Mentoring Young Leaders





G20 Business & Education Influencer; Preeminent Next-Generation Leadership Expert & Mentor; Founder, CEO & Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ; Acclaimed Author of “Young Leaders 3.0”; Leading Member of The B20 for The G20

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Jason Ma 馬良傑 is a G20 business and education influencer, preeminent next-generation leadership expert and mentor, board/C-suite advisor, acclaimed author, and sought-after speaker. Ma believes that most people have yet to unleash their full potential as achievers and beings. His sage advice and guidance have effected many in achieving great outcomes in their own life stages and in moving towards becoming the best version of themselves. As one of the world’s top experts in international business, geopolitics, leadership, cultures, parenting, education, and university admissions, Ma captivates, educates, and inspires audiences worldwide to reflect and act towards increasing their ROI and positive transformation, if not transcendence.

Ma is the founder, CEO, and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ, an innovative global business, leadership, career, family, education, and university admissions success consulting firm. He is the author of the acclaimed book Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers. Furthermore, he is a Forbes contributor on Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Education, and College Admissions (2011-6) whose articles have produced nearly 1 million views. His work has been featured in various top media, including Forbes, CNBC Asia (Managing Asia and Squawk Box), Business Rockstars, Fast Company, iHeartMedia, Channel NewsAsia, and Teen Kids News. Ma’s perspective has been enhanced by over 3 decades of seasoned business and entrepreneurial experience in innovative technology, education, expert, and traditional industries and more than 2 million miles of world travels to some 40 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, Israel, and the Americas.

Jason Ma is deeply involved in developing next-generation leaders. By applying his own “3EQ” and “4S” success mentoring framework, he has personally guided hundreds of millennials and teens to not only become successful leaders in the workforce or in school, or get admitted to elite universities, but also achieve sustainable happiness. Ma’s former students can be found either working at renowned enterprises, nonprofits, and startups or attending Ivy League universities, Stanford, UC Berkeley, MIT, Oxford, and many other top colleges and universities. Testimonials abound.

Beyond grooming future leaders, Ma serves as a trusted Board/C-suite advisor at both Western and Asian enterprises worldwide, and as a global business and education thought leader. Ma serves as Silicon Valley’s leading member of the Business 20 (B20), the G20‘s global business advisory council, contributing on both the Employment and Education Taskforce and the SMEs Cross-thematic Group. The G20 is the leading international economic forum led by the Presidents and Prime Ministers of the US, China, the EU, and the 17 other top economies by GDP. An integral part of the G20 process, the B20 leads engagement with and recommends policies to G20 governments, representing the entire G20 business community. Ma has served as a leading American member of the B20 through the G20/B20 Australia, Turkey, China, and Germany presidencies, and looks forward to working with B20 Argentina.

Ma is also a World Chinese Economic Summit Global Advisory Council member, a DC Finance Steering Committee member, and a NYTimes Higher Ed Leaders Forum delegate. Ma is a former APEC CEO Summit delegate and Pacific Basin Economic Council member, and has been a Forbes Global CEO Conference delegate for 8 years.

An insightful and inspiring speaker and masterclass leader, Jason Ma has spoken regularly at the World Chinese Economic Summit, Global China and India Business Meetings, family office conferences in the U.S. and Asia; private events at multinational corporations, institutions, and high net worth family groups; Stanford University, UC Berkeley, INSEAD, and other universities; K-12 school districts; and other summits around the world. He is a featured keynote speaker for the Harvard Business School Association of N. California and the Harvard Club of San Francisco.

Jason Ma holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley College of Engineering. Originally from Hong Kong, China, Ma is multicultural, is fluent in Cantonese, and speaks Mandarin. Proud Americans, he and his wife are joyful parents of two vivacious, high-achieving daughters. In the Ma family (playfully, the “MAfia”), he values unconditional love, high standards on what matters, and humor.

You can gain more insight into Jason Ma’s passions and capabilities for your organization on the ThreeEQ People page




Jason Ma is sought after as an insightful and inspiring keynote speaker, fireside chat speaker, university speaker, masterclass leader, panelist, moderator, and board advisor in the world theater. In addition to the topics below, he is delighted to listen and customize topics for your audience. He can lead a masterclass or two on the “how-to” and related topics as well.

International & U.S. Business, Geopolitical, & Cultural Trends & Developments

  • Employment, Human Capital, & Education Trends in the G20, including the U.S. & Asia
  • Asia/China & International Business Growth Strategies & Roadmaps in Turbulent Times
  • Technology Industry Growth Trends & Insights: West (Silicon Valley) Meets East (China)
  • Inside the Diverse Cultures & Mindsets of Americans & Asians: How You Can Advance
  • Perspective & Tips on the Dynamic, Volatile, Global New Normal with President Trump

Next-Generation Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Human Capital, Mentorship, & Personal Success

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation When Change Is Constant—Silicon Valley Style
  • How to Hone the “OS & Apps” in Your (Entrepreneurial) Mind & Soul
  • How to Rescue Ourselves from Addictive Technologies/Apps & Be Productive & Happier
  • How to Balance Your Health & Busy Work Schedule—and Be Joyful
  • How to Manage Stress, Clarify Direction, & Unleash Your Own Potential
  • How to Be Happier, Healthier, & Wealthier By Managing Your Own Pragmatic Psychology
  • Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, & Tips for Next-Generation Achievers
  • The Art of Developing Next-Generation Leaders Anywhere and Across Cultures
  • The Art of Sales & Personal Relationships In Our Tech-Savvy, Inundated World
  • The Art of Pragmatic Emotional, Social, & Leadership Intelligence (“3EQ”)
  • Why & How Leading Enterprises & Families Engage in Impact Investing & Philanthropy
  • Become the Young Employee Companies Would Love to Hire, Keep, & Develop
  • Become the Boss and Company Millennials (Gen Y) & iGen’ers (Gen Z) Love to Work For

Education, Family, & Parenting Success

  • What They Don’t Teach You at Ivy League Universities
  • Preparing Your Children For K-12, University, Career, & Life Success
  • The Art & Power of Family Values & How to Become More Effective, Joyful Parents
  • Innovative & Pragmatic K-12/Secondary & Higher Education & Mentorship
  • Asian/Chinese vs. Western Parenting & Family Success Definitions & Strategies
  • Hypercompetitive U.S. Elite College Admissions: How Your High Schoolers Can Advance
  • Why to Start Preparing for College in Sixth Grade



Jason Ma’s audiences include

  • Billionaires and Tycoons
  • CEOs, Senior Executives, and Middle Managers (Employers)
  • Parents and Educators 
  • Millennial/Gen Y Professionals and Entrepreneurs
  • College, University, and Grad School Students
  • High School (iGen/Gen Z) Students

Ma’s categories cover the following

After Dinner, America, Asia Pacific, Asian American, Asian, Author, Baby Boomer, Balanced Living, Belief System, Board of Directors, B20, Business Growth, Business Leader, Career, Celebrity, CEO, Change, China, Chinese, Chinese American, Coaching, College, College Planning, College Application, College Admissions, Communication, Conflict Management, Corporate Culture, Corporate Social Responsibility, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Culture and Society, Current Events, Customer Service, Dad, Digitalization, Direct Investing, Diversity, Economy and Finance, Education, Emotional Intelligence, Employees/Workforce, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, EQ, Ethics and Integrity, Family, Family Office, Fireside Chat, Foreign Policy, Futurist, Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z, Generation Issues, Geopolitics, Global Business, Globalization, Government, Growth, G20, Habits, Happiness, Harvard, Health and Wellness, High School, Higher Education, Human Resources, iGen, Impact Investing, Investment, Innovation, Inspiration, International Business, International Relations, Internet, IQ, Ivy League, Journalist, Keynote, Leadership, Life Balance, Lifestyle, Management, Marketing, Masterclass, Media, Men’s Health, Mentoring, Millennials, Mindset, Moderator, Motivation, Organizational Management, Panelist, Parent, Parenting, Peak Performance, Personal Growth, Politics, President Trump, Private Equity, Prosperity, Psychology, Resilience, Responsibility, Risk-taking, Sales, Science and Technology, Secondary Education, Sleep, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), Social Media, Social Networking, Soft Skills, Spirituality, Spouse Programs, Stanford, Storytelling, Strategic Planning, Strategy, Stress Management, Success, Technology, Teen, Teenager, Thought Leadership, Time and Self Management, Training, Transformation, Travel, Trends, Trump, UC Berkeley, University, Values and Principles, Venture Capital, Vision, Wealth, Well-being, Wisdom, Work Ethics, World Affairs, Youth/Children



Jason Ma’s speaking fee range is US$25,000 – $50,000 per engagement, including audience Q&A and up to a few hours of socials. Ma travels from Silicon Valley, California, to venues in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and EMEA. The fee can be lower for a university/education, non-profit, or select local event. It may be higher for a more complex and longer engagement, such as leading a 3-hour to full-day masterclass or seminar. Business-class travels and any other reasonable costs would additionally be included in the contract. (For short flights within California, flying economy plus is OK!)

Depending on your group, consider getting at least one corporation, foundation, or high net worth individual to sponsor the event for win-win. As another option, Ma’s speaking fee can be partially paid by the bulk purchase of Ma’s book Young Leaders 3.0. Let us know how many copies your organization wants and we’ll provide you with a quotation, including special discounts.

To invite Jason Ma for a speaking engagement, please contact us, including the following information. If you have a good working relationship with a top speakers bureau which represents Ma, you can certainly work through them instead.

  • Proposed topic(s)
  • Audience type(s) and size
  • Desired format (keynote, fireside chat, panel, moderator, masterclass, or ?)
  • Location: Venue type, city, state/province, and country
  • Date, time, and duration (approximate)
  • Any other useful insight and requirements
  • Your name, title, organization, email, and phone number



Under the Sample Videos and Testimonials section below, you will find Jason Ma’s Upcoming Speeches section (a partial list) and Past Speaking Engagements section.



Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers by Jason L. Ma is an acclaimed and inspiring book for all ages. With gratitude, Ma made this book with 23 exemplary 17-to-24-year-old millennial leaders and contributors.



Our Media Page gives a bird’s-eye view of Jason Ma’s news, videos, photos, and Forbes articles. The following lists these, as well as G20 Leaders Communiqués and additional coverage of Ma.



Sample videos are shown below. Unfortunately, some high-powered corporate and business private events aren’t allowed to be publicly shown. Ma’s recent speaking engagements have all resulted in most enthusiastic and long applauses from the audiences in the United States, Asia Pacific, and Europe.

“You’re a great speaker! I love the way you talk.”
—J. Morton Davis, Founder & Chairman, D.H. Blair Investment Banking Corporation


Watch Jason Ma Moderating the Direct Investing Panel at the East Coast Family Office Conference 2017. (2-minute snippet of Ma introducing the panel)

“Thank you, Jason, for leading this panel so smartly and with lots of humor! The audience was so inspired and delighted by you and the panelists!”
—Orit Rabin, Conferences Manager, DC Finance


Watch Jason Ma’s keynote about Young Leaders 3.0 at an LAUSD Principals Meeting (2) in 2015. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the second largest of 13,500 K-12 school districts in the United States. The Local District’s Superintendent, 160 school principals, and administrators were present. (2-minute video snippet)

Watch Jason Ma’s keynote about Young Leaders 3.0 at an LAUSD Principals Meeting (1) in 2015. (3-minute video snippet)


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LAUSD Local District East’s Alison Towery, Superintendent Jose Huerta, and David Baca, and Jason Ma

“Our entire team of administrators greatly appreciated your motivating and thought-provoking presentation. As we work to ensure that every student graduates college and career ready, your advice on how to engage students is valued.”
—Christopher DowningSuperintendent, LAUSD Local District South


Watch a snippet of a Jason Ma Guest Lecture at UC Berkeley. Ma has been a guest speaker in various events at the University of California’s flagship campus through the years. (Less than 1 minute)

“Mr. Ma has been a major support system for me since I was a high school student. As an upperclassman at UC Berkeley, I continue treasuring his mentorship of me. He has a heart for coaching students like myself to help them realize their full potential. He cares deeply about his students and their well being and future. One of my memorable experiences with Mr. Ma was that he selflessly worked late into the night on New Year’s Eve with his students. This speaks to his dedication and passion toward helping students succeed. I am very grateful for all the help that I have received from Mr. Ma.”
—Celia, Student at UC Berkeley

“My students and I were very impressed with Jason’s insight and energy.  Specifically, I found his advice to students on how to structure their entrepreneurial careers as very actionable and useful.”
—Balagopal Vissa, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD Singapore Campus


Watch Jason Ma’s Keynote to CEOs at a private function in Asia. (2-minute video)

“Jason Ma has proven to be an extremely astute company builder and a respected global business leader.”
Alfred Chuang, Founder & former Chairman and CEO, BEA Systems (acquired by Oracle for US$8.5 billion in 2008), and The CEO’s CEO per Ben Horowitz, Co-Founder and General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz


Watch Jason Ma’s Keynote on Preparing for Harvard and Elite U.S. Universities in a private function of high-end families in Asia in 2012. (7 minute video)

“Hi, Mr. Ma!! Thanks so much for the huge support and encouragement the whole way through… I would not have applied to Harvard EA without your insistence!! In addition, thank you for all of your counseling and advice… I am truly very grateful and honored!!!”
—Rebecca, Student at Harvard University (Admitted Early Action)


Watch Jason Ma’s Keynote to Teens on “How to Manage Stress, Clarify Direction, & Unleash Your Own Potential”. (21-minute video)
“Mr. Ma left the audience speechless and awe inspired as he addressed issues that most high school/college students often stress out about. As a high schooler, I know that his words and wisdom have definitely helped trigger my passion and potential to bring about change and clarify issues that serve as a constant worry for my teenage mind. I am so ecstatic to see the next generation of young leaders that will inevitably shape the future under the counsel and advice of the humble and philanthropic Mr. Ma.”
—Joshua Yao, former Vice Chair, City of San Jose District 4 Youth Advisory Council

“Three words describe Jason L. Ma’s book, Young Leaders 3.0: insightful, timely, unique. Navigating through high school and college is no easy task, so any opportunity for students to learn from their peers how to maneuver successfully within — and between — these two systems is invaluable. Young Leaders 3.0 is extremely helpful for high school students and college students in preparing for college and career. This book is a must-read for any student, parent, counselor, or teacher who supports young adults navigating two such complicated systems.”
—Chris D. Funk, Superintendent, East Side Union High School District, San Jose, California


Watch Jason Ma’s keynote (pep talk) with nearly 1,000 Lowell High students, faculty, and administrators at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco in 2010. Lowell High School is consistently ranked as the #1 large urban public high school in California. (10-minute video)

“Young Leaders 3.0 by Jason L. Ma should be informally required reading for all students. As one of the top-rated public high schools in the United States, Lowell High gets what it means to be achievers. This extraordinary and unparalleled book teaches students on how to reflect on their own successes, failures, mistakes made, and lessons learned, and to realize their own potential beyond the transcript, the SAT, the résumé. Students must take advantage of this practical and inspirational resource!”
—Andrew W. Ishibashi, Principal, Lowell High School, San Francisco, California


Watch Channel NewsAsia’s Interview with Jason Ma on Shaping Young Leaders for Its “C-Suite” Show.

“Jason Ma is a visionary in the education industry, and his book, Young Leaders 3.0, provides the best guide available to help the next generation of young leaders plan their strategies for success in life. Jason not only provides his unique perspective and guidance on how to access prestigious colleges and jobs but also has tapped some of the best examples of millennial students to share their own experiences in defining their customized paths to realize their dreams. These students from across the globe share their unique insights in each chapter, yet by combining these stories into one unique book, Jason ultimately defines the “DNA” needed to be successful in a complex world.”
—Paul W. Bradley, Chairman and CEO of Caprica International, Vice Chairman of Supply Chain Asia, & one of the 40 “New Asian Leaders” per the World Economic Forum in 2004


Watch The Star Online TV’s Interview with Jason Ma on Chinese Investments Overseas. This interview took place right after Ma’s speaking engagement at the World Chinese Economic Summit 2016.

“Jason, I would like to thank you for speaking at our 4th annual Florida Family Office Meetings. Your discussion regarding impact investments were eye-opening as well as intriguing. Your participation brought along a wealth of knowledge and depth, setting a new standard for all our conferences. I also thank you for moderating the New Technologies Panel at our Tech-dedicated Family Office Meeting in New York. The panel was a great success and was a major interest during the conference. I look forward to our future events.”
—Denny Chared, Managing Director, DC Finance


Watch former CNBC News Anchor Lisa Oake’s Fireside Chat with Jason Ma on “Empowering the Next Generation” in a packed room of CEOs and executives, including parents, at the 2015 APAC Investments Summit held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This summit was a Marcus Evans event. Jason Ma was the featured speaker and the event was paid for by corporate sponsors. (29-minute video)

“It was truly a pleasure to host Jason Ma as an honorary speaker at the APAC Investments Summit 2015, where he addressed some of the region’s top family offices and institutional investors with excellent insights on empowering the next generation for a sustainable future. Jason is a highly engaging speaker and a fantastic collaborator, and I do not hesitate to warmly recommend him to any event organizers.”
—Maya Filadska, Senior Executive Producer, APAC Investments Summit by Marcus Evans


Watch Business Rockstars Host Ken Rutkowski’s Interview with Jason Ma on mentoring millennials and teenagers and on Young Leaders 3.0. Business Rockstars broadcast this live from its studio in Santa Monica, California, in 2015. (19-minute video)

Listen to this same show on iHeartRadio (10:00 to 30:00 in the Episode).

“On behalf of Business Rockstars, we wanted to personally thank you for your great guest appearance on the show. Your segment was both insightful and entertaining!”
Brittany Lehman, Producer, Business Rockstars


Watch the Interview with Jason Ma on Significance of Culture in the Growth of a Country and in Business at Global India Business Meeting 2012 (Watch Ma from 3:33 to 12:10 in this 14-minute video)

“Jason Ma is a very engaging speaker. His presentations are thought-provoking and educational for our sophisticated audiences. His ideas and proposals are concise and insightful. I thank him very much for presenting and contributing at Horasis global summits.”
Dr. Frank-Jurgen Richter, Chairman, Horasis: The Global Visions Community


Watch Ding Ding TV’s Interview with Jason Ma on Work-Life Integration. This is 1 of the 4 interviews on different topics by Silicon Valley’s leading Chinese American Internet TV channel. (Host mainly in Chinese 中文 and Ma in English, 11-minute video)

Watch Joy Talk (China)’s interview on “Why Practical EQ Development and Wise Mentorship in a Family Are Important” with Jason Ma and his college junior daughter and Young Leaders 3.0 contributor Sabrina Ma. The host spoke Chinese 中文 and the Ma’s responded in English. The subtitle shows both English and Chinese, so inclusively all can enjoy. (4-minute videos)

“Mr. Ma was just terrific as our featured guest!”
—Joy Chen, President, Education Channel, Ding Ding TV, & Host, JoyTalk (China)


Jason Ma Speaking at the World Chinese Economic Summit.

“On behalf of The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI), I would like to thank you for taking time to share your invaluable perspectives with the participants at the 8th World Chinese Economic Summit 2016. Your participation has indeed contributed significantly to the success of the Summit. We certainly look forward to the privilege of working with you again in our future events.”
Tan Sri Dr. Michael Yeoh, Chairman, World Chinese Economic Summit & CEO, Asia Strategy & Leadership Institute


Jason Ma as the featured fireside speaker in a private CEO event.

“Jason L. Ma’s book, Young Leaders 3.0, is a tour de force. This book is not only extremely helpful in guiding young people but also advantageous for parents and any adults, both young and old. A classic in the making.”
—Narayana Murthy, Founder and former Chairman and CEO, Infosys, listed as one of “The 12 Greatest Entrepreneurs of Our Time” by Fortune Magazine in 2012


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Jason Ma gave a lecture on “How to Hone the ‘OS and Apps’ of Your Entrepreneurial Mind and Soul” with audience Q&A at Stanford University in 2015. Ma has been a guest speaker in various events at Stanford through the years. (Video for the lecture wasn’t allowed by the university.)

Mr. Ma inspired a room full of overachieving Stanford students and instructors with a relatable and actionable presentation. His talk included colorful personal anecdotes and a good sense of humor. We were very grateful for his contribution.”
—Rebeca Hwang, Lecturer, Stanford University, and Managing Partner, Rivet Ventures


Watch an international TV interview with Jason Ma on mentoring top students of high-end families. (20-minute video)

“My son was feeling great when he finished the call with you last evening. You have a gift in the way you work with these kids.”
—Don Levy, former Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Sony Pictures


Watch the trailer of the acclaimed book Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers by Jason Ma. Ma made this book with 23 exemplary 17-to-24-year-old millennial leaders as chapter contributors. (4-minute video)

“As the chair of a university board, I’m always impressed by the motivation, idealism, and potential of the many student leaders whom I meet. Jason’s stories of the young leaders rendered and his concluding advice in this book “Young Leaders 3.0” provide invaluable guidance, example, and direction for any ambitious youngster who aspires to lead and have a disproportionate impact in the decades ahead.”
—Paul Tagliabue, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Georgetown University, and Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) 1989-2006

“Simply put, narrative is how we learn, and great writers and leaders are great storytellers. Bridging gaps between generations requires telling stories that tease out causes and effects, so that readers can identify with and understand the players. While “Young Leaders 3.0″ by Jason Ma is certainly a great book for aspiring young leaders, it also offers senior managers delightful insight into the thinking of the next generation. Global success in the 21st century will require both the new and enlightened thinking of young professionals and entrepreneurs as well as the guidance and wisdom of seasoned leaders. This book serves to get the synapses firing between both generations and acts as a catalyst for a future that starts with passion, education, entrepreneurship, and an informed passing of the torch to a new generation of leadership.”
Jonathan Rosenberg, former Senior Vice President of Products, Google, and Co-Author of How Google Works


Upcoming Speeches


(Some Private Events Not Listed)

  • Fireside Speaker: Next-Gen Asian American Leaders
    NAAAP San Francisco Bay Area
    333 Market St., San Francisco, California, June 7, 2016 (6:00-8:30p)
  • Judge
    Berkeley Venture Lab Competition 2013organized by UC Berkeley’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (CET) in collaboration with the Tsinghua-Berkeley Global Technology Entrepreneurship Program (GTE)
    SkyDeck, UC Berkeley, California, May 1, 2013
  • Keynote Speaker: How to Get Admitted to Elite US Universities
    China-US Business Summit’s Education Forum for parental Chinese delegates and American execs
    Los Angeles, California, Apr 29, 2013
  • Guest Speaker: Communicating and Networking Effectively as a Leader
    Special event consisting of Penn students from Arts & Sciences, Engineering and Wharton
    Huntsman Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Nov 30, 2012
  • Summit Co-Chair,
    Panelist: Education–Spearheading the Future, 
    Panelist: Plenary–India’s New Breed of Multinationals
    Global India Business Meeting 2012 
    Antwerp, Belgium, Jun 25, 2012
  • Keynote: How Do I Get Into My Dream University
    US Education Seminar, Hong Kong Career and Education Expo 2012
    Hong Kong, China, Feb 12, 2012
  • Panelist: Education, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a Boardroom Dialogue Session
    Global China Business Meeting 2011
    Valencia, Spain, Nov 7-8, 2011
  • Various Speeches on Education and College Planning, Applications and Admissions
    IvyMax student/parent training workshops, private events and major community events (when Mr. Ma was formerly co-founder, CEO and senior college counselor at IvyMax)
    San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California and Beijing, China, 2006-2011


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