Strategically located in Shanghai, China’s most economically dynamic city, DC Center China is well placed to help DC companies gain a foothold in the China market. Established in 2012, the DC Center China is a public-private partnership whose mission is to develop the commercial relationship between Washington, DC and China, and DC’s first international office. The office focuses on facilitating DC companies’ entry into the China market, as well as attracting Chinese FDI to the District. The DC Center China is supported by the DC Mayor’s Office, DMPED, DSLBD (ExportDC), and in collaboration with private-sector members of the DC business community. The DC Center China has a vast network to leverage, including private companies as well as government relations.