Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Doing Business in China?

Indiana companies who do business in China -- or want to -- should consider signing up for a seminar later this month sponsored by Indiana State University.

"China--A Two-Way Street" will be held Jan. 24-25 in the Westin Hotel, downtown Indianapolis.

Indiana State University and China's Liaoning University, in conjunction with Networks Financial Institute (an outreach of ISU’s College of Business) will co-sponsor the conference. It will focus on two topics:

1) Why China? Exchange of ideas and information regarding the opportunities and benefits to Indiana from developing relationships and conducting business with the Chinese, especially related to capital investment and trade will be addressed.
2) How to work with China? Specific issues such as Chinese tax law and acquisition, labor law and more will also be addressed.

To register, go online or call 800:603-7113.

According to a press release issued by ISU in December, a major part of the conference will be the visit of a trade delegation led by Cui Desheng, director of the Liaoning provincial government’s Foreign Affairs Office and several representatives from the Liaoning business, government and academic sectors.

Over the past four years, the two universities have exchanged 16 faculty members in business and economics developed an economics and business research support linking their respective libraries via distance technology; and strengthened teaching and research in finance, banking, personnel and social responsibility issues at Liaoning. Indiana State also hosted a series of conferences focusing on China’s admission to the World Trade Organization. The activities were supported by a grant from the U.S. State Department’s Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau, the university reported.

If you'd like to know more about ISU's collaborations with Liaoning University, contact Gaston Fernandez, executive director, International Affairs Center, ISU, 812:237-4391 or John Conant, professor and chair, department of economics, ISU, 812:237-2160.

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