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Conversation with Congressman David Price, Oct 22, 2012

On October 22, 2012, David Price, the U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 4th congressional district, spoke at the Hamner Institute in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina at a meeting sponsored by North Carolina Chinese Business Association and several other North Carolina Chinese American community organizations. David Price has served as the 4th District Congressman since 1997 and previously from 1987 to 1995. At the RTP meeting, Congressman Price addressed the China and North Carolina-U.S. trade relations over the past decade and the challenges ahead.

Congressman Price expressed confidence in the ability of federal and local economies to navigate safely through the stressed and uncertain global and domestic economic environments. That confidence comes in part from the historical perspectives that the triangle universities like University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and North Carolina State University have contributed successfully toward a North Carolina transition from a tobacco economy to a high-tech powerhouse that can compete in the global marketplace. In assessing the coming trade challenges for US and China, Congressman Price indicated the needs for both countries to address issues like currency exchange rate, World Trade Organization obligations, intellectual property rights, and raw material export quotas. His hope is that future trade agreements will lead toward fair trade competitions for both countries.

During the question-and-answer period, Congressman Price addressed the questions of immigration reform and H-1 visa, topics of particular interest from the largely Asian audience. Several individuals noted that meeting the American H-1 visa quota requirements and navigating the immigration process have been problematic. Congressman Price said that H-1 visa processing system is not working and the immigration service is broken. He suggested that H-1 visa cap should not include jobs which cannot be filled by Americans who are ill-fit for the position(s). Congressman Price agreed that the federal government should continue to work on improving the immigration service. Finally, Congressman Price mentioned that his office works closely with the Citizen and Immigration Services office in the Research Triangle Park area and has helped hundreds of Chinese immigrants with their visa application process. For specific assistance with immigration and visa issues, please contact Congressman Price's office in Raleigh at (919) 859-5999.

Congressman Price also took time to continue the conversation with members of the Chinese organizations and shared opinions on building stronger connections between the Chinese Americans in North Carolina and the North Carolina government. This event opened the dialogue between the local Chinese organizations and the Congressman and, hopefully, will lead to better future collaborations.



HOW TO PROTECT AND LEVERAGE YOUR ASSETS: Your Intellectual Properties, Talents and Cross-Border Availability, Sep 2012

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Part I: Intellectual Property Protection (Letao Qin) With multi-million dollar Intellectual Property (IP) lawsuits making headlines and 'IP' being part of the common lexicon in business, as an entrepreneur or inventor, you may wonder how your IP assets --the innovations you have been toiling over, the brand names your customers love, or the business secrets you have been guarding-- can be protected and leveraged. If you are importing merchandise manufactured in China into the US, are you aware of the 337 exclusion orders that can stop your goods at the U.S. customs? In this section of the seminar, Letao Qin, a Patent Attorney from Coats and Bennett, will walk you through the following topics:

  • different types of IP assets (patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade dresses, and trade secrets) and the different legal means for protecting them.
  • the basics of the patenting process in the US.
  • Section 337 investigations.
  • Common misconceptions about IP laws.
Letao will invite your questions at the end of her presentation.

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Part 2: Freedom to Live and Operate Cross-Border Immigration Update and Visa Options (Jennifer Parser) In this section, Jennifer Parser, an immigration attorney with Poyner Spruill, will walk you through the intricacies of US immigration law to pursue your goal of pursing your career and living in the United States. She will discuss:

  • the major work visa options and their requirements, as well as their transferability to a green card.
  • an overview of family-based immigration law.
  • the various paths to a green card and eventual US citizenship.
Jennifer will invite your questions at the end of her presentation.

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Speaker Biographies and Contact Information:

Letao Qin, Ph.D., J.D., holds a doctorate in Astrophysics and has worked with several of the country's leading engineering companies and a prominent intellectual property firm in Boston. She is currently registered to practice before the USPTO and in Massachusetts. As a patent attorney, her practice area at Coats and Bennett focuses on electrical and communication technologies. For an initial free consultation, contact Dr. Qin at lqin@coatsandbennett.com or 919-854-1844 ext 234.

Jennifer Parser is an experienced immigration attorney, having practiced law for over thirty years in both New York City and Raleigh. She is admitted in both the States of New York and North Carolina. Jennifer works in the Emerging Technology section of Poyner Spruill LLP, a full-service law firm with offices throughout the state. For an initial free consultation, contact Jennifer at jparser@poyeners.com or 919-783-2955 (direct line).



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1. In September NC State Senator and Democratic nominee for Treasurer Janet Cowell will talk about how her own experiences working and studying in China and Southeast Asia has influenced her public service and vision for the NC Treasurer. Check here for detailed info.

2. The first issue of NCCBA newsletter was published, please use this link to read.

3. The Art of Cross-Cultural Networking, a social networking event, ran well. About 60 people attneded the event. The speakers were very well received by the audience.

4. NCCBA has host a social networking seminar "The Art of Cross-Culture Networking" on July 17, 2008. See detailed information.

5. Mr. Michael Chen, VP Gloabal Marketing, will give seminar for NCCBA on April 22. See detailed information.

6. Mr. Tenney Woo was appointed by the board of trustees as the NCCBA president. See detailed information.

7. Join NCCBA for a business delegation to attend the Oversea Chinese Science and Technology Conference in Guangzhou, China. Click on this link for detailed information.

8. Mr. Tenney Woo will present gourmet Chinese cooking in this NCCBA networking event. See detailed information.

9. CED's Globalization 2008 - Special registration discount for NCCBA members. See detailed information.

10. Dr. Lin Wu will deliver his very well received seminar series "Art of War and Winning in International Business. See detailed information.

11. The NC Wine & Grape Council is partnering with the NC Department of Agriculture Division of International Marketing to host a wine tasting for the NC Chinese Business Association (NCCBA). Click on this link for detailed information

12. Williams Mullen Maupin Taylor and Hughes Pittman & Gupton, in partnership with the North Carolina Chinese Business Association and the U.S. Department of Commerce, are hosting this dynamic seminar to help North Carolina companies perfect a strategic plan for exporting and/or doing business in China, details here.

13. NCCBA will host a luncheon with Dr. Garheng Kong, titled "Learn the latest trends on Biotech and Venture", on April 10, 2007, details here.

14. NCCBA named Larry Lytle Vice President of Government Afairs

15. NCCBA is putting together a business delegation to visit China. Please contact Li Li Bovet for details.

16. Due to increment weather condition, the Ping Fu talk has been postponed to Feburary 13, 2007, same time, same place.

17. NCCBA invited Ping Fu, President and CEO of Geomagic, to give a talk on Feburary 1, 2007. Dr. Fu was elected as the Entrepreneur of the Year by "INC" magazine. Her company has operation in both US and China. Please read the news release.

18. NCCBA formed new executive leadership team, please read president's letter to members

19. NCCBA and the China Star held a networking party with Chinese officers studing in Duke university. Please see the event photos.

 

 

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Opportunities of Technology Transfer

NCCBA hosted a seminar on Opportunities of Technology Transfer in RTP on July 29, 2006.

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The Importance of Savvy Entreprenurial Marketing

The Seminar on the Importance of Savvy Entreprenurial Marketing was hosted by the CED and North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA) on Tuesday May 30th from 6-8 pm.

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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnical Opportunities in China (a Revisit)

NCCBA (NC Chinese Business Association) in junction with support from CAST-NC and China Center is proud to present a seminar on Pharmaceutical and Biotechnical Opportunities in China (a Revisit) on Thursday, May 11.

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China's Impact on Intellectual Property

Free Training Program by United States Patent and Trademark Office: China's Impact on Intellectual Property. Held on March 2nd and 3rd from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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Business Realities in China: Exporting, Sourcing and Succeeding

NCCBA and Center for Entrepreneur Development (CED) presented "Business Realities in China: Exporting, Sourcing and Succeeding - lessons from real-life China, from businessmen who actually work there", on Wednesday February 1st.

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The Privatization of the Chinese Market

All NCCBA Members were invited to a business seminar hosted by Asian Business Club of Duke Fuqua Business School with a special presentation featuring Mr. Rodney Ward, Asia Chairman of UBS Investment Bank. Mr. Ward will give a presentation on "The Privatization of the Chinese Market" with a cocktail networking session followed up.

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Laws of Entrprenuership Seminar

The Laws of Entreprenuership Seminar was hosted by the NCCBA on April 6th

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Jointly Sponsored Presentation (NCCBA & CED): Leadership that Wins: 5 "Do's" and "Don'ts" - Teachings From The Art of War

North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA) and the (CED) jointly held the seminar entitled "Leadership that Wins: 5 Do's and Don'ts - Teachings from the Art of War", on Saturday Oct. 29th from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, at MCNC. Special Guest Speaker Dr. Liu Wu led the seminar.

You may view the details here.



 

 

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MBA Networking Party

North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA) hosted a Networking Party for those involved in UNC, Duke, and/or NCSU MBA Program. This event was held on Sunday Oct. 16th from 4:30 to 9:30 PM, at the Brier Creek Country Club.

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China's Stock Market

North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA) is proud to present aseminar on China's Stock market (Presented in Chinese & English). This Seminar will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at the MCNC Auditorium, there will also be a half hour network social right before the seminar starting at 6:30.

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Bio-Pharmaceutical opportunities in China

NCCBA presented a seminar on the Bio-Pharmaceutical Opportunites in China on Saturday Sept. 10th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Dr. Ken Chang was the main speaker for this event (founder/president/CEO/Chairman of the Board for Ardent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.).

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SSA Benefits and Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage)

Presented in English

The Speaker at this Seminar was Ms. Jennifer Haglund, a Public Affair Specialist of the Social Security Administration. The seminar took place on Thursday, August 4th from 7:00-9:00, at the MCNC Auditorium.

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Technical Assistance Conference for Asian Americans in N.C. June 11th, 2005 NAAAP Presentation

NAAAP of NC held a Technical Assistance Conference on Saturday June 11th (from 8:30 am-2:00 pm). RSVP was required.

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Community Reception for White House Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islanders
June 10th, 2005 NAAAP Presentation

NAAAP of NC presented Community Reception for White House Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islanders, on June 10th (from 6:30-9:00 pm) at Brier Creek Country Club. RSVP was required.

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SEMINAR HIGHLIGHTS: Gene Expression Symposium Presented by : Applied Biosystems on June 7th, 2005

Applied Biosystems held a Gene Expression Symposium on June 7th at the Radisson Governors Inn in Research Triangle Park.All NCCBA members were invited.

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Introduction to Patent Law and Patenting Process
May 31, 2005 NCCBA Presentation

In the evening of Tuesday, May 31st, 2005 the North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA) hosted a seminar on the Patenting Process and Strategy for new ideas.

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Seminar Title: Acheiving Excellence in Living and Leading.

Presented in English on Thursday, March 3, 2005

All of us want to be successful and achieve excellence. However, there must be a balance between your life and work.  To be successful, you need to be willing to do what works, to be effective, and to act in your own best interests. Your challenge is to dream big, reach high, set audacious goals and objectives and work with energy and enthusiasm towards achieving them.

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Seminar Title: Marketing 101

Presented in English on Thursday, Feburary 3, 2005

Ever wonder why you use the toothpaste you use? Or why you always choose the same soft drink? Chances are, marketing had something to do with it. Everyday, thousands of companies are marketing their products to their customers and to one another - from cell phones to computers to cars. How do they do it? What are the principles driving their strategies?

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Opportunities and Challenges for Doing Business in China

On the afternoon of Sunday, October 31, 2004 the North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA) and the Duke Chinese Student Association jointly hosted a seminar on the opportunities and challenges for doing business in China.

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First Network Party for MBA Students Organized by NCCBA
On October 10, 2004 and in the Clubhouse of Chapel Hill Finley Forest, NCCBA (www.nc-cba.org) organized a Network Party, specifically for the MBA students around RTP area.

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EFFECTIVE JOB HUNTING
By Peter Cheng
Proven strategies and unique tips for students and professionals were shared at this popular seminar. Per requests of associations at UNC, NCSU, Duke University and local organizations, this seminar has been held twice a year with different organizations in Triangle Area. Stay tuned for next time if you missed this one.







 

WINNING IN BUSINESS: APPLICATION OF THE ART OF WAR BY SUN TZU
By Dr. Lin Wu
Achieving personal success and winning in business have common fundamental principles. More than two millennia ago the famous Chinese general Sun Tzu wrote the classic work on military strategy, The Art of War. It has been clearly demonstrated that Sun Tzu's strategic principles can be successfully applied to modern personal development and business situations. If you want to enhance your business and personal success, this seminar is for you.

You may download Dr. Wu's presentation here.






 

Starting Up a Company? Decision Making and Its Process
By Dr. Frank Wang
Business come in various shapes and forms. What's the best for you? When to start? How to start? and other related topics.

You may download Dr. Wang's presentation here.