News and Media – 2010

Xiamen Business Delegation Visits Baltimore

December 19th & 20th, 2010

BXSCC hosted a seven-member business delegation facilitated by our partners in CCPIT Xiamen. Delegation activities included business meetings at the Baltimore Development Corporation and a highlight tour of Baltimore.

Holiday Party Celebrates BXSCC’s 25th Anniversary

December 3rd, 2010

The BXSCC celebrated its 25th year with an elegant dinner in the Calvert Ballroom at the Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore. Distinguished guests included Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young, CADA Chairman Dr. Alvin Zhang, and the five-member medical delegation from Xiamen Maternity & Child Healthcare Hospital (see below), among others.

BXSCC Co-Hosts Medical Delegation from Xiamen

December 1st to 3rd, 2010

BXSCC and partner organization CADA hosted a five-member medical delegation from Xiamen Maternity & Child Care Hospital led by President Li Jian in December. President Li and her fellow doctors, including Vice President Zhong Hongxiu, Surgical Director Guo Naiqiang, Gynecology Director Wang Yanlong, and Central Laboratory Director Zhou Yulin explored Baltimore public health services and partnership opportunities with Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI) in various aspects of medicine through extensive meetings with JHMI personnel and also with Baltimore City officials. The delegation’s visit culminated with BXSCC’s 25th Anniversary Holiday Party on December 3rd (see above).

BXSCC Holds Third Annual Calvin Chin Memorial Dim Sum Brunch

October 17th, 2010

Our 2010 Dim Sum Brunch (see flyer) at the ZhongShan Restaurant garnered a full house of 110 BXSCC members, friends, and distinguished guests. The event featured, among other highlights:

Chinese music performances
A silent auction featuring items from China, 20 tickets to an Orioles game at the Mayor’s box in 2011, and more!
Raffle prizes including: Gift baskets from Port Discovery Children’s Museum and gift certificates to ZhongShan Restaurant

For photos from the event, visit us on Facebook.
BXSCC Booth at Catholic Charities’ Dragon Boat Races in Baltimore

September 11th, 2010

Visit the Catholic Charities page for more information regarding the event.
2010 China Business & Trade Mission

August 29th to September 10th, 2010

Shanghai, Beijing, Hefei, Xiamen

The Maryland-China Business Council, the Maryland-Anhui Sister State Committee, and the BXSCC joined forces to form a business and trade mission to China in September 2010. Led by Maryland Secretary of State John P. McDonough, the trip facilitated business with China through matchmaking sessions with Chinese companies and high-level meetings with industry and government leaders in Shanghai, Beijing, Hefei, and Xiamen.

2010 is the 15th anniversary of the MCBC, 25th anniversary of the BXSCC, and the 30th anniversary of the MAPSSC. Thank you for joining us in celebrating these long-term relationships between the US and our Chinese partners!

The 2010 China Business & Trade Mission website previously at contained additional information.

Xiamen University Welcomes Study Abroad Students

August 2nd, 2010

Xiamen’s premier institution of higher education is now welcoming international students for Chinese-immersion and various academic programs at its Overseas Education College. Condensed and semester-long programs are available.
For more information, please visit the Overseas Education College or contact BXSCC member Lisa Liu.

2010 China Business & Trade Mission Briefing and Luncheon

June 17th, 2010

The BXSCC, Maryland-China Business Council, and Maryland-Anhui Province Sister State Committee welcomed Mission pre-registrants and other interested parties to our briefing and luncheon at Hunan Manor in Columbia, Maryland. We were joined by distinguished guests Maryland Secretary of State John P. McDonough, Maryland Office of the Secretary of State Director of International Affairs Mendy Nitsch and Chinese Embassy representatives Minister Counsellor Zhang Ping and 1st Secretary Duan Jun. In addition to our briefing, guests were treated to special remarks from Secretary McDonough and Minister Counsellor Zhang as well as testimonials from Maryland businessmen who have found great success in doing business with China following their participation in past trade missions.

The Mission website previously at contained additional information.

For photos from the event, please visit our Facebook photo album.

Chamber Music Concert Raises Funds for Asian American Health Care

May 23rd, 2010

The Chinese American Doctors Association (CADA) presented “Music for Compassion“, a chamber music benefit concert featuring performances by area medical professionals and accomplished amateur musicians as well as Peabody Institute faculty, in Columbia, Maryland on May 23rd. Event attendees were treated to pieces by Bizet, Schubert, and Dvořák as well as traditional Chinese pieces such as the Butterfly Lovers Concerto. All proceeds from the event went to support the non-profit Asian American Healthcare Center (AAHC), a volunteer clinic dedicated to helping uninsured, underinsured, and low-income Asian American families in the state of Maryland.

CADA President and BXSCC member Dr. Alvin Zhang chaired the event’s organizing committee. In addition to BXSCC and Dr. Zhang’s Bronze Sponsorships, BXSCC members Kitty Chin and Daniel Green were also Bronze Sponsors for the event and many BXSCC members were present for this delightful evening of entertainment.

Baltimore City Celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May 20th, 2010

The BXSCC joined other area Asian/Pacific American organizations and the City of Baltimore in celebrating Asian/Pacific American heritage at a tea tasting event at Baltimore City Hall the evening of May 20th. Along with Heritage Month Board members and BXSCC members Vincent Liu, Bob Zhang, and Kitty Chin, a large delegation from BXSCC enjoyed pan-Asian teas and snacks, traditional music and dance, and tea leaf readings at the event keynoted by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

2010 China Business & Trade Mission Announcement and Reception

April 27th, 2010

Kick-off and reception for companies interested in joining the September 2010 China Business & Trade Mission co-organized by the BXSCC, the Maryland-China Business Council, and the Maryland-Anhui Sister State Committee. This high-profile mission will be led by Maryland’s Secretary of State, John P. McDonough, with assistance from federal and state trade agencies. The purpose of the mission will be to assist Mid-Atlantic companies find business opportunities and partners (i.e. matchmaking) in one of the world’s most dynamic markets. The mission announcement and reception was held at the end of an all-day ChinaWise Business Seminar organized by BXSCC committee member Janee Pierre-Louis.

Baltimore and Xiamen Technical Schools Sign Historic Agreement

April 22nd, 2010

In the spirit of international cooperation and educational exchange, Baltimore City Public School System’s Carver Vocational Technical High School and Xiamen Electronic Vocational School (XMEVS) entered into a formal sister school agreement at a contract signing ceremony at the Carver campus on Thursday, April 22. Carver, along with the BXSCC, hosted XMEVS President Mr. ZHANG Yongqiang, Vice Headmaster Mr. LAI Huiyu, and English teacher Mr. “Frank” ZHOU Xiangfang during their two-day visit to Baltimore. The sister school relationship was proposed during the BXSCC delegation’s visit to Xiamen in September 2008, and has aims of 1) enhancing language studies on both sides through an email-based pen pal program, 2) using the internet to cooperate on other study projects (vocational, social studies, etc.), and 3) developing a summer exchange program for top Chinese and English language students from Carver Vo-Tech and XMEVS, respectively.

For more photos, please visit our Facebook photo album.

Chinese New Year Celebration at Port Discovery

February 20th, 2010

Kids of all ages celebrated the Year of the Tiger at Port Discovery Children’s Museum during an annual event supported by the Baltimore-Xiamen Sister City Committee.
The event highlight continued to be our personalized Chinese calligraphy bookmarks, with artistry by a master calligrapher and on-site translations for names by committee members. In addition, committee members passed out fortune cookies and provided basic Chinese language, chopsticks, and zodiac lessons.

For more photos, please visit our Facebook photo album.