• More than 55,000 Chinese speakers live in Virginia and 5,400 in the Richmond Region
  • Richmond holds a sister city relationship with Zhengzhou
  • Direct access to Beijing from Washington Dulles
  • International partnerships with several Chinese universities, including University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University (University of Richmond), Beijing Foreign Studies University, Fudan University (Va. Commonwealth University), Sichuan University, Tsinghua University and Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics (Randolph-Macon College)
  • The most active organizations in the region include the Richmond Chinese School, Central Virginia Chinese School, Tzu Chi Richmond Chapter, Organization of Chinese-Americans, Asian American Society of Central Virginia, Virginia Asian Foundation and the Chinese Embassy and Consulate in the U.S. (Washington, D.C.)
  • Local business and cultural resources include the Richmond Chinese Network, Chinese New Year Festival, Chinese Community Chorus, Chinese Cultural Center, Asian-American Festival, Asia Blooms, and Virginia Asian Chamber Gala