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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
Google Hangout,

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
$2800

Mayors’ Delegation 2017

March 9, 2017 - March 17, 2017
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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November 2017

Mayors’ Delegation Fall 2017

November 11, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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 Hefei, Nanchang, and Shanghai. 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 another; this…

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April 2018

Understanding Patience as a Leadership Virtue

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Google Hangout,

Edward Tang is a passionate leader in Chinese youth volunteerism and community engagement. A student at George Mason in Washington, D.C., Edward works with a variety of American and Chinese community organizations. Edward and TI Executive Director Carson Tavenner discuss the necessity of developing patience as a virtue of one's leadership "tool bag" when trying to accomplish larger purposes. Why do we need patience? What is it like to have it, or not have it, when you need it? How…

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May 2018

Jimmy Carter’s Post-Presedential China Impact

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Google Hangout,

Mr. Liu Yawei, China Program Director of the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, will present the leadership work and style of President Jimmy Carter as it relates to his relationship with the PRC. During Carter's Presidency the PRC was only just beginning to open up. As in many areas of his life, Jimmy Carter went on to do even greater work (leading subnational NGOs with his national-level credentials) after his American Presidency. Liu Yawei will reflect on how leadership in/of…

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$3500

Mayors’ Delegation, May 2018

May 12 - May 20
Green Development Foundation, Shenzhen, Guangdong China + Google Map

Promoting Volunteerism

May 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Google Hangout,

This TLT is our first to be held in Chinese. Host Yang Shutong, TI intern at University of California, Irvine, discusses the challenges and vision of Julia Bulanda's leadership in promoting increased volunteer spirit and action among international students studying in America. Julia Bulanda is the founder of the North American Career Express Association and a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching, encouraging, and recognizing excellence in volunteer activities that builds communities and serves underprivileged people. By doing this work, Julia…

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