During Chinese President Xi Jinping's U.S. visit this week, he will attend a business roundtable in Seattle with 30 CEOs — some from companies that our readers are very familiar with, especially from the U.S side.
According to Chinese state media, the roundtable, co-hosted by the Paulson Institute and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, expects to see 15 Chinese CEOs and 15 U.S. CEOs. Many of them represent the plastics supply chain, from chemicals, to plastics molding, and to OEMs that use plastics components.
To follow the visit more closely, China's Xinhua News Agency's English language Twitter feed is featuring photos, video and more details.
Here's a sampling of the attendees:
• Haier Group, a global appliances giant with injection molding and thermoforming manufacturing in the U.S.
• Yuhuang Chemical, which just broke ground on a $1.85 billion methanol – a plastics feedstock – project in Louisiana.
• Computer maker Lenovo
• Dow Chemical Co.
• DuPont Co.
• Honeywell International Inc.
• General Motors Co.
• Apple Inc.
• Boeing Co.