Job Creation Top Priority During Summer Legislative Recess - Senator De León’s China Trip Focused on Jobs Development in CA

Thursday, July 28, 2011

CONTACT: Communications Director, Gregory Hayes, (916) 812-3122

Press Conference/Community Meeting in LA

(Los Angeles, CA) – Utilizing the Legislative summer recess break, Senator Kevin de León is meeting in Los Angeles with the Chinese business community in advance of a jobs trip to China to discuss ways he can maximize his upcoming trip to learn what might be most beneficial for partnerships between California and Chinese businesses.

"China is an emerging global economic powerhouse. There are certainly lessons we can learn directly and through partnership exploration development that can help us with job creation here in California," said Senator De León. "I'm meeting with the leading Chinese businessmen in my community to learn more about where my emphasis should be and how I might use this trip to benefit their trade and economic development activities."

Friday, July 29, 2011

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Golden Dragon Restaurant, Chinatown

960 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Chinese Consulate-The People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles

Larry Wong, Secretary-General, Federation of Chinese Organizations

Derek Ma, President, National Chinese Welfare Council, Los Angeles Chapter

Pete Chinn, President, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Los Angeles

 Senator De León has been invited by the Chinese Ministry of Railways which is paying for his travel, lodging, meals. Legislators will be seeing demonstrations related to high speed rail technology, stations, engineering and manufacturing.

 The investments in America's infrastructure have been some of the most successful aspects of the stimulus.  Smart infrastructure investment and reform will include energy systems, roads and bridges, mass transit, water and sewer systems, rail, ports, airports, levees and dams, schools and housing and will enhance the quality of life and safety of our communities, create jobs and economic growth, and promote energy independence.