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US - China Briefing: Opportunities and Risks in Investment and Trade

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US - China Briefing: Opportunities and Risks in Investment and Trade

Time: Jul 26, 2017 @ 9:00AM - Jul 26, 2017 @ 10:30AM
Categories: Trade Alliance Programs & Events
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Wells Fargo Champion Program.



Robin Chen Co-Head of the China Desk, Wells Fargo

Norman Page Partner, Chair China Practice, Davis Wright Tremaine 

Yuping Wang, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine 



Join Wells Fargo and TDA for an update on business and investment opportunities with China!


Speakers will address the following topics:

Capital Restrictions Recently, China implemented stricter capital controls which have the potential to impact foreign transactions.

Cyber Security Law China has recently levied new data storage laws, which require all companies located in China to store their data on Chinese servers.

One-Belt-One-Road China's ongoing One-Belt-One-Road (OBOR) Initiative represents a transcontinental infrastructure development effort that will connect China globally to Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The goal of the OBOR Initiative is to create a major platform for economic cooperation and investment.


The extensive changes to capital controls and China's cybersecurity law have the potential to exert a very real influence on US and Washington state companies doing business with China. 



Biographies of our speakers


Robin Chen


Robin Chen leads the business development with Chinese companies in the US, facilitates the financial needs of American companies' Chinese subsidiaries, and coordinates China initiatives and products within Wells Fargo.

Before joining Wells Fargo in 2007, Robin was a risk consultant to Chinese and US companies, a lecturer at Federal Reserve sponsored workshops for Chinese bankers, and a senior analyst at Moody's.  

Robin graduated Magna Cum Laude in Accounting from the State University of New York and is a CFA charter holder.


Norman Page


At Davis Wright Tremaine, Norm Page has served as chair of the firm’s China practice since 1993. The office officially opened on January 1, 1994 making DWT the first U.S. firm to have a law office in Shanghai. In 2007, Norm relocated to Shanghai where he continues to live and work, dividing his time between his responsibilities as chair of DWT’s China practice and as an adjunct professor at East China University of Political Science and Law and Fudan University Law School. Before moving to Shanghai, Norm served for 10 years as chair of DWT’s firm wide Executive Committee and 15 years as chair of DWT’s Finance and Commercial Transactions Practice. Norm focuses on domestic and international business transactions, including finance and commercial law. Norm's principal clients include: Bank of America, General Electric Capital Corp., Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft Financing Corp., Starbucks Coffee Company, and Norm has a J.D. with honors from the University of Washington School of Law and a B.S. with honors in Psychology from University of Washington.  Norm is also the Executive Editor of Washington Law Review.


Yuping Wang


Yuping Wang advises U.S. and foreign companies on their establishment and operations in China. She helps clients develop their market entry strategy and structure their investments such as joint venture or merger and acquisition in China. Yuping assists clients in land purchases and in the development of manufacturing facilities. She advises clients on daily operational issues, covering areas such as employment matters, commercial contract preparation and enforcement, real property lease and purchase, application for special licenses, and compliance audits. Yuping has significant expertise in the hospitality, retail, and construction industries, helping clients with their investment and dispute resolution in China.

Yuping's clients include Starbucks, Microsoft, Marriott Hotels Groups, U.S. manufacturers, and architectural firms.




Registration: Registration is now closed. For questions, contact Shelly Hutcheson at 389-7319 /


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