Firms like appliance maker Haier are making significant in-roads. But Chinese companies still face a long path to penetrating the hearts and minds of American consumers.China firms to refurbish image in overseas advance Chinese enterprises in the US
Seven years ago, Beijing-based tech company Lenovo Group acquired US computer giant IBM's PC business. Today, Lenovo has $30 billion in annual sales and a presence in 60 countries. Lenovo marketing chief David Roman spoke to China Daily in New York at a 20th anniversary celebration for the company's ThinkPad product line.
In 1999, Haier Group entered the US home appliance market with the goal of producing and selling American-made products. Haier America's president, Shariff Kan, tells China Daily how the company developed its "go local" strategy in the United States.
Hoping to boost his city's economic interaction with China, the mayor of Washington, DC, Vincent Gray, made a weeklong visit to Beijing, Shanghai and Suzhou in late June.