The Board of Directors of the Connecticut China Council has elected Michael Dilworth, Founder and Managing Partner of Dilworth IP, to join its ranks. The Council was founded in 1989 after then Governor William O’Neill signed a sister state agreement with Shandong Province in order to help the state of Connecticut to foster and promote relations with Shandong Province. Since then, the Council has hosted delegations from China, established a sister school relationship between Connecticut high schools and Shandong Province middle schools, and helped to form the Connecticut China Scholars Program. In 2012 the sister state agreement was enhanced by Governor Dannell Malloy’s official visit to Shandong Province, and the Council has since expanded its mission to include serving as a forum for Connecticut businesses doing business with China. Michael commented, “it is a great honor to join the Council’s Board of Directors; China’s industry is growing rapidly, and I am excited to work with the other members in their continued effort to develop the relationship between our state and Shandong Province.”

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