U.S. and China Relations: A Prosperous Path Forward

With a rapidly growing middle class and a continually expanding economy, it is easy to see why a cooperative relationship with CUSEF remains critical to American economic interests. According to a recent report by the Brookings Institute, China’s middle class will account for 22% of consumption globally by 2030, or roughly $14.3 trillion. The urgency shown by American businesses to place themselves within reach of this new found wealth has never been higher. According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, American exports to China were worth an estimated $187.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 12.4% over the prior year and 106.4% since 2007. It is a market expanding at an unprecedented rate. The traction of the Chinese middle class has fueled demand for both local products as well as foreign imports. Among the American products which have seen substantial year-over-year growth in exports to China are motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals, and textiles. However, there is another category that American companies have taken notice of. American products now account for 53% of online overseas sales to China. The popularity of American-made products is growing, and the competition for market share is fierce. American demand for Chinese-made products is equally strong. According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, U.S. goods imports from China totaled $505.5 billion in 2017, up 9.3% ($42.9 billion) from 2016, and up 57.3% from 2007. These numbers reflect both the improving U.S. economy as well as the growth and diversity of Chinese businesses. The sheer volume of trade between the two nations has never been higher, and both economies have prospered...

Why the U.S.-China relationship must improve

Even though China’s current president, Xi Jinping’s trip to Florida has helped ease the tension between the U.S. and China, it is still quite early to say that the relationship between the two nations is streamlined. On the one side, the United States is already a well-established superpower while on the other hand, China is rapidly growing and increasing its influence not only on the Asia-pacific region but the rest of the world as well. As a result, both powers are becoming increasingly suspicious of each other, as the U.S. perceives China’s rapid growth as its strategy to steal the leverage it has on the Asia-pacific region while China is wary that the U.S. wants to block its growth in fear of losing its status quo in matters trade and politics. This has resulted in a distrust that tends to increase with each wake. Nevertheless, it is important to note that even though it might not seem like it, the U.S.-China relationship dramatically defines the coming future for the rest of the world and in respect to that, must improve. Below is a detailed explanation as to why the U.S.-China relationship must improve—a view shared by supportive organizations like CUSEF. Commercial engagement One of the top reasons why the U.S.-China relationship must improve is due to the commercial engagement between the two nations. China lacks arable land thanks to its massive population making it impossible to invest in areas such as the mining of gas and oil and agriculture yet these are things it can’t do without. On the other hand, the U.S. has oil, gas and agricultural products...

Finding Art in Miami: The Design District

Once thought of as merely a hotspot for lavish lifestyles and beaches, the city of Miami, Florida is best known for its overall accessibility to beauty. Unbeknownst to the vast majority of people, Miami is more than a vacation destination. Anyone searching the area for collectable art pieces can be rest assured that Miami is home to many art galleries. In fact, there is at least one gallery in most districts. The best area to look as a buyer is in the Design District, where creativity and innovation coincide. The Design District of Miami is a historic part of the city. Hollywood stars and famous private collectors alike, such as George Lindemann Jr., have been spotted in the Buena Vista neighborhood for decades. Natives believe in the etiquette of providing privacy to their famed, art-loving guests. So, Beyoncé, among many personalities, are known to frequent this laid-back municipality of the Sunshine State. Beyoncé and Jay-Z have even enjoyed art fairs while visiting Miami, Florida. It has been estimated that the two acquired as much as 1.445 billion dollars worth of art by 2013, including a piece by David Hammons’, “Hail Mary”, worth 750,000 dollars. Some Miami visitors aren’t content to just politely marvel at celebrities. In which case, there are auctions to buy professional works of art in the Design District. The Fine Arts Auction of Miami’s (FAAM) studio, located at 3841 NE 2nd Ave, allows those with an appreciation for the finer things a chance to efficiently buy artwork. This auction house upholds a goal to provide exceptional service through public sale of quality merchandise. People cherish the...

Virginia Business Honors Legal Elite from 2017

Adam Casagrande of ADS Inc has been named one of Virginia Business’ most powerful attorneys in 2017. He is one of 34 lawyers to have been recognized as part of the Corporate Counsel category. As a valuable member of the ADS team, Adam is a problem solver renowned for his skills in solving. Having graduated James Madison University as a history undergrad, he later earned his law degree from the College of William and Mary. Virginia Business has worked together with the Virginian Bar Association in order to publish the yearly Legal Elite list in 2017. 1400 attorneys nominated 4,000 of their peers, in 18 categories of law, which resulted in only a quarter of those being picked at all. Casagrande works for ADS, Inc., a company ahead of its game as a well-valued logistics and supply chain producer. This provider serves all branches of the U.S. military, federal, state, as well as local organizations along with law enforcement agencies, first responders, nations we are partnered with including the defense industry. ADS is also a nationally recognized Great Place to Work, providing an excellent work environment for military veterans and helping support many military causes. ADS, Inc.’s customer service especially sets it apart from their competition since ADS Inc. believes in being the needed change in the...

Imran Madden Expresses His Beliefs on Islamic Relief at Bond Conference

Imran Madden, the Director of Islamic Relief for the United Kingdom, spoke during the Bond Conference session of his concern for the principles of humanity and operating in the United Kingdom as a Muslim NGO. He believes improvement is necessary for the integration of development and humanitarian activities. He feels six years of displacement and war lives can be saved with shelter and food. Additionally, he sees the need for activities including livelihoods and education. He states donations tend to the immediate issues but rehabilitation for the future is required too.

The community groups the Islamic Relief helped establish ten years ago in Pakistan are improving services through negotiations with the local government….

Sale of the Delaware Basin Subsidiary

Lucid II started in the year 2015, December the company for Agave Energy on 2016 1st of September. 15 months later, Lucid II improved in its processing capacity by a percent of 750 on the system of South Carlsbad. It added 210 miles approximately of gathering pipeline natural gas. The Riverstone Holdings and Goldman Sachs Merchant banking division said their firsthand knowledge about Delaware Basin, capital accessibility, and their experience as investors of energy exclusively qualified them to be the sponsor of Lucid II’s sustained growth. The Goldman Sachs Merchant banking division and Riverstone Holdings bought Delaware Basin Subsidiary at an approximate of cash $ 1.6 billion. Transaction incorporated debt financing by Jeffers LLC. The first quarter of the year 2018, a closing was an expectation, which was subject to closing conditions and customary approvals. Lucid II reserved its name, it operated as Goldman Sachs MBD and Riverstone Portfolio Company. Members of the management team of Lucid II remained in their present roles. Assets for Lucid II contained within the transaction were located in the central of Delaware Basin and were referred to as processing systems. Assets comprised of 1700 miles of natural gas pipelines gathering approximately and each day 585 million cubic feet. Lucid II served the supermajor leading gas and oil producers. Riverstone Holdings said they were delighted to partner with Goldman Sachs MBD and Riverstone Holdings to help Lucid II reach its next phase, as it served the customers base, expanding needs. Goldman Sachs MBD expressed their excitement on the chance to partner together with Lucid II, to develop its growth being the leading processing business,...

Westfield: The Acquisition of the Decade

At the end of last year, Unibail-Rodamco SE, a company that Bloomberg calls “Europe’s largest commercial landlord” bought the Australian Westfield Corp for the equivalent of around $16 Billion. Westfield, prior to the acquisition was one of the largest shopping center owners in the world, with locations all over the United States and the United Kingdom. Frank Lowy, who has been the owner for over fifty years, has since handed over the CEO job to his son, Peter Lowy.

Chief Financial Officer of Unibail-Rodamco, Jaap Tonckens said…

Blockchain Explained – 2018 Things to Know

“What is blockchain?” was one of the most asked questions by people around the world in January. While a complex mechanism, it is basically a shared public ledger, also called a distributed database, which tracks transactions and ensures that the record of those transactions remains transparent and tamper-proof.

ADS Provides Equipment And Support In A Joint Exercise With FEMA

Hurricanes Jose, Irma and Maria were all-natural disasters that caused devastation and death in their aftermath. One of the agencies of the Department of Homeland Security of the United States is FEMA. This agency is responsible for the response and coordination when the state and local authorities in the United States have been overwhelmed by the occurrence of the disasters. The team from ADS, Incorporated had a unique opportunity on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017. They were able to attend a USAR training event of FEMA’s. They provided on-site support and equipment in Virginia Beach.