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12th Annual National Committee on U.S.-China Relations CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

Tuesday, October 9th 2018
5:30 to 9:00 PM

Baltimore City Hall
100 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

the Honorable Condoleezza Rice,
Former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor
Ms. Madelyn Ross,
Executive Director of SAIS China at the Johns Hopkins University
with the national dialogue moderated by
Mr. Stephen A. Orlins
President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

China’s rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of nearly everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall is a national conversation about China that provides Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.

Join us for the twelfth annual CHINA Town Hall, hosted by the National Committee on U.S. China Relations (NCUSCR), on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 5:30PM at Baltimore City Hall. The program will feature Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, as the national webcast speaker. She will be interviewed by National Committee President Stephen Orlins.

The webcast will be paired with the local speaker, Madelyn Ross, Executive Director of SAIS China at the Johns Hopkins University.

To register, please visit the Eventbrite page for credit card payments. Checks in advance are to be made out to “Baltimore Sister Cities, Inc.” Registration fees are $30 plus fees for general admission tickets if paid by October 2nd, 2018. For payments & registrations after that date, a $10 plus fees surcharge will be assessed. All guests must register in advance in order to be allowed entry to City Hall. Refunds will not be available. Seating is limited.
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For more information regarding our national and local speakers, please follow the hyperlinks above. For a printer-friendly summary of the information above, please view the event flyer​.

The BXSCC Hosts Chengdu Municipal Government Delegation

September 19th, 2018 Courtesy of the U.S. – China Business Training Center, 18 high-level government officials from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, China, visited Baltimore City Hall to learn about local governments in the U.S., Baltimore’s experience with sister cities, and how such relationships can help foster economic development. BXSCC Treasurer Arella Liu and Baltimore Sister Cities, Inc. Vice President Fontaine Bell led the presentations and discussion. Mayor’s Office of Immigrant & Multicultural Affairs Director Catalina Rodriguez-Lima was on hand to welcome the guests. Guest panelists included Hosea Chew, Director of Administration for the Baltimore City Council, Larysa Salamacha, Managing Director of Business Development at the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), and Larry Collins, Director of Foreign Trade Zone # 74 at the BDC. View photos from the event via Facebook.

2018 BXSCC Ambassadors’ Trip to Shanghai and Xiamen

July 24th to August 6th, 2018 On July 24th, Baltimore-Xiamen Sister City Vice Chair Danny Evans led a group of local high school students on a thirteen-day trip to Xiamen, Fujian and Jiading, Shanghai. The students, Aaron Garnett, Alexander Garnett, Kolby Lewis, and Mateen Kane, were invited by the Xiamen and Jiading Offices of Foreign Affairs through BXSCC to participate in cultural and language activities in their cities.
Please see the trip page for more information.

Baltimore City’s 2018 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 Baltimore City Hall was filled with lively music and performances on Thursday, May 3rd, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Event attendees observed performances representing a variety of Asian cultures, while enjoying food from local restaurants. Mayor Pugh graciously stopped by as well, to share some words on the rich history and importance of the Asian-American community in Baltimore.

The event was hosted by the Baltimore Kawasaki Sister Cities, the Baltimore Changwon Sister City Committee – BCSCC, and the Baltimore-Xiamen Sister City Committee, and sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs, MECU, the Baltimore Dept. of Housing and Community Development and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.