– What’s New / Ongoing Programs –

Asia North 2024

May 3rd to June 1st, 2024 The 6th annual Asia North community exhibition and festival celebrates Baltimore’s Charles North (a.k.a. Station North) neighborhood’s constantly evolving identities as a Koreatown, arts district, and creative center. Co-presented by the Towson University Asian Arts & Culture Center and the Central Baltimore Partnership.

For more information, visit the festival website.

Bard High School Early College Baltimore Partnership

2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years

The 2022-2023 school year program featured a calligraphy demonstration and class by master calligrapher Bing-jib Huang 黃秉驥, a luncheon featuring food from long-time Charles Village institution Orient Express, and awards for top students.

The 2023-2024 school year program includes:

• Sep. 20th: Exhibit featuring photos previously shown in the lobby of Baltimore’s World Trade Center

• Sep. 29th: Fall Dean’s Hour featuring lantern-making for the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

• Dec. 1st: Field trip to Washington, DC, including a visit to the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and an exploration of Chinatown; see the BSC website for details

• Dec. 13th: Chinese Embassy reception in honor of the 50th anniversary of “ping pong diplomacy” hosted by Ambassador XIE Feng

• Jan. 26th: Lunar New Year Family Teacher’s Union (FTU) Community Event including fall semester Chinese language and culture awards for top students, performances, and special guests; see the BSC website for details

• Apr. 26th: Field trip to Washington, DC, including a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art and an exploration of Chinatown

• Spring Dean’s Hour

• Spring semester Chinese language and culture awards for top students

The BXSCC and BHSEC-Baltimore thanks participating students, parents, colleagues, and our corporate partner BGE Asian American Resource Group for their support of this programming.

More details coming soon!

Youth Ambassadors Student Travel Program Resumes!

July through August 2024

Visit our overall program webpage: https://www.bxscc.org/youth-ambassadors-program/

– Other Highlights –

18th Annual National Committee on U.S.-China Relations CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

April 9th, 2024 from 6:30 to 9:00pm at Baltimore City Hall
National Speaker (via webcast):

Dr. Kurt Campbell
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State (2024-present)


Local Speaker (in person):

Robert Daly
Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center

The BXSCC, in cooperation with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and Baltimore’s Office of the Mayor and Office of the City Council President, hosted a town hall on U.S.-China relations at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 9th at Baltimore City Hall. This event included national speaker Dr. Kurt Campbell (current U.S. Deputy Secretary of State) via webcast, local speaker Robert Daly (Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States) in person, and a buffet-style Chinese meal from NiHao.

For more information, visit https://chinatownhall2024baltimore.eventbrite.com

Baltimore Welcomes Guests from Xiamen

December 13th and 14th, 2023 After four long years, the BXSCC again welcomed guests from the Xiamen Bureau of Education and Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Convention and Exhibition to Baltimore! During productive discussions including at Bard High School Early College – Baltimore and Baltimore City Hall, the BXSCC and our partners both local and from Xiamen laid the groundwork for future exchanges.

For details regarding the eduation delegation visit, see the Xiamen Bureau of Education’s social media post (all in Chinese).

Baltimore Sister Cities & Friends Fall Social

October 19th, 2023 Thank you to all who joined or supported us at R. House (301 W 39th St., Baltimore, MD) for a fantastic fall meet-and-greet! We were excited to bring together friends, old and new, to celebrate our city’s diverse cultures and connections through food traditions from around the world. This in-person gathering comprised of an evening filled with fun, laughter, and community spirit.

Registration was conducted via Eventbrite.

BXSCC Visit to Fujian Province

July 2023 To kick off the resumption of in-person exchanges after the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, BXSCC Chair Xin (Cindy) Wang met with both the Xiamen (City) Foreign Affairs Office and the Fujian (Province) Foreign Affairs Office on the first in-person trip to Xiamen by a BXSCC representative in four years. In addition to reviewing the past few years of exclusively-virtual exchanges and thanking Xiamen partners in person for their support of Baltimore’s pandemic efforts, the meetings also laid groundwork for future exchanges in business, the arts, education, healthcare, and many other areas.

The BXSCC also thanks the Maryland Department of Commerce Office of International Investment and Trade as well as Maryland Center China for their support of this visit.

See the Xiamen Foreign Affairs Office social media post (in Chinese) for more details.

BXSCC Featured in Maryland Curiosity Bureau (WYPR) Radio / Podcast Episode ‘Baltimore’s Sister Cities: Where are they? And why them?’

March 21st, 2022 In February and March, the BXSCC and fellow sister city committees were contacted by Aaron Henkin for his WYPR program The Maryland Curiosity Bureau, where members of the public are asked “What’s got you curious about Baltimore, the region, and its people? Is there a local mystery that’s always left you scratching your head?”. The result: An eye-opening tour of Baltimore and its sister cities worldwide.

To listen to the program, visit the episode link on WYPR’s website.