Special Events

blue cloud gala

Blue Cloud Gala, May 3, 2022
Since 1984, China Institute has bestowed its Blue Cloud award to notable figures who share our mission and values at this signature, annual black-tie event.

The 2022 Gala will honor:

KENT M. SWIG, President, Swig Equities LLC

DR. FINIAN TAN, Founder and Chairman, Vickers Venture Partners

MICHAEL TANG, Chairman, Tang Industries (TII) and Chief Executive Officer, National Material L.P. (NMLP)

Special Award presented to the NIXON FAMILY in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s trip reopening diplomatic relations with China


cny gala

Chinese New Year Gala
A lion dance, a scrumptious dessert buffet, bespoke cocktails and red envelope donations that support our slate of programming; China Institute’s annual Chinese New Year Gala is an exciting way to celebrate this vibrant holiday.


fashion gala

China Fashion Gala, July 23, 2020
Experience our ‘One World in Beauty’ benefit Gala as we honor the dazzling diversity of Chinese fashion and culture. At this year’s event we saluted the global prestige beauty brand Estée Lauder; fashion designer and opinion leader Phillip Lim; actress, director, artist, and activist Lucy Liu; and Chinese investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist Wendy Yu.

The program also featured a Heaven Gaia fashion show, with designer Xiong Ying, and a special performance of the legendary Thousand Hand Bodhisattva dance!


fashion gala

China Institute Executive Summit, October 13-15, 2020
How can U.S. and Chinese businesses navigate the new challenges to achieve success in the face of strained U.S.-China relations and a volatile world?

In three sessions over three days, the world’s leading business executives and thinkers will help chart the way to success in a decoupling world, demystify China’s new economic policies and opportunities, and shed light on how U.S. and Chinese companies can still work together to create more jobs.

China Institute Executive Summit 2018
China Institute Executive Summit 2019


fashion competition

Fashion Design Competition, December 9, 2020
China Institute’s annual Fashion Design Competition supports emerging designers by promoting creativity inspired by China’s culture and aesthetics in contemporary, global design. The winner receives a $10,000 award! The second prize winning designer will receive a $5,000 award. The third place designer will receive a summer internship with a renowned professional fashion designer. Congratulations to Ruohan Nie on her 1st place win.


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