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Updated: 2012-08-17 10:58

(China Daily)

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Union City, California: Games galore

Mark Green, mayor of Union City, in the San Francisco Bay Area, greets spectators at the 10th annual competition of the Northern California Chinese Culture Athletic Federation on Aug. 11. Green said he was honored that his city hosts the Olympic-style event, which organizers say is the biggest sports competition of overseas Chinese. Events include track and field, swimming basketball, soccer and martial arts. Chang Jun / China Daily

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New York: Business forum focuses on China

David Beim (left), professor of finance and economics at Columbia Business School, and Grace Li, chief financial officer of Haier America, speak at a forum, Global Business Strategy: China, at New York's Columbia University on Aug 10. The forum, co-sponsored by China's Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, focused on the growing importance of China in international business as well as opportunities in the Chinese market. Zhang Yuwei / China Daily


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San Gabriel, California: Chinese-American bankers celebrate

US Representative Judy Chu, of California's 32nd Congressional District, is joined by Wilson Tang (left), senior vice president of Cathay Bank, and Ben Cheng, first vice president of California-based CITIC Bank International, at the National Association of Chinese American Bankers' 25th anniversary gala on Aug 10 in San Gabriel, near Los Angeles. Wang Jun / China Daily

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Washington: Environmental law in focus

Environmental-law judges from China, in the US for a training course, take part in a seminar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington on Aug 9. The 11-member group talked with their American counterparts and US officials about the work of Chinese judges. Pictured from left: Luo Guangqian, chief judge, Qingzhen People's Court environmental division; Cao Shibing, vice-president of the National Judges College and senior judge of the Supreme People's Court; Zhang Xianli, Qingdao Maritime Court judge; and moderators Siu Tip Lam, program director for Vermont Law School's US-China Partnership for Environmental Law, and Bryce Myers, senior attorney with the Environmental Law Institute. Sun Chenbei / China Daily

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San Francisco: Putting energy into energy

Darlene Chiu Bryant (left), director of ChinaSF, announces on Monday that the public-private partnership involving San Francisco's city government will begin implementing an agreement signed in June with China's National Development and Reform Commission to promote investments in energy efficiency and cooperation between the city and China. Attending the kickoff event, which involved the Asia Society, the China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance and the US Commercial Service, were, from left: Chiu Bryant; Guillermo Rodriguez, policy and communications director of the SF Environment agency; and Terry Fry, senior vice-president of consulting firm Nexant Inc. Zhang Qidong / China Daily