ACCDA attends Capitol Hill activity in Washington

January 17 2014 ACCDA New York

On January 14, with the invitation from member of the U.S. Congress Grace Meng, ethnic Chinese and Korean-American leaders from five communities of New York and New Jersey attend the Capitol Hill activity in Washington, ACCDA vice president Li Xiong is at present as well.

It is a great opportunity for people to communicate in congress and to build an information exchange window of important material. It’s good for policy to spread among Chinese and is profound for China and the United States economy exchange and Chinese’s role in politics. The whole activity is made up of four parts.

Firstly, Grace Meng invites representatives to hold discussions.

Senator Charles Schumer together with eight congressmen Grace Meng, Gregory Meeks, Charles Rangel, Joseph Crowley, Hakeem Jeffries, Carolyn Maloney, Nydia Velazquez, and Eliot Engel makes a speech respectively. Senator Charles Schumer is one from “Gang of Eight” who supports immigration reforms. He says that all people here are on behalf of ethnic minorities. US political and demographic structure will change because of ethnic minorities, while it’s an end for Republicans’ predominantly white Anglo-Saxon times.

Charles Schumer& Grace Meng

Gregory Meeks

Charles Rangel

Joseph Crowley

Hakeem Jeffries

Carolyn Maloney

Nydia Velazquez

Elliot Engel

Secondly, US Department of Commerce holds discussions for Small business leaders.

At the meeting, head of US Commerce Department discusses with leaders present widely. It is the first time that the leaders have been invited to attend Congress discussion, and the atmosphere is fantastic.

Grace Meng says that small business leaders have the right to know what funds and service from U.S. federal they can get, realizing equality and mutual benefit and resource sharing. Head of US Commerce Department reveals new policy on capital recovery and protection channel for US products exported to China. Besides, head of related agencies from the Small Business Administration explains how to solve funding issues for small business and how to get loan from bank. All companies registered in US can enjoy US commercial agencies stationed broad’s services and relevant facilities.

At the meeting

Commerce Department official Gregory Wong

Thirdly, Lecture on the Export-Import Bank of United States

The Export-Import Bank of the United States is the official export credit agency of the United States. As an independent business institution, China is main market of Export-Import Bank of United States. It provides a full range of financing services for company wanting export products to China, including medical devices, agriculture machinery and products, high technology manufacturing system, transport equipment and other infrastructure devices. You can check on http://www.sba.gov/.

Heads Asia-Pacific business James Lewis

Fourthly, Visit Capitol Hill and Grace Meng’s office

Guests visit the Capitol Hill, and hold talks in Grace Meng’s office. Through the exchange, all hope to promote China-US economic exchanges and Chinese’s role US politics.

Grace Meng(L) and Li Xiong(R)

Li Xiong(L2) photos with some guests present

Translated by Will He