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On November 7th, 2014, the well-known Chinese artist Li Shangyong, Deputy Dean of the Academy of Chinese Painting and Inventor of Chinese Shuiwenli Caligraphy, was invited to Los Angeles, CA. He shared his great artwork with the American mainstream society and various local people. His trip was carefully planned and organized by Athena Technologies, Inc. and it was a big success. Master Li was also awarded the International Culture Awards by Donald Nixon at the Nixon Presidential Museum on November 9th for his great contribution to the spreading of the Chinese culture.
Li Shangyong was born in 1944, and he is currently the Deputy Dean of the Academy of Chinese Painting, Board member of the China Association of Artists, member of Beijing Calligrapher Association, etc. He has been practising the Chinese calligraphy for more than 50 years, and he is definitely a master of Chinese art. He is good at different types of Chinese calligraphy, including Li, Xing, Kai, Zuan, etc. Based on the various types of Chinese calligraphy, he invented his own type, the Chinese Shuiwenli calligraphy, which brings new light to the traditional Chinese calligraphy. The Shuiwenli Chinese calligraphy features weavy characters and it is highly recognized by the Chinese society. His paintings are mostly a reflection of the Chinese landscapes and flowers. His artworks have won the awards both domestic and abroad since the 1970s. For example, he won the first place in the 60th anniversary of the Anti-Japan War Artwork Contest. He was awarded the "Special Contribution to the Asian Pacific" award by the APEC.
On March 14, 2014, Mr. John Gong, Chairman of Athena Technologies, was invited by Mr. Shen Anliang, one of the famous calligraphy masters in China, to his art gallery.
Shen Anliang, also named Mozhu and known as Zhulong, is a poet. Born in June, 1957 in Luoyang, Henan Province, Shen is the inventor of Chinese Bamboo Calligraphy. Mr. Shen is currently the Vice President of the World Calligraphers Association, Vice President of the World Association of Chinese Poetry, Vice President of the World Zen Buddhist Calligraphy Association, President of China Bamboo Calligraphy Association, and Professor at the Chinese Calligraphy Art Institute.
China's Development Report 2011-2013
On March 5th, 2014, as the NPC and CPPCC in China starts, the Development Report on China’s Twelfth “Five-Year Plan” which features John Gong’s success story, also becomes available for all the participants.
The Development Report on China’s Twelfth “Five-Year Plan” is a journal published exclusively by China’s National Development and Reform Commission. It is published every five years to review the major development in China during the “Twelfth Five-Year Plan” period, and it also reports success stories of well-known Chinese businesses and businessmen. As an important means of media for China’s macro-economy, this journal focuses on looking into major problems of China’s national economy, national industrial development policy, significant investment direction, economic reform, planning and execution of economic and social development, etc. Earlier in August 2012, Mr. John Gong was hired as honorary deputy editor of Development Report on China’s Twelfth Five-Year by the Macroeconomic Management editorial department of the National Development and Reform Commission. Before this, Mr. John Gong was featured as cover story by China’s foreign Trade and China Economic & Trade Herald.
Chairman John Gong with Former
Vice-Premier Guixian Wu in Beijing
Mr. John Gong, Chairman of Athena Technologies, was invited to meet with Guixian Wu, China’s first female Vice-Premier, in Beijing.
Ms. Guixian Wu was born in 1938, and was the member of the 9th to 11th Central Committee of China’s Communist Party (CPC), and also the alternate member of the 10th Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. In 1975, Wu was elected Vice-Premier at the 4th National People’s Congress First meeting, and became China’s first female Vice-Premier. Wu graduated from Northwest University, China. Afterwards, she was the group leader of the party cell of “Zhao Mengtao Group”, the national advanced textile group, and was awarded as high-performing workers in a row. She was also once elected National Model Worker. In June 1981, Vice-Premier Wu was appointed as the Deputy Secretary of the CPC Committee of the Northwest National Cotton No. 1 Factory.
On July 15, 2013, under the invitation of Tianjin Beichen District Government and Hebei Laoting county government, Mr. John Gong, chairman of Athena Technologies Inc., president of ICP DAS USA INC., Vice Chief Director of China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and China Economic Trading Promotion Agency arrived in Beijing for a four-day inspection of China-US investment projects trip.
During this trip, Mr. John Gong has visited Beijing Automotive Group, Tianjin Beichen District, Hebei Laoting County, Tianjin TASLY Pharmaceutical CO.LTD, and other governments and enterprises. They all extended a warm welcome to his visit. Mr. John Gong put forward his opinions and suggestions on China-US economic and trade cooperation, and the relations of mutually beneficial developments.
Mr. Gong was hired as a consultant of US Wuxi Chamber of Commerce and Director of Wuxi Chinese Overseas Friendship Association
Minister Derong Chen granted the certificate
of Appointment to John Gong
Located in China's wealthiest region, Wuxi is a leading maker of textiles, apparel and electronics. A major iron and steel center is also located there. In 2010, the city's service sectors outperformed its manufacturing sector as an investment destination.
May 17th, 2013, Mr. John Gong, Chairman of Athena Technologies Inc. received the a trade group from US Wuxi Chamber of Commerce and Wuxi Chinese Overseas Friendship Association in Los Angeles, USA.
Mr. John Gong was hired as a consultant in US Wuxi Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Derong Chen, Wuxi Municipal Committee and Minister of the United Front Department, granted the certificate of Appointment to John Gong.
Laoting New Area is located along the southeastern coast of Tangshan City, Hebei Province, in the heart of the Bohai Bay and adjacent to Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei. It comprises Laoting Country and Tangshan Seaport Economic Development Zone. It has 1,308 square kilometers of land, 2,000 square kilometers of shallow sea area, and 124.9 square kilometers of coastal line.
Since the establishment if Tangshan Seaport Economic Development Zone in 1993, infrastructures investment more than 10 billion RMB and fixed assets investment more than 100 billion RMB have been finished. Large famous domestic companies like Datang International Power Generation Co.,Ltd and the world’s top 500 enterprises such as Thyssenkrupp Co., Ltd of Germany have invested in the zone.
Athena Technologies Inc. was invited to participate the discussion on Datong's investment policy and economic development issues
Deputy Party Secretary of Datong, acting mayor Jun-Ming Li met Xiaodong Yang (Director of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and Trade Promotion Center, the Secretary-General of the China Foreign Trade Council) and his party at Yungang Jianguo Hotel. The two sides made in-depth discussions on how to further cooperation and promote trade exchange.
In the meeting, Jun-Ming Li welcomed the Exchange Center of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and international enterprises for their visits and investment discussions, and made a brief introduction for Datong's economic and social development. He said that in the past five years, the Datong city had a new look and the old town was reborn.
China's Foreign Trade Feb. 2013 Article Featuring John Gong.
China's Foreign Trade Feb. 2013 Article Featuring John Gong. The article describes how John Gong reached his success...View file 1.00 MB
DAVIS, Ca. January 23, 2013--Moller International, Inc. (MI) (OTC-QB: MLER), the developer of the Skycar® and Neuera™ aircraft announced today that it has received a signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing to create a US-based Joint Venture (JV) with Athena Technologies Inc. of Harbor City, California. The goal of the newly formed JV is to establish co-production for its aircraft in the US and the People’s Republic of China.
Under the provisions of the memorandum, MI will team with this US company-led JV to jointly produce numerous models of its vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft.
John Gong (Chairman of Athena Technologies) attended the 6th China-Latin American Countries Business Summit in Hangzhou, a lake-side city in east Zhejiang Province. The international summit to boost business projects between Chinese and Latin American companies ran from Wednesday to Thursday. The summit aimed to strengthen bilateral trade ties between South America, and the world's second-largest economy. This year, the theme is "Trade and Investment Transformation, Greater Development".
Athena Technologies Inc. is a consortium, which is comprised of several U.S. private equity funds and credit guarantee companies. Headquarters is located in Los Angeles, California, USA and the chairman of the board is Mr. John Gong. Athena Technologies’ current focus is on China-U.S. trade relations and e-business networks. This e-commerce platform will assist businesses around the world to reduce transactional costs and establish a B2B (Business-to-Business) direct sales model. This platform is specialized to fit small and medium sized companies. Athena Technologies is a bridge between Chinese and U.S. commerce. It has a vertical, three-dimensional sales model connected with e-commerce networks and real markets. Athena Technologies Inc. offers all aspects of international trade services in the U.S.
Mr. John Gong was specially invited by General Hongjun Liu to visit the Juyanzhai Ink Stone Museum. It is a comprehensive museum, includes Ink stone exhibition, Collection & Appreciation, Communication & Learning, and Gift sales. The museum collects over 800 different ink stones for public to enjoy. Mr. John Gong was accompanied by General Hongjun Liu personally with other entourages: Mengsan Chen (Liaison Department Minister of Yantai Chinese Culture Promotion) and Ms. Zhenrong Wen (Office director of Old Premier Guixian Wu).
Madam Ne Li, the daughter of Chairman Mao, visited Beijing Branch of Athena Technologies Inc. We introduced the company situation and reported the business development and future work arrangements to Madam Ne Li. She gave the high recognition and appraisal for Athena Technologies Inc. And also she had great expectations for Athena’s future development. She said Athena should make more contribute to economic, cultural exchanges and e-commerce between China and the United States. At the end of the visit, Madam Ne Li wrote an inscription "Amiability" joyfully.
Mr. John Gong was hired as honorary deputy editor of “Development of national-- 12th Five-Year documentary reports” by the Macroeconomic Management editorial department of the National Development and Reform Commission.
“Macroeconomic Management”, the magazine of China National Development and Reform Commission, was published by Ping Song (the former director of the State Planning Commission) since 1985. It focus on planned economy to a socialist market economy, commission persists in deepening reform, subscribing to new ideas, transforming functions and giving full play to the fundamental role of the market in allocating resources. Also it offers lessons for other centrally planned economies in the midst of transition to free markets.
Mr. John Gong has made outstanding contributions to the high-tech and International trade industry and International relations between Europe-America, Europe- Asia, and US-China for the two decades. On May 25th, 2012, Mr. John Gong was bestowed Knighthood by Europe (Sir John Gong). Sir John Gong is the first Chinese to receive the European Knighthood. So his design of Coat of Arms is very unique and innovative. His Coat of Arms is personally designed by Baron Andrew, the world famous Royal Designer. The dragon, a symbol of China's supreme rights, is designed into this Coat of Arms with the Chinese Royal family colors of dark red, dark yellow and dark blue.
At a time of the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s historic visit to the People’s Republic of China, his younger brother, the president of Nixon World Enterprises Inc., Mr. Edward Nixon, visited China for business communications and exchanges, and for most important is to celebrate the 40th anniversary of China-US friendship in February, 2012. Mr. John Gong, Chairman of Athena Technologies Inc., is the visit of China's special envoy. Counterparts are including Ph.D. James Humes (speechwriter of President Nixon and the other four presidents), Ms. Dianne Humes (President Nixon's secretary), Devon Nixon (President Nixon's grand-nephew), and private advisers of Mr. Edward Nixon, John Wong and Paul Lu. Mr. Nixon and his group arrived in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuxi, Kunshan City (Jiangsu Province), Shenzhen and other places. Edward Nixon's visit to China was followed President Nixon's tracks of places. The meaning can be imagined.
Mr. John Gong with Jiaming Yan
(Minister of China Chemistry Department) & Huan Liu (Director of Bureau of Industry Injury Investigation)
Mr. John Gong's speech
Diao Yu Tai State Guesthouse in Beijing
Mr. John Gong with Wenxiang Lu
General Consul of San Francisco
Mr. John Gong with Rongming Zhang
Vice Chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Mr. John Gong with Funian Tian
Vice Minister of the Central United Front Work
Article Featuring John Gong
China's Foreign Trade Nov. 2010
Article Featuring John Gong
China's Foreign Trade Jun 2010
Article Featuring John Gong
China's Foreign Trade Nov. 2010
On Jan. 13th through Jan.15th, 2012 the “Fifth Annual Global Chinese Entrepreneurs Forum” was solemnly convened at Diao Yu Tai State Guesthouse. This grand event is sponsored by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). The attendees for this event included leaders of the State Department of China, National People's Congress (NPC) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). Also many prominent economists and hundreds of affluent business men and women from around the world attended this annual meeting.
In the opening ceremony, Chairman of Athena Technologies Inc,John Gong (Vice President of China Economic Trading Promotion Agency and Chairman for its U.S. branch), on behalf of entrepreneurs, presented an inspiring speech. During this presentation, he introduced our eAthena Technologies international trade platform roles and functions.