Up to 35 Chinese companies are expected to list in the US this year, as many as in the last three years combined, according to Eric Landheer, head of Asia Pacific for NASDAQ. Mobile phone manufacturer Qiao Xing Mobile, television marketing firm Acorn International and solar panel maker LDK Solar are set for listings in New York in May, the Financial Times reported. Together, they are likely to raise nearly US$1 billion, almost equal to the entire amount raised by Chinese companies in US offerings last year. LDK Solar is aiming for US$600 million, which would be the first initial public offering by a Chinese company in the US since 2004. Lawyers involved said it proved that the strict regulations imposed on US listings by the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act were not an insurmountable barrier. London's AIM market attracted 28 Chinese companies in 2006 and expects a similar number this year.