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Posted: July 29, 2011

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Tom Martineau, president of the North Carolina China Center, has announced that Luke Treloar has been named executive director of the Center. Treloar, who serves as director of the Center’s Beijing office and is manager of the Hamner-China Biosciences Center, will serve as a liaison between state and Chinese partners, promote economic growth and invest in the working relationships to ensure positive partnerships. He will oversee future project endeavors as put forth by the North Carolina China Center.


“We are excited about Luke’s new position with the North Carolina China Center,” said Martineau. “He will bring a fresh dynamic to the initiative, which should prove positive for the partnerships fostered under our organization.”


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The North Carolina China Center has a mission of creating of bridges of understanding between businesses, as well as cultural and educational institutions, in North Carolina and the greater China region comprising Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The objectives of the Center, created in 2006, are to explore business opportunities; promote academic exchanges; foster industrial collaborations; enhance cross-cultural understanding; and assist all interested parties and business entities as well as public and private institutions in developing relationships with the greater China region. Over the first four years of the Center’s existence, major Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) have been signed with businesses, industrial parks, educational and cultural institutions in China. For more information, visit