News and Media – 2022

16th Annual CHINA Town Hall – Baltimore

November 16th, 2022 The 16th annual CHINA Town Hall was hosted nationwide by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSCR) and in Baltimore by the Baltimore-Xiamen Sister City Committee. The 2022 event featured former (2009-2011) Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman Jr. in a national conversation on how the U.S.-China relationship affects our cities, towns, and communities.

Registration for this virtual event was conducted via Eventbrite.

Baltimore Returns to CIFIT!

September 8th to 11th, 2022 The BXSCC and our partners returned to CIFIT this year!

Baltimore and Maryland were represented in-person at the China International Fair for Investment & Trade (CIFIT), the largest investment and trade promotion activity in China, which takes place annually in Xiamen.

Our booth at this year’s fair was presented in partnership with the Maryland Department of Commerce and Maryland Center China, with the assistance of Baltimore Development Corp. and Visit Baltimore.

Baltimore Featured in Profiles in Chinese Social Media

June 2022 Through efforts of the BXSCC and its partners in Xiamen, Baltimore’s economic, education, cultural, & tourism opportunities were featured in social media posts here and here (in Chinese).

BXSCC Featured in Baltimore Celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month

June 2022 The BXSCC and its efforts in support of Baltimore’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic were featured by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MIMA) during their social media celebration of immigrants’ contribution to the City of Baltimore. See the post via Instagram.

Baltimore-Xiamen Chair Speaks at Baltimore Mayor’s “410 Report” Program

May 19th, 2022 Xin (Cindy) Wang (Chair, Baltimore-Xiamen Sister City Committee) was one of the speakers in the 2022 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month edition of Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott’s “410 Report.” Other speakers included HyeSook Chung (President, Baltimore Civic Fund), Cori Dioquino (Co-Executive Director & Co-Founder, Asian Pasifika Arts Collective), and Heang Tan (Deputy Commissioner, Office of Aging). Mayor Scott and these members of our local Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community celebrated the contributions and experiences of our city’s AAPI communities. With a rich history in our city, AAPI communities continue to be a thriving source of what makes Baltimore, Baltimore. The program was originally broadcasted on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

To view this program, visit CharmTV’s Facebook page for the program.

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.

BXSCC Announces 2022-2023 Leadership Team

January 1st, 2022 The BXSCC is pleased to welcome our leadership team for the 2022-2023 term! Continuing officers on our Executive Committee include Xin (Cindy) Wang as Chair and Hosea Chew as Member-at-Large. Kerry Holahan has been newly elected as Vice Chair. For the latest information on our Subcommittees and Functional Teams, please visit our Leadership page.