NEW YORK, November 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
ChineseInvestors.com (OTCQB: CIIX) ("CIIX" or the "Company"), the premier financial information website for Chinese-speaking investors in both the U.S. and China, announces today that it has appointed Kevin Ge to be its Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective December 1st, 2016. Mr. Ge will report directly to CIIX CEO Warren Wang and oversee the Company's IT organization. His first major focus will be the launch and development of a cannabis "Yelp" style mobile application in the Chinese language that will contain a database of marijuana dispensaries and cannabis strains, a platform to review and discuss various cannabis products, and maps showing the locations of medical and recreational cannabis dispensaries.
Warren Wang, founder and CEO of CIIX, commented: "We are excited to officially appoint Kevin Ge as our CTO. Kevin is a technologist at heart and has 18-years of experience in creating and leveraging technology-based solutions that produce business value. California voters recently passed Proposition 64 to legalize recreational cannabis and voters in Massachusetts and Nevada passed similar referendums. Four other states including Florida legalized medical cannabis. We believe that the legal cannabis industry will expand to more than eight times its current size over the next 10 years and we intend to capitalize on this trend and launch the world's first ever cannabis 'Yelp' style social media mobile app in Chinese language."
Mr. Wang further remarked: "The demand for cannabis products in the Chinese population has the potential to be very significant. With the gradual opening up of cannabis industry in the United States, we feel confident that the Chinese community in the U.S. will eventually be persuaded to put aside their bias against the cultivation and sales of cannabis. And for those Chinese who already do accept medical or recreational use of cannabis, they will need help in locating appropriate resources to assist them in learning how to utilize cannabis in an effective way. Our new cannabis 'Yelp' style mobile app will be an indispensible tool for this new broad user base. Kevin has demonstrated a unique blend of strategic and technical ability and he is more than ready to accomplish the task of building platforms for cannabis retailers and local Chinese entrepreneurs that will help them cooperate with each other."
Kevin Ge, joined Chineseinvestors.com, Inc. in 1999 and serves as major programmer and system analyst since December 1999. Mr. Ge has also served as a Senior Programmer for Dynamic Systems, and a Senior Consultant for yDebts Inc. He has over 18 years of experience in the IT industry and has extensive experience in project development and management. He studied at Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles where he received his Masters Degree in Computer Science.
About ChineseInvestors.com (OTCQB: CIIX):
ChineseInvestors.com, Inc. ('CIIX'), founded in 1999 endeavors to be an innovative company; providing (a) real-time market commentary, analysis, and educational related services in Chinese language character sets (traditional and simplified), (b) support services to our various partners, (c) consultative services to smaller private companies considering becoming a public company, (d) advertising and public relation related support services, and (e) other services we may identify having the potential to create value or partnership opportunity with our existing services.
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