News and Events

– Upcoming Events –

Regularly Scheduled Monthly Meeting

The Baltimore-Xiamen Sister City Committee usually meets at 5:30 pm on the second Thursday of every month. Meetings are held at Baltimore City Hall, 100 North Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

Interested persons who are not committee members should contact the Committee Chair in advance to arrange access to City Hall.


More events coming soon!


– Selected Recent Programs –


13th Annual National Committee on U.S.-China Relations CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

Monday, November 18, 2019 at 5:30PM Baltimore City Hall
National Panelists (via webcast): 
President of NCUSCR
Senior Fellow and Director for China Policy at the Center for American Progress
International Management Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management
Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security
National Moderator (via webcast):
ABC News Chief Anchor
Local Moderator (in person):
Executive Director and Founder of American Mandarin Society
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.
The 2019 CHINA Town Hall, hosted by the National Committee on U.S. China Relations (NCUSCR), included a nationwide webcast featuring four national panelists: Mr. Steve Orlins, Dr. Melanie Hart, Dr. Yasheng Huang, and Dr. Ely Ratner. The Baltimore program, which was hosted at Baltimore City Hall by the BXSCC and the Office of the Mayor, followed the national program with a local discussion moderated by Mr. Nat Ahrens in person. For more information regarding our national and local speakers, please follow the hyperlinks above.
Check-in & refreshments in Baltimore began at 5:30pm and the nationwide program began at 6:00pm. The local address was from 7:30 to 8:30pm EDT. For further details regarding the Baltimore program, please view the Eventbrite page.
The 2019 edition of this event was sponsored locally by BRIC, LLC, the Exelon Asian American Resource Group, and the University of Maryland Office of China Affairs.

Annual Baltimore City High School Chinese Embassy Trip

June 6th, 2019 It is a yearly tradition that BXSCC collaborates with schools in Baltimore city to bring students to visit the Chinese Embassy in D.C., to expand their horizon and learn more of China. On June 6th, BXSCC collaborated with Bard High School Early College and brought 24 exceptional students who are currently taking Chinese class from the 9th grade to 12th grade levels to visit the Chinese Embassy. The visit was followed by an authentic Chinese lunch in a restaurant located in Baltimore’s old Chinatown. The students expressed that it was an eye-opening experience, that the forum held after the guided tour helped them gain an in-depth understanding of modern China, and that they look forward to future opportunities to study or work in China.

The BXSCC Celebrates Chinese Language and Culture Education Initiatives in Baltimore

Tuesday, May 21st &


Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

On May 21st and 23rd, the BXSCC collaborated with Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (Poly) and Bard High School Early College (Bard), respectively, to host award ceremonies to recognize dedicated Chinese language and culture learners across grade levels. Students were each awarded a certificate and a gift card, with the aim of better encouraging Baltimore students to further their study of Chinese language and culture.


The awardees from Poly were Larissa Morales-Ramirez (10th), Quincy Riley (10th), Kayla N. Sullivan (10th), and Angelo Antonio S. Velasco (10th). The awardees from Bard were Nick Huette (9th), Dublin Padaloy (9th), Faith Maduka (10th), Jasmine Grossman (11th), and Peter MacKinnon (12th).

Congratulation to these students for all their accomplishments!


February 11th, 2019 On February 11th, Baltimore Sister Cities held an international screening of short animated films created by artists working and/or residing in Baltimore and in Baltimore’s Sister Cities. Sister Cities Animated, which featured 20 short films, was curated by award-winning animator and animation scholar Lynn Tomlinson, with help from assistant curator Safiyah Cheatam. The screening’s “Student Award” was awarded to “The Burning of the King Boat” by Xiamen Academy of Arts and Design, Fuzhou University student Kai Gao.

Baltimore Sister Cities General Meeting and Holiday Potluck

January 11th, 2019 BXSCC members joined fellow members of Baltimore Sister Cities at our annual general meeting to cast ballots on our 2018 Accomplishments, 2019 Plan, and 2019 leadership team. Holiday festivities as well as a multi-prize raffle of donated items followed.

Baltimore-Xiamen Sister City Committee Youth Ambassador Program 2019 Kick-Off Briefing

December 7th, 2018 The BXSCC held an kick-off briefing in City Hall to share information about the upcoming 2019 BXSCC Youth Ambassadors program, taking place this summer in various cities across China. The program is a 2-week high school study abroad program to develop Baltimore-area high school students’ linguistic and cultural interest in China. Food for the kick-off event was sponsored by Starbucks and Chick-Fil-A. For more information on upcoming events related to the 2019 BXSCC Youth Ambassadors program, please visit the 2019 trip page.

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