The Water Council and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will host two conferences in China next month to highlight how Wisconsin’s water technology companies can help China address its water challenges. “One Water, One World: The US-China Conference on Water and Sponge Cities”, which will take place on Nov 27 in Nanjing and on Nov 30 in Beijing, will be one of the first conferences between the US and China to focus on the concept of “one water” as a complete water cycle — from the removal of water to its sustainable return to nature…Full Article: China Daily Oct 2017

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  • In March 2017, a delegation representing the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Water Council traveled to China and met with government organizations tasked to develop “sponge cities”, a Chinese initiative (launched in 2015) to improve urban water usage.

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  • In June 2016, Wisconsin-based food waste disposal company, InSinkErator, launched a new product designed for the Chinese market at a Shanghai exhibition. The company primarily sells its food disposal products via Alibaba’s Tmall e-commerce site.
  • In 2014, Wisconsin produced ~700,000 pounds (~318 MTs) of ginseng, of which 80% (~255 MTs, USD 10 million to the mainland and USD 15.6 million to Hong Kong) was exported to China.
  • In 2013, the Ginseng Board of Wisconsin and China’s Beijing Tong Ren Tang Health-Pharmaceutical Co Ltd signed an agreement that Wisconsin would supply China with USD 200 million worth of certified ginseng.

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