New York City Proclaims China Institute Day on Lunar New Year

February 2, 2017

City recognizes China Institute, pledging multi-year financial support for its contribution to enhancing NYC’s status as a global cultural center

NEW YORK, February 2, 2017 — Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer proclaimed Saturday, January 28, 2017 ‘China Institute Lunar New Year Day’ at a celebration dinner with China Institute members, patrons and dignitaries that included Chinese and American leaders in art, business, culture, and education. The proclamation states: “China Institute serves as a bulwark of our community… provides vital support for generations… and makes our borough and city more culturally aware.”

This marks the second time in four months that New York City has recognized China Institute for raising cultural awareness and fostering deeper insight into China. On September 28, 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio presented China Institute with another proclamation for its important contributions in the areas of education, arts and culture, and commerce. Collectively, the State and City have pledged to support China Institute’s mission through multi-year programing grants as well as capital loans and construction grants.

China Institute Board Chair Chien Chung Pei welcomed the crowd, stating: “In 2017, our mission to nurture greater understanding between the United States and China has never been more vital.” Institute President James Heimowitz added: “Today, our diverse programs in education, art and business play a crucial role in raising awareness about China and building trust and friendships that strengthen relations between what are arguably the planet’s two most important countries.”

To view photos from the celebration, click HERE

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.
Founded in 1926 by a group of American and Chinese educators, China Institute in America is the premier bicultural, non-profit organization in America to focus exclusively on China. 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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