The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce’s strong ties with a local Chinese company will aid its efforts during a planned trip to China in the spring, the chamber announced Feb. 24.

Over the past three months, chamber officials have participated in four events with Hisense USA Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of Qingdao, China-based Hisense Co. Ltd.

Hisense is one of China’s top electronics manufacturers. It set up the U.S. headquarters and distribution center in the Gwinnett County city of Suwanee in 2001. 

The chamber is looking to boost its international economic development efforts and is looking to use its relationship with Hisense as a foundation for contacts and opportunities in China.

“Hisense USA and China are vital parts of our strategy to cultivate global commerce in our community,” said Nick Masino, chamber vice president of economic development.

Recently, the chamber and Hisense hosted Chinese delegates at a dinner event in Gwinnett, which lies immediately northeast of Atlanta and has about 800,000 inhabitants.

In January, Hisense hosted Mr. Masino and state officials at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

In December, Hisense and the chamber hosted Huo Dufang, president of the China Home Appliance Association, who visited Gwinnett to learn about the county and state economies.


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