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Qingpu Migrant School

The Qingpu Migrant School in Shanghai was the first school in China to benefit from the Divac Courts for Kids program. Over the 2007 summer school break, the Divac Courts for Kids program installed new basketball poles and baskets and repaired the playing surface of the school’s playground. The existing basketball courts at the migrant school were in need of major repair and were not sufficient to provide an opportunity for healthy exercise for the school’s 1,300 students. Thanks to the Divac’s Courts for Kids program, the children of the Qingpu Migrant School will now have the opportunity for healthy exercise while practicing teamwork and sportsmanship.

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California Reception

Oct.11th. 2007

In October 2007 Golden California and Hannover Fairs USA hosted a Hollywood themed California reception at the Sheraton Pudong in Shanghai. The reception, held to promote California’s technology exports, tourism, and intellectual property rights (IPR), was sponsored by Marvell Technologies. Guests entered the room by crossing a 15-foot long model of the Golden Gate Bridge and were greeted by large posters of movies stars, a Hollywood Walk of Fame and reproduction of the Hollywood Hills sign. California wines were provided and served by California wine merchant Charles Qiao. Special guests included California Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi, who delivered remarks promoting California exports, Hubertus Notohamiprodjo from Marvell Technologies, high ranking officials from Shanghai representing several Offices, including the Shanghai Department for Overseas Chinese, Hianan province, Jiyuan City, Victoria (Australia), and representatives from numerous technology and business organizations form California and China, including the Management Committee of Wuxi City, Shanghai Bar Association, Shanghai Charity Foundation, Shanghai Foreign Economic & Trade Investment Group, and the Shanghai Informization Youth Talent Association.

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Golden California, Inc. to Open California Center in Shanghai

California businesses will soon be able to establish a presence in China within a business environment that has been specially designed to accelerate their entry into the world’s fastest growing market. Golden California’s “California Center” will provide professional office support services with a program of market-specific activities specially designed for California businesses entering China. To provide an ideal solution for the growing market needs for professional and quality executive offices with unparalleled amenities and support services, California Center activities will include informational, marketing and educational programs to effectively connect California businesses with Chinese industry and government entities essential to their successful China operations. The California Center’s mission is clear: provide California businesses a unique market entry platform for doing business in China within an environment that provides accelerated market entry and mitigated risk.


Golden California joins NBA Legend Vlade Divac to Donate Basketball Courts

Golden California is a proud supporter of the Divac Children’s Foundation and its “Divac Courts for Kids” program in China. Over the next ten years, the Divac Courts for Kids program will not only distribute thousands of basketballs, the program will install or repair one hundred basketball courts throughout China. With updated basketball equipment, underprivileged Chinese youth will not only be able to play basketball, they will have more opportunities to learn good physical fitness, teamwork and respect for others.

Joining Golden California in support of the Divac Courts for Kids program are companies and organizations from both China and the United States, including the Shanghai Charity Foundation, Bao Steel Group, and Solar Power Inc.

The Qingpu Migrant School in Shanghai will be the first school in China to benefit from the Divac Courts for Kids program.  Over the 2007 summer school break, the Divac Courts for Kids program installed new basketball poles and baskets and repaired the playing surface of the school’s playground. The existing basketball courts at the migrant school were in need of major repair and were not sufficient to provide an opportunity for healthy exercise for the school’s 1,300 students.

In addition, in July of 2007, the Divac Courts for Kids program distributed basketball equipment and hundreds of basketballs to migrant schools in the Shanghai area and to youth in Hong Kong. 

The Divac Children’s Foundation, Golden California, and the other program supporters appreciate the support and advice of Chinese education and local government leaders regarding the implementation of this program.

To learn how you can join Golden California in support of the Divac Courts for Kids program, please contact Golden California’s Shanghai Branch client manager, Ms. Katherine He at Katherine@goldencalifornia.biz.

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California Technology Fair at CeBIT Asia 2007
Presented by Golden California, Inc. / Organized by Hannover Fairs USA
October 10 – 13, 2007

Golden California, Inc. partnered with Hannover Fairs USA to produce the California Technology Fair at CeBIT Asia, in Shanghai, China, October 10 – 13, 2007. The Fair showcased cutting edge technologies developed across industry sectors in California – the world leader in technological development. Exhibitors attended the invitation-only CA Reception on October 11, 2007, mingling with California’s Lt. Governor, John Garamendi as well as prominent local and Australian officials. Golden California, Inc. would like thank Hannover Fairs USA for partnering with us in the project as well as the exhibitors for making this event possible.

Links
Venue: Shanghai New International Exhibition Center http://www.sniec.net/e/

Show:  CeBIT Asia 2007  http://www.cebit-asia.com/en/zhjj.htm

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Sacramento Business Journal - 12/30/2005Tim Leslie Ends 'A Dream Come True'
Sacramento Bee
August 31, 2006

California State legislator and Golden California, Inc. Advisory Board Member, the Honorable Tim Leslie, retires from government service as the Dean of the Legislature after two decades in office

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Divac scores with basketball camps in China
Sacramento Business Journal
May 22, 2006

In April 2006, Golden California, Inc. took international basketball star and NBA All-Star Vlade Divac to Shanghai, Beijing, and Anshan (Liaoning Province). Mr. Divac, accompanied by his wife, Ana Divac, Group Seven Managing Director Alex Dimitrijevic, Golden California CEO Margaret Wong, and Managing Director Jeff Leader met with high ranking government leaders, NBA China, educators, the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), business leaders, and countless children excited to meet Mr. Divac, regarding Divac Youth Basketball Camps planned for August 2006 in China.

The tour received extensive print and electronic media coverage throughout China, including live TV interviews and several newspaper stories and features.

Proceeds from this summer’s basketball camps will benefit the causes that Group 7 supports, including those in Sacramento, Los Angeles, China, and Mr. Divac’s native Serbia.

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Sacramento Business Journal - 12/30/2005Expert trader starts firm to guide others to China
Sacramento Business Journal
January 2, 2006

Sacramento Business Journal, in its January 2006 issue, recognized Margaret Wong, president of McWong International and founder of Golden California, Inc., as an “Expert trader” in California-China trade and relations. Margaret has been in the business for the past twenty years and possesses a great deal of knowledge and influence in trade between China and California.

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Seated to Governor Schwarzenegger’s right are Secretary Allan Lloyd of the California EPA and Ms. Margaret Wong, President & CEO of Golden California, Inc.Margaret Wong selected as delegate on Governor Schwarzenegger's China Trade Mission
November, 2005

In November 2005, Margaret Wong was selected as a delegate to join California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, on his China Trade Mission. Ms. Wong also stepped in to assist as moderator for the Beijing CEO Roundtable, which featured Governor Schwarzenegger and top Chinese environmental officials. This important meeting between China’s environmental protection leaders together with Dr. Allan Lloyd, Secretary of California’s Environmental Protection Agency, as well as many others, concluded with the signing of an MOU between the two entities. This is a big step towards a mutually beneficial partnership.