Oct. 16, 2018: ACSI Signs MOUs with World Trade Center, ICCCI

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On October 16th, the America China Society of Indiana (ACSI) signed memorandum’s of understanding with World Trade Center-Indianapolis (WTC-Indy) and the Indianapolis Chinese Community Center, Inc. (ICCCI) at ACSI’s China Business Conference and Annual Gala.

The agreement with WTC-Indy seeks joint collaborations to encourage and support business, economic, educational, and governmental exchanges between Indiana and China in addition to partnering to provide a soft landing zone for Chinese investment in Indiana.

The agreement with ICCCI seeks to provide a platform for Chinese-Americans living in Indiana with access to business and investment resources. Both ACSI and ICCCI will collaborate on fostering a China-friendly environment in Indiana.

Oct. 16, 2018: ACSI Hosts China Business Conference & Annual Gala

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On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, the America China Society of Indiana (ACSI) hosted its seventh Annual Gala & Business Conference at the Hilton in downtown Indianapolis. Kicking off with welcoming remarks by Elaine Bedel (President, Indiana Economic Development Corp.), the Business Conference featured panels and presentations on the US-China Economic & Trade Outlook, Foreign Direct Investment & Inbound Business, and Export, Trade & Tariffs. Co-led by ACSI and the Chinese Consulate, the Conference also featured an economic development roundtable with Indiana economic developers on best practices given the current US-China trade frictions.

The Annual Gala started with a networking reception with hors d’oeuvres, ping pong and a photo exhibition featuring the 40th anniversary of the opening of China. Acting Chinese Consul General Mr. Liu Jun offered keynote remarks followed by performances by the Indianapolis Chinese Community Center, Inc. ACSI also awarded its Friend of China, Friend of Indiana, and Chen Legacy Awards to Buchanan Group, BWI Group and Agnes Wolverton respectively.


Sep. 19, 2018: ACSI Represents Indiana at CGCC-Chicago Conference

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On September 19th, ACSI represented the state of Indiana at the China General Chamber of Commerce- Chicago at the organization’s Annual Gala “Connection” in Chicago. With the aim to promote the business and trade developments between United States and China, the whole-day event consisted of sessions with three mayors’ delegation from different cities of Guangdong Province of China, 40 representatives from eight cities of China and a delegation of more than 300 Chinese business leaders.


Jun. 26, 2018: US-China Tariff Resources

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With the continuous back-and-forth between US and China on trade, we’ve compiled a list of resources which outline tariffs and how they impact your business and bottom-line.

Chinese Tariffs on U.S. products
U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Products (effective July 6th)
U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Products (date TBD)
Economic Impact of Tariffs Tracker

On June 20th, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb met with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss among other things, his concern for trade tariffs on Indiana businesses. Read full statement


Jun. 1, 2018: ACSI Announces Strategic Partnership with The International Center

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ACSI is delighted to announce a new strategic partnership with The International Center, an organization dedicated to inform, convene and connect public, private and civic global objectives in Indiana. Through this agreement, both organizations will collaborate to encourage and support international business by providing China- and Indiana-based firms with intercultural communication, relocations and protocol services.

Apr. 4, 2018: Meimanaliev Joins ACSI Board

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ACSI is delighted to announce the addition of Mr. Adilet-Sultan Meimanaliev to its Board of Directors! Mr. Meimanaliev serves as an International Corporate Affairs Operations manager in Lilly’s Global Corporate Affairs group to provide strategy and operations support to affiliate Corporate Affairs teams outside of the United States.

Adilet-Sultan joined Lilly in 2009 as an Associate in the Global Public Policy Department where he was responsible for developing and supporting the company’s external public policy positions and providing policy analysis and advice to affiliates.

Prior to joining Lilly, Adilet-Sultan worked in Central Asia with Procter & Gamble and international development agencies, such as the USAID, World Health Organization and World Bank. He worked as a health economist on health system reforms in Kyrgyzstan, a liaison with the Asia-Pacific National Health Accounts Network, and a regional policy advisor for tuberculosis control in Kazakhstan and neighboring countries. He co-authored several publications and research reports.

Adilet-Sultan earned his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from the American University in Kyrgyzstan in 1999, his Master’s degree cum laude in Social Policy Analysis from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in 2003, and a Master’s of Public Administration in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2009.

Adilet-Sultan is a founding member and former President of the Board of Indiana Ballet Conservatory, a pre-professional ballet school. He also served on the Board of A Children’s Habitat Montessori School.


Mar. 27, 2018: ACSI Co-Hosts Reception for Heavy Duty Truck Delegation

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On Tuesday, March 27th, ACSI co-hosted a morning reception for a Heavy Duty Vehicle delegation at the Skyline Club in downtown Indianapolis. In partnership with the USTDA, Indy Chamber and US Commercial Service, the delegation listened to presentations from  Hoosier Gasket, Advanced Industrial Marketing, Stant Corporation, EMP Engineered Machined Products and PRUV Mobility Ecosystem before engaging in networking with Indiana companies.

Mar. 14, 2018: RSM Releases China Outlook 2018

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The Real Economy publication is authored by, Joe Brusuelas, Chief Economist, RSM US LLP. Questions may be directed to Jon Davis, Indianapolis Office Managing Partner, RSM US LLP.

What’s at stake in an increasingly tense U.S.-China relationship? Over the past four decades the economic and trade relationship between the U.S. and China has been dramatically transformed, growing from about $2 billion in 1979 to approximately $612.5 billion in 2017. In this issue of The Real Economy, Joe Brusuelas (Chief Economist, RSM US LLP) looks at how trade frictions and associated political noise increasingly overshadow the deep and broad economic relationship that supports growth in each country and across the global economy.

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Mar. 2, 2018: ACSI Co-Hosts China Business Career Fair

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On Friday, March 2nd, ACSI co-hosted the “Careers in China” Career Fair at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington. In collaboration with Indiana University’s Career Services Council, Chinese Student Scholars Association, and Chinese Business Association, the event played host to nearly 20 companies and organizations in order to connect with American and Chinese students currently enrolled at Indiana University-Bloomington.

Jan. 23, 2018: ACSI Elects Two New Board Members

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The America China Society of Indiana (ACSI), a non-profit that facilitates bilateral business opportunities between Indiana and China, is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Craig Seidelson and Mrs. Jennifer Pearl to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Craig Seidelson assists both Chinese and foreign companies set up and improve their supply chains & operations in China. As a Chief Manufacturing Engineer for a Fortune 500 company, Dr. Seidelson worked in China for 16 years. At the University of Indianapolis, Mr. Seidelson teaches Manufacturing in China at the undergraduate & post graduate levels and his research has been published in China, Europe and the US. 

Mrs. Jennifer Pearl currently serves as Director of International Programs for the Indy Chamber. Before her time at the Chamber, Mrs. Pearl conducted public policy and strategic communications in Beijing as a senior consultant for North Head. Mrs. Pearl received both her M.A. in China/Mandarin Chinese and M.P.A. in Policy Analysis from Indiana University- Bloomington.