Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, former Secretary of State (1973 - 1977) and National Security Advisor (1969 - 1975)
Dr. David M. Lampton, Hyman Professor and Director, China Studies Program, the Johns Hopkins Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (1997 - present) and former President of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (1988 - 1997)
and moderated by
Mr. Stephen A. Orlins, President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
5:30 to 9:00pm, Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Baltimore City Hall, 100 North Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
The 2016 program will include a catered reception, a local address & discussion, "Where Is the U.S.-China Relationship Headed — Why?" by Dr. Lampton in person, and a nationwide webcast featuring Dr. Kissinger. Check-in & refreshments will begin at 5:30pm. The national webcast will be from 7:00 to 8:00pm.
To register, visit the event registration page, which contains a link for credit card payments. Checks in advance are to be made out to “Baltimore Sister Cities, Inc.” Registration fees are $20 for students & members and $30 for non-members if paid by October 11th, 2016. For payments & registrations after that date, a $10 surcharge will be assessed. All guests must register in advance in order to be allowed entry to City Hall. Refunds are not be available. Seating is limited.
For more information regarding our national panelists and local speaker, please follow the hyperlinks above. For a printer-friendly summary of the information above, please view the event flyer.
6:30 to 9:00pm, August 10th, 2016
The BXSCC joined the Maryland-China Business Council (MCBC) and our friends from the Chinese Embassy for a sunset cruise and dinner on the scenic Potomac River, passing along the picturesque Washington, D.C. waterfront, glowing monuments, the stately Lee-Curtis Mansion, and the charm of Georgetown.
Registration was available at mcbc.net.
July 15th through 17th, 2016
A big thank you to all our supporters who volunteered at or visited the Baltimore Sister Cities booth during Artscape!
The BXSCC's fellow sister city committees were your hosts Friday & Saturday, during which all 500 of our BSC, Inc.-branded fans found new homes with festival-goers. The BXSCC - including Xiamen watercolor artist Ms. Lifen Weng - showed off our artistic chops on Sunday the 17th.
View photos from the event via Facebook.
June 29th, 2016
Baltimore Sister Cities has been awarded Sister Cities International’s 2016 Innovation Award for Economic Development! The BXSCC received special mention for our 30th anniversary delegation and its promotion of business development and education exchanges.
At the end of each school year, the Baltimore-Xiamen Sister City Committee recognizes students in Baltimore City Public Schools who have excelled in learning Chinese as a foreign language. This year, Dr. Jiya Zhong of the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Ms. Lifen Weng of Baltimore Design School each selected four of their students to be honored by our committee. Each student received a certificate and a gift card. Students honored were Kayla Brown, Ronald Jackson, Abigail McKenna, and Ezra Szanton of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Jonay Cunningham, Arjaai Fair, Donshay Johnson, and Tadeo Majarro of the Baltimore Design School. We congratulate and extend best wishes to each honoree!
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May 25th, 2016
Fourteen of Ms. Lifen Weng's Chinese language learning students and four BXSCC members traveled to Washington, DC for a wonderful trip to the Chinese Embassy. The students, all 8th graders, learned about Chinese history through the magnificent artwork viewed in several key rooms and a lecture from a staff member. Upon leaving the embassy, the group left for a highly anticipated visit to Chalin's Restaurant for lunch. Chalin's is a highly-regarded Chinese restaurant in the Washington, DC area, and the students enjoyed their meal, which served as the coda to a new and exciting experience for the students.
View photos from the trip via Facebook.
Friday, May 13th, 2016
It was 11am when more than the usual excitement began to stir at Baltimore City Hall. Curiosity abounded as the Xiamen delegation walked into the heart of Baltimore's governmental system. Guests from Xiamen had come to Baltimore in person to invite our governing body as well as interested individuals and corporations to the 20th CIFIT event. This was the beginning of what became a very fruitful day.
Upon their arrival, the delegation was given a tour of City Hall. Many pictures were taken, smiles ensued, and overall enjoyment was had. Afterwards, Xiamen delegation representative Eric Chen met with Baltimore Deputy Mayor Colin Tarbert. Introductions were made, exchanges of ideas took place, and finally, the official written invitation was handed from Xiamen to Baltimore.
Following was a productive lunch where not only business was discussed but also exchanges of different experiences between Chinese and American life. It was a very lively table where the conversation ranged from business ideas to cultural differences in everyday life.
Finally, the delegation made their way to the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), where Xiamen informed American corporations about CIFIT. BDC President & CEO William H. Cole IV made opening remarks while both the delegation and BXSCC led the presentation. The meeting was very successful and, while BXSCC will not be able to attend the 2016 CIFIT, we will be more than happy to assist Baltimore and Maryland businesses in doing so should they decide to attend.
For more information about the 2016 CIFIT, please visit their website.
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Comprehensive information about Xiamen, Fujian Province, the People's Republic of China
China International Fair for Investment and Trade
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Xiamen Sub-Council (in Chinese only)