The third Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival (SVEF) was held at Santa Clara Convention Center on May 2nd, 2018. It was an international conference that attracted over 2000 innovators, investors, startup founders, economists, business leaders, and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley, other parts of the world. Dr. Xiaohua Yang, Professor of International Business and Director of China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI) at University of San Francisco, spoke at a panel entitled “Belt and Road Forum for Global Trade and Investment” that discussed US-China trade and investment collaboration.
On April 23, 2018, students, faculty, and others from the USF community, gathered to hear speakers and panelists talk about Blockchain technology and the changes happening between the US and China in terms of global trade. The crux of the issue was regarding Donald Trump’s sanction on increasing tariff for goods imported from China and if this will begin the brewing of a trade war. The event was hosted by the China Business Studies Initiative (CBSI). Professor Xiaohua Yang, Director of CBSI and Kishan Bulusu, CBSI Advisory Board Member and Founder of Trealth, co-organized this forum.