JEWS, CHINA & HOLLYWOOD – Sunday Oct 23 – Our Youth Voices kickofff features a screening of “A Children’s Song,” a heartwarming film short based on the Jewish emigration to Shanghai. A panel and reception follows with acclaimed filmmaker Sid Ganis (Transformers 4) and others Janet Yang moderates.


Over 140 members and friends headed out to closing night Dream of the Red Chamber by award-winning playwrights Stan Lai and David Henry Hwang. Ticket buyers were treated to a private talk with Stan Lai on September 19th, moderated by Joan Chen. Guests were also treated to a “surprise” brief reception talk with composer Bright Sheng at the Opera House.


Hear Bob Theleen’s perspective on China’s business climate for Silicon Valley companies. The China investment pioneer who helped Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, IBM and others enter China also served on China’s National Development and Reform Commission. Enjoy wine from Yao Ming’s Yao Family Wines and Maxville Lake Winery. Get your tickets now!


Joe Studwell is a favorite author of many of our board members, including Alibaba’s Brian Wong and Matthews Asia’s Teresa Kong. Event pictures coming soon.


Join Us Monday, Jan 18!

Get your tickets now! Don’t miss out on an incredible evening of great food from 7 top chefs, great wine, and scintillating company. Enjoy a fireside chat with honorees Gary Locke and Jon Huntsman Jr., with moderator John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry. We’ll also be honoring Chinese culinary doyenne Cecilia Chiang and salute our Institute founders. Joan Chen and Linda Tsao Yang are our Gala benefit’s honorary co-chairs.

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China in the News

Video: Davos Debate on China’s Economy
January 24, 2016

  Davos Debate on China’s Economy: Bloomberg Special January 22, 2016   Bloomberg’s Francine Lacqua moderates a discussion about where the Chinese economy is heading from the World Economic Forum in Davos. Panelists include Christine Lagarde of the IMF, Gary … Continued

China’s Grape Rush
June 13, 2015
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