Our Clients, and our business history
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provided China business and marketing advice to many international
companies and organizations, including:
CHINA DISTRIBUTION, CHINA MARKETING, CHINA CONSULTING
Mr Shook is recognized as one of the China business pioneers.
Mr. Shook began his business interests with China in 1980.
He helped hundreds of Chinese companies develop relations with U.S. and
In the early 1980's Mr. Shook introduced a visiting group of Chinese
Mayors to KPMG Peat Marwick Accounting company, and Mr. Shook arranged
KPMG to provide the Chinese Mayors with all the accunting books and
procedures which would help China meet international accounting
In 1993, Mr. Shook arranged the meetings between the China Central
Government and several international organizations such as the United
Nations, World Bank, U.S. Dept of Commerce, etc, which helped establish
the current very successful Chinese economic policies.
"To: Bill Shook USA China Business
Development Dear Mr. Shook:
I would like to
express my appreciation for your help in arranging the discussions
between the China State Planning Commission delegation and the World
Bank, United Nations, Department of Commerce and the Los Angeles
Mayor's Office. Again, thank you for your work in helping increase U.S.
E. Rubin, Assistant to the
President for Economic Policy THE WHITE HOUSE"
In appreciation of
your sincere endeavors to develop cooperation between our two countries.
ASSOCIATION OF MAYORS"
Following is a general introduction regarding BILL SHOOK’s
business experience in China.
In 2009, BILL SHOOK, was appointed "Honorary
President of the Chinese Red Cross Foundation", and was
authorized to represent the Chinese Red Cross Foundation for relations
with the United States. During the Sichuan earthquake, Mr. Shook
assisted many U.S. companies and individuals with information regarding
assisting in the earthquake relief efforts in Sichuan.
Schlotzsky's deli Beijing. Schlotzsky's deli Shanghai.
BILL SHOOK was one of the first people to actually sell a franchise
license in China. His company owned the Schlotzsky's deli restaurant
license for much of Asia. He selected Chinese investors for the
project, helped with site locations, developed a menu based on local
tastes and customs, sources local supplies, assisted with China
trademark registration, trained management staff, brought Chinese
delegations to the U.S. for training, and brought the U.S. experts to
China for training.
Contact us for China franchise business development.
BILL SHOOK has been appointed Member of the Board of Advisors of THE
CHINA COMMERCE ASSOCIATION FOR GENERAL MERCHANDISE (which oversees
billions of dollars of department store and retail industry development
in China), and Senior Advisor to CHINA BROKERS ASSOCIATION which
oversees all brokers and agency business in China, and he is the First
Appointed Investment Advisor to BEIJING FOREIGN INVESTMENT CONSULTING /
BEIJING INVESTMENT PROMOTION BUREAU (a bureau level department under
the Municipality of Beijing), and Management Advisor to Beijing
SHOOK has provided China business information and services to
international corporations and organizations such as: IBM, ATT, FORD,
GENERAL ELECTRIC CORP, ARCO, ALLIED SIGNAL AEROSPACE, LEAR SIEGLER,
U.S. DEPT OF COMMERCE, UNITED NATIONS, THE WORLD BANK, THE SWISS BANK,
HONDA, GALLO, TROPICANA, BEATRICE HUNT WESSON, UPS, FEDEX, CALIFORNIA
GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, NEVADA STATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, HUDSON
RESPIRATORY CARE, BOEING, HARVEY TITANIUM, TROPICANA, CREEKSTONE FARMS,
CATERPILLAR, THE AUSTIN ENGINEERING CORPORATION, ROSS WOU ASSOCIATES,
GRUPO ELEKTRA, REXALL, SCHLOTZSKY'S DELI INC, and many others. Examples
of Projects and Appointment Letters:
From: CHINA GREAT WALL INDUSTRY IMPORT & EXPORT CORPORATION "Dear Bill We have established
a subsidiary company specialized in import export...and I hope there
are more opportunities to cooperate with you"
(CHINA GREAT WALL INDUSTRY IMPORT & EXPORT CORPORATION, is one of
China's most powerful manufacturing and trading groups)
From: HIGHWAY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS, THE
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (1994) "Dear Mr. Shook We invite you to
assist us in screening the non-standard soil stabilizers for road and
highway engineering, and to assist us with international sources for
this Institute's highway research projects and other road and highway
construction projects in China."
(The HIGHWAY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS, THE
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, is the department responsible for selecting
or authorizing new methods and technologies which could be used in
China's highways, tunnels, bridges, etc)
From: CHINA JIANGSU INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC TECHNICAL CORPORATION "Letter Of
Authorization We are pleased to
authorize Mr. Shook, President of SHOOK INDUSTRIES, as our economic and
trade advisor in the United States, to select investors and Joint
Venture Partners and Trade Partners for Jiangsu Province. Please submit
any business proposals to SHOOK INDUSTRIES. After analysis your
proposals will be forwarded to us in Jiangsu Province. Mr. Shook is
well respected in China for his promotion of good will and cooperation
between China and the United States."
From: CHINA PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Agreement for Sales Representation: "We, CHINA
PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (CPTDC)...appoint
SHOOK INDUSTRIES to promote sales of our products and services...."
(CHINA PETROLUEM TECHNOLGY AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION is one of
China's most powerful petroleum equipment trading companies, with
offices in many countries)
From: CHINA NATIONAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT GROUP P.R. CHINA (China's
largest Real Estate Corporation) "Authorizes SHOOK
INDUSTRIES as AGENT in the following territories: INDO-CHINA, VIETNAM,
LAOS, CAMBODIA, LATIN AMERICA, MIDDLE EAST."
From: THE WORLD BANK GROUP
"I am in the process of looking into
Inner Mongolia and its possibilities for foreign investors. If you have
more information, I would appreciate receiving it."
From: THE AUSTIN GROUP (America's oldest engineering company) "Dear Bill, As discussed, the
Austin Company is currently providing our professional design and
construction management services for multiple facility projects
throughout Asia, including China. Our experience spans the full range
of industrial markets, as well as commercial, retail, and entertainment
type projects. Your network relative to business development in China
is of particular interest to Austin. We would be pleased to work with
your company regarding business opportunities of mutual interest. For
selected projects we could utilize our combined resources in order to
successfully acquire and implement the facility design and or
construction management program. We look forward to
developing a working relationship and providing the benefits of the
Austin Method for your Chinese clients."
From: CHINA STATE HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT CORP "Mr. Shook (SHOOK
INDUSTRIES) is authorized as our representative to select business
opportunities for our consideration...We are fully qualified to
participate in any opportunity that we would determine as acceptable to
us. China State Housing and Real Estate Development Corporation is one
of China's largest Real Estate companies."
From: THE STATE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
(1995) "Dear Mr. Shook I feel honored to
have the opportunity to meet you during my last stay in the States, and
always feel excited when recalling our joint effort we spent in
exploring the possibilities of this new Sino-American cooperation
which, we all agreed, is promising and mutually
beneficial....therefore, I am pleased to inform you we are now in the
position to start the ball rolling in terms of our cooperative
(THE STATE ECONOMIC PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF
CHINA is a comprehensive economic department under the direct
jurisdiction of the State Council, which sees to the management and
regulation of China's national economy on a macro level.)
From: STATE OF ALASKA, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT "Dear Mr. Shook Thank you for your
letter informing the State of Alaska of Inner Mongolia's interest in
establishing a sister state relationship..."
President of SHOOK INDUSTRIES INVESTMENT GROUP, CHINA OFFICE.
Manufacturing of highway equipment in China, development of
environmental projects in China, import and export.
Manager, NLTIG, Nevada Land Technology Development Group LLC, Nevada
California. Telecommunications and technology development and marketing
both in the USA and internationally.
ASSISTING WITH PROMOTION OF AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS IN CHINA,
including animal feed crops, etc. For the Governor’s Office, Department
of International Economic Development, State Of Nevada.
EXPORT SALES AND PROMOTIONS OF CRANES AND CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY FROM
THE USA TO CHINA. (2005)
EXPORT SALES AND PROMOTIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCTS FROM THE USA TO
NEGOTIATIONS WITH CHINA'S LARGEST PETROLEUM COMPANIES FOR JOINT
VENTURES OR INVESTMENTS WITH USA FIRMS. (2005)
CHINA FASHION AND CLOTHING MANUFACTURING AND EXPORT
We have been assisting companies with negotiations and quality control
for manufacturing clothing in China for export to the USA and for sale
in the local Chinese market.
CHINA REAL ESTATE TRAINING PROGRAMS.
Currently developing Real Estate Training Programs for China, based on
US and international regulations and practices, and in cooperation with
Chinese regulatory bureaus.
CHINA RETAIL MARKET DEPARTMENT STORE STUDY (2004).
Wrote a detailed market study regarding the current regulations and
opportunities in the fast-growing retail department store industry in
China, including suggestions as to how best to invest in this market
CHINA BANKING INDUSTRY MARKET STUDY (2004).
Wrote a detailed market study regarding the current regulations and
opportunities in the Banking Sector in China, including how best to
begin to register applications and begin operations of a bank in China.
CHINA REAL ESTATE BROKER LICENSE.
SHOOK was awarded one of the first China Real Estate Broker licenses in
2004. SHOOK is authorized to sell commercial real estate, residential,
land, industrial, and provide real estate investment advice.
BEIJING FOREIGN INVESTMENT SERVICES CORPORATION, BEIJING INVESTMENT
Mr. Shook was appointed in 2004, as the first Authorized Advisor to the
city of Beijing for foreign investment and business development.
Companies wishing to do business in Beijing or other areas of China
should contact Mr. Shook for getting Chinese business licenses, or for
setting up manufacturing, renting offices, etc. There are no middle-men
or consulting companies involved. You deal directly with the Beijing
government offices responsible for giving you a business license.
BOOK PUBLISHING IN CHINA
We assist companies or individuals with printing books in China. We can
print in any language. We can provide publishing and distribution of
books in China, or for export.
Former President of Sino-Caribbean Development Inc., the official
license holder of Schlotzsky's Deli in China, Taiwan, Indonesia,
Thailand and other territories. Was the first person to sell a retail
franchise license in China. Developed the marketing plan, menu,
negotiated the terms and territorial pricing, etc. Currently the
exclusive agent for franchise license sales in China.
Development of environmental business in China. Negotiations with local
and national government and business.
CEO of Optigate Asia, responsible for establishing relations and
business with China and the United States. The current technology
services proposals focus on routing and security issues.
BEIJING CALIFORNIA FOOD & BEVERAGE COMPANY LTD
We recently established this company as one of the first Wholly Foreign
Owned Companies for restaurant franchising and food and beverage
business development in China. There are no Chinese partners.
BEIJING OFFICE GENERAL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES GROUP Advisor. Export of
U.S. Medical equipment and products to China. The group's China sales
in 2003 were more than $23,000,000. Helped prepare communications for
obtaining distribution rights from U.S. and foreign companies wishing
to export to China.
THE WORLD BANK
Assisted the China desk in gathering potential investment information
for China projects (1988-1995).
CHINA INTERNET AND DATA CENTER DEVELOPMENT.
SHOOK was senior advisor to one of the first privately owned Data
Center companies in China. It is now the largest in China. The Chinese
company also purchased the domain name A-1.net from SHOOK. The company
is now named 21vianet and is owned by A-1 Net Holdings, Hong Kong.
FOOD IMPORT EXPORT MARKETING STUDIES
Brought delegations from the US to China and performed extensive market
studies for importing meat and other food products into China, other
beef, poultry and seafood into China. Sourced Chinese seafood products
for export to the US. Selected primary distribution methods throughout
China for various food products from the US. Arranged meetings with
leaders of the China Ministry of Agriculture for cooperation with the
CHINA 999 PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY
Toured many areas of China with executives from the Chinese 999
Pharmaceutical Company. For purposes of advising regarding cooperation
and ventures with other Chinese pharmaceutical supply companies. 999 is
one of China's largest pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, and was
recently listed on the stock market.
HONDA AUTOMOBILE AND TRADING CO
Introduced Honda to best methods for choosing a partner in China.
Several months after submitting reports and suggestions, Honda made
$150,000,000 investment through the Chinese office and organization
that was advised.
THE SWISS BANK METALOR DIVISION
Provided market study for the precious metals division to analyze
potential for the China market in 1999. Detailed reports were provided
regarding gold and other metals used in dental products, and other
U.S. Embassy, Beijing, Commercial Office
Provided the Commercial Office with China factory and project
information (1993-1994) regarding chemical and oil projects in China.
This information was distributed on the Commercial Office database in
CHINA FIRST INTERNET CAFE DEVELOPMENT
(1997-99) Suggested methods to develop a franchise program for
developing internet cafes in China. A program is now being implemented
by one of Chinas largest telecom companies to implement a franchise
program with the same group. The original company name was Sparkice,
and part of the China Unicom Telecommunications Group.
Gave information (1990) regarding how to best set up Joint venture
business in China and for selection of partners.
Was asked to give my opinions regarding viability of one of China's
first IPO companies, which made light trucks in north-eastern China.
Involved KPMG (Peat Marwick), and Nomura Securities.
ALLIED SIGNAL AEROSPACE
Recommended several aviation parts manufacturers in China. Was asked to
advise regarding factory and political situations and how that effected
existing manufacturing in China during 1989.
Performed extensive market studies throughout China. Selected leading
dental experts from China to come to the US for training in specific
technologies. Arranged seminars in China to promote the technologies.
Obtained China Price Bureau approval for the U.S. products and
technologies. Personally made visits to Chinese hospitals to promote
the products. Selected Chinese organizations that were interested in
Dental Clinic Joint Ventures with American companies. Worked as
promotion and liaison and sales development for selling U.S. and
European dental products throughout China. Dental alloys sales,
artificial teeth sales and technology development, training seminars,
training delegations to and from the USA, dental products and related
products sales and promotions throughout China.
Was asked by Tropicana (1995) to advise on how to enter the China
market, and supply information for growing crops in various regions of
China. These were the first preliminary studies and advice on what
would become a large venture for the TROPICANA / SEAGRAMS group in the
future. In the early 1990s the company, prompted by Chairman Edgar M.
Bronfman, began exploring the idea of establishing an orange juice
processing project that had both commercial and goodwill benefits. As a
company specializing in foreign drink and entertainment--hardly the
Chinese authorities' favorite aspects of opening to the outside
world--Seagram was interested in enhancing its image as a contributor
to China's economic development.
When Seagram first started to explore a citrus project in the
mid-1990s, the firm owned Tropicana Products, Inc.
The Seagram Co. Ltd. is helping lay the groundwork for a
juice-processing industry in China's Three Gorges area
In November 1997, Seagram, Chongqing Municipality, and the Three Gorges
Construction Group (TGCG) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)
that initiated a research, production, processing, and marketing
project to build a modern orange juice industry from scratch. Seagram
agreed to invest $11 million to cover the costs of building and
operating the nursery, center, and demonstration groves through 2005.
Introduced potential Chinese customers for airport telecommunications
equipment, and switching equipment. Organized delegations to visit
clients. SHOOK headed AT&T delegations to several Provinces in
China, introducing opportunities for sales of servers and
telecommunications equipment, and airport equipment.
Introduced potential clients in China. Organized IBM delegations to
visit potential clients in several areas of China. Promoted sales of
IBM equipment in South China, West China and North East China areas,
including Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Qinghai, Gansu, Heilongjiang, Xian,
Was authorized to liaison with Ford and the Province of Inner Mongolia,
for possible cooperation and joint ventures and marketing of
American-made automobiles in the northern and western areas of China.
Arranged meetings in Beijing, and promoted Ford to business leaders in
CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE
Was asked to give my opinion during the formation of the $1,000,000
Assisted with many Chinese delegations coming to the US to consider
trade opportunities. These delegations were often referred to visit us
at the Bridgecreek offices in California. Bridgecreek is a primary
developer of shopping centers in Orange County, California. Bridgecreek
built 15 shopping centers, valued at several hundred million dollars.
Bridgecreek is most famous for developing the area in Southern
California known as "Little Saigon".
LEAR SIEGLER / ANCHORLOK
Manufactured truck parts according to samples, blueprints and diagrams.
Brake parts, refrigeration units for trucks, valve plate assemblies,
Provided Electric power generation project information regarding the
North China Power Grid. Suggested methods of cooperation regarding a GE
project in west-central China of approximately $850,000,000.
Provided coal mining survey and selection of opportunities in certain
areas of China.
Coordinated meetings with the Mayor of Anchorage Alaska and the
representatives of Inner Mongolia for development of business and trade
relations. Also introduced USA InterTrade and InterMark Corporations to
the opportunities in Inner Mongolia. These introductions brought many
more companies from the US to Inner Mongolia to explore machinery and
equipment export opportunities. Arranged more than twenty business
delegations to Inner Mongolia.
CMEC (1980-1986)(China National Machinery & Equipment Corp)
Manufactured many automotive and industrial parts in China for USA
companies, according to blueprints and samples. Import and Export of a
wide variety of products. CMEC is China's largest machinery and
equipment import and export corporation. Promoted U.S. equipment to
China import authorities regarding more than $2,000,000,000 (two
billion) in USA imports the Chinese were interested to import from the
US over a certain period of time (1994)
USA-China Relations and Economic Development.
Arranged the meetings with the China State Planning Commission (1993),
and The World Bank, United Nations, U.S. Department of Commerce, Los
Angeles Mayors office, for the purposes of further developing China's
macro-economic policies. These meetings had some impact on the
formation of the basis for the macro-economic policies development that
have had such great success in making China one of the fastest growing
and most stable economies in the world today, as well as providing
examples China could use to develop a more open economy.
Examples of Chinese organizations that Mr. SHOOK has assisted by
introductions to international companies, sales, delegations, or
MINISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION
CHINA STATE HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
HIGHWAY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (MINISTRY OF
CHINA AVIATION AND TECHNOLOGY CORP. CATIC
CHINA GREAT WALL INDUSTRIES
CHINA NATIONAL MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT CORP.
CHINA NATIONAL MEDICAL EQUIPMENT IMPORT EXPORT
STATE PHARMACEUTICAL ADMINISTRATION
CHINA OFFSHORE OIL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
CHINA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION
CHINA NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS IMPORT EXPORT CORP.
CHINA FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION
CHINA STATE ECONOMIC PLANNING DEPARTMENT
CHINA MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
CHINA MINISTRY OF CULTURE
CHINA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CCOIC
CHINA CHAMBER FOR PROMOTION OF INTERNATONAL TRADE
KING & WOOD LAW FIRM CHINA
BEIJING FOREIGN INVESTMENT SERVICES OFFICE
CHINA NORTHSTAR GROUP
BEIJING CHEMICAL UNIVERSITY
BEIJING SOMATOLOGY HOSPITAL
BEIJING ANZHEN HOSPITAL
CHINA TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
Assisted in providing the first feasibility study
for Caterpillar Corp., regarding the previous Caterpillar service
sales facilities in "Saigon", and videos of the local.
Represented Austin Engineering Corp., in Vietnam
for introductions of Austin’s services to: MINISTRY OF
BANK OF VIETNAM, HANOI CONSTRUCTION CORP.
Former President of BRIDGECREEK INTERNATIONAL CORP,
which is the developer of the largest Vietnamese community in
Orange County in the United States; ("Little Saigon"). As
hosted many delegations from Washington, other U.S. locations,
Vietnam, to discuss the development of potential relations and