Hawaii’s Beijing Office

Portrait of Gordon Zhang

Gordon Zhang, Executive Director

DBEDT responded to the rapid growth of Greater China (China, Taiwan, Hong Kong) by establishing offices in Taipei in 1994 and Beijing in 2001. The offices support and implement the department’s programs, and serve Hawaii businesses and educational institutions by providing a wide range of functions. These include:

  • Providing stable linkages between Hawaii and the world’s most dynamic region.
  • Hosting and organizing trade missions.
  • Introducing and marketing new products and services from Hawaii.
  • Acting as a conduit for economic and business-related information between Hawaii and Greater China.
  • Matching businesses in Hawaii with opportunities in Greater China.

SHOB (State of Hawaii Office in Beijing) was officially setup in 2006 with approval of Chinese central governmental agencies as China National Tourism Administration, China Ministry of Foreign Affairs and China Ministry of Public Security to bridge ties between Hawaii and China in areas of governmental relations, business engagements, education exchanges, reverse investment traffic to Hawaii, promotion of Hawaii clean energy initiative, and the increase of Hawaii exportation of products and services. Over the past years, SHOB functioned as a facilitator for a great number of cases as China Vice Premier Wu Yi and Wang Qishan Hawaii visits, 260 Chinese business CEOs to Honolulu for APEC, over 150 Hawaii companies for their China market engagements, over thousands of Chinese students to Hawaii for summer camp and short term training and Chinese energy groups to Honolulu for APCESE every year since 2008. In general, SHOB is the point of contact between Hawaii and China and is ready to assist any requests from Hawaii with instructions of Hawaii DBEDT.

Mr. Gordon Zhang
Executive Director
State of Hawaii Office in Beijing
COFCO Plaza, Suite 606, Tower A
8 Jianguomennei Avenue
Beijing 100005 China
Telephone: 861-0-6527-7530
Fax: 861-0-6527-7531
Email: gordon@optimy.co

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