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October 2015

Dear Members, an extensive AmCham delegation led by me as President of the
Chamber joined the China International Fair for Investment
It is an honor and a pleasure to report on a month that saw and trade (CIFIT). The delegation arrived in Xiamen in record-
the installation of our newly appointed U.S. Consul General, breaking numbers. Since earning a “CIFIT Great Contribution”
Charles (Chuck) Bennett. It is important to note that when our Award from Vice Premier Wu Yi in 2006, our delegation has
government says U.S. – China relations are most important, grown considerably and has again smashed its own records for
it is actually rising to this challenge by putting the best, most delegation size and investment volume. This month’s cover story
experienced, and charismatic leaders possible on the ground in provides a detailed account of this successful event.
this nation.
Among many events in September we also joined forces with
The seasoned Consul General is a career member of the senior the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the
Foreign Service and holds the rank of Minister Counselor. He has European Commission and co-hosted a Product Safety Training
served extensively in Asia, including assignments in Vietnam, Seminar at Shenzhen office of AmCham which was attended by
Taiwan, China, Thailand and the Philippines. Mr. Bennett also more than 200 corporate representatives.
served as a desk officer in the office of Western Hemisphere Finally, I would like to invite those who are not yet a member of
Affairs in the Department of State. During his 28 year career our Chamber to join, so they too can share the benefits of strong
with the Department Mr. Bennett has been awarded several Sino-American friendship and cooperation.
Superior and Meritorious Honorary Awards. He was the 2010
recipient of the Barbara Watson Award for Consular Excellence. I look forward to seeing you all at our next event!

On behalf of myself, our Board of Governors, our entire AmCham With best regards,
team, and our more than 2,300 members, I wish to extend a
warm welcome to him and his family.

Elsewhere this month another important AmCham event took
place this time in Xiamen, Fujin Province. On September 6th

Harley Seyedin
The American Chamber of Commerce in South China
Vice Chairman
The Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce

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