Fall is Networking Season

Fall is a great time to get out after work and do some networking. It’s also great for learning about U.S.-China relations and Chinese investment in the Midwest. We have three events slated for fall so far, and we’ll probably see at least one more come up before the snow hits the ground in December. Here’s the lineup

CHINA Town Hall — Oct. 16 after work

Local Connections, National Relfections

We are teaming up with the National Committee on United States-China Relations Oct. 16 to offer a live teleconference on U.S.-China relations and our keynote speaker will be President Jimmy Carter.

The event will be from 6 to 8 pm at the Digitorium in Northern Kentucky University’s College of Informatics. You can click here to learn more and register.

We’ll have cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a local talk by China hand Michael McCune. Join us for a national discussion on U.S.-China relations.

Beer and Guanxi — October tentative

Good Food, Good People, Good Guanxi

Come join us at this free event from 6 to 8 pm at Rhinegeist for networking, games, food and drinks. Our YP Committee members are currently finding the appropriate date. Stay tuned for the release of that information.

Our goal is to build a community to join the movement for making Cincinnati a more international city. So, if you are looking to meet new people and discuss ways of making Cincinnati better, you won’t want to miss this event.

Cincinnati Checklist — Nov. 12 after work

A Discussion on Chinese Investment in Middle America

Miller Canfield and the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce will hold a discussion panel on Chinese investment in Middle America. You can register at this link or by clicking the button above.

The event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Nov. 12. It will feature networking, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails in the historic Chef’s Room of the Phoenix club in downtown Cincinnati.

The panelists —  Yanping Wang, Shusheng Wang, and Matthew Steele — have intimate knowledge of Fuyao Auto Glass as they have worked to implement their expected $250 million investment in Ohio, the largest by a Chinese company ever in our great state. Join us to learn about how this massive deal went down and what we can expect for the future of Chinese business in the region.

 

September in Cincinnati: Finding New Partners in China

September turned out to be one of the busiest months for the Chinese Chamber this year. All in all, we had three Chinese delegations come to Cincinnati to build new partnerships and learn about economic development opportunities in our fair region. We had lots of photo opportunities as well. Check out some of the moments we shared with our new friends from China. You can also view our Facebook album at this link here.

Worship the Moon: Mid-Autumn Festival 101

panda mooncake midautumn festival

Today is Mid-Autumn Festival, a day of “intangible cultural heritage” in Mainland China.

The official harvest festival is celebrated all over eastern and southeastern parts of Asia. It falls on the the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese lunar calendar  during a full moon, which is in September or early October.

Apparently, the harvest festival originated in China during the Shang Dynasty, as early as 16th century B.C.E. It became popular during the Tang Dynasty in 600 C.E. Suffice it to say the activity has happened on the same date for thousands of years. Some of the characteristics of the festival include gathering together, giving thanks and praying for a bountiful future.

In our modern age, the Chinese take this time off as a national holiday to travel, be with family and attend public displays. The BBC published a great look at the festival at this link. Here’s our favorite photo.