China Seminar | 10 March 2016

Changing Trends in Chinese Investment in the U.S.

Lawrence C. Foster Lawrence C. Foster

Chinese foreign investment around the world continues to break records every year. What is happening with Chinese investment in the U.S., in Hawaii? What are the future trends? Are there any political or legal barriers? For example, what happened to the lawsuit against President Obama after he blocked the sale of an Oregon wind farm site to a Chinese buyer, citing national security concerns? Professor Lawrence Foster will address these questions. Lawrence C. Foster started to learn Chinese and made his first trip to Asia (Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong) in the 1960s. His education includes a Ph.D. in Chinese language and literature and a law degree. Larry’s professional career includes a professorship of Chinese language and literature, a lawyer and Dean and professor of the UH Law School. From 2005 to 2013, while living in Shanghai, Larry was a Senior Consultant at a major international Chinese law firm and a mentor for young Chinese lawyers. He has also been an affiliate professor at Beijing University’s School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China. Larry is an elected member of the governing council of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, a past-President of the international alumni association of EWC, a member of Law Asia and the American Bar Association’s China Law Committee, and a trustee for Tokai University in Honolulu.