RICHMOND, Va. — A Chinese paper company’s decision to open a plant in Virginia reflects a larger strategy to bring more of China’s business to the United States.

The prospect of reaping $30 million-plus from Virginia taxpayers — and millions more through a federal immigration program — sweetened the pot for Shandong Tranlin Paper Co., Ltd.

“We are at the beginning of a new chapter in the Chinese economy: the age of outbound private investment,” notes Dan Redford, vice president of investor relations at Civitas Capital Group.