ChinaSF had the pleasure of partnering with Asia Society to host two great panels: the "Breaking Ground: Chinese Investment in U.S. Real Estate" report launch and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) talk. 

Asia Society Breaking Ground Report SF Launch

On May 24th, we joined Asia Society to launch the "Breaking Ground: Chinese Investment in U.S. Real Estate" report at Asia Society Northern California in San Francisco. Our Executive Director, Darlene Chiu Bryant, moderated the discussion panel focused on the tremendous growth of Chinese direct investment in U.S. real estate. The panel featured speakers from the Rosen Consulting Group, Oceanwide, Pillsbury, ImmCapital, and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. 

Check out some of the footage of the event in our video!

Download your copy of the report here:

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Talk

On May 18, 2016, ChinaSF welcomed Michael Dee, Senior Advisor to the President of Finance of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). As the first new international development bank in 25 years, AIIB aims to address Asia’s multi trillion-dollar demand for infrastructural investment in the next few decades and marks a new path for China’s leadership in world affairs. Mr. Dee shared AIIB’s goal of catalyzing electrification, water sanitation, and other development projects in order to lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty in China and elsewhere. The discussion touched on AIIB’s concern for environmental standards, as well as its efforts to cooperate in China with other development banks such as the World Bank. Included in the conversation were attendees from Asia Society, Japan Society, Deloitte, Bank of China, BNP, Enverest, and more. As an economic initiative focused on creating cross-border opportunities between the San Francisco Bay Area and China, ChinaSF is thankful to host a multilateral organization at the vanguard of international development.

About Asia Society

Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future. 

Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit institution with headquarters in New York, centers in Hong Kong and Houston, and offices in Los Angeles,ManilaMumbaiSan FranciscoSeoulShanghaiSydneyWashington, DC and Zurich.