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From China to Austin: Investment summit aims to expand economic ties

originally published: March 29th, 2015

Joe Canterbury helped establish Starbucks in China. Frank Krasovec built a network of Domino’s and Subway restaurants around Shanghai. Steve Papermaster spent eight years on a key U.S.-China economic initiative under then-President George W. Bush.

All three live in Central Texas, where the usual perception of local businesses in China focuses on Dell Inc. and the region’s other large multinational companies. Yet they and a small collection of other area investors and entrepreneurs are quietly expanding the economic ties between the Austin’s and China’s economies.

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