mobile Multimedia Division
Qualcomm | Dr. Irwin Jacobs | Chairman & CEO
SK Telecom-U.S. | Brian Kim | President
Solectron | Michael Cannon | President & CEO
UTStarcom | Hong Lu | Founder, President & CEO
VTech | Allan Wong | Chairman
Walden International | Lip-Bu Tan | Chairman
Warburg Pincus | Barry Taylor | Managing Director
Webex | Subrah Iyar | CEO
Yahoo! | Steve Boom | Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions

** For a complete list, go to

What Is on the Agenda?

Through a blend of keynotes and breakout sessions, we will explore current business and investment climates and emerging technology markets such as China, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia. Select topics include:

  • India: The Next Technology Market
  • Capturing the Heart and Pocketbook of the Korean Gen X/Y Consumer
  • Breaking Through the Wall: Penetrating the Chinese Market
  • Real-Time Communications Trends
  • Japan: Broadband Everywhere
  • Biotech Breakfast - presented by AAMA and Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association - West Regional Chapter

** For a complete look at the conference schedule, visit our AAMA Connect 2003 site at

When Can You Network?

Because meeting the right people to help you grow your business is what AAMA Connect 2003 is all about, we?ve allowed ample time for networking during the day and in the evening. In fact, our Gala Dinner, to which all registered attendees will be invited, is 3 hours of solid networking time.

Presented by AAMA and the Global Heritage Fund (, the Gala Dinner will also feature a silent auction with items such as a golf package or a trip to Asia. We will also be honoring several leading members of the Asian-Silicon Valley community that evening.

Your ticket price of $575 for AAMA Members or $775 for non-members, will include the following:

  • Entrance to 2-day event including BioTech Breakfast
  • FREE attendance to the GALA dinner on December 4 featuring: Awards for Technical Excellence and Philanthropy - A silent auction featuring items such as a golf package or a trip to Asia - A full dinner - Ample networking time
  • Meals for 2 days (including Gala Dinner)

Register now! Go to

Or, if December seems too far away, you can contact Roberta Lee at (408) 955-4505 or at to reserve your spot.

NOTE: Accounts must be paid by November 25, 2003 for you to be fully registered to attend.

Invitation from Mr. Ted Liu, Director, Hawaii DBEDT*:

Johnson Choi
Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce

Dear Johnson:

I am pleased to invite you and the members of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce to attend the Inaugural Asia-Pacific Homeland Security Summit & Exposition to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from November 19-21, 2003 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.  

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge is scheduled to deliver the opening keynote address.  

Other confirmed speakers  include:
Admiral Thomas Fargo, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM);
Ambassador Cresencio Arcos, Director of International Affairs, Department of Homeland Security,
James Woolsey, former head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA);
General William Lennox, Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point;
Lt. General (Ret.) Henry Stackpole, President, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
Dr. Rohan Gunaratna, world renown Al-Qaeda and terrorism expert.  

Other invited speakers include:
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta,
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Sam Bodman,
U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Grant Aldonas,
Governor Ishihara of Tokyo,
Governor Ohta of Osaka, as well as Ministers with responsibility for national security or commerce from Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.  

The Summit is being organized in collaboration with the East-West Center, the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and the Pacific Basin Economic Council and will be the region's premier homeland security conference.  It will include the participation of several hundred heads of governments and NGOs, senior corporate executives, technology experts, world-renowned scholars and other distinguished leaders, through a special, invitation-only track.  This track will be limited to fewer than 200 participants.  We expect 750 attendees in total.  

The Summit is designed to maximize participant interaction and will stimulate new ideas and innovative approaches through a combination of roundtable and panel discussions, plenary sessions, three in-depth tracks and an exhibit hall.  Hawaii's unique homeland security resources, training and technology exports will also be presented.

With its rich agenda of timely reports and discussions, provocative debates, and networking opportunities, this Summit will be the most effective venue for leaders from all sectors to engage on this mission critical topic.  One objective of the Summit is to provide information so that government and corporate leaders can develop tailored, individual strategies and methods to meet the new security challenges they each face.  These challenges include physical, chemical and biological, and infectious diseases threats.  We will also address shared regional security challenges and concerns.  

This year's inaugural meeting could not be timelier as historic changes continue to unfold in this region of the world.  The theme of the meeting is "Homeland Security: Developing Public and Private Sector Solutions for the Asia Pacific Region.." This Summit promises to be the ideal forum for developing collective solutions to public and private sector security threats in the Asia Pacific region.  

We would appreciate the Chambers's assistance in helping us publicize the Summit to your membership.  Please encourage your members to visit our website at for the most up-to-date information.  

Should you have any questions, please contact my Deputy Director Ray Jefferson at (808) 586-3035 or email:   

I look forward to seeing you at this important event.
Ted Liu

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Hong Kong as Your Fast Track to China and Asia-Pacific: A Legal Perspective

Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

INTRODUCTION: Ms. Elsie Leung is the Chief Executive's chief legal adviser and an ex-officio member of the Executive Council. In her position as the Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, will explain, from an international trade law's perspective, the significance of "Closer Economic Partnership Arrangements" (CEPA), and Hong Kong's role as a centre of dispute settlement and the legal service provided by Hong Kong for overseas companies interested in Mainland China. Following the implementation of the CEPA, Hong Kong's position as a gateway to doing business in China will be further strengthened.  With the exponential increase in business activities between Hong Kong and China, the demand for legal services is expected to increase, particularly for overseas investors.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Ms. Elsie Leung became the first Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on July 1, 1997. She heads the Department of Justice, chairs several prominent legal committees and serves on numerous others. Ms. Leung gives legal advice to all government departments, represents the Government in all actions brought by or against it, and is responsible for the conduct of all criminal prosecutions and the drafting of all legislation to be introduced by the Government. Ms. Leung was awarded the GBM in July 2002 for her distinguished public service, and for her significant contributions in ensuring the successful implementation of the new constitutional order under the one Country, Two Systems Concept.

Date:          Thursday, November 20, 2003                                               
Venue:        Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Waterfront Ballroom, 900 Canada Place, Vancouver,
Cost:          *Members:  $45 pp;  Non-members: $55 pp;  Corporate table of 10: $450 ea 
                   (Prices include GST, GST# R 123914244)
Time:         Registration & Reception: 11:30 a.m.    Luncheon & Program: 12:00 - 1:30 pm

*HKCHcc Dues Paying Members will pay US$30, all payment must be made payable to HKCHcc by Nov 17, 2003

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions


AmCham Energy Committee Luncheon

Solar Power Technology Development & Transition to a Hydrogen Economy

David J Slawson, CEO & Chairman, Sitrling Energy System Inc

Finite fossil fuel resources and the ever-increasing environmental and social health problems resulting from their use for power generation has focused worldwide attention on alternate energy and renewable resources.  Harnessing solar energy and other "clean and green" fuels such as hydrogen will be necessary as world population and the demand for power continue to grow.  How close are we to developing viable, economic solar power technologies, and is the "hydrogen economy" just an elusive dream? 

David Slawson has been a champion of identifying and developing sustainable clean energy solutions and the necessary financial resources to commercialize solar, wind and other renewable energy and power generation technologies.  He is one of the world's leading experts on solar technologies.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003, Ritz-Calton HONG KONG, Harbour Room (Level 3)

12:00 - 2:00pm

US$42 for HKCHcc due paying members (all others US$56.00)

Make payment to HKCHcc by Nov 15, 2003, 55 Merchant St, #1813, Honolulu HI 96813

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions

HTDC Presents a Free Incubation Services Seminar: Protecting Your Business from CyberCrime

Friday, November 14, 2003
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Manoa Innovation Center, Suite 162, 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu [ View Driving Directions ]

Cost: FREE

Register: Please RSVP with name, company name, phone number and email address to by 12:00 noon, Monday, November 10, 2003

Speaker: Detective Chris Duque, Honolulu Police Department

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Administrative and Legal Issues,
  • Current cybercrime trends,
  • Protecting your data or your clients’ data,
  • User policies and privacy issues, and
  • What to do if you are a victim.

Detective Chris Duque is a member of the Honolulu Police Department’s White Collar Crime Unit. He has been with the department since 1977 in various divisions. Detective Duque is recognized as one of Hawaii’s leading computer and Internet crimes investigator. He is also HPD’s lead computer forensics examiner. He is a member of the High Technology Crime Investigators Association (HTCIA) and International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS).

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

November Trade Mission/Trade Fairs

Cosmoprof Asia 2003 - Cosmetics
Hong Kong 11/12/2003 - 11/14/2003
Bill Corfitzen (202) 482-0584 CS/EPS
International Trade Specialist
Swee-keng Cheong CS/Hong Kong
Commercial Specialist

Head of Chamber of Commerce from China to sign cooperative agreement on Oct 20th in Hawaii
"China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce" and "China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Hebei Sub-Council" agree to enhance the liaison and cooperation in the area of import and export, investment, business information and other commerce related activities for the benefit of the members of both organizations
Hebei is a large economic province in North China, which is surrounding Beijing, Tianjin and facing the Bohai Sea with a population of 67 million. Hebei Province has more than 200 enterprises with over 50,000 staff members and workers in IT manufacturing industries. Several information industry and software parks are being built in Shijiazhuang, Langfang and Tangshan. The total investment on Shijiazhuang IT park will exceed RMB 200 million Yuan (US$24 million).
Potential good partnership with Hawaii Companies – China’s 2nd tier cities/province like Hebei in the Western Region will present attractive opportunities. Hebei does not provide the skyline and all the modern amenities of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. That is also the reason why not all the Fortune 500 Companies have set up shops there. Hawaii dominates by small businesses, may have better opportunities not to compete directly with Companies 100s or 1,000s times our size!

BYU Hawaii Career Cruise - Tuesday, October 21, 2003 10:00am - 1:00pm at BYU-Hawaii Campus

Students will have the opportunity to visit with career professionals and alumni and participate in "informational interviews" about professions, career paths and opportunities, and the job market in particular settings or locations.  The presenters are encouraged to share ideas on career opportunities in their industry or field of work. Please be prepared to answer student questions on how to enter this field, possible responsibilities or duties, career paths, employer expectations and other related topics. Audio-visual aids or handouts may enhance the presentation. The event will be staged in a "round robin" format.  Between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., students may participate in 5 ten minutes information interview sessions. A second round of sessions begins at 11:00 and continues until 12:00. Students are requested to participate in one of the sessions but may opt to do both hours if they choose. There will be a number of other career related activities available in addition to the information interviews.

BYU-Hawaii will reproduce materials/handouts upon request. Electrical hookups for computer or audiovisual equipment are available. Please contact BYUH Career Services no later than October 1st to make arrangements. 

Lunch will be provided.



Brigham Young University Hawaii Career Services

Phone: (808) 293-3533 or 293-3258


You may also contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

Strategies for Achieving the UH School of TIM's Opportunities and Challenges - Dr. Walter Jamieson, Dean

Sponsored by the Hawaii Chinese Tourism Association***

Date: 5:00pm, Thursday, October 30, 2003 (RSVP Deadline - Thursday, Oct 23, 2003)
Place: Star of Honolulu Dinner Cruise - Aloha Tower Market Place
Cost: $30 for Member and $49 for Non-members
Contact: 222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Hong Kong Harbour Fest - Hong Kong


October Trade Mission/Trade Fairs
Electronic Asia 2003 -- Electronics Products/Equipment
Hong Kong, Hong Kong 10/13/2003 - 10/16/2003
Miguel Olivares (202) 482-4918 CS/EPS
International Trade Specialist
Fanny Chau CS/Hong Kong
Commercial Specialist
WEFTEC Water Environment Federation 76th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference
Los Angeles, California 10/11/2003 - 10/15/2003
Mark Wells (202) 482-0904 CS/EPS
International Trade Specialist
International Hardware & Home Improvement Fair 2003
Hong Kong 10/27/2003 - 10/30/2003
Bill Corfitzen (202) 482-0584 CS/EPS
International Trade Specialist
Elanna Tam CS/Hong Kong
Commercial Specialist

Foodfest 2003 on Oct 11, 2003 at BYUH -Click on the picture for full view and detail information

Please contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

"The Container Security Initiative - Protecting our Ports"
Creighton Goldsmith, United States Custom
Presented by Metropolitan Rotary Club of Honolulu
Date/Time: October 9, 2003, Thursday 7:15 - 8:15am
Place: Plaza Club, 900 Fort St, 20th Floor (Parking at Harbor Court)
Cost: $11.00 per person

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions

Gateway To The Multibillion Asian Market for water industries

The Trade Fair Certification Program is a cooperative arrangement between the private sector show organizers and the U.S. government to increase U.S. exports and expand U.S. participation in overseas trade shows.  Through the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, the program provides Department of Commerce endorsement, show-related services, and promotional support for private sector organizers to recruit and build a U.S. Pavilion at selected foreign trade shows.  The show and U.S. pavilion provide high-quality opportunities to facilitate the export marketing efforts of U.S. firms.

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has granted Trade Fair Certification to RAI Exhibitions, to organize the official U.S. Pavilion at the Aquatech Asia 2003 trade show.  The exhibition will be held from October 2-4, 2003 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC) Hall No. 101, Bangkok, Thailand.

Aquatech Asia is a leading show in Asia on water technology, products and services.  Part of the Aquatech Business Media covering Europe, Asia and Latin America - the Aquatech Asia network provides the perfect gateway to the water works and industrial water and wastewater markets of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore as well as developing markets such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Thailand, with a population of 60 million, and the highest GDP in the region, forms a perfect meeting point for the regional water industry. Thailand offers mature domestic industrial and utility markets that are already an attraction on their own. The country is a true gateway to the Indochina region which is an added advantage to new-to-market companies in this region.  Bangkok offers state-of-the-art exhibition facilities and a wide variety of deluxe hotels, restaurants and many weekend escapes within several hours of the city.

Aquatech Asia 2003 has the support of the DOC's staff in both the United States and Thailand.  By supporting this event, the DOC recognizes the capability and exhibition experience of the organizer of the U.S. Pavilion, Exhibitions Thailand, and the potential of this market for U.S. industry exports.  Companies participating in the U.S. Pavilion are provided with an excellent venue to establish or expand overseas distribution, generate sales leads, identify licensing and joint venture partners, find new customers, meet with existing clients, introduce new products, assess the needs of the market, and evaluate competitors.

            The U.S. Department of Commerce's Trade Fair Certification (TFC) Program is a cooperative arrangement between private sector show organizers and the U.S. Government.  The TFC Program seeks to broaden the base of U.S. exporters, particularly new-to-export and new-to-market companies, by introducing them to key trade fairs where they can meet their export objectives. 

To register, please contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

10th Annual Golf Tournament with "Friends of Hickam Inc" with a Patriotic theme!

All golfers will receive a red, white and blue American flag golf shirt featuring the Statue of Liberty emblazoned with the Star Spangled Banner. Please provide the information requested along with your check by September 12, 2003. The annual tournament is a fund raising event whose proceeds are used EXCLUSIVELY to benefit the active duty personnel and their families on Hickam Air Force Base. Your participation and support of this event is great appreciated.

You have the opportunity to support the event by becoming a "Tournament Sponsor". A $600 contribution from individual or firms will entitle the sponsor to a foursome, recognition in the Tournament Program, signage on the sponsor banner, par 3 contests and recognition at the Award Banquet.

Individual participant is $125 includes Golf Shirt, Par 3 Contest, Lunch and Dinner Award Banquet.

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 30, 2003, 11:00am
Place: Mamala Bay Golf Course, Hickam Air Force Base

You will need Base Passes to enter Hickam AFB, please provide Car Made, Model and License number. When entering the base on the day of the event, security will ask for current No-fault insurance card, car registration and your driver license.

Go to the following link to download tournament registration form in PDF format - Please indicate you are a member of the "Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce" on the form.

Please contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

U. S. Dept of Commerce Trade Missions

1) ACE/Infrastructure Trade Mission: Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Industries
Hong Kong 09/04/2003 - 09/07/2003
Shanghai, China 09/07/2003 - 09/10/2003
Beijing, China 09/10/2003 - 09/11/2003
Contacts: Sam Dhir (202) 482-0178 CS/EPS
International Trade Specialist  

2) Executive Aerospace Trade Mission to China
Chengdu, China 09/14/2003 - 09/16/2003
Beijing, China 09/17/2003 - 09/19/2003
Contacts: Vicky Heilman (202) 482-4230 TD/OA
* Deputy Assistant Secretary Joe Bogosian will be the lead the trade mission

3) Franchising Trade Mission to Singapore and China
Singapore 09/16/2003 - 09/21/2003
Shanghai, China 09/21/2003 - 09/23/2003
Contacts: Sam Dhir (202) 482-4756 CS/EPS
International Trade Specialist
* Deputy Assistant Secretary Bruce Blakeman will lead the mission.

4) ChinaPlas 2003 - Plastics & Rubber
Beijing, China 09/09/2003 - 09/12/2003
Contacts: William Corfitzen (202) 482-0584 CS/EPS
International Trade Specialist
Julie Chang Holt CS/Beijing
Commercial Specialist

4) New Products USA 2003 - General Industrial Equipment
Chengdu, China 09/15/2003 - 09/16/2003
Male, Maldives 09/17/2003 - 09/18/2003
Bangkok, Thailand 09/18/2003 - 09/19/2003
Manila, Phillipines 09/22/2003 - 09/23/2003
Taipei, Taiwan 09/25/2003 - 09/26/2003
Contacts: Louis Quay (202) 482-3973 CS/EPS
International Trade Specialist

8th Annual Northern California International Dragon Boat Championships in San Francisco

Hosted by the California Dragon Boat Association and sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco*, the 8th Annual Northern California International Dragon Boat Championships will be held on September 27th and 28th, 2003 from 8 am to 4 pm at San Francisco's Lake Merced. Opening Ceremonies will be held at 12 noon on Saturday.

The races feature more than ninety (90) teams from the U.S. and Canada, with many competing for the opportunity to represent the U.S. in the 2004 International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Club Crew Championships in Cape Town, South Africa.

The festival which features the dragon boat racing championships also includes a Food and cultural Fair, cultural performances (i.e. taichi, Chinese folk dancing, lion dancing,etc.) and Dragon Land - an interactive fun zone for children and families. Admission to the festival is free. There will be free shuttles to the festival from downtown San Francisco and Chinatown. For more information about the race and festival, go to

Come and join the festival in Lake Merced - one of the two largest dragon boat festivals
in the United States.

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Hong Kong Comes to Union Square, San Francisco on September 22nd and 23rd.

Enjoy the traditional sights and sounds of a lively Hong Kong street festival. You'll witness spirited performances of the dragon, lion and other folk dances and groove to the beat of authentic Chinese drummers and musicians.

A 50-foot stratosphere projects a 360-degree-view video of Hong Kong life and culture, while artisans create Chinese rainbow calligraphy, palm leaf weaving and flour figurines right before your eyes.

Savor dim sum and other Cantonese specialties and participate in a Chinese tea ceremony.

Consumers will be invited to enter a drawing for a chance to win a free trip for two to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

While the VIP Reception and Ceremony is by invitation only, please ask friends, staff and clients to come and enjoy the general festivities on Monday, September 22, from 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. or Tuesday, September 23, from 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. including these riveting performances

Celebrate A Legacy in Tourism - Honoring Ambassador L. W. "Bill" and Jean Lane on September 23rd

Royal Hawaiian Hotel - Monarch Room 5:30 - 9:00pm

Proceed to Benefit TIM School's Gee Technology Learning Center and Students' Scholarship

  HKCHcc and TIM International Inc., the alumni association of the University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management (TIM), invites you to the fifth annual “Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism” fundraiser and silent auction. Please join us on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Monarch Room for this special event. This year’s honorees are Ambassador L. W. “Bill” and Jean Lane. They will be honored for their innumerable contributions to both the TIM School and the tourism community of Hawaii. Over the years, their generous gifts have made possible the establishment of the Sunset Reference Center at the TIM School, the L. W. “Bill” and Jean Lane Endowed Lectureship in Sustainable Tourism and the Environment and the Bill and Jean Lane Visitor Center at the National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kauai, to name a few. Please mark your calendar for this grand, tourism industry-wide celebration which will feature Pacific Rim cuisine, entertainment and a silent auction with selections ranging from world-wide travel packages to gourmet dining packages. Reservations are available for premium tables and individual seats, with proceeds of each ticket directly funding the TIM School technology learning center and student scholarships. As a supporter of the TIM School, you are among the first to be notified about this event. Formal invitations will be mailed in July. If you would like to share in the festivities, please contact Raina Matsui, Alumni Coordinator, at 808-956-4885. We look forward to seeing you at this memorable event. Founded in 1898, Sunset Magazine featured the Hawaiian Islands for over a century on its covers and in its editorials, as well as in its many books, which focus on travel, food, gardens and homes. Ambassador L. W. “Bill” Lane is the former chairman and publisher of Lane Publishing Co., publisher of Sunset Magazine, Books and Films.

Please contact Raina Matsui at 808-956-4885, Johnson Choi at 808-222-8183 or, to make your reservation today

Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee will be celebrating his 70th Birthday on August 28, 2003, Thursday, to raise funds for the Gee Hawaii Tourism Scholarship endowment at he National Tourism invitation only

Royal Hawaiian Hotel Monarch starts at 5:30pm

Please go to the following link for complete update and information

Chuck Gee is a Founding Member and Director of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)

Grant Aldonas, U. S. Under Secretary for International Trade Administration Lunch and Lecture (modify round table discussion)

Presented by The Pacific Asian Management Institute, East-West Center, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council* and Friends of the East-West Center*.

Grant Aldonas was confirmed as Under Secretary for International Trade on May 10, 2001. As head of the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department for Commerce, Grant is responsible for managing 2,400 ITA employees and advising the Secretary of Commerce on international trade issues.

His priorities include expanding export opportunities for American business, particularly small and medium-sized and minority-owned enterprises, enforcing trade agreements to ensure that American exporters obtain the benefits of the bargain the United States reached in previous negotiations, and the rigorous enforcement of U.S. trade law to deter unfair trade practices that distort markets and deny U.S. firms the opportunity to compete on an equal basis with their foreign competition.

Grant is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, with a B.A. in International Relations, in 1975, and received his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1979. Grant is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, teaching courses on the resolution of international trade disputes.

He is the Senior Trade Negotiator for the U. S. Government.

Under Secretary Aldonas is returning to Washington via Honolulu following the latest trade negotiation with New Zealand and Australia. His priorities include:

  • Expanding export opportunities for American business, particularly small and medium-sized and minority-owned enterprises;
  • Enforcing trade agreements to ensure that American exporters obtain the benefits of the bargain the United State reached in previous negotiations;
  • Enforcing U.S. trade law to deter unfair trade practices that deny U.S. firms the opportunity to compete on an equal basis with their foreign competition.

Send in your reservation early!

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 11:30 a.m.
Place: East West Center, Jefferson Hall, Garden Level
Cost: $15.00 per person

RSVP Deadline: Aug 18, 2003 (extended) with complete payment to: PAMI - Grant Aldonas Lecture, 2404 Maile Way, A303, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, check payable to RCUH

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

International Conference & Exhibition of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine and Health Products Aug 14-15, 2003 (Hong Kong)

The opportunity for you to meet with the most famous experts and professionals in the field of Chinese Medicine and Health Products!!

3 main aspects will be covered in the conference:

Over 30 professionals in Chinese medicine, health products and herbal medicine, including scientists, manufacturers, practitioners, pharmacists and technical professionals from Australia., Canada, Chinese mainland, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, and U.S.A will be there to speak at the conference.

Complete conference Schedule

To REGISTER, please download the conference application form directly

Application Deadline: JULY 15, 2003

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

Hangzhou Business Environment Presentation

The Hangzhou Municipal Government has extended an invitation to attend a Hangzhou Business Environment Presentation and networking session with a delegation of Hangzhou private sector entrepreneurs. Please note this is NOT an HKCHcc event.
Date: Wednesday, 13 August 2003.
Time: 0930 – 1630 (full agenda available from organizers upon request)
Venue: The Westin Shanghai (Diamond hall)
Address: 88 Henan Central Road, Shanghai, China
Cost: Free
If you are interested in attending or would simply like further information please contact Mr. Zhu Huan or Ms. Zhang Lin at the numbers listed below:
Tel: (021) 6542-5579
Fax: (021) 6542-5680
Mobile: 131 6645 7247 or 138 1862 4708

Trademark and Trade Name

The High Technology Development Corporation***
& UH Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development
invite you to attend a free Incubation Services Brown Bag Seminar
Topic: From Victoria's Secret to Cybersquatting to the Madrid Protocol - U.S. and foreign trademarks and domain names - Protecting Your Brand and Reputation
Speaker: Martin Hsia
Mr. Hsia is a registered patent attorney in Hawaii and a partner in the law firm Cades Schutte. He practices patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, computer, licensing and entertainment law.
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Time: 12 - 1:30 p.m.
You are welcome to bring your own lunch to the seminar.
Place: Second Floor Conference Room
Manoa Innovation Center
2800 Woodlawn Drive
Click here for driving directions and parking information.
RSVP: To Sandy at
Please provide your name, company name, phone number, and e-mail address.

This seminar is brought to you by the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) and the Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development of the University of Hawaii (OTTED).

HTDC was established by the Hawaii State Legislature in 1983 to facilitate the development and growth of Hawaii's commercial high technology industry and to increase revenue generation and job creation within the technology-based sector of Hawaii's economy. For more information on HTDC, visit its website at

OTTED is responsible for patenting and licensing technologies developed at the University of Hawaii, and supporting the development of commercially viable University research projects. OTTED also helps businesses access technical expertise, research capabilities, and technologies developed at the University

Please contact at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions

***HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds to perform using Hickam Air Force Base as show center hosted by the 15th Airlift Wing on August 9 - 10, 2003

This special event will give the Department of The Air Force the opportunity to showcase the mission of Hickam and your Air Force to the local community, as well as many other aspects of what the military does in Hawaii.

Thunderbirds show will perform around 3:00 - 4:00pm on both days, gates open at 10:00am. If you come late, the chances are you will not find parking and direct to park off base. Prepare to do some walking, put on sun tan lotion, bring cap and water bottle!

There will be games for the kids, food booths, displays of famous airplanes, musical groups and bands and much more!   For specific displays, demonstrations, musical performances and times you can that information at the Hickam AFB website which is:

You can also go to these websites for the following information:

        1.  How to get there (i.e. Parking)        :
        2.  Static displays that will be shown   :
        3.  Schedule                        :
        4.  Airshow Tips                    :
        5.  Security                        :
        6.  Sponsorship/Advertising        :

Please contact the Public Affair office at 808-448-0387 or HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions

We are pleased to invite you to attend a forum on the:

China Economic Status & Trend

    Hai Wen, Ph.D

Inchcape Professor of Economics, Deputy Director

China Center for Economic Research (CCER)

Peking University - Beijing China

Dr. Hai Wen obtained his Ph.D. & MA in Economics, University of California Davis and BA in Political Economy, Peking University, China. Dr. Hai Wen has written more than 20 books in the areas of International Economics (Trade), Development Economics, and Transitional Economics (Economic Transitions in Former Planned Economies). Dr. Hai Wen will give us the LATEST update of China Economic Status & Trend helpful to anyone interested to do business with China

The event is co-sponsored by:

  • Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)

  • Peking University Alumni Association of Hawaii (PKUAAH)

  • Hawaii Department Business Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT)


  • Center for Chinese Studies – University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • Chinese Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

  • China Club

Download registration form in PDF format

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions.


You are invited to a special videoconference on business opportunities in China's Environmental Technologies industry being held on Monday, July 28, 2003, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the Keoni Ana Videoconference Center in downtown Honolulu. The "China's Environmental Technologies Market and Export Opportunities" videoconference is sponsored by the State of Hawaii, Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT**) and will feature an introduction by Mr. Ted Liu, DBEDT Director, and presentations by senior specialist officials from the U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and U.S. Consulate in Shanghai.

This videoconference is a must-attend event for environmental protection firms, including those involved in water quality, air quality, waste management, resource management, and the environmental services sector, both new to the Chinese market and firms already doing business in China. It will also be valuable for companies wishing to access the export promotion and support services of the U.S. Department of Commerce or are interested in getting information on the latest project solicitations in the Shanghai & Beijing regions and updates on opportunities presented by the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.  Participants will also find out about upcoming customized video matchmaking services being awarded to qualified firms.  In addition, participant firms can have custom research performed on their market queries if submitted to address below by 7/21.

First priority registration will go to bona fide companies in Hawaii's environmental technologies industry. Pre-registration is required. As there are a limited number of seats available, you are encouraged to register early for this no-cost event.

Please register by Thursday, July 24, 2003.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Mark Want at (808) 586-2751 or by email at

**HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

2003 Taipei International Food Show

The Taipei International Food Show is the largest and most popular trade and consumer (open to consumers for one day) food show in Taiwan, providing excellent access to local food importers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers. The 2002 event had a total of 607 participants from 28 countries and attracted nearly 53,000 visitors. The organizer of the 2003 show is CETRA Taipei. ATO Taipei will organize the American Pavilion at the 2003 Show. Pre-show activities planned by the ATO Taipei include a media briefing, exhibitor lunch seminar, retail tour, and reception aimed at promoting the American Pavilion, as well as providing U.S. exhibitors with additional opportunities to learn about the market and gain access to potential local business partners.

Download Complete Information in PDF Format

Date: July 24 - 27, 2003
Place: Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall
Contact: Agricultural Trade Office, American Institute in Taiwan or HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

Information & Credit: U. S. Dept of Commerce, HKCHcc Collaboration Partner


The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Dance Troupe

Co-sponsored by US China Peoples Friendship Association of Honolulu & Hawaii Foundation for Chinese Culture and Arts

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A group of highly talented dancers representing a world-class award winning institution will perform a concert of  interpretative Chinese dances.  This school of dance production has won international and local acclaim.  The school was established in 1984 and has regularly given performances in many countries including the United States, England, Scotland, France, Canada, Australia, India, China, Korea, and South Africa.  Their performance will be the first in Hawaii and should not be missed. 

Date: Saturday, July 12, 2003   Time:  7:00 PM 

Place: Hawaii Theatre Center,  1130 Bethel Street 

Ticket Prices: Gen. Admission - $22   Seniors & students - $17   Under 12 - $13 

For tickets or information, please contact Walter Chang 597-8135, Kathy Jay 941-3714.

Ticket prices include a $2 Hawaii Theatre Restoration Fee.

Deadline for Mail Order Tickets is July 7, 2003                                               

Please make your check payable to: USCPFA – Honolulu Chapter 

Please enclose a self-addressed envelope for tickets to be mailed back to you. 

Mail To:      Mr. Walter Chang, 1268 Young Street, Suite 301, Honolulu, HI   96814

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions.


Renowned figure painter Jia Lu exhibits for the 1st time in Hawaii at Diamond Head Gallery located in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center


The Signature showpiece on display throughout July entitled “Water” (shown at left) is an awe-inspiring original, which measures 78” x 54” worth $100,000.  Jia Lu says of this piece, “While many of my paintings are inspired by Buddhist ideas, this one is essentially Taoist, contrasting motion and stillness, and the force of water that can wear down stone.  Water is a female principle, supple and cold, dark and mysterious.  For me it represents the quiet softness of true power.”

Jia Lu’s paintings feature women in culturally diverse costume, often wearing ornate jewelry, posed in meditation or thought.  Her work has been described as “Romantic Realism” and belongs to a tradition of narrative, realistic art that nevertheless has much in common with contemporary figurative trends.  Though clearly influenced by Buddhist philosophy and her Asian background, as well as European symbolism, Jia Lu’s style defies simple classification.

Jia Lu works in traditional manner in order to create art that communicates clearly to her viewers.  Speaking in her native Mandarin, Jia Lu says, “So much contemporary art is created in a narrow forum of critics and curators who use difficult language and ignore the tastes and attitudes of non-academics.  I’m more interested in imagery that has the same power as literature, film and music.”

Hauntingly beautiful and deeply evocative images transport the viewer into another world of calm, clarity and luminosity.  “There is always someone at every exhibition who is moved to tears;” the artist says, “my paintings seem to draw something out of their memory.”

Jia Lu grew up in a family of artists and trained as a traditional Chinese ink painter before beginning to work in oils.  Her work is enriched by a remarkable career as a navy officer, reporter, art editor, operating room nurse and actress.  Her understanding of human anatomy, theatrical lighting, philosophy and literature is evident in the complex, multi-layered images she paints.

Jia Lu's work is in private and corporate collections worldwide including that of Rupert Murdoch, George Soros, the Bank of China, Boeing Corporation, Morgan Stanley. She has participated in over 50 group and solo exhibitions in the last twenty years.  Previous shows include exhibitions at UNESCO in Paris, United Nations Headquarters in New York City, and the Edmonton Art Museum in Canada.

The first book ever published on Jia Lu’s remarkable oil paintings with 90 of her best –known and most representative paintings are also available.  For more information on this exhibit and appearances by Jia Lu please call 971-2800.

Times of Jia Lu’s appearance:

Friday July 11th from 7:00- 9:30pm Diamond Head Gallery

Saturday July 12th from 7:00 - 9:30pm Diamond Head Gallery

Sunday July 13th from 7:00 - 9:30pm Diamond Head Gallery

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

Hong Kong as Asia's World City: A Model for the Region in Intellectual Property Protection - Sponsored by California-Asia Business Council (Cal-Asia) In cooperation with Silicon Valley CITD, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office* and  Hong Kong Association of Northern California

Presented by Stephen Selby, Director of Intellectual Property, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

Date: Monday, July 7, 2003, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Place: CALIFORNIA - 84 West Santa Clara St, Suite 100, San Jose, California, USA

Registration Deadline: July 1, 2003
Cost: $25/Person for all HKCHcc due paying members (HKCHcc will subsidize $10 for all due paying members attending this event as part of the membership benefits), all others $35/person
Payment Detail: Check Payable to "HKCHcc" 55 Merchant St, Suite 1813, Honolulu HI 96813 must be received no later than than July 1, 2003

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner


InvestHK Cocktail Reception in Hong Kong - Friday, June 27th 6:00 - 8:00pm

Mr. Mike Rowse, Director-General of Investment Promotion, requests the pleasure of your company at a reception to thank the US Community in Hong Kong for its support over the years, and to introduce InvestHK's US Community Handbook, which is designed to inform and attract US company executives and their families who are considering relocating to Hong Kong. Joining Mr. Rowse at the reception will be the Honorable James Keith, Consul General of the United States, and senior representatives from US Companies and Organization in Hong Kong.

This will be a festive occasion with plenty of food and drink.

Harcourt Room, Lower Lobby, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

If you are interested, Please RSVP to InvestHK on the attached form by email or fax 3107 9007 by June 21 latest.  

Download Registration Form in PDF Format

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner


China Opportunities - Sponsored by Hawaii DBEDT*

Presented by James Mayfield, Commercial Officer, American Consulate, Shanghai, Auto, Environmental and Marine Technologies Team

Hawaii State Capitol, Room 212

June 27, 2003, Friday 4:00 - 5:00pm

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

“Fighting Poverty: The World Bank’s Roles and Challenges” - Sponsored by The East-West Center, Friends of the East-West Center*, Pacific Basin Economic Council and the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council

Presented by Mr. Ko-Yung Tung, recent Vice President and General Counsel at the World Bank and Secretary General of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes

Ko-Yung Tung is an internationally prominent attorney who is just returning to the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP after serving as the Vice President and General Counsel at the World Bank and as Secretary General of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

At the World Bank, Mr. Tung was responsible for all legal aspects of the Bank and a key senior member of the Bank’s management team regarding its policies and operations. During his tenure, Mr. Tung was involved in many major operations of the Bank, including the financial crisis in Argentina, the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline, the Bujagali dam project in Uganda, banking sector reform in Mexico, the resumption of membership of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and reconstruction of Afghanistan. In addition, he took the initiative in promoting the Rule of Law through legal and judicial reform projects in its member countries and will continue to play a leading role as Chairman of the World Bank’s International Advisory Council on Law and Justice.  During his tenure as Secretary General of ICSID, the organization became the premier forum for the settlement of investment disputes between foreign investors and host governments.

Mr. Tung received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. During the 1990s he served as a member, and chairman of the East-West Center Board of Governors

Wednesday, June 25, 2003 

11:30 a.m. registration

12:00 noon luncheon

East-West Center, Hawaii Imin International Conference Center at Jefferson Hall Garden Level, 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 

RSVP by Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - Please make checks payable to: East-West Center and mail to:  Office of External Affairs • 1601 East-West Road • Honolulu, HI  96848-1601


For information and reservations, please call the East-West Center at 944-7111. 

Cost:  $14.00 - Menu:  Campus Deli Buffet:  Ham, Smoked Turkey, Roast Beef and Italian  Salami w/cheddar or swiss cheese,  assorted breads, red potato salad, fresh fruits, assorted cookies & brownies, coffee, tea or water 

Parking:  $3.00 - (Present flier at campus kiosk and display flier on dashboard.  Please park on grass between Imin Center and Lincoln Hall.)

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle will Speak on Greater China Tourism Strategy - Sponsored by Hawaii Chinese Tourism Association*

Great Door Prizes!

Chance to Win 4 Roundtrip Airline Tickets to Asia!

Sponsored by All Nippon Airways, China Airlines, Japan Airlines and Korea airlines.

Keynote Speaker:

Governor Linda Lingle

Panel Speakers:

Ms. Millie Takesue, General Manager, All Nippon Airways

Ms. Agnes Yu, General Manager, China Airlines

Mr. J.K. Lee, General Manager, Korean Airlines

Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2003, 11:30 - 2:00pm
Place: Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom I & II

Registration Deadline: June 19, 2003
Cost: $25/Person for all HKCHcc due paying members (HKCHcc will subsidize $10 for all due paying members attending this event as part of the membership benefits), all others $35/person
Payment Detail: Check Payable to "HKCHcc" 55 Merchant St, Suite 1813, Honolulu HI 96813 must be received no later than than June 19, 2003

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Expectations of a Chinese Company

Mr. Du Jin Hao, Chairman of Shanghai Yanzijiang Construction Group (builders of the Kerry Center), who will talk on the subject: Expectation of a Chinese Company. Mr. Du will give us an insider's look into the concerns and operation of Chinese General Contractors, and present his impressions and war stories regarding working with Multinational clients. Prior to Mr. Du's presentation, Sang Bin Xui will provide a regulatory update.

Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2003, 18:30 - 20:00
Place: Shanghai -
Tower 1, 28th Floor, Conference Room, Kerry Everbright City,  218 Tian Mu Road (West). (This building is 3 minutes from the train station; Pacific Department Store is on the ground floor)

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions

50 Years of Women in China - Ms Hong Ye, also known by her trade name as Xiaoye Xiuzi, Sponsored by the U. S. China People Friendship Association Honolulu Chapter*

Ms. Hong ye is a journalist/author, originally from Guangzhou, China, but more recently from Hong Kong. As a journalist, she was Editor-in-Chief of the Financial Times section of Guangdong¹s well-known Yangcheng Evening Daily. More recently, she has been with Hong Kong¹s Wen Wei Po, a popular daily. As an author, she has 14 published books, including novels and anthologies of poems, for which she has won several national and >international awards.

Of special interest is the fact that Ms. Ye became a member of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) when she was only 14. She became an Army nurse and saw >active duty in the late 1970¹s. She attained the rank of colonel in the PLA before returning to civilian life.

Ms. Hong Ye has been a dynamo, not only as a journalist and author, but also as a social activist. She was a prime mover in forming "Phoenix Dances in the Orient" ­ an association of Asian women of influence. She has also played an important part in an organization of influential people in financial circles.

Ms. Hong Ye just recently arrived in Hawaii and will be doing two months of advanced studies at the University of Hawaii.

USCPFA-Honolulu is proud to have Ms. Hong Ye speak at our General Membership meeting.

Send in your reservation early!

Time: Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 11:00 a.m.
Place: Hee Hing Restaurant, 449 Kapahulu Avenue.
Cost: $13.00 per person

For reservations call Kathy (941-3714) or Lenora (239-9157)
Send checks to Sylvia Louie, 1813 Hunnewell St. Honolulu, HI 96822
Checks must be received and phone calls made by Wednesday, June 18, 2003.

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Hong Kong Rainbow Concert

The Concert for Project Rainbow is this Friday 8:00 p.m. at Cultural Centre Concert Hall. Please help promote to your friends even if you cannot make it. The artists need your support to contribute to a good course.

HSBC Experience in China - Mr. Eddie Wang, Regional President for the West Coast of HSBC Bank

Mr. Eddie Wang is the new Regional President of the HSBC Bank for the West Coast. Functionally, he also acts as the Executive Vice President for Asian Banking for the USA and Canada. Mr. Wang joined the bank in Hong Kong in 1973 and held a variety of senior positions, including a posting to HSBC in Canada from 1987 - 1990. He took charge of the Bank's operations in Mainland China in 1994 and directed the rapid expansion of the Mainland branch network. In 1997, he was appointed The Chief Executive for the China business sector and led the relocation of HSBC's Mainland Management Office from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 2000. With a total of nine years of China experiences, he has now started a new chapter of his career in the United States.

In his presentation, Mr. Wang will be sharing his experiences from his nine years in charge of HSBC's operations in Mainland China, as well as, touch on the importance of The River Delta Region.

Mr. Wang graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1972 with a Bachelor in Business Administration.

Date: Thursday, June 12, 2003, 11:30 - 2:00pm
Place: San Francisco - Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel, 55 Cyril Magnin

Registration Deadline: June 8, 2003
Cost: $35/Person for all HKCHcc due paying members, all others $45/person
Payment Detail: Check Payable to "HKCHcc" 55 Merchant St, Suite 1813, Honolulu HI 96813

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions.



  The 7th Shanghai International Film Festival & The 10th Shanghai Television Festival

June 5 - 16, 2003

Contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email for Special Rate for HKCHcc Members, requirements or if you have questions.

Questions you want to ask about SARS 

Civic Exchange, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Hong Kong Science Museum invite you to join a two-part series of presentations and discussions on SARS-related issues.  There are many interesting aspects that can be informed by basic knowledge in science. 

The first presentation and discussion on 31 May 2003 covers the questions you have always wanted to ask:

  • How do people get infected

  • How effective is wearing a facemask against infection?

  • How should we measure body temperature?

  • How do infrared sensors work?

  • How should we clean pro?

  • What is chimney effect?

  • What is the death rate? 

Understanding these issues will help you to take more effective preventative measures against infections. Participants will have opportunities to put questions directly to some of Hong Kong’s leading scientists whose work can also help to inform healthcare workers.  

Date:                  Saturday, 31 May 2003

Time:                 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm

Place:                Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum, TST

Language:         Cantonese

Admission:        Free 

The presenting team of professors from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology includes experts in air quality, physics, and civil and mechanical engineering: Ming Fang, See Chun Kot, Yu-hang Chao, Iam-keong Sou, and Kai-Hon Lau. The discussion sessions will be moderated by Christine Loh of Civic Exchange.  

The second presentation in the series will be on Saturday, 7 June 2003 at the same time and place.

非典型肺炎座談會 - 替您解開疑團 



  • 人們如何受到感染

  • 配戴口罩來預防感染非典型肺炎有用嗎?

  • 我們應如何量度體溫?

  • 如何使用紅外線體溫檢測儀?

  • 如何清潔方為恰當?

  • 何謂煙囪效應?

  • 死亡率是多少?


日期              二零零三年五月三十一日星期六

時間:              下午二時三十分至五時

地點:              尖沙咀香港科學館演講廳

語言:              粵語

入場費:          全免 



Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email to RSVP or if you have questions.


Local Conflict, Global Terrorism: A Report from the Jefferson Fellows - Sponsored by the East-West Center, Friends of East-West Center* and Asian Affairs Council


At this annual event, journalist from the United States, Asia and the Pacific present eyewitness reports and observations about their travel during the May 2003 Jefferson Fellowship Program. Following a week of dialogue at the East-West Center, journalists from Asia traveled to Washington DC., New York City and Omaha, Nebraska; American journalists traveled to Tokyo, Seoul and Kuala Lumpur. The theme of this Spring's program addresses local conflict and global terrorism.

Date: Friday May 30, 11:30 AM
Place: Hau Terrace at the Halekulani Hotel - Free validated parking

Registration Deadline: May 23, 2003
Cost: $30/person
Payment Detail: Check Payable to "Friends of the East-West Center" 1601 East West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner


Assistant Secretarial Business Development Mission to Morocco and Egypt, May 25 - June 2, 2003 Sponsored by the United States Department of Commerce*

Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General (AS/DG) of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Maria Cino will lead a senior-level business development trade mission to Morocco and Egypt.  The overall focus of the trip will be commercial opportunities for U.S. companies, including joint ventures and export opportunities.  In Morocco, the participants will have 2 days of one-on-one business meetings with potential buyers/partners in Casablanca and 1 day in Rabat with government officials.  In Egypt, the participants will have 2 days of one-on-one business meetings with potential buyers/partners and government officials in Cairo.

The tentative trip itinerary will be as follows:

May 25- Arrive Casablanca, Morocco.

May 26, 27- Hold trade mission activities in Casablanca.

May 27- Depart Casablanca/Arrive Rabat.

May 28- Hold trade mission activities in Rabat.

May 29- Business appointments and/or Cultural Site visits in Rabat or Marrakech.

May 30- Depart Rabat/Arrive Cairo Egypt.

May 31, Cultural site visits in Cairo.

June 1, 2- Hold trade mission activities in Cairo.

June 3- Depart Cairo/Arrive Washington D.C.


The precise schedule will depend in part on the availability of local government and business officials and the specific goals of the mission participants.

Participating companies must be incorporated in the United States. A company is eligible to participate only if the products and/or services that it will promote on the mission (a) are manufactured or produced in the United States; or (b) if manufactured or produced outside the United States, are marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have U.S. content representing at least 51 percent of the value of the finished good or service.

Selection Criteria

Company participation will be determined on the basis of:

§         Level of seniority of designated company representatives and consistency of company's goals with the scope and desired outcome of the mission as described herein;

§         Potential for business activity in Morocco and Egypt as applicable;

§         Timely receipt of a completed application and participation agreement signed by a company officer and the participation fee; and

§         Provision of adequate information on the company’s products and/or services, and communication of the company’s primary objectives to facilitate appropriate matching with potential business partners.

In addition, the Department may consider whether the company’s overall business objectives, including those of any U.S. or overseas affiliates, are fully consistent with the mission's objectives.  Any partisan political activities of an applicant, including political contributions, will be entirely irrelevant to the selection process.

Applications for the trade mission to Morocco and Egypt will be made available beginning on January 7, 2003.  The fee to participate in the mission will be $2000 and will not cover travel or lodging expenses.  For additional information on the trade mission or to obtain an application, businesspersons should be referred to Molly Costa of the U.S. Commercial Service at 202-482-0692. Applications should be submitted to Molly Costa by March 12, 2003, in order to ensure sufficient time to obtain in-country appointments for applicants selected to participate in the mission.  Applications received after that date will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit.  The name, telephone number, and address for the contact person for the trade mission follows: 


U.S. Commercial Service

USDOC, HCHB Building, Rm. 2012, Washington DC 20230

Phone: (202) 482-0692; Fax: (202) 482-0178


*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

VINCENT H S LO, Chairman and Chief Executive, Shui On Group, will be the guest speaker for the 13th Leadership Series Luncheon and address members on "The Yangtze Region - Scaling New Heights for Hong Kong".

(12:00 - 2:00pm at the Island Shangri-La Hotel, Ballroom B&C, L5, Pacific Place, Hong Kong)


Contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email for Special Rate for HKCHcc Members, requirements or if you have questions.

PETER WOO KWONG-CHING GBS, JP, Chairman, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC), would be addressing members on "Building Hong Kong's Critical Mass" at the luncheon talk.

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2003
(12:00 - 2:00pm at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, Harbor View Room, L3, Central)

Contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email for Special Rate for HKCHcc Members, requirements or if you have questions.

AN EVENING WITH TAN DUN - Multi-Grammy nominee conducts his original score for the hit movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


Friday May 9, 8:00 PM
Sunday May 11, 4:00 PM
Tan Dun, conducting
Presented with video projections in the Hall!

For Tickets Call (808) 792-2000
Monday - Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM
Tickets from $15, $27, $32, $42 and $57. Services fees apply.
Also available at Blaisdell Box Office, Ticketmaster and Military Ticket Outlets.

"Hawaii Is Open for Business" Promotion - Northern California to be lead by Governor Linda Lingle - Sponsored by Hawaii DBEDT*

May 7th, Wednesday, 8:00am to 5:30pm - The Hawaii Venture Summit, Quadrus Conference Center, Menlo Park, California

May 7th, Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00pm - "Hawaii is Open for Business" Reception, Sheraton Palo Alto Justine's Ballroom, 625 El Camino Real, Phone: (650) 328-2800

Please RSVP by April 30, 2003:


Phone: (808) 587-2750

Business/Aloha Attire/Heavy Pupus

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Enterprise Honolulu & The Oahu Workforce Investment Board Present:

Aligning Hawaii’s Economic Development and Workforce with Global Realities

Ed Barlow, Futurist 

  • Prepare Hawaii for challenges and opportunities of change

  • Create ways to generate a competitive talent pool

  • Learn your role in shaping workforce training

Mr. Barlow is President of Creating the Future, Inc., an organization dedicated to trend-spotting and strategic planning facilitation.  He is one of America’s top futurists and insightfully explores the significant global, economic, social, and technological trends that are anticipated into the next century and how they will affect industries, organizations, and professions.  His professional experience includes executive positions in healthcare, business, higher education, and a Washington D.C. based management consulting firm.  He has an extensive client list within industry, government and the non-profit sector including Hewlett Packard, Federal Reserve Bank Systems and the U.S. Department of Education.  He is regularly interviewed by the media and has testified before Congress on many occasions regarding issues of workforce, transportation and tourism.

Continental Breakfast

Monday, May 5, 2003, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

 $25.00 per person, limited seating

 The Plaza Club - Main Dining Room, 900 Fort Street, Suite 200  (no validated parking)

Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 30  to:  Chivas Dabbs at 808-521-3611 ext.12, fax to 536-228l, or  e-mail or Contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

"Government Contracting" at Hickam Air Force Base

Mission, Structure, Responsibilities, Socio-Economic Programs of the 15th Contracting Squadron - Projects, Solicitation, Contracts, Plan & Program, Small Business Umbrella

Presented by: LtCol Harold D. Hincks, Commander, 15th Contracting Squadron

Date: April 30, 2003
Place: 1001 Bishop St, Pacific Tower, 8/F, HEI Training Room#2
Time: 5:15 - 6:30pm
Cost: No Cost for HKCHcc Due Paying Members, Others $5/person
RSVP: Contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email no later than April 23, 2003, let us know if you have questions.

Special Videoconference on Business Opportunities in China

You are invited to a special videoconference on business opportunities in China being held on Tuesday, April 29, 2003, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Hawaii Convention Center, Emalani Room, Room 320 (NEW Location!)

The "Breakfast with the Afternoon" event (flyer attached) is sponsored by the State of Hawaii, Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism* (DBEDT) and will feature an introduction by Mr. Ted Liu, DBEDT Director, and presentations by senior officials from the U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China and Mr. Mike Murphy of Honolulu's U.S. Export Assistance Center.  

This videoconference is a must-attend event for organizations both new to the Chinese market and firms already doing business in China. It will also be valuable for companies wishing to access the export promotion and support services of the U.S. Department of Commerce or are interested in exploring the exciting business opportunities presented by the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and China's entry into the World Trade Organization.

You are encouraged to register early as there are a limited number of seats available for this free event. Please use the attached .pdf Registration Form when mailing or faxing attendance. See also attached map for videoconference location and nearby parking facilities.  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Mark Want at (808) 586-2751 or by email at  Hope to see you at this China networking event.

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Philip Morris First 2003 Luncheon Summit Meeting

The agenda:

  • Status: Federal Excise Tax Threat

  • Added Focus: State Legislation

  • Status: Tobacco-Related Bills in State Legislature

  • Your Agenda Items

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2003

Time: 11:30 AM TO 1:00 PM

Place: The Plaza Club, Board Room, 900 Fort St, 20/f, Honolulu HI 96813

Cost: No Cost to Current Dues Payment Members

RSVP: Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email if you have questions.








"Developing Strategies For The Korean Market"


A Workshop & Luncheon With Guest Speakers Featuring

Jin Kul Lee, General Manager, Hawaii Regional Office, Korean Airlines (confirmed)

Robert Murphy, Director, Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce (confirmed)

The Honorable Linda Lingle, Governor, State of Hawaii (confirmed)

The Honorable Donna Mercado Kim, Hawaii State Senator (invited) 


With Guest Speakers


Ted Liu, Director, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, State of Hawaii  (invited)

Rex Johnson, Executive Director, Hawaii Tourism Authority (invited) 

And Special Guest

Alan Furuno, Chief of Staff, Office of U.S. Representative Neil Abercrombie (confirmed)



11:00 AM TO 2:00 PM



The participation fee is $25.00 including lunch and materials.  For reservation, please call Janis Koh at 536-1539 or email at

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

CHINESE TOURISM LEADER TO SPEAK ON OLYMPIC GAMES OPPORTUNITIES - Sponsored by the Hawaii Dept of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc), The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and Others.....

Hawaii firms can learn how they can profit from the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing when Mr. Duan Qiang, Chairman of the Board of the Beijing Tourism Group (BTG), speaks on “The Beijing Olympics 2008:  Challenges and Opportunities for Hawaii Businesses” on Monday, March 31, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, at the Harbor View Seafood Restaurant at Aloha Tower Marketplace.

 “This is a unique opportunity for Hawaii companies to hear a key Chinese official discuss ways in which they can take advantage of the Olympics,” said DBEDT Director Theodore E. Liu.  “China is going all-out to make the Games a great success, and Hawaii firms—no matter how large or small--can become involved in business developments leading up to this landmark international event.” 

The Beijing Tourism Group, the largest provider of travel services in Beijing, is the lead tourism service provider for the Olympic Games.  Before his appointment to his present position, Mr. Duan served as Deputy Mayor of Beijing.  Within the next five years, he hopes to completely transform the Chinese capital into a modern, cosmopolitan city with a world-class infrastructure.   

Over the past few years, DBEDT has launched numerous initiatives with Chinese agencies and organizations to stimulate business for local companies in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.  One of these was the signing of an agreement with BTG in 2002 that can help to train thousands of hotel employees and others in the visitor industry, and help to develop or upgrade China’s tourism infrastructure. 

China is anticipating an enormous increase in the number of foreign travelers who will come for the Olympics, and then stay to visit attractions throughout the country.  The 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney attracted nearly 5 million tourists. 

“We have much to offer China in the area of tourism development,” Liu noted.  “The Olympics should create a strong demand for new hotels, meeting and convention facilities, and for the training and technology to support them.” 

The luncheon is sponsored by DBEDT, the Hong Kong Business Association of Hawaii, The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce.  The cost is $25.  Registration deadline is March 28.

Contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email for Special Rate for HKCHcc Members, requirements or if you have questions.

Military Housing Privatization Initiative (Multi-billion dollar Hawaii Project)

Preview information listed on February 21, 2003

Sponsored by Korean Chamber of Commerce, Okinawan Chamber of Commerce, Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc), Hawaii Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Hawaii Department Business Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT)

Download Event Flyer in PDF format

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2003
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $10/person
The Queen Emma Summer Palace, 2913 Pali Hwy (going mauka on the right hand side) between Laimi and Puiwa Roads.

To register, please contact HKCHcc (or your chamber affiliation) at 222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

HiBEAM* Presents the First in a Series of Free Brown-Bag Lunch Workshops for Entrepreneurs

INVESTOR RELATIONS - So You've Raised Money...How Do You Keep Your Investors Happy (Or At Least Informed)?

Friday, March 21, 2003

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel Law Offices

Alii Place, 1099 Alakea Street, 20th Floor

Cost:  none (bring your own lunch)

To register:  e-mail or call (808) 547-5735

Moderator:                 Rob Robinson, UH College of Business Administration

Venture capitalist:      Dick Sherman, CityVenture SBIC and CIP Capital Management, Inc.

Angel investor:           Steve Baker, Palm Cove Capital

Corporate investor:     Kazuo Shirakawa, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

Company:                 John Bower, Hawaii Biotech

IR professional:          Laura Guerrant, Guerrant Associates

*HiBEAM is a nonprofit organization that helps early-stage Hawaii technology companies accelerate growth and attract funding

Meet Asia Moot Corp 2003 - China Team in Hawaii on March 15th, Saturday

Join event sponsored by the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc), US-China People Friendship Association and the Japan American Institute Management Science (JAIMS)

Members' ONLY event

Go to the following link for detail:

Enter here for EVENT details

To register, please contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email if you have questions

Meet United States Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary Michelle O’Neill in Shanghai, People Republic of China

Date:                         Thursday, March 13, 2003, 11:00am - 12:00noon

Venue:                      U.S. Foreign Commercial Service

                                   Shanghai Centre, Suite 631, East Tower

                                    1376 Nanjing Road West 

RSVP:                       Please sent RSVPs to Jonathan Heimer at 

Details:                      The U.S. Foreign Commercial Service would like to invite you to meet with Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Technology Industries Michelle O’Neill and share your ideas and opinions on doing business in China with her.  

This is your chance to discuss the trade agenda with the U.S. Government, give them your feedback and let them know what they can do to help you more. 

This meeting is free of charge to all attendees and will be held in the U.S. Commercial Service Office. 

**Please note:         This event is being organized by the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service and not Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc).  

The U.S. Foreign Commercial Service will be handling RSVPs and Inquiries for this event.  

If you have questions or would like to RSVP please contact Commercial Officer Jonathan Heimer at 6279-7635 or

Opening Markets and Continuing Growth: Vietnam and the Asian Economy - Asia Society's 13th Asian Corporate Conference, March 5 -7, 2003 - The Meliá Hanoi Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

$400 registration fee will be waived for the first 2 HKCHcc due paying members signed up by Feb 15, 2003!


  • Asia Society*, Dow Jones, Ministry of Planning and Investment - Vietnam 

  • Lead Corporate Benefactor: American International Group

  • Corporate Benefactor: Poongsan Corporation

  • Corporate Sponsors: Boeing, Samsung Electronics

  • Corporate Supporters: CT&D Group, GM Daewoo, Keppel Corporation, LG Electronics Inc., Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, POSCO

In Association with:

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vietnam

  • Hanoi People's Committee

  • Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam

Confirmed Speakers (Partial List)

  • Phan Van Khai, Prime Minister, Vietnam

  • Rafidah Aziz, Minister of Trade and Industry, Malaysia

  • Guillermo Balce, Executive Director, ASEAN Center for Energy

  • Raymond Burghardt, US Ambassador to Vietnam

  • Marc Faber, Editor and Publisher, “The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report"

  • Javed Hamid, Regional Director, East Asia & Pacific, International Finance Corporation

  • Carla A. Hills, Chairman and CEO, Hills & Company; Former US Trade Representative

  • Richard C. Holbrooke, Vice Chairman, Perseus Group

  • James B. Hunt, Former Governor, North Carolina, US; Partner, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

  • Peter Kann, Chairman, Dow Jones & Co., Inc.

  • Linda Yuen-Ching Lim, Professor of International Business, University of Michigan Business School

  • Robert Madelin, Director, Directorate General of Trade, European Commission

  • Nguyen Xuan Nham, President and CEO, Vietnam National Oil and Gas Corporation

  • Phongthep Thepkanjana, Minister of Energy, Thailand

  • Cham Prasidh, Minister of Commerce, Cambodia

  • Tadakatsu Sano, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

Other Invited Speakers (Partial List)

  • Abdullah Badawi, Deputy Prime Minister, Malaysia

  • Helen Clark, Prime Minister, New Zealand

  • Kamil Idris, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization

  • Kantathi Suphamongkhon, Trade Representative, Thailand

  • Joern Kristensen, Chief Executive Officer, Mekong River Commission

  • Lee Hong-Koo, President, Seoul Forum for International Affairs; Former Prime Minister of Republic of Korea

  • Lee Hsien Loong, Deputy Prime Minister, Singapore

  • Minoru Murofushi, Chairman and CEO, ITOCHU Corp.

  • Ong Keng Yong, Secretary-General, ASEAN

  • Manuel A. Roxas, Secretary of Trade and Industry, Philippines

  • Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister of State for Trade & Industry, Singapore

  • Arun Shourie, Minister of Disinvestment, India

  • Thongloun Sisoulith, Deputy Prime Minister, Lao PDR

  • Andrew Steer, Country Officer, Indonesia, World Bank

  • Abdul Rahman Taib, Minister of Industry and Primary Resources, Brunei; Chairman of AFTA Council

  • Mark Vaile, Minister for Trade, Australia

  • Ann Veneman, US Secretary of Agriculture

  • Yu Xiaosong, Chairman, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

  • Robert Zoellick, US Trade Representative

Expected Vietnamese Officials

  • Nguyen Tan Dung, Deputy Prime Minister, Vietnam

  • Vu Khoan, Deputy Prime Minister, Vietnam

  • Truong Dinh Tuyen, Minister of Trade, Vietnam

  • Vo Hung Phuc, Minister of Planning and Investment, Vietnam

  • Nguyen Dy Nien, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vietnam

  • Nguyen Sinh Hung, Minister of Finance, Vietnam

  • Le Duc Thuy, Governor, State Bank of Vietnam

  • Pham Chi Lan, Executive Vice President, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Conference Sponsors are grateful to the following outreach organizations:

  • Asia Business Council

  • Asian Development Bank

  • American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

  • American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore

  • American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand

  • American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, Hanoi

  • American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

  • American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce

  • Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute

  • Australian Business Group of Vietnam

  • China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

  • Confederation of Indian Industry

  • European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam

  • Fund for Reconciliation and Development

  • Hanoi International Women's Club (HIWC)

  • Hong Kong Business Council

  • Hong Kong Business Association Viet Nam

  • Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)

  • Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office

  • Hong Kong Trade Development Council

  • Indonesia Business Council

  • International Enterprise Singapore

  • Indian Business Chamber in Vietnam

  • Japan External Trade Organization


  • Makati Business Club

  • Malaysian Industrial Development Authority

  • Philippine American Chamber of Commerce

  • Singapore Institute of International Affairs

  • Thai Business Association

  • The British Chamber in Hanoi

  • The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

  • US-Taiwan Business Council

  • US-Vietnam Trade Council

  • Vietnam Business Forum

  • Young Presidents' Organization


March 5 -7, 2003 Meliá Hotel, Hanoi 

Asia Society's 13th Asian Corporate Conference

Co-organized by Dow Jones & Company and Vietnam's Ministry of Planning and Investment 

To register, please print and fill out this registration form, then fax to 212-527-8315.

You may also contact the Asia Society Box Office by phone: 212-327-9276 (M-F 10AM to 5PM EST) or email  

Given Name ____________________________Family Name _____________________

Honorific: Mr., Dr., Mrs., Ms., Other __________ Title ___________________________

Company ______________________________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________________

City / State / Zip / Country _________________________________________________

Telephone ______________Fax ________________ Email ______________________

Member of (professional organization) Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce**

Name as it should appear on guest list and name badge __________________ 


Member US$400**  Non-Member US$500

Please contact the Box Office for NGO/academic rate 

PAYMENT: Check in US Dollars (payable to Asia Society / Corporate Conference) or bill my  Amex/Visa/MasterCard

Total Enclosed: ________ Credit Card Acct. No.: _____________________

Exp. Date: ________________ Signature: ____________________________

For the latest conference agenda visit or email or Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email for Special Rate for HKCHcc Members**, requirements or if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner


The Affiliated Chambers invites you to participate in the 3rd Annual Legislative Business Forum at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (2454 South Beretania St.) on Wednesday, March 5, 2003 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm with registration starting at 5:00 pm.

The program will start at 5:30 pm with presentations by Majority and Minority Leadership of both the State Senate and State House of Representatives.  Heavy pupus and no-host cocktails will follow.

As of today, the following Legislators have agreed to participate in the ACBO's 3rd Annual Legislative Business Forum on March 5th:


House Speaker Say
House Minority Leader Fox
Senate Minority Leader Hemmings

Senator Aduja
Senator Hooser

Representative Chang
Representative Kanoho
Representative Karamatsu
Representative Lee
Representative Magaoay
Representative Morita
Representative Ontai
Representative Blake Oshiro
Speaker Emeritus Souki
Representative Tamayo

Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Place: Japanese Cultural Center, $10/person

Spaces limited, sign-up with Johnson Choi of HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email, feel free to give us a call if you have questions.

Hawaii's Travel Industry: Is There Another Japan - Sponsored by the Asia Business Network, The Plaza Club, PBEC, Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce and Korean Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, February 26, 2003, 5:30 - 7:30pm at the Plaza Club Main Dining Room

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Chair:  George Darby, Attorney at Law, Asia Business Network


Dalton Tanonaka:  Hawaii business image in Asia - Necessary Changes

Chuck Gee:  Destination Hawaii - How the model for inbound Chinese tourism differs from inbound Japanese tourism
Daniel Pyun:  Destination Hawaii - How the model for inbound Korean tourism differs from the inbound Japanese tourism


Ted Liu, Director, Hawaii DBEDT:  Implications for DBEDT’s Travel Industry Strategy

Manuel Menendez III, Executive Director, Office of Economic Development, City & County of Honolulu


Johnson Choi, President & Executive Director, Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce

Chuck Gee, Dean Emeritus, School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Daniel Pyun, Attorney at Law, President, Korean Chamber of Commerce

Dalton Tanonaka, President, Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC)

Ronald Watanabe, President, Hotel Partners Unlimited

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2003, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Place: The Plaza Club, 900 Fort St, Suite 2000, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA
Fee: $25/person
Spaces limited, sign-up with Johnson Choi of HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email, feel free to give us a call if you have questions.

Demystifying the Asian Development Bank (held in Hong Kong) Sponsored by The American Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong*

ADB financing explained, through both government and private sectors.

Selling your expertise in all sectors that ADB covers from telecom, biotech, training services, transportation, health-care, environment, to energy/ power and financial services. 

Learn how “the Bank” can help you in Project Finance Development and execution.  Get the latest scoop on how to navigate the “deal” plus exciting insights into the how to tap into ADB’s new “private sector initiatives”.

Special guest speaker, Mr. Joe Yamagata, will be joining our panel.

Panelists:                                                                                   Moderator:

Weiming Shi, Vice President, InterGen (HK) Ltd                       Joel Laykin, Laykin Communications /

Victor Chiu, Managing Partner, Victor Chiu & Co                      Independent Power Producers Forum

George Zhu, Senior Associate, Hunton & Williams

Marshall Mays, Director, Emerging Alpha Advisors Ltd

Joe Yamagata, Principal / Investment Officer, Asian Development Bank*

February 26, 2003 (Wednesday) 

Time:       4:00pm Registration/Coffee                                   Venue:      The American Club          

                 4:15pm – 6:00pm Seminar                                                      Washington Room, 47/F

                                                                                                                  Two Exchange Square, Central

Spaces limited, sign-up with Johnson Choi of HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email, feel free to give us a call if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Meet Ms. Annie Tang, Director, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (HKETO) - San Francisco*

Members of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) are invited to meet Ms. Annie Tang.

Many of the Officers, Directors and Members of HKCHcc have been working with the HKETO - SF since 1995. We have an excellent working relationship with current and former Directors, Deputy Directors and Staffs of the HKETO - SF. They are Thomas Chan, Eddie Poon, Michael Lee, Subrina Chow, Jean Ip, Yue Mei Chow, Annie Tang and Eric Chow, just to name a few.

Ms. Annie Tang will share with us how her office will continue to support Hawaii business wanting to do business with Hong Kong and/or with China through Hong Kong.

DATE: February 21, 2003, Friday
TIME: 10:00 - 11:00pm
PLACE: Honolulu Mayor's Conference Room, 530 S. King St, 3rd Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.
RSVP: By February 20th with HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email, let us know if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Business Collaboration Partner

Southeast Asia Trilogy: The Impact of Southeast Asia on U. S. - Japan Relations, Sponsored by The Japan-America Society of Hawaii, The East-West Center, Friends of the East-West Center*, and the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council

In it's ongoing series of "Trilogy" programs, the Japan-America Society of Hawaii examines the role of a third country or region's impact on the United States-Japan relationship. The Southeast Asia Trilogy is the fifth in the Society's series of trilogy lectures. Past trilogies have focused on China, Korea, Russia, and Taiwan. The Southeast Asia Trilogy is particularly significant because of economic and security issues directly affecting both the US and Japan. Three panel sessions, featuring expert speakers on the Southeast Asia region, will focus on the Historical and Cultural Perspective, the Current Situation, and the Future Outlook. Don't miss this exciting and informative program!

  • Moderator: Ralph Cossa, President, Pacific Forum CSIS

  • Dr. Barbara Watson Andaya: Historical & Cultural Perspective

  • Dr. Leonard Andaya: Historical & Cultural Perspective

  • Dr. Seiji Naya: Current Situation

  • Ambassador Charles Salmon: Current Situation

  • Muthiah Alagappa: Future Outlook

Date: February 12, 2003, Wednesday 8:30am - 1:30pm
Place: Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki Ballroom, $30/person, $2 parking with validation
RSVP Deadline: February 5, 2003
Contact: Johnson Choi of HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Shifting Boundaries in Ancient China: How Recent Archaeological Discoveries Revise, Reinterpret, and Rewrite History

By Jenny So, Ph.D.

Monday, February 3, 2003

Honolulu Academy of Arts Doris Duke Theater

7:30 pm

Admission: Free

Sponsor: Society of Asian Art of Hawaii

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 by email to if you have questions.

Meeting with The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii* Members

Thursday, January 23, 2003

5:00pm - 6:15pm


1132 Bishop Street, Suite 402

Honolulu, HI  96813

RSVP with HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 by January 19th or by email to, let us know  if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Small Business Education Series: Your Workers' Comp Review - Part 2, Sponsored by The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii*

Preventing workplace injuries and best hiring practices. 1132 Bishop Street, 3rd floor.

January 21, 2003, Tuesday, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

RSVP with HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 by January 21st or by email to, let us know  if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

China¹s Great Western Development Strategy in Sichuan Province

RESEARCH PROGRAM - Monthly Brown Bag Seminar

by Christopher McNally - East-West Center Fellow

January 21, 2003, 12:00 – 1:00 pm 

John A. Burns Hall, Room 3012, 3rd floor 

This seminar will attempt to describe and analyze the intents and possible consequences of the People's Republic of China's new “Great Western Development Strategy” in Sichuan province. It will proceed in three parts by, first, focusing on Sichuan’s local social, political and economic environment before the year 2000; second, Sichuan’s response to the initiation of the “Great Western Development Strategy”; and third, the possible consequences that the Strategy has had in Sichuan over the past three years. The seminar will propose that Sichuan can be viewed as a microcosm of China, expressing the pitfalls and benefits of the “Great Western Development Strategy.” Materials for the seminar have been collected by five weeks of fieldwork undertaken in Sichuan Province during the summer of 2002. It also builds on a paper recently written for the conference “Opening the West.”

Contact HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 by email to if you have questions.

Sustainability Workshop - Sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu and University of Hawaii

Saturday, January 11, 2003

8 am 12 noon

Dole Cannery Ballroom

Free ($2 parking)

Featured Speakers: Governor Linda Lingle, UH President Evan Dobelle and Mayor Jeremy Harris

Talk with leaders and other experts as they share their vision of how we can make Oahu the kind of place we want for future generations. Topics of discussion include: Resources, Energy, Transportation, Land Use and Agriculture and the Economy.

Contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email if you have questions.

"Doing Business in China" - Professor William Fischer

Sponsored by Japan American Institute of Management Science (JAIMS)

Professor Fischer is one of the most well-respected and knowledgeable China scholars who has first-hand experience conducting business in China. He has been the advisor to the Founder and CEO of Haier - a very successful Chinese conglomerate which entered the global market. 


The two-day session was designed for our China & Japan Focused MBA's.  They were asked to read about 480 pages of assigned materials.  Students are dividing into 4 teams and they will be discussing the materials with Professor Fischer. Topics to be covered include:  How does one make money in a particular market?  What are the people issues?  Who will be the future corporate winners in China? What is the political economic outlook? 

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner


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