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Consulate General of the P.R.China in San Francisco Hosted 2018 Las Vegas "China Night"During CES

The Consulate General of the P.R. China in San Francisco and the Organizing Committee of China Information Technology Expo successfully hosted 2018 Las Vegas “China Night” on 8th January, the night before Consumer Electronic Show (CES) unveiled. Attending the event were over 300 dignitaries and industry leaders from prominent companies including Huawei, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Haier, Suning, EY, JD, BYD, Cheetah Mobile, iFlytek, TCL and Thunder. On behalf of Consul General Luo Linquan, Deputy Consul General Ren Faqiang delivered welcome remarks at “China Night”. Carolyn Goodman, Mayor of Las Vegas, sent her congratulations through the city’s chief protocol officer. Yang Yihang, the Economic and Commercial Counselor moderated the event.

In his remarks, Deputy Consul General Ren said, as the two largest economies in the world, China and US share huge common interests and cooperation potential. The two countries are mutually-beneficial partners, which is embodied in CES where exhibitors from China and the U.S. make up more than two thirds of total exhibitors. Companies from both sides have integrated in each other’s market as well. He also said that this year Chinese companies have brought in CES more independently-innovated products. The innovation and R&D of Chinese companies have made China not only a world factory that produces higher-level and better-quality products, but also a cradle of high-technologies. China is improving in leaps and bounds from manufacturing to creating and innovating.

The theme of 2018 “China Night” is “Frontier and Trends of Consumer Electronics”. Speakers from Cheetah Mobile, Huawei, Microsoft, BYD, JD, Grand all Law Firm, EY shared their insights on AI, smart manufacturing, IoT, AR/VR and on the trends of the electronic industry.

Following the keynotes was a panel with speakers from Qualcomm, iFlytek, Haier, Sunning and Thunder. They talked about AI and how the human-machine interaction shapes electronic industry in the future.

Apart from “China Night”, the Consulate General of China in San Francisco, in association with China Ministry of Commerce, set up a legal service booth in CES in order to better protect the IP rights of Chinese companies. Professional lawyers were employed to provide complimentary consulting services to Chinese exhibitors. At the end of the show, they have provided emergent assistance to 3 Chinese exhibitors.

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