China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce ®
"Hawaii-California-China Guan Xi, We Get Things Done™" - Trade Advocacy Organization
USA Small Business Administration (SBA) Selected Johnson Choi/HKCHcc 2008 United States National Champion
Special Event Photo Album - Building Bridges, Exploring Opportunities for HKCHcc Members and Hawaii Companies
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How to Do Business with China, through Hong Kong & Setting up Business in China - last update Feb 8, 2003
Do you know our dues paying members attend events sponsored by our collaboration partners worldwide at their membership rates - go to our event page to find out more! After attended a China/Hong Kong Business/Trade Seminar in Hawaii...still unsure what to do next, contact us, our Officers, Directors and Founding Members are actively engaged in China/Hong Kong/Asia trade - we can help!
China Business Opportunities provided by the Commercial Section of the U. S. Consulate in Shanghai - download in Microsoft Word Format - updated on Sept 30, 2003
December 20, 2004
Honorable SUI Jipiang, Vice Mayor, Urumqi City, Xinjiang Province, China led Business Delegation to Hawaii - two months after our business delegations represented by businesses from Hawaii, San Francisco, Hong Kong and China visited Urumqi to look at opportunities in the areas of Wine, Agriculture Products, Resort Development, Water Theme Park and Real Estates Developments, business delegation led by Honorable Vice Mayor SUI Jipiang came to Hawaii to visit with various businesses to further discuss various development opportunities. Urumqi City has a population of 2 million offers various tax incentives encouraged by Beijing to further develop the Western Regions of China. Urumqi has also offer real opportunities for Hawaii Companies better compete in a region not saturated by major Corporations from USA, Europe and Asia 100s of times larger than us. These large Corporations focus on major cities in China like Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou when most Hawaii Companies have difficulties to match resources with the Fortune 500 Companies. China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce and Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce have successfully match businesses in the China market focus on getting thing done with tangible and measurable results.
December 17, 2004
Tech Talk with Mr. Kurt Kawafuchi, Director, Hawaii State Department of Taxation sponsored by the Hawaii Technology Trade Association* (HTTA)
*Collaboration Partner of HKCHcc
December 3, 2004
Chaminade University of Honolulu - Hogan Entrepreneurs Advisory Board Meeting
November 14, 2004
Neither East Nor West - Hong Kong Contemporary Art; East-West Center Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii USA (Nov 14, 2004 - Jan 7, 2005)
Works by: LO Koon Chiu, YAU Leung, Vincent YU, Warren LEUNG Chi Wo, CHU Hing Wah, Fiona WONG Lai Ching and LEUNG Mee Ping; Guest Curator: Oscar HO Hing Kay
October 30, 2004
Awarding Winning Documentary Film "Sentimental Remembrance of the Lute" Presentation on Oct 30, 2004
The China Connection - by Michele Van Hessen - Show Biz - The Honolulu News, Dec 2004 PDF format
Dean Emeritus Chuck Yim Gee Award for Special Achievement in Documentary Film "Sentimental Remembrance of the Lute" to Mr. Qiao Feng, Producer & Director Shanghai TV Station Documentation Channel, Presented by the Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce in Conjunction with Hawaii International Film Festival on October 30, 2004 at the Hong Kong Harbourview Seafood Restaurant.
Dean Emeritus Chuck Yim Gee Award for Special Achievement in Creativity in Art for Documentary Film "Sentimental Remembrance of the Lute" to Mr. Shao Jun Zhang, Art Director, Presented by the Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce in Conjunction with Hawaii International Film Festival on October 30, 2004 at the Hong Kong Harbourview Seafood Restaurant.
Dean Emeritus Chuck Yim Gee Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement for Significant Contributions to the Hawaii Film Industries to Mr. Chuck Boller, Executive Director of Hawaii International Film Festival, Presented by the Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce on October 30, 2004 at the Hong Kong Harbourview Seafood Restaurant.
Event Photo Collections
October 27, 2004
Participating in the 24th Hawaii International Film Festival, Oct 21 - 31, 2004
Maggie Cheung charms an excited Hawaii press corps, at LVHIFF's opening day news conference at the Moana Surfrider.
TRIBUTE TO MAGGIE CHEUNG - International superstar Maggie Cheung (HERO, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE) is a veteran of over 80 films and is revered all around the world for her grace, style and exquisite acting career. Ms. Cheung is a special guest of the festival, as we honor her with an ACHIEVEMENT IN ACTING Award, as well as presenting two films from her repertoire – her latest feature CLEAN (HIFF Opening Night Film on Oct 21, 2004) and the classic COMRADES, ALMOST A LOVE STORY!
Maggie Cheung and David Wenham announce that the Golden Maile for Best Feature Film goes to Katsuhito Ishii for TASTE OF TEA.
October 1, 2004
Business and Community Leaders are invited to a special dinner hosted by Honorable Deputy Consul General, Zixian Cai and Consul, Kaibin Zhang, Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Los Angels at the Waikiki Lau Yee Chai Chinese Restaurant & Special National Day Celebration at the Orvis Auditorium at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
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September 23 - 29, 2004
Visiting our Members in Shanghai China
September 10, 2004
San Francisco business visit September 10 - 13, 2004
August 28, 2004
Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee of the University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management, Director and Founding Members of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce celebrated his 71st birthday with a small group of Chamber members, alumni and friends.
August 16, 2004
China Business Open Doors for American Firms - Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) is part of the International Business Delegation from Hawaii, California, Oklahoma, Hong Kong and Guangzhou visited Urumqi, Xinjiang China between Aug 10 - 15 to explore multi-million business opportunities in Real Estates, Wine, Meat Operation and Water Park worth RMB$400 millions. This successful business mission was lead by private sectors business leaders. There was no government official accompany the business delegation. During the 5 days visit, we have met with Honorable Wang Lequan - Full Politburo Members and Secretary of CCP Xinjiang Autonomous Region, Honorable Yang Gang - Secretary of CCP Wulumuqi City of Xinjiang Province, Honorable Shokrat Zakir - Mayor of Urumqi City of Xinjiang Province and Honorable Ms. Wang Jian Ling - Vice Major Urumqi City of Xinjiang Province. It was rare and exception for the top Officials from the Provincial and City level to receive the small but powerful business delegation to work on projects benefiting the City of Urumqi and the Province of Xinjiang. (Go to Trade Issues or President's Page for detail write-up)
August 5, 2004
Lt. Governor Aiona conferred with Chen Hui Min, chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade in Pudong. Chen, a member of the Shanghai Political Consultative Committee, hosted a one-on-one business matchmaking luncheon for the Hawai`i delegation. To help promote Hawai`i products and services in emerging Chinese markets, Lt. Governor Aiona joined a state delegation meeting this week with high-level government officials and business executives in Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin. In addition to conferring with mayors of the three cities, Lt. Governor Aiona is leading a series of discussions with officials for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and with ministers of tourism development, environmental protection, and education and training. The Lt. Governor is also meeting with leaders of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. In December 2001, the State of Hawai`i and the council signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate international economic and business transactions. The Lt. Governor’s mission to China coincides with a weeklong exhibit of Hawai`i businesses and entertainers at a new culture, shopping, dining and entertainment center in Shanghai called Xintiandi.
During an official eight-day mission to China, Lt. Governor Aiona met with high-level Chinese officials to promote business opportunities and economic development for Hawai`i. He is shown speaking to the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. With a membership of over 77,000 companies, the council is the largest institution promoting foreign trade in China.
July 24, 2004
“中国夏威夷商会” 輿 “美國商業部少數族裔商業發展署” 火奴魯魯辦公室成立聯盟共同發展商機Strategic Partnership between Minority Business Development Center (MBDC) of Honolulu operated by Jean Williams, Inc. and Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce formed strategic partnership to help minority owned business to achieve tangible and measurable results.
MBDA/MBDC 2004 Award - PDF format
July 10, 2004
U. S. China People Friendship Association Elected Officers and Directors for 2004 - 2005
June 18, 2004
Ina Lee, One of our Members in Shanghai recent visit to Tibet
June 13, 2004
Exploring China's Business Through Shanghai - Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) & Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) signed cooperative agreement - May 26 to June 13 2004
May 15, 2004
The "Hawaii's China Connection" Presentation at the Jefferson Hall, East West Center are sponsored by the China Club, Hawaii Mainland China Overseas Association, Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce and Chinese Students and Scholars Association at UH - it was attended by more than 100 special guests.
World Journal Newspaper Article dated May 17, 2004 PDF Format
夏威夷之中国情结系列活动 - <夏威夷之中国情结> <Hawaii’s China Connection>系列活动之一”我在美國的一片天”
April 24, 2004
The Phoenix Dance Chamber* 2004 Luncheon Gala and Silent Auction on April 24, 2004
March 19, 2004
Asia Moot Corp 2004 Hosted by University of Hawaii at Manoa - College of Business, March 16 - 18, 2004 - Asia Moot Corp will be moving to Thailand in 2005. The Asia Moot Corp was founded by Professor Bee-Leng Chua of the Hong Kong Chinese University and Member of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce
March 18, 2004
The Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship fund was announced by Governor Linda Lingle
March 5, 2004
"Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce" is one of the major sponsors of the "Hawaii's China Connection", a co-production between Shanghai TV Station Documentary Channel and CMC Consulting Group Inc met with and interviewed Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle and greetings to Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona.
February 26, 2004
"Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce" and "City of Chengde, Hebei, China" agree to enhance the liaison and cooperation in the area of import and export, investment, business information and other commerce related activities for the benefit of the members of both organizations signed Memorandum of Mutual Cooperation in Honolulu Hawaii on February 26, 2004.
January 29, 2004
Meeting with Ronald N Langston, National Director, Minority Business Development & Linda Marie Marmolejo, regional director of the San Francisco National Enterprise Center; Chiling Tong, deputy assistant secretary for Asia and the Pacific
Governor Lingle is shown with (from left) Linda Marie Marmolejo, regional director of the San Francisco National Enterprise Center; Chiling Tong, deputy assistant secretary for Asia and the Pacific, U.S. Department of Commerce; and Ronald N. Langston, national director of the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency.
January 24, 2004
January 20, 2004
Meeting with Larry M Wortzel, Ph.D., Commissioner of U. S.-China Review Commission and Vice President, The Heritage Foundation and Director, The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Larry M Wortzel, Ph.D. (back Left) met with James Tollefson (President of The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii (COCH)), Johnson Choi (President of Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)), Christine Camp Friedman (Vice Chairperson of COCH) and Yen Chun (Director of HKCHcc) to exchange ideas on China Trade, Free Trade and Other Trade Issues between USA and Asia.
January 7, 2004
Emerging China, Version 2004 - Dr. William Fischer - Professor, International Institute of Management Development (IMD) Switzerland met with Officers of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce after the presentation at the Plaza Club
November 28 - 29, 2003
Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) Forum in Hong Kong
The US$1.5 Billion Hong Kong Science Park
Meeting with University of Hawaii - School of Travel Industry Management Alumni, Business Associates, Collaboration Partners & Friends of HKCHcc in Hong Kong
China's First Astronaut, Colonel Yang Liwei Visited Hong Kong
October 20, 2003
"China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce" and "China Council for the Promotion of
International Trade (CCPIT) Hebei Sub-Council" agree to enhance the liaison and
cooperation in the area of import and export, investment, business information
and other commerce related activities for the benefit of the members of both
organizations signed Memorandum of Mutual Cooperation in Honolulu Hawaii on Oct
World Journal Newspaper Print Version Coverage (PDF file)
Pacific Business Newspaper Coverage (PDF file)
Hawaii Chinese News Coverage (PDF file)
October 19, 2003
Global Federation of Chinese Business Women - 2003 Annual Conference at Honolulu Hawaii - Business Lecture by Johnson Choi, President and Executive Director of the HKCHcc: 21st Century Business Trend.
October 6, 2003
Members of the National People's Congress Standing Committee with Governor Lingle. From left to right, Zhou Zhengqing, vice chairman of NPC Financial and Economic Affairs Committee; Governor Lingle; Jiang Enzhu, chairman of NPC Foreign Affairs Committee and China-US Interparliamentary Exchange Group; Hu Kangsheng, vice chairman of NPC Law Committee and chairman of NPC Legislative Affairs Commission; and Zhong Jianhua, consul general of the People's Republic of China.
September 26, 2003
Mayor of Tianjin and Former Chairman of Bank of China, People Republic of China, Honorable Dai Xiang Long met with business leaders in Hawaii. City of Tianjin and State of Hawaii has established a Sister-State Relation in 2002. Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) and Others have supported the Sister-City relation and testified in front of the Hawaii State Legislature for its passage in 2002. Many of our Chamber Members have also helped established the Sister City & State Relationship with Hainan as early as 1985.
Celebration of Mid-Autumn and China's National Day organized by Chinese Students and Scholars Association at UH, US-China People Friendship Association-Honolulu, Hawaii Mainland China Overseas Association, Peking University Alumni Association of Hawaii and Chinese Dance and Songs Theatre.
September 12, 2003
An opening celebration for "The American Semester" of the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, Jefferson Hall of the East West Center.
August 28, 2003
Hawaii: Chuck Gee was one who made a difference as a "forceful public advocate for tourism"...and in building a different kind of school to serve the global travel industry....Honolulu Star Bulletin - Excerpts from the Commemorate Edition - December 31, 1999. Dean Emeritus Chuck Yim Gee of the University of Hawaii, School of Travel Industry Management is celebrating his 70th Birthday today. August 28, 2003 is being named "Chuck Yim Gee Day" by Governor Linda Lingle of the State of Hawaii and Mayor Jeremy Harris of the City and County of Honolulu. Dean Emeritus Chuck Yee Gee is the Director and Founding Members of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc).
August 24, 2003
Lloyd S L Wong was installed as the President, Clifford Wong-1st VP, Sun Hung Wong-2nd VP, Harold Wong Aloiau-Secretary, David K C Wong-Treasurer and Benjamin Wong-Sgt. of Arms of the Wong Mung Duck Tong at the New Empress Restaurant. Johnson Choi, President and Executive Director of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) was the installation officer for the event.
August 20, 2003
Talk business with U. S. Under Secretary for International Trade Mr. Grant Aldonas and the Director of U. S. Dept of Commerce Honolulu, Mr. Paul Tambakis. Mr. Aldonas discussed the vast opportunities available for U. S. Company to explore the China market and how his office can help. He is hoping organizations like the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce will continue to help promote trade and understanding to break down the trade barriers.
August 12, 2003
Governor Linda Lingle met with the Affiliated Chamber of Commerce to continue to push forward the business agenda to make Hawaii a more friendlier place to do business
August 6, 2003
Hai Wen, Ph.D., Assistant President, Inchcape Professor of Economics; Deputy Director, China Center for Economic Research (CCER) - Peking University - Beijing China
Dr. Hai Wen will give us the LATEST update of China Economic Status & Trend helpful to anyone interested to do business with China
The event is co-sponsored by:
July 15, 2003
Ms. Ye Hong, Senior Reporter for Wen Wei Po Hong Kong and Editor-in-Chief of Fortune Weekly Magazine talk business with Mr. Ted Liu, Director, Hawaii Department Business Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT)
July 3, 2003
Lily Lee Chen, President of The Dialogue Foundation; Board of Governors of East-West Center Honolulu and Former Mayor of Monterey Park California discussing and sharing various community service projects ideas.
June 27, 2003
China Opportunities - Sponsored by Hawaii DBEDT - Presented by James Mayfield, Commercial Officer, American Consulate, Shanghai, Auto, Environmental and Marine Technologies Team discuss various business opportunities available to Hawaii Companies, to take advantage of the widely recognized "Hawaii" Brand. Rather than participating in various trade show, Hawaii should consider doing our own with focus in Hawaii products, tourism, education, training and others. The challenges facing Hawaii and United States Companies when competing with European firms are USA based Companies inability to collaborate with each others, the lack of collaboration limit our ability compete effectively. Rule and regulations passed by Congress to forbid USA Companies to commit acts considered as "illegal" to secure business deals does not apply to European Companies created an uneven playing field.
June 21, 2003
Ms. Ye Hong, Senior Reporter for Wen Wei Po Hong Kong and Editor-in-Chief of Fortune Weekly Magazine discuss "Chinese Women - Last 50 years" at the Hee Hing Restaurant, Honolulu, Hawaii. The event was sponsored by the U. S. China People Friendship Association. It was attended by many members of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) who have helped promote the event. Our founding members and directors of HKCHcc, Ms. Yen Chun was the interpreter for Ms. Hong's talk.
June 20, 2003
Mr. Chi Hung Chan based in San Francisco, a prominent Attorney with extensive experiences in international business dealings since 1985 with prominent clients in Asia including but not limit to Hong Kong and China, among others professional involvement is the current Director and Founding Members of the Hong Kong Silicon Valley Dot Com and Hong Kong Association of Northern California.
June 4, 2003
Mr. Li Jiaxiang, the recently appointed Chairman of the Air China Group met with Hawaii DBEDT Director Mr. Ted Liu and its strategic partners companies/organizations (i.e. Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, CMC Consulting Inc and Others) at the Plaza Club. The luncheon is being hosted by Miss Annie Wu, the Vice Chairman of the Beijing Air Catering Company and the Chairperson of the World Trade Center Association of Hong Kong. The Air China Group, of which Air China is a part, is a $7 billion conglomerate that has diversified into airline catering, hotels and resorts, advertising and media and other lines that support the Group's core businesses. It is one of China's ten largest companies. Air China flies 127 airplanes, most Boeings, to 35 international cities and 80 cities in China. Each week, they operate more than 3,000 flights.
May 23, 2003
The International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians Hawaii Fleet Installed its 2003 - 2005 Bridge Officers: Alan Sanborn - Fleet Commodore, Johnson Choi - Vice Commodore, Marda Phillips - Rear Commodore, Don Rudd - Port Captain#1, Tom Daley - Port Captain#2 and Ed Lott III - Immediate Past Commodore
Both Johnson Choi and Ed Lott III are Members of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)
May 23, 2003
Hong Kong: The WHO withdrew its travel warning against Hong Kong and southern Chinese province of Guangdong on Friday. ''WHO director-general Gro Harlem Brundtland said:'' We are changing the travel advice for Hong Kong and Guangdong, effective on Friday, May 23.''
March 31, 2003
Mr. Duan Qiang, Chairman of the Board of the Beijing Tourism Group (BTG), speaks on “The Beijing Olympics 2008: Challenges and Opportunities for Hawaii Businesses” The Beijing Tourism Group, the largest provider of travel services in Beijing, is the lead tourism service provider for the Olympic Games. The event was sponsored by the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc), Hawaii Department Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and others.
March 27, 2003
Military Housing Privatization Initiative (Multi-billion dollar Hawaii Project) Preview information listed on February 21, 2003 Sponsored by Korean Chamber of Commerce, Okinawan Chamber of Commerce, Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc), Hawaii Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Hawaii Department Business Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT)
March 25, 2003
Johnson Choi, President and Executive Director of HKCHcc met with Dr. Brent D Wilson, Dean, School of Business before speaking to more than 100 students at the BYU Hawaii's Entrepreneur Lecture Series on the topic "Hawaii Failed Business Image and Continued Missed Opportunities"
March 24, 2003
TIM Night 2003 at the Ihilani Resort Hotel - TIM Night is an annual formal dinner event put together by the Students of the School of Travel Industry Management at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in collaboration with the Kapiolani Community College and Selective High Schools. More than 300 Travel Industry Executives and Alumni have attended the sold out Gala event.
March 19, 2003
James Burke is currently dean of The Collins School of Hospitality Management and professor of hospitality and tourism management at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. Dr. Burke has met with the University of Hawaii Travel Industry Management Alumni (T.I.M. International, Inc) Board of Directors and T.I.M. Advisory Board at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Hotel. Dr. Burke is one of the three candidates being considered as the New Dean for the UH - School of Travel Industry Management.
March 18, 2003
Walter Jamieson is the vice chair of the World Tourism Education and Research Center at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada met with the University of Hawaii Travel Industry Management Alumni (T.I.M. International, Inc) Board of Directors and T.I.M. Advisory Board at the Duke Restaurant, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Hotel. Dr. Jamieson is one of the three candidates being considered as the New Dean for the UH - School of Travel Industry Management.
March 16, 2003
2003 Narcissus Fashion Show has featured Princess Kaiulani Fashion founded in 1959 by Jack and Joan Andersen. According to Mr. Terrill S. W. Chock, President-Elect & Festival Chairman of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. The original theme has to be changed about 30 days before the event due to previously contracted designer unable to obtain VISA in time to enter the United States. The current turn of world's event was a big challenge for Terrill to switch venue at the very last minutes. The writer have known Terrill for more than 25 years, a well rounded person with excellent people's skill. He has indeed live up to the challenge and put together an impressive gala event
March 15, 2003
Special Event Sponsored by the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc), US-China People Friendship Association and the Japan American Institute Management Science (JAIMS) Special invitation has been extended for a beachside party and sunset cruise to Fudan University-China, Sun Yat-Sen University-China, Hong Kong Polytechnic University-HKSARG & JAIMS-Hawaii during their visit to Honolulu Hawaii attending the Asia Moot Corp 2003, March 11 - 14, 2003.
March 11, 2003
March 12, 2003
March 13, 2003
Hawaii: Asia Moot Corp 2003 Business Plan Competition 1st place winning team - Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University Thailand and 2nd place winning team - Fudan University China
Asia Moot Corp 2003 Business Plan Competition is made possible with the generous contribution of Barry M. Weinman of Allegis Capital and others
March 12, 2003
Hawaii: Stephen Smith, Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada met with the University of Hawaii Travel Industry Management Alumni (T.I.M. International, Inc) Board of Directors and T.I.M. Advisory Board at the Rainbow Suite, Hilton Hawaiian Village. Dr. Smith is one of the three candidates being considered as the New Dean for the UH - School of Travel Industry Management.
February 26, 2003
Hawaii's Travel Industry: Is There Another Japan - Sponsored by the Asia Business Network, The Plaza Club, Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC), Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) and Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce - A Completely SOLD OUT Event was attended by more than 100 Executives and Communities Leaders at the Plaza Club. It was Chaired by George Darby, Attorney at Law, Asia Business Network. Presenters were Dalton Tanonaka: Hawaii business image in Asia - Necessary Changes; Chuck Gee: Destination Hawaii - How the model for inbound Chinese tourism differs from inbound Japanese tourism; Daniel Pyun: Destination Hawaii - How the model for inbound Korean tourism differs from the inbound Japanese tourism; Commentary by Ted Liu, Director, Hawaii DBEDT: Implications for DBEDT’s Travel Industry Strategy, Manuel C Menendez III, Director, Office of Economic Development, City & County of Honolulu. Panelists are Johnson Choi, President & Executive Director, Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce; Chuck Gee, Dean Emeritus, School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Manuel C Menendez III, Director, Office of Economic Development, City & County of Honolulu, Daniel Pyun, Attorney at Law, President, Korean Chamber of Commerce, Dalton Tanonaka, President, Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) and Ronald Watanabe, President, Hotel Partners Unlimited.
February 21, 2003
Annie Tang, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office - San Francisco (HKETO) met with Manuel Menendez III, Executive Director, Office of Economic Development, City & County of Honolulu and Johnson Choi, President & Executive Director of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) to share and exchange information on future collaborations. HKETO will focus on projects that can yield tangible results. Due to distance between San Francisco and Hawaii, it is difficult to take frequent trip to Hawaii. HKETO has to rely on local partners like HKCHcc and others. Her office can assist on trade & business matching. It is very important for Hawaii Companies to do some homework ahead of time (visit our photo album page for more pictures).
Hawaii: Patrick K Batt, Program Manager, Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) - Hawaii and Faye Hirono, Air Force Privatization Manager discussed RCI opportunities for Hawaii Companies. Army will privatize about 7,500 Army Family Homes (AFH) in Hawaii, using the RCI. Army will donate housing and other improvements to a partner, and lease the partnership the land below the improvements for 50 years. Cash Flow is based solely on Soldiers' Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). BAH is estimated to exceed $100 million/year for 50 years, or over $5 Billion. For additional information, please visit the following websites: Air Force www.hickamhousingprivatization.com, Navy/Marine www.esol.navfac.navy.mil, Army www.rci.army.mil or www.25idl.army.mil.
February 20, 2003
Hawaii: Connie Lau, CEO of American Savings Bank in Hawaii spoken at the Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce luncheon about the value base transformation change, community service bank to be a true part of the community and their focus of economic growth throughout the Hawaiian community.
February 17, 2003
Hawaii: Lily Lee Chen, First Chinese Lady Mayor in America, Former Mayor of Monterey Park, California and Member, Board of Governors, East-West Center has met with more than 200 Chinese Community Leaders. During the hour long talk, she has spoken on the struggle of Chinese in the USA, the need to collaborate with other minority groups including but not limit to Hispanic, Japanese and Blacks, to focus on issues affecting Chinese in the United States, get involve and participate in the political process to become a registered voter. She has used the Jewish organizations as examples on their efforts to develop glass root support for the Jewish state. There is a distinct difference between Jewish and Chinese organizations. Jewish organizations are few but focus, thousands of members working together to support a common goal. Chinese organizations are many, seldom worked together for a common goal.
In 1982, when Vincent Chin was clubbed to death by two unemployed autoworkers and gotten no jail time by the judge. It was the Japanese American Organizations took the lead to fight for justice. In 1950s, during the Korean War, Congress was in the work to intern Chinese like what they did to the Japanese in case of war between China and USA, it was the Japanese American Organizations that worked to defeat the measure.
January 31, 2003
Chinese New Year Celebration, The Year of the Ram, Hosted by the University of Hawaii - Center for Chinese Studies, Ronald C Brown, Director, Professor, School of Law. Community Leaders and Faculties celebrated the Chinese New Year at the Harbour View Seafood Restaurant. 2003 Narcissus Queen, Miss Kathleen Wong was one of the many honor guests.
January 24, 2003
Official Opening - Chuck Yim Gee Technology Learning Center - School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa
The Gee Technology Learning Center, named in honor of Dean Emeritus Chuck Yim Gee, was made possible largely by the generous donations of the School of Travel Industry Management alumni association, TIM International, Inc., and the endowments of Kitaro Watanabe and Bernice C. Loui. The Center, which opened in January 2003, include an executive videoconference suite, a multi-media computer learning laboratory with Smartboard technology and a multi-purpose computer laboratory named after benefactors Leong Hop and Bernice C. Loui.
The Gee Technology Learning Center is a unique resource in travel industry higher education providing a platform for the School to deliver high-quality programs both on-campus and by distance. It also serves as a focal point for studies of electronic network information system and services in the travel industry, and dynamically evolving travel distribution systems. Cutting-edge technologies will be incorporated in to the center as they emerge.
Dean Emeritus Chuck Yim Gee is a Director and Founding Members of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)
January 18, 2003 - Meeting with Mr. Eddie Cheung, Head, Telecommunications, Media & Multimedia of InvestHK on working with HKCHcc Chamber Members and Hawaii Companies on Investment Opportunities in Hong Kong and China during the China Telecom 2003 Conference held in Honolulu between January 17 - 23, 2003.
January 14, 2003 - Hawaii Pacific District Export Council (DEC) Members of the United States Department of Commerce met with Mr. Bruce W Blakeman, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Domestic Operations, U. S. Commercial Service of Washington D.C. on available resources to assist HKCHcc members and Hawaii companies to promote export and trade.
January 11, 2003 -
Sustainability Workshop -
Sponsored by the City and
December 5, 2002 - Christmas Party at Dr. Sue Wesselkamper's House, President of the Chaminade University of Honolulu with Advisors and Students of the Hogan Entrepreneurial Program
December 2, 2002 - Republican Governor Linda Lingle Inaugural Banquet (by invitation only) at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel
November 17, 2002 - Hong Kong Visit from 11/10-17/2002 - Building Bridges, Exploring Opportunities for HKCHcc Members and Hawaii Companies
The Pearl River Delta (PDR) Initiative - attended meetings & presentations to find out how Hawaii Companies can take advantage by working with our Collaboration partners in Hong Kong, China, United States, Canada and the Mainland USA
Met with Janie Fong, Director of the State of California China and Hong Kong SAR Office to discuss collaboration opportunities between Hawaii and California companies through her office in Hong Kong
Exploring film production opportunity in Hawaii using Act 221
Meeting with Collaboration Partners, UH School of Travel Industry Management (T.I.M.) Alumni, UHAA, Hawaii Ohana Group, Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Members and Friends of Hong Kong at a SOLD OUT Business Networking Dinner on November 14th in Hong Kong
Hotlink: Rosaryhill High School Alumni
November 7, 2002 - Louis Vuitton Hawaii Presents Hawaii International Film Festival 2002, Golden Maile Awards at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Monarch Room met with many distinguish guests from the movie industry such as Chris Lee, Mabel Yuen Ting Cheung, Corey Tong, Jeannette Paulson Hereniko, Richard Chew, Peter Pau, Chuck Boller, Araki Keiko, Don Selwyn, Ruth Kaupua, Eric Bylers and the list goes on and on....
November 5, 2002 - Ina Lee, our Shanghai member got married with Johnson Yang on November 5, 2002 in Shanghai China. Both Ina and Johnson were born on November 5th (same year too) and yes they got married on their birthdates!
November 3, 2002 - Aliana Ho, Director, Hong Kong Tourism Board (Eastern USA, Canada & South America) met with UH T.I.M. Alumni** (from HK), Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee and HKCHcc
Back row left to right: Thomas Yang (**'77 Campbell Estates), Johnson Choi (**77 Johnson Choi Consulting Group Inc), Savio Pang (**71 Regency Travel); Front row left to right: Emily Yang (**77 United Airline), Chuck Gee (**Dean Emeritus) and Aliana Ho (**73 Hong Kong Tourism Board)
November 1, 2002 - Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hogan Entrepreneurial Program Advisory Board Meeting (see related story below dated Sept 11 & June 3, 2002)
October 19, 2002 - Members of the Chamber Women Executives Club (WEC), Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce* (HKGCC) celebrated its first anniversary on September 17th with a fabulous cocktail reception, at which Miss Hong Kong 2002 Tiffany Lam was the guest of Honor.
*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner (information courtesy of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce)
October 26, 2002 - Commander Riggle of the Fifteenth Air Based Wing and Mrs. Lonna Riggle held a reception in honor of the 2002 Ethnic Chamber of Commerce at the Sea Breeze Restaurant, Hickam Air Force Base
October 24, 2002 - University of Hawaii Celebrate the Establishment of the "UH Downtown" Welcomed by David Ulrich, Coordinator, Pacific New Media, Blessing and Untying of Maile Lei by Reverend David Kaupu, Formal Remarks by Peter Tanaka, Interim Dean, and Peter Englert, Chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Manoa - The Event was Attended by Major News Media, Business and Community Leaders.
October 11, 2002 - Evan S Dobelle, President of the University of Hawaii Invited Leaders in the Business and Film Industries to a Luncheon at His Home at College Hill to Celebrate the Establishment of the Cinematic and Digital Art Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa - One of the Many Honor Guests were Chris Lee, Movie Producer from Hollywood, Returning Home to Hawaii as Co-Director of the New Program with Professor Glenn Cannon, who heads the UH Theatre and Dance Program
October 8, 2002- Haynes B. Johnson, George Chaplin Fellow in Distinguished Journalism Spoken on the Topic of America and the Crisis of Changes at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
September 30, 2002 - Meeting with Artists Xu Bing & Gu Mei Qun, Distinguish Guests from the University of Hawaii, University Foundation and Film Producer at the Kahala Mandarin Oriental, Hosted by Professor John Wisnosky, Chairman, Fine Art Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa
September 19, 2002 - Meeting With the New Chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Peter A. J. Englert, Attending the Cocktail Reception at the Oahu Country Club Sponsored by the University of Hawaii Alumni Association (UHAA) includes Deans from Various Colleges and Alumni Groups Within the University of Hawaii System
September 17, 2002 - In August, The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and Affiliate Chamber of Commerce met with the Commander & Officers of the Hickam Air Force Base to discuss business opportunities, working relationship and cultural events.
September 11, 2002 - Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hogan Entrepreneurial Program Advisory Board Members and Students Held Their Meeting at the STAR OF HONOLULU, Hosted by Advisory Board Member, Ronald Howard and His Wife Mitzi Hirasawa. They have shared with us Their Vision, Dreams, Hard Work and Formula of Success (see related story below dated June 3, 2002)
September 8, 2002 - Hawaii Agriculture Cash Crop Meeting the Demands in the Mainland USA and Canada...Members of HKCHcc visiting one of the member's farm at Kahuku
July 25, 2002 - 3rd Sino - US Mayors Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii Sponsored by the City and County of Honolulu and Office of Economic Development*
Meeting was kicked off at the Kapolei Hale, attended by over 100 Business and Civic leader. The delegation of 20 Mayors have presented business opportunities for Hawaii Companies. The dinner Gala Banquet was held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Delegates and Guests mingle sharing business ideas, renewing old friendship and building new ones.
*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner
July 16, 2002 - Dr. Evan Dobelle, President, University of Hawaii - keynote speaker at The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii* 152nd Annual Membership Meeting
During the past year, Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) has been working closely with The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii (COH) on various business and legislative matters for a better work place for SME (Small Medium Enterprises) in Hawaii. HKCHcc was well represented at the 152nd COH Annual Membership Meeting.
*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner
July 10, 2002, 2002 - Honolulu, Hawaii - HKCHcc Members Met with Chinese Business Delegation to Exchange Business Ideas and Networking - They are NOT part of the Hawaii Sister State/Counties Summit 2002 - July 8 - 12, 2002
Delegates from Haining, Zhejiang Province, PRC are Mr. Li Feng, Section Chief, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Jiaxing Branch; Mr. Zhao Yongming, General Manager, Haiyan County Import and Export Co. Ltd; Mr. Chen Yunlong, Managing Director, Haiyan County Yunlong Transportation Inc; Ms. Chen Jianling, Assistant Manager, Haiyan County Import & Export Co., Ltd; Mr. Gu Jinming, Assistant Manager, Haiyan County Wuyuan Industrial Development Park Co. Ltd; Mr. Sheng Wanlin, Department Manager, Bank of China Jiaxing Branch; Mr. Zhang Qingyong, Deputy General Director, Haining Rural Enterprises Bureau and Ms. Shen Yujuan, Vice President, China Chamber of International Commerce, Haining Branch
July 2, 2002, 2002 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Business Trade Mission to Shanghai and Beijing China June 20 - 30, 2002
HKCHcc lead business trade mission to discuss opportunities in IT, Travel, China 2008 Olympic, Woman World Cup Soccer 2003, Education, Advertising & Film Production, Investment, Chinese Companies raise fund using U. S. Equity Market and Others. It has also given us the opportunities to meet with our members in Shanghai and Beijing, working with our collaboration partners to set up business meetings. The entire trip is funded by members/participants, no government money is involved.
June 3, 2002, 2002 - Honolulu, Hawaii- Chaminade University of Honolulu launch "The Hogan Entrepreneurial Program" - The Program was launched on April 16, 2002
Johnson W. K. Choi, 1978 MBA Graduate of the Chaminade University of Honolulu and Others are elected to the Advisory Board. They are Gary Hogan, President, Pleasant Island Holidays (Chairman); John C. Brogan, Chairman, Chaminade Board of Regents (Ex Officio Member of Advisory Board); Carolann Biederman, President, Junior Achievement of Hawaii; Joy Bouey, Dean of Enrollment Management, Chaminade University; Robin K. Campaniano, President and CEO, AIG Hawaii Insurance Company; David Coleman, Chair of the Division of Humanities, Chaminade University; Ken Gilbert, Senior Consultant/Partner, Business Consulting Resources; Dan Goo, VP, D&J Specialties; Michael Hartley, CEO, Harley Foundation; Ronald Iwamoto, Associate Professor, Chaminade University; Clifton Kagawa, Chairman & CEO, Broadband Travel; Glen Miyataki, CEO, JAIMS; Bruce Monahan, Adjunct Professor, Chaminade University; Kelly O'Connor, COO, Six D Studio; Nick Ng Pack, President & CEO, Milici Valenti Ng Pack Inc; Claude R. Phillips, President, Continental Mortgage, Inc; Scott Schroeder, Head of Business & MBA Director, Chaminade University; Anna Marie Springer, Senior Vice President, American Savings Bank; Edward Sultan, President & CEO, The Sultan Company; Rick Tanaka, Chairman & CEO, Tanaka of Tokyo Restaurants; Allen B. Uyeda, President and CEO, First Insurance Company of Hawaii and Austen Zecha, President and CEO, TBWA-ISC Malaysia Group.
May 24, 2002, 2002 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Raymond F Burghardt, Ambassador of the United States of America to Vietnam discuss the U.S. - Vietnam relation, trade agreement, low tariff (custom duties levy by USA) to import from Vietnam to USA and excellent investment opportunities there.
L to R: Thanhlo Sananikone, Johnson Choi, Ambassador Raymond F. Burghardt and Puongpun Sananikone
May 17, 2002, 2002 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Ding Guangen, Secretariat of the Central Communist Party, and Other Officials met with Mayor Jeremy Harris and Chinese Community Leaders over private dinner at the Pacific Club. Ding Guangen was accompanied by Yang Jiechi, China's Ambassador to the Unites States; Minister Lam Lijun, a Member of China's U. S. Embassy; Li Dan, President of China Radio; Yu Yongzhan, Commissioner of General Administration of Press and Publication in the PRC; Jin Delong, Editor General of Radio Film and TV in the PRC; Actress & Movie Producer of "Pavilion of Women" Liu Yan and Others.
May 8, 2002, 2002 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Dalton Tanonaka, Former CNN & CNBC Anchor based in Hong Kong for five years met with leaders from Organizations with extensive connections in the Greater China regions (Hong Kong, China and Taiwan)
(L to R) Johnson W. K. Choi, President & Executive Director, Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce; Richard Wang, Director, Hawaii Chinese Association; Carol Tsai, Vice President, Hawaii Chinese Association; DALTON TANONAKA; Judy Liu, President, Hawaii Chinese Association; Wayne Lu, President, Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce and Michael Zhang, President, China Club.
*Courtesy of Karl Kao, World Journal Newspaper, Honolulu, Hawaii USA
April 27, 2002 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Vice President Hu Jintao, expected to become China's next leader, arrived in Hawaii with Madame Liu Yongqing Saturday, his initial stop during his first official visit to the United States. Special VIP Reception was hosted by Governor Cayetano at the Tropics Show Room, Hilton Hawaiian Village. Many of the HKCHcc members/Collaboration Partners are on the guest list. They are Brenda Foster, Sharon Narimatsu, Ronald Brown, Yen Chun, Lisa Maruyama, Manuel Menendez, Puonepun Sananikone and Johnson Choi.
Dinner Presentation - March 22, 2002 - Business Opportunities in Canton, China & How to Get the Most Out of it When Attending the "China Export Commodities Fair", also called Canton Fair - Presented by the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc), Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce and the China Club.
Fu Lang, Deputy Director General, Foreign Affairs Office, Guangdong Provincial People’s Government, and, Deputy Director General, Hong Kong and Macao Affair Office, Guangdong Provincial People’s Government, PRC
Hainan Airline - March 17, 2002 - Mr. Chen Feng, Chairman of the Hainan Airline held their Board of Directors meeting in Honolulu Hawaii. Hainan Airline found a little over 10 years ago is the 4th largest airline in the People Republic of China
Asia Moot Corp 2002 - March 16, 2002 - $5,000 1st prize to Zhongshan University, $3,000 to 2nd place winner Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University and $1,000 each to division winners, Fudan University and National Chengchi University.
Luncheon Presentation - January 15, 2002 "Opportunities in Hong Kong for Hawaiian and Overseas Companies" in telecommunications, media/multimedia, IT, technology & biotechnology and tourism & entertainment "How China's accession to WTO will further increase Hong Kong's attraction as an investment destination, as well a conduit to business opportunities in the Mainland China" Presented by Helen Lindsay Peterson, Associate Director-General, Invest Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR Government It was a SOLD OUT event!
Presentation made by Manuel Menendez III, Director, Economic Development, City & County of Honolulu on Behalf of his Department and Mayor Jeremy Harris. Mr. Menendez III is a Director and Founding Members of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)
Left - Right, Mr. Lawrence Tang, Head of the Telecommunication, Media and Multi-Media Sector of InvestHK; Ms. Yuemei Chow, Overseas Consultant of the HKETO in San Francisco, Ms. Helen Peterson, Associate Director General, InvestHK and Johnson Choi, President and Executive Director of HKCHcc
December 27, 2001 Holiday Dinner: Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce and China Club
*Courtesy of Karl Kao, World Journal Newspaper, Honolulu, Hawaii USA
December 19, 2001 - Hong Kong & Southern China Visit from 12/2-14/2001 - Building Bridges, Exploring Opportunities for HKCHcc Members and Hawaii Companies
November 18, 2001 - Maui - Meeting with our Honorary Advisor, Mr. Michael Lee and Mr. Tony Chan, President of Hong Kong Association of Northern California
October 2, 2001 - Lunch with Professor Pak-Wai Liu, Professor of Economics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Seminar - September 25, 2001 "Doing Business in Hong Kong, China & its Neighboring Economic Regions" With Special Guest, Mr. Robert G. Lee, Secretary General, Pacific Basin Economic Council - "Attack on America - Effect on USA - Asia Trade and Investments" It was a SOLD OUT event!
Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office Visit July 5 - 7, 2001
Lang Ping Hawaii Visit July 1, 2001