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April 2015

Changing the Conversation about China

April 17, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us to hear Dr. George Koo speak on why America needs to change the conversation about China. Dr. Koo will expand on his presentation "Time for a New Conversation about China" delivered at the Jackson School of International Studies of University of Washington. Dr. Koo speaks on topics such as China-US relations, Chinese racial profiling in the United States, businesses strategies for Asia, and travel in Asia. This event was broadcast on April 17, 10:30 AM PST. Watch it…

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July 2015

A Moveable Feast: 3rd Annual Conference on the Road to Paris

July 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 7:20 pm

Join us for our discussion with Dr. Terry Cooke- Founding Director of the China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia. Terry comments on the significance of the global shift toward city empowerment in delivering practical solutions to enduring problems at a local level and shares his perspective putting our July 10 Washington, D.C. discussion in the context of important events this year; from the Xi-Obama declaration on Climate Smart Low Carbon Cities in November 2014 to the U.N. Paris COP21 meeting in December…

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3rd Annual Conference on U.S.-China Subnational Relations

July 10, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
The George Washington University, 800 21st Street NW
Washington, 20052
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Expand Your Knowledge of the US-China Subnational Relationship Join us this July in Washington D.C and discover your collaboration potential Location: George Washington University Marvin Center, Room 309 July 10th Take part in our workshops led by some of the speakers listed below, including former governors, industry leaders, experts in the field, and others in the subnational level of the US-China relationship.       Download the agenda of our speakers and workshops here Need more information?  POC: Carson Tavenner  301-367-8969  carson@taiinitiative.org Our Speakers…

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March 2016

Subnational Emergence in the COP21

March 11, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Former guest Professor Terry Cooke, the Philadelphia & Tianjin partner for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Energy Efficient Buildings Laboratory, describes the emergence of subnational contributions in climate change action as they impact and inform the broader US-China relationship. He shares experiences and analysis from the COP21 in Paris, December 2015. http://www.youtube.com/embed/i7GGKJym0UI

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April 2016

Immigration Issues affecting Chinese in America

April 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

1:00pm PST / 4:00pm PST In this Tai Luntan, two prominent Chinese-American professionals, Conrad Lee and Lily Qi, share and discuss their personal observations of issues and impacts related to immigration affecting Chinese in America. Each brings a different American geographic perspective from the West Coast and East Coast environments (respectively). Conrad Lee is a city council member and former mayor of Bellevue, Washington. Lily Qi is the Immediate Past Chair of the Commission for Asia-Pacific American Affairs of the…

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May 2016

Immigration Issues Affecting Chinese in Midwest America

May 27, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 8:10 am

In this Tai Luntan, two thoughtful, engaged leaders of Chinese-American communities in the American Midwest, Swallow Yan and Jerry Xu, share and discuss their personal observations of issues and impacts related to Chinese social, cultural, and political integration in America.  Commenting self-critically on tendencies and habits of established Chinese-American communities, their conversation complements and extends the dialogue started with the previous TLT. Swallow Yan is the Executive Director of the Chinese Association of Iowa. Jerry Xu is the President of the Detroit Chinese…

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July 2016

When a Billion Chinese Jump: A Discussion on Environmentalism

July 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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In this Tai Luntan, an all-female panel examines British reporter Jonathan Watts’ "When a Billion Chinese Jump: How China will Save the World—or Destroy It." Analyzing Watts’ impression of Chinese environmentalism, the panel discusses his reporting as insightful yet also influenced by the bias of a Western lens. The discussion seeks to challenge biases and insights regarding the state of environmentalism in both the U.S. and China and how our bilateral cooperation may be essential to the advancement of environmentalism…

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September 2016

Dinner with The Tai Initiative: Northern Virginia

September 26, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Earl’s Kitchen + Bar, 7902 Tysons One Pl
McLean, VA 22101 United States
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Come enjoy an evening of networking and sharing among friends. This no-host event is designed to provide an opportunity to hear updates on local and global work encouraging the development of greater capacity for productive America-China relations. RSVP to Carson directly to ensure adequate seating.

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Understanding and Being Trustworthy

September 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 10:20 am

As more and more Chinese and American professionals come in contact with one another, is understanding necessarily improved? What impact does the answer have on trust? What are the key differences in culture that contribute to the challenge of trusting one another? And what can we do with this knowledge? Becco Zou, a Bellevue, Washington luxury real estate broker with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, discusses these questions with us in an exploration of how changes in Chinese immigrant behavior, particularly…

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March 2017

Mayors’ Delegation 2017

March 9 - March 17
Shenzhen Bay Club, No. 3223, Keyuan Nan Road
Shenzhen, China
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Participate in this special eight-day delegation bound for China! This elite experience has been designed to provide easy access to Chinese city-level leadership in Shanghai, Changzhou, and Shenzhen (pictured below). The introductions and lessons you’ll receive will pave the way for future programs of mutual benefit. Mainstream media provides an incomplete picture of China in the 21st century; this delegation will complete much of the real picture for you. American and Chinese local leaders both need more access to one…

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