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Wednesday                   Chinese tech giants
  31 May
    2017                    Among the Chinese tech giants beating
                            a path to the Silicon Valley, the global
 D                          heartland of innovation, are Alibaba,
                            which has opened two cloud-comput-
                            ing data centers there, and Baidu, which
                            has formed an artificial intelligence lab.

                            Silicon                                      Shibei High-Technology Park                             Jing鈥檃n
                            Valley                                                                                               District
                                                                         Shibei High-Technology Park in Jing鈥檃n is the latest
JING鈥橝N                                                                  newcomer in the Silicon Valley, with the launch of its
                                                                         American Innovation Center at Stanford University.

                            Tech talent, investment in
                               two-way global flow

                            Li Qian                                      want to make ourselves known around             Google offers alternatives to young
                                                                         the world, and we also want to send          entrepreneurs. They can join in the one-
                            China is keen to create a digital            the message that we welcome foreigner        week exchange program with another
                                        21st century Silk Road, with     entrepreneurs here.鈥?                        Google鈥檚 partner in another city, or they
                                        hefty investment flowing into                                                 can fly to the Silicon Valley to compete
                                        California鈥檚 Silicon Valley and     Liu Qinyu, deputy manager of Shi-         with other brilliant idea-makers.
                            moves afoot in cities like Shanghai to       bei park, said a program of sharing
                            attract technology talent and investment     professionals is high on the agenda of          鈥淧articipants find it useful to be im-
                            to these shores.                             cooperation.                                 mersed in an energetic startup culture,
                                                                                                                      where they can forge business relations,
                               Among the Chinese tech giants beating        鈥淲e will provide domestic firms greater   tap expert advice, and explore invest-
                            a path to the Silicon Valley, the global     access to cutting-edge technologies,鈥?       ment prospects,鈥?said Sarah Qin.
                            heartland of innovation, are Alibaba,        she said. 鈥淭he combination of innova-
                            which has opened two cloud-computing         tive resources in China and the US will         Since April last year, 12 teams based
                            data centers there, and Baidu, which has     help develop a generation of promising       in P2 have joined the program. Among
                            formed an artificial intelligence lab.       entrepreneurs.鈥?                             them, CastBox, an audio platform app,
                                                                                                                      won the 鈥淛udges Favorite Award鈥?at 2016
                               Shibei High-Technology Park in Jing鈥檃n    Windows back home                            Google Demo Day, she said.
                            is the latest newcomer in the Silicon
                            Valley, with the launch of its American         International ties are creating exciting     Another Jing鈥檃n-based startup commu-
                            Innovation Center at Stanford University.    new prospects for Jing鈥檃n startups.          nity XNode is providing a Chinese site for
                            The facility is designed to create a green                                                the Australian government鈥檚 Landing Pad
                            channel for cross-border incubation,            One example is the co-work space part-    program, which aims to help Australian
                            program cooperation, technology trans-       nership People Squared, or P2 鈥?the first    entrepreneurs expand their businesses
                            fer and talent exchange.                     and only Google-partnered tech hub on        abroad.
                                                                         the Chinese mainland. Under the part-
                               鈥淲e opened a window to the world,鈥?       nership, P2 members have access to the          That program also has arms in San
                            said Lin Xiaoyu, director of the Jing鈥檃n     Google for Entrepreneurs global network      Francisco, Berlin, Singapore and Tel Aviv.
                            Science and Technology Commission. 鈥淲e       and resource 鈥?an important step if they
                                                                         want to reach out to overseas markets.       CONTINUES ON D2

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