• Sunday, Mar 26

    11:00 am - 6:00 pm

    EXHIBITION UNTIL JULY 3, 2017 – WeChat is a mobile messaging app, developed in China, with more than 600 million users worldwide. Combining the functions of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, WeChat has become the primary means of communication for members of China’s younger generation, now living and working throughout the world.

    This emphasis on global communication transcending local culture is the key focus of the exhibition, We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art, which brings together 10 young Chinese artists, some still based in mainland China and others living abroad.

    posted by Project Pengyou on March 13th, 2017
  • Wednesday, Apr 26

    7:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Chinese Youth Film Festival

    704 Conley Rd #107 - Columbia, University of Missouri,18 Tucker Hall

    We are celebrating the sixth anniversary of the MU Confucius Institute by sharing a collection of original Chinese films selected to appeal to students and young adults

    Categories:Film Showing
    posted by Karisma Wilson on April 17th, 2017
  • Friday, Apr 28

    9:00 am - 11:30 am

    Nashville Film Festival Creator’s Conference – Distribution in China

    719 Thompson Lane - Nashville, Regal Hollywood 27

    China is the fastest growing film market in the world. By 2020, China is expected to overtake North America as the world’s largest market for cinema. For the past several years Nashville Film Festival has been hosting groups of Chinese film makers and the “China Spectrum” in partnership with the China Film Producers’ Association, Tennessee Entertainment Commission, and J C Business Group. This year, “China Spectrum” will feature a Panel Discussion on April 28 from 9:00-10:30 am followed by a networking session with Chinese film makers from 10:30-11:30 am. Mr. Wang Fenglin, General Secretary of the China Film Producers’ Association will discuss opportunities for US content distribution and co-production in China. Bob Raines, Executive Director, Tennessee Entertainment Commission; Ted Crockett, Nashville Film Festival, Executive Director; and Ms. Li Weaver, President of J C Business Group will highlight recent efforts to connect with Chinese entertainment industry and help US film makers to access the fast growing China market.

    posted by Shani Cave on April 20th, 2017
  • Saturday, Apr 29

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Bookstock Authors’ Festival

    3030 Poplar Avenue - Memphis, Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

    Memphis Public Library’s largest author festival, #BOOKSTOCK2017, will return again for another year of carnival-style fun for the whole family. This year’s event will feature four keynote authors, along with more than 40 local authors. One of the keynote authors will be Adrienne Berard, author of Water Tossing Boulders, a book about a Chinese family’s fight to desegregate schools in the Jim Crow South a generation before Brown vs. Board of Education. Her book talk and signing will be from 2-3pm, and will include a performance by the Chinese Choir of Memphis. A Qipao Fashion Show will take place before her talk at 1pm. Following her talk, there will be a panel discussion on her book moderated by Memphis civil rights scholar Miriam DeCosta-Willas. In addition to book presentations, attendees will enjoy live music, food trucks, cooking demonstrations, door prizes, face painting, storytimes, arts and crafts for kids, CLOUD901 adventures for teens, a book-character fashion show, a scavenger hunt around Central Library and much more.

    posted by Shani Cave on April 22nd, 2017
  • 1:30 pm - 9:15 pm

    Nashville Film Festival 2017 China Spectrum

    19 Thompson Lane - Nashville, Regal Hollywood 27

    Nashville Film Festival has been hosting Chinese film delegations for the past several years. At the end of this month, the Nashville Film Festival is inviting Greater Nashville Chinese Association and the Chinese community to participate in the “China Spectrum”, to enjoy a Chinese film exhibition show and ethnic dances by performers from VanDiva. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

    posted by Shani Cave on April 22nd, 2017
  • Tuesday, May 02

    7:30 am - 5:00 pm

    World Trade Day – Real Conversations About the Future of Global Trade

    2000 Convention Center Concourse - Atlanta, eorgia International Convention Center

    World Trade Day is bringing together business executives, government officials, and seasoned professionals to participate in panels discussing:

    -Emerging Markets: Still Driving Global Economic Growth?
    -Global Trends to Build, Innovate and Attract.
    -Securing Imports and Exports.
    -North America Rising? Maintaining a Competitive Advantage in a Volatile Global Economy.
    -Advanced Manufacturing: The Impact of Technology and a Changing Workforce on Company Competitiveness.
    -Digital Technologies: How Disruptions Lead to Opportunities.
    -Energy Solutions: Creating New Markets.

    posted by Shani Cave on April 22nd, 2017
  • Tuesday, May 09

    All Day

    Tennessee Manufacturing: Beyond the Box, is a series of three programs for manufacturing executives on workforce development, with a special focus on solutions that have generated success in Tennessee. All programs will feature company panelists sharing real-life examples. Developing Successful Workforce with Advanced Automation/Robotics on May 9 is the first program in the series.

    posted by Shani Cave on April 22nd, 2017
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Climate in the Trump Era: Can China Lead?

    Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UK - London, King’s College

    U.S. President Donald Trump, who once called climate change a Chinese hoax, threatens domestic climate change action in the United States, and the UN Paris Agreement itself. Yet Chinese President Xi Jinping has doubled down on his support for the low-carbon transition, calling the UN climate accord a “hard-won achievement” that “signatories should stick to.” With the US in retreat and Europe divided, can China step up and lead? If so, how might it shape global climate action, and what can it tell us about how China is changing?

    posted by Karisma Wilson on April 17th, 2017
  • Wednesday, May 10

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Welfare, Work, and Poverty: Social Assistance in China

    6 East 43rd Street, 24th floor - New York, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

    Even as the China’s economic reforms in the 1980s and ’90s laid the foundation for it to become an economic powerhouse, increasingly wide gaps opened up between rich and poor, leaving behind those ill equipped to compete in a market economy. In 1993, Shanghai implemented a minimum livelihood guarantee or dibao, an anti-poverty safety net. Since then, the program has expanded throughout China and is centrally regulated. In her new book, Welfare, Work, and Poverty: Social Assistance in China, Qin Gao examines how successful the dibao system has been at alleviating poverty. Her work not only deepens our understanding of entitlements in China, but also adds the Chinese case as a comparative example to the growing body of literature looking at welfare systems around the world. On May 10, 2017, Dr. Gao will join the National Committee in New York City for a discussion of her book, the development and expansion of the dibao system, as well as its policy implications for China and other countries. The program will be moderated by Dr. Mark Frazier, professor of politics at the New School for Social Research.

    posted by Shani Cave on April 22nd, 2017
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    YCW HK: David Shambaugh – “Assessing China’s Future”

    6th Floor of Parekh House, 63 Wyndham Street, Central - Hong Kong, Bar Six

    China is at a critical juncture in the development of its economy, society, policy, national security, and international relations. The direction it takes at this turning point will determine whether it stalls or continues to develop and prosper. Will China be successful in implementing a new wave of transformational reforms that could last decades and make it the world’s leading superpower? Or will it emerge as a hard, authoritarian and aggressive superstate? Our guest speaker, Professor David Shambaugh, will join us to discuss the possibilities.

    posted by Shani Cave on April 20th, 2017
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