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Mar. 13, 2019: ACSI Board Member Selected for China Fellowship

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Russell Menyhart, ACSI Board Member and Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, has been selected as a fellow to the National Committee on United States-China Relations Public Intellectuals Program (PIP).

Launched in 2005, PIP identifies outstanding members of the next generation of American China specialists – in the academic, professional, or policymaking spheres – who, in the tradition of earlier China hands, have the interest and potential to venture outside of academia or their professions into areas relevant to foreign policy and public education.

The two-year program is designed to enrich the twenty new fellows’ understanding of policymaking processes in both the United States and China; help them establish useful relationships both with their academic colleagues and with policy practitioners; encourage them to move beyond the confines of their own disciplines; and nurture their ability to engage with the public at a national, regional, and local level. PIP is implemented through a series of activities. These include seminars in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco; a study tour of China; opportunities to participate in National Committee delegations as scholar-escorts; and public education initiatives.

PIP is an enrichment opportunity intended to complement the primary academic or professional positions held by the fellows. The program offers unique opportunities for professional development, mentoring by senior scholars, networking, and exposure. Fellows gain access to senior policymakers and experts in both the United States and China, and to individuals and fields they are not typically be exposed to, such as the business, arts, health, and civil society sectors in China, as well as to the media in both countries. Fellows have access to media coaches to help edit and place op-eds and develop a social media presence.

Feb. 28: ACSI Hosts Regulatory Exec from China; Seminar

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On Thursday, February 28th, ACSI was delighted to welcome Mr. Yongheng Chang (Executive Chairman of the China International Medical Device Regulatory Forum in the  National Medical Product Administration) to Indiana. As part of his visit, Mr. Chang met with officials from Roche Diagnostics and Eli Lilly & Company.

 

Mr. Chang was also the keynote speaker of ACSI’s China Business Seminar on Medical Device Regulations. The event also featured a presentation by Xinmin Yue (CEO, Minyue-Pharos Consulting) and panel discussion with Naomi Kwang (Attorney, Barnes & Thornburg).

Feb. 21: ACSI Hosts New Year Networking; Chinese Company

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On Thursday, February 21st, ACSI hosted its annual New Year Networking Event at Tastings Bar in downtown Indianapolis. In collaboration with the Indiana India Business Council, the sold-out event featured attendees from a variety of industries with business ties to India, China and Indiana.

Earlier in the day, ACSI hosted global IT provider HAND Enterprises USA to introduce them to the Indiana market and facilitated meetings with potential customers and ACSI Members.

January 7, 2019: ACSI Releases 2018 Indiana-China Year in Review

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ACSI is delighted to release the 2018 Indiana-China Year in Review. The report highlights the economic development efforts, programs, initiatives, and events which strengthened the Indiana-China business relationship in 2018. Read the entire report below:

Year in Review 2018

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.