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CBSI is the center for knowledge and innovation for global Chinese business and it creates and shares knowledge of global Chinese business by connecting scholars, executives, policy makers, students and, alumni through its unique platform rooted in USF's historical connections with China and San Francisco's vibrant Chinese American business community. 

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September 9, 2019

The upcoming ISAP Event will be held at 5pm-8pm on November 1st, Friday at MC 251.

August 27, 2019

On Friday August 23, 2019, Professor Xiaohua Yang, Director of USF China Business Studies Initiative was interviewed by Tom Vacar, the senior reporter of KTVU, Channel 2 on the escalation of the US-China Trade War following China's announcement of imposing US$75 billion worth of tariffs on the U.S. imports to China and Donald Trump's response by ordering US firms to switch to suppliers in other countries.  

You may watch the story here: http://www.ktvu.com/news/trump-raises-tariffs-on-chinese-goods-to-15-as-trade-war-escalates

August 26, 2019

On August 23, 2019, Professor Xiaohua Yang, CBSI Director, was interviewed by Mr. Zhijian Wu, the CEO of Woodsford Capital Management in Singapore for her 2016 TIBR paper, co-authored with Roger Chen, Mark Cannice, Zeyu Peng and Cindy Qin: Towards a Framework of Reverse Knowledge Transfer by Emerging Economy Multinationals: Evidence from Chinese MNE Subsidiaries in the United States.  Please view the interview here: 


Mr. Wu's English guests include: Prof Steven Landsburg, Prof Robert Frank (Cornell), Prof Ilia Dichev (Emory), Prof Douglas Kenrick (ASU), Prof Campbell Harvey (Duke), Prof Randall Peterson (LBS), Prof Paul Robinson (UPenn), Prof Peter Turchin (UConnecticut), Mr Jason Hsu (Rayliant), Mr William Bernstein (Bo...

July 24, 2019

Professor Stephen Roddy, a CBSI senior executive board member, was active in research this summer. He served as the discussant for the panel  "Chinese Eco-Civilization, Eco-cultures, and Literary and Aesthetic Imagination" at the ASLE biannual conference held at UC Davis on June 24-27. He also co-chaired the conference, "Encountering, Imagining, and Reinventing Chinese Literature and Culture: Western Writers’ China Engagement" held at Peking University on July 29-30.

May 13, 2019

On the evening of April 23, 2019, China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) at the University of San Francisco celebrated its fifth anniversary in style at the beautiful Del Santo Reading Roomon Lone Mountain, USF Main Campus.

CBSI was launched in 2014 to leverage San Francisco’s gateway position to Asia and China, to make USF a premier center for knowledge that educates future leaders who will build better bridges between US businesses and Chinese businesses. Over the past five years CBSI has hosted international conferences, symposiums and forums, participated in alliances, launched international Student Ambassador program. We created an innovative and entrepreneurial platform for international business and research cooperation. 

CBSI’s Student Ambassador Program, launched in 2016, fea...

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