China: Minority Supplier Development in China (MSDCHINA)
Overview: Minority Supplier Development in China (MSDChina) is the first national non-profit membership organization in China dedicated to driving the development of China’s minority-owned business by connecting minority suppliers with major purchasing corporations for procurement opportunities.
CEO: Yang Liu
About Us: Based on the structure of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) in US and supported jointly by 12 multinational corporations including Dell, IBM, Cisco, Motorola, Cummins, Johnson Controls, Intel, Coca-Cola, Tasly, UTC, Boeing, and ITT, Minority Supplier Development in China (MSD China) was initiated and established in 2008 as the first national non-profit platform in China dedicated to driving the development of China’s minority-owned businesses through connecting minority suppliers with purchasing corporations for procurement opportunities on mutually beneficial basis. MSD China establishes a platform for communications and business exchanges between minority suppliers and purchasing corporations and to develop the minority suppliers into competitive and successful regional and global suppliers.
Population: Minority groups make up 8.49% of China’s total population. A minority group member is an individual who is a Chinese citizen and belongs to one of the following 55 ethnic minority groups: Zhuang, Manchu, Mongolian, Hui, Tibetan, Uygur, Miao, Yi, Bouyei, Korean, Dong, Yao, Bai, Tujia, Hani, Kazak, Dai, Li, Lisu, Va, Lahu, Shui, Dongxiang, Naxi, Jingpo, Kirgiz, Tu, Daur, Mulao, Qiang, Salar, Maonan, Gelo, Xibe, Gaoshan, Blang, Achang, Pumi, Tajik, Nu, Uzbek, Russian, Ewenki, De’ang, Bonan, Yugur, Jing, Jino, Tatar, Dulong, Oroquen, Hezhe, Lhoba, Moinba, and She.
Number of Members on 1 April 2018: 108
Number of Corporate Members on 1 April 2018: 17
Number of Certified MBEs on 1 April 2018: 91
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