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American Visiting Institute For Chinese Entrepreneurs

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The University of South Dakota is sponsoring the second American Visiting Institute for Chinese Entrepreneurs this week in Vermillion. USD Provost Chuck Staben will introduce Professor Bingquan Lu and speak about their friendship and building a "bridge" between South Dakota and China. Also participating will be South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, the Governor's Office of Economic Development, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, Valiant Vineyards, Sanford Health, Citibank and Raven Industries. The Institute will provide a delegation of 12 business leaders from China, including Professor Lu, with information about investments in the United States. The four-day session includes lectures, tours and demonstrations of South Dakota's economic capabilities as well as other activities. Lu, president and chief researcher of Beijing Bo Zhi Hang Research Institute of Commercial Real Estate, is considered a leading expert on business development.