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2016 California China Forum: The Collision between Chinese and American Culture and Technology Innovation

USC Chinese Student and Scholars Association co-hosts a forum that aims to present in-depth discussion about the linkage between Chinese culture and technology in Southern California and the U.S. market.

April 3, 2016 8:30am to 4:45pm

With the largest Chinese communities in the U.S., the city of Los Angeles brought together great number of outstanding Chinese businessmen, remarkable entrepreneurs, and excellent student. Besides, as the center of international’s film, culture, entertainment and innovation industry, Los Angeles has strong soft power, which cannot be overlooked. The trend of globalization has triggered mutual support and development between China and U.S., especially the lens of cultural and technological innovation. Chinese Students and Scholars Association in South Western United States and USC Chinese Students & Scholars Association decide to organize the Chinese forum with the theme of the collision between Chinese and American culture and technology innovation. This forum aims to present in-depth discussion about the linkage between Chinese culture and technology in Southern California and the U.S. market. We will also shed light upon Chinese brands, “Made in China”, Chinese culture, and Chinese entrepreneurs. Chinese students in the state will contribute more and even lead the development of global cultural and technological innovation in the coming decade.

Location: USC Radisson Hotel Grand Ballroom and USC SGM123

Date: April 3, 2016

Cost: $30



8:30 - 9:00     Check In followed by reception

9:10 - 9:20     Opening Speech

Jian Liu, Ambassador of Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles

9:20 - 9:40     Opening Speech

Dong Yuan, Counsellor for Education of Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles

9:40 - 10:10    Keynote Speaker The Secret to Create the Myth of the World's Top 500 Companies

Feng Chen, Chairman of HNA Group Co. (Hainan Airlines)

10:15 - 11:00    Keynote Speaker When "Culture" Meets "Technology"

Dr. Tom Hollihan, Professor at USC Annenberg

11:00 - 11:45 Q&A

Feng Chen, Chairman of HNA Group Co. (Hainan Airlines)
Dr. Clayton Dube, USC US-China Institute Executive Director

SUB FORUM: GYL Alliance for Global Youth Leadership in the U.S. - Los Angeles Forum

1:30 - 1:45     Keynote "Innovation of We Media"

Zhixing Zhou, President of Consensus Media Group

1:45 - 2:15     Keynote "The Story of Unimedia"

Jun Fan, CEO of Unimedia
Hongwei Chen, CFO of Unimedia

2:15 - 2:30     Keynote "Development and Opportunity of Culture Industry in China and the U.S."

Bennett Pozil, East Western Bank VP

2:30 - 3:30     Panel Discussion "Cultural Diplomacy between Entertainment Industry in China and the U.S."

Teddy Zee, Producer
Shiping Zeng, Vice President of PHoenix Television U.S.
Kato Yoshikazu, Media Professional
Guoyu Lin, Founder of

3:30 - 3:45     Keynote "Global Marketing Strategy of Airbnb"

Varsha Rao, COO of Airbnb

3:45 - 4:30     Panel Discussion "Corporation Diplomacy"

Jun Xu
Henry Zou, President of Henry Global
Xuimeng Kuang, President of Torrey Hills Technologies

SUB-VENUE: 2016 California Chinese Student Enterprise Competition Final

2:00 - 2:20    Opening

2:20 - 4:20    Entrepreneurial Team Project Demonstration

4:30 - 4:50    Award Ceremony

Honored Guests:

Amy - Wheat Finance
Andy Tang - DFJ DragonFund China
Angela Wang - UnionPay Smart
Bo Lin - Hewlett-Packard Company
Chuck - PreAngel
Douglas Jiang - IDG-Accel/IDG Capital Partners
Harry - NewGen Venture Partners
Yuanbo Wang - NihaoPay Inc.
Chaoyu Zheng - ZhenFund
Olivia - ZhenFund
Liangjie Xu - Seven Seas Partner

This year, California Chinese Student Enterprise Competition will combine with 2016 "Chunhui" Chinese Overseas Students Innovation & Enterprise Competition (South Western United States). Competitors will compete with recommended projects from "Chunhui". The top five Entrepreneurial teams will gain one-to-one training opportunities with well-known entrepreneurs, and they can get chance to know famous entrepreneurs and investors in California. Competitors can experience startup passions in the capital of innovation in the world as well as dreams to change the world via live roadshow, investors' feedback and other edges of this contest.

Competition Introduction

The competition faces to all U.S. Chinese students and scholars who harbor dream and passion to entrepreneurship, prepare business plan and roadshow. Entrepreneurial projects for the competition need to be in accord with China's strategic plan in emerging industry.

Important Dates

Sign Up: February 22 - March 12

Preliminary Contest: March 19 - 20

Final Contest: April 3

About "Chunhui" Enterprise Competition

  • Held by Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of CHina and Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China
  • The only national enterprise competition facing to global oversease students in China
  • The largest national enterprise competition with teh most overseas students involved and greatest attentions in China
  • Has eight-year history, gains most support from Chinese local governments, development zone and business incubator
  • Gains attentions from many venture capitals, angel capitals and national media
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