Based in China’s Liaoning Province, China Rilin Construction Group, Ltd., is affiliated with the Dandong Port. This port makes use of 20 shipping berths capable of accommodating 60 million metric tons of cargo per year. In its partnership with the Dandong Port, China Rilin Construction Group has the key strategic advantage of holding the only sea gateway with access to the Liaoning coastal economic region. A key point of cargo transfer among ports within China as well as the closest deep-water port to the Korean Peninsula, the Dandong Port operation serves as the principle point of transport for Northeast China’s grain trade. Having grown 30% annually over the past three years into a global shipping destination, the Dandong Port operation is projected to have a throughput capacity of 150 million metric tons by 2017.An affiliate of New Jersey-based U.S. Rilin and in association with West Legend Corporation, China Rilin is also engaged in notable U.S.-China joint ventures in industries that include construction, shipping, grain trade, and logistics.In addition to his role as company principal in China Rilin, industrialist Wenliang Wang has been the benefactor of multiple scholarly exchange programs in the United States and China. Born and raised in Dandong, Liaoning Province, he spent his postgraduate years focused on economics research. One of the first graduates of Liaoning University after the Cultural Revolution, Mr. Wang has endowed programs at Harvard University, New York University (NYU), and the National University of Singapore. Most notably, he aided in the establishment of The Center on U.S.-China Relations at NYU.