by the state government of California, the Chairman
of Sino American Trade Development Association, Mr.
Robert Goodman, and China-US Cultural Ambassador, Li
Kaiwen, conferred the California State Award on the
renowned Chinese private collector Li Yuezhuo Thursday,
November 25th, in a ceremony in Sanya. The Award was
given to commend Li Yuezhuo for his contribution to
the preservation of rare cultural heritage items.
California State Award, which is renowned and respected
in international culture and arts circles, was set up
by the state government of California to commend persons
who have made remarkable contributions to world culture
and arts. It only bestows this award to 10 outstanding
parties each year. Li Yuezhuo is the first Chinese private
collector to have ever received this award. Originally,
his ceremony was to be held in the American Embassy
in China. However, because Li Yuezhuo built Sanya Zhuoyuetianya
Museum of Paleontologic Fossils in Sanya, and to better
monumentalize the award, all the participants felt it
was more important that Li Yuezhuo be honored in the
City of Sanya.
Mr. Goodman's speech, our SATDA Chairman was also able
to address several internationalization issues that
many at the ceremony were discussing. In his remarks
he said, "The pressure to decrease costs on American
enterprises is growing daily forcing many enterprises
to shift to foreign countries. We (SATDA) want to help
manage this trend and the associated international industry
shifts, and improve the efforts and results of all parties
involved." He then spoke about the leading American
political leader and business elite that SATDA's Tradelinks
missions are built around.
many of our readers know, last June Mr. Goodman helped
to organize the USCEA business and trade delegation's
visit to China. Upon the heels of that he led another
delegation on a visit to three provinces in the northeast
of China to investigate their commercial activities
and to develop new trade and investment opportunities.
Overall, Mr. Goodman helped create a number of additional
missions both from China to the US and from the US to
China that further augmented his goal to increase the
internationalization of Chinese businesses, and to foster
a smoother integration of the Chinese economy with that
of the United States.
Goodman, through his established home base in Beijing
- the capital city of the People's Republic of China,
and other satellite offices over the past 14 years,
has fought for new trade development between America
and China, earning much experience along the way. SATDA,
along with our Chairman, is committed to helping more
of its members and friends join the growing corporate
trend toward internationalization.