Xi Jinping’s visit and China Institute

September 1, 2015

China Institute to Host Series of Events during First State Visit of President Xi Jinping

NEW YORK – On Tuesday, September 22, China Institute will join select diplomatic and cultural institutions from throughout the United States in honoring President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China with a dinner and reception in Seattle, Washington.

This is President Xi’s first state visit to the U.S. He will be joined at the event by a ministerial delegation and other ranking officials, and will deliver a major policy speech. China Institute is organizing a series of events timed to coincide with President Xi’s first state visit.

They include:

1. September 22: Dinner reception with major policy speech (Click Here for Video Cast of Speech by iFeng)
Location: The Westin, 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle

2.September 22: “A discussion of China’s Financial Markets: On Track or Off the Rails” with Jim Chanos, founder and Managing Partner of Kynikos Associates LP, and Ted Wang, CIO of Puissance Capital
Location: China Institute, 100 Washington Street, New York City

3.October 1: A Conversation with Tom Hill, Vice-Chairman, Blackstone Group
Location: China Institute, 100 Washington Street, New York City

4. October 6: “China: Understanding the Real Estate Market with Opportunity and Perils: Fact or Fiction?” with Wilson Leung, Managing Director and Head of Asia Real Estate for Angelo, Gordon and Co.
Location: China Institute, 100 Washington Street, New York City

With China’s increasing presence on the world stage, and with recent economic events bringing even more attention to it, China’s relationship with the U.S. has become increasingly important.

“China Institute is honored to participate in welcoming President Xi to America,” said James Heimowitz, President of China Institute. “I believe China and the U.S. are the two most important countries on the planet. It is so important that we nurture mutual trust. China Institute’s mission is to promote greater understanding of China through its programs in education, language, business, arts and culture, and we hope this state visit will generate even greater awareness.”

China Institute plays a leading role in bringing the US and China closer. Founded in 1926 with funds from the Boxer Indemnity Fund, China Institute is the oldest bicultural, non-profit organization in America to focus exclusively on China, and the only non-profit outside of China funded in part by the Chinese government. You can learn more about China Institute at www.chinainstitute.org.

About China Institute
China Institute advances a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, business and art with the belief that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our global community. The organization promotes the appreciation of Chinese heritage, and provides the historical context for understanding contemporary China. Programs, activities, courses and seminars are offered on the visual and performing arts, culture, history, music, philosophy, language and literature for the general public, children and teachers, as well as for business.

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