Town Square

Post a New Topic

Valley Key to Chinese Tech Giant - PA on Page Mill Road

Original post made by resident, Charleston Meadows, on Nov 20, 2013

In the SF Chronicle 11/20/13, Bloomberg Report is an article about the Chinese Suning Commerce Group opening a temporary office in the Page Mill / El Camino Corridor. There was a ceremony Tuesday to commemorate this. This is coordinated through the Bay Area Council. They are looking for a permanent site of up to 40,000 Square feet. This is going to be a large operation - eventually 200 personnel involved in R&D, high performance computing, banking, back-office capabilities, E-Commerce, etc. This is a major company on the Chinese stock exchange. Their intention is to become the world's biggest E-Commerce market.
Would appreciate some articles on how the CC and PA Planning Department is coordinating this effort.

Comments (5)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by 200
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 20, 2013 at 12:07 pm

200 employees is a pretty small office. I assume they are leasing an existing office building that is already zoned for office use, so the city has no say in the matter. There is lots of empty space along Page Mill (where Facebook used to have thousands of workers). I wonder what Fox News says about the Chinese moving into Silicon Valley?


 +   Like this comment
Posted by resident
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Nov 20, 2013 at 12:24 pm

This does not qualify as a non-profit start-up. This is a big-boy group. No special deals here please.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by why?
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Nov 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm

[Post removed.]


 +   Like this comment
Posted by resident
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Nov 20, 2013 at 9:57 pm

A CC member (vise-mayor) has been to China twice with the intent to sponsor a Chinese trade group / technology oriented company for PA. Those trips where in conjunction with SF and Oakland officials - both mayors. I believe that this is the result of those trips. Need some article of confirmation from CC as to the coordination of this activity, what to expect, and what else is in the planning stages.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by resident
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:45 am

Article in SF Chronicle today that the Ambassador to China is stepping down and Mayor Lee of SF is in contention for that position. Steve Westly, Menlo Park, is another contender.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Must we fight for our right to party?
By Jessica T | 8 comments | 1,768 views

Ray Rice and Domestic Violence
By Chandrama Anderson | 16 comments | 1,446 views

Company partners with Coupa Cafe to launch mobile payment app
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 1,446 views

For the Love of Pie
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 1,047 views

All Parking Permits Should Have a Fee
By Steve Levy | 8 comments | 776 views