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Vision, passion, and tireless work ethic.

California State Senator Josh Newman,


Global Activities


State Legislative Leaders Fdn.

US-China Subnational Forum

Participating Board Member

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Understanding China

Berggruen Institute & 21st Century Council

2013, 2015, 2018, 2019

Year of the Rabbit Celebration

Hosted by the

Consulate General of the P.R.C.

in Los Angeles


USC Schwarzenegger Institute

for State and Global Policy

Member, Board of Advisors

Los Angeles, California

2012 - Present

Council on Foreign Relations


Los Angeles, California

2011 – Present

L.A. County Economic Development Corporation 


Los Angeles, California

2004 & 2011

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World Trade Center

Los Angeles - Long Beach, CA


Los Angeles, California

2004 - 2005 & 2010 - 2011

The China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance

Member, Board of Directors

Los Angeles, California

2012 - 2019

Pacific Council on International Policy


Los Angeles, California

2001 – 2012

Robert Hertzberg knows the difference between talking about global warming and actually doing something about it.

Katie Couric, CBS Eye to Eye

Robert Hertzberg’s Solar Dream, 2007


CPIFA President Wang Chao,
Los Angeles, Sept. 2023

74th National Day of China
Los Angeles, October 2023


The Third Belt and Road Forum
, October 2023


SLLF Climate Change Roundtable
Nanjing, November 2023

China-US Sister Cities Conf.
Suzhou, November 2023

He all but explodes with plans. A high-velocity wonk, he loves BIG ideas, and will flesh out every one of them for you if you give him the time.

Los Angeles Times editorial,



Bob Hertzberg has been making trips to China as both an entrepreneur and government official since 1986.

Commercial Scientific Cooperation

As a Clean Tech entrepreneur, Bob Hertzberg's business activities resulted in important collaborations with the China National Academy of Nanotechnology and Engineering (CNANE) in Tianjin, as well as the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), and the Nanotechnology Industrialization Base of China (NIBC). 


Policy Cooperation

Facilitated cooperation with the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and its President, Mdme. Li XiaoLin, on behalf of the State Legislative Leaders Conference (multiple activities), the California State Senate, and several other entities.


Economic Development Cooperation

As Chair of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation in 2011, formalized cooperation with the Yangtze River Council (China).

Other Cooperative Relationships

  • Bank of China (Beijing)

  • Center for China & Globalization

  • Chamber of Commerce for Machinery and

       Electrical Equipment (CCCME)

  • China Council for the Promotion of International Trade  

  • China Development Bank (Beijing)

  • China Foreign Affairs University (Beijing)

  • China Three Gorges University

  • Hebei Provincial People’s Congress

  • Hubei Provincial People’s Congress

  • Jiangsu Provincial People’s Congress

  • Meishan-California-Smart-City (Chengdu)

  • National Museum of China (Beijing)

  • People’s Congress of Henan Province

  • Shijiazhuang High-Tech Industrial Development Zone

  • Standing Committee of the

       Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress

  • Technology Dept of Development Research Center

       of the State Council (Beijing)

  • Yangtze Council

  • Young China Watchers

  • Zhongguancun Administrative Committee (Beijing)


Amb. Lin Songtian. President of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. Pleased to meet in Los Angeles and discuss continued cooperation facilitating U.S-China dialogue. 
February 2023



Workin’ Clothes: 2 Decades of Ideas



November 2, 2020

The San Francisco Chronicle

What California can learn from Cape Town about water policy

February 4, 2007

Los Angeles Daily News

Time for a New Idea on Energy – Joint U.S., Canada, Mexico Policy a Start

May 26, 2009

Sacramento Bee

Key to Reforming the State is to Think Globally

June, 2002

San Diego Jewish Times

Hertzberg Join Unanimous Support for Mideast Resolution

Policy Activities

Committee Membership

California State Assembly


International Trade and Development

1997 to 1998

California-Mexico Affairs

Select Committee

1999 to 2000




International Relations and Protocol Foundation

California State Assembly

Chairman of the Board

Sacramento, California

2002 to 2005


California Assembly International Foundation


Sacramento, California

2000 to 2002


Board and Council Memberships


The China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance

Member, Board of Directors

Los Angeles, California

2012 to 2019


Council of Foreign Relations


Los Angeles, California

2011 to Present


Los Angeles World Affairs Council

Board Member

Los Angeles, California

2008 to 2011


Pacific Council on International Policy


Los Angeles, California

2001 to 2012

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ACR 159 – Israel’s Independence 

*Chaptered 5/15/2000*

This measure congratulates Israel on 52 years of statehood.

ACR 33 – Japan Peace Treaty Day 

*Chaptered 3/12/2001*

This measure proclaims September 8, 2001, as Japan Peace Treaty Day and urges all Californians to observe this day of remembrance for the actions taken in San Francisco on September 8, 1951.




Mailing Address:

5820 Canoga Ave., Suite 300

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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