EducationUSA Hosts Interactive Discussion on American College Culture with Local Students

July 28-29, Chengdu – EducationUSA welcomed Consulate summer interns Chandler Williams and Justin Oh to host an English-language dialogue about American culture which was attended by both local secondary school and college students, most visiting the Consulate for the first time. Williams and Oh successfully facilitated a panel discussion that highlighted the everyday contrasts between ...
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Children’s Art Exhibit Empowers Disabled Minority Youth

July 27, In cooperation with the local NGO 5 Colors Foundation, which teaches art to disabled minority children, PAS Chengdu hosted the Activism through Art program and exhibit program, which attracted over 200 visitors to the Consulate .The program included a brief program followed by the opening of the art exhibit, which included 19 original ...
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Lean In Shanghai Empowers Female Chinese Millennials

Jun. 18, Shanghai – Economic Officer Arati Shroff moderated Lean In Shanghai’s annual career development panel for over 100 young, female Chinese millennials and spoke about how to cultivate the necessary skills to navigate an international career, across cultures, continents, and generations. Established and up-and-coming Chinese entrepreneurs and senior executives exchanged views on how Chinese ...
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American Political Expert Draws Crowds Eager to Discuss U.S. Elections

July 18-20, Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Robert Daly, visited Chengdu on the first stop of his speaking tour to China. During his three-day program, Daly gave four lectures to audiences that totaled over 300 people on the topic of the United States presidential ...
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Shanghai Preps Summer Camp Participants for U.S. College Success

July 17, Shanghai – Representatives from US Consulate Shanghai spoke to a packed forum about U.S. higher education at the 2016 Citibank Young Talent Summer Camp in Shanghai. EducationUSA Advisor Xie Pianpian kicked off the session by giving an overview of the U.S. higher education system and differences between U.S. and Chinese higher education systems. ...
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American Performers March to the Beat of a Different Drum in Chengdu

July 9, Chengdu – Assistant Public Affairs Officer Elizabeth Jones opened the first Chengdu Fancy Music Drum Festival, which hosted eight world-renowned drummers, including 4 Americans, for two days of performances and master classes in Chengdu. The drummers represented the diversity and innovation of the American music scene and encouraged the amateur musicians in the ...
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American Entrepreneur Inspires and Empowers Ethnic Minorities to Preserve Cultural Heritage in Southwest China

June 20-25, Kunming, Chengdu, Guizhou – American entrepreneur, Jason Keehn, Founder and CEO of www.accompanyus.com , visited three provinces in Southwest China as part of a U.S. speaker program on entrepreneurship, socially-conscious business and cultural preservation. In Yunnan and Guizhou, two of the most diverse provinces in China, Keehn interacted with audiences consisting of students, aspiring ...
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Tory Burch Designer Promotes Multiple Priorities in Southwest China Through Fashion

Tory Burch Vice President for Design of Accessories Elizabeth Kiester traveled to Yunnan and Chengdu in a program called “Finding Yourself Through Fashion.” In Yunnan, Kiester met with community leaders, hearing impaired students at Yunnan Special College, experts at Yunnan Minorities Museum, ethnic minority cast members and costume designers at the “Yunnan Impressions” theatre show, ...
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Film Series Commemorates World War II and Provides American Perspectives

As part of U.S. Consulate General’s commemoration of the 70th anniversary of World War II, Public Affairs partnered with the private Long Museum to host a two-day film series titled “Remembering World War II: An American Perspective.” Each of the four films (Casablanca, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List and The Monuments Men) was selected for ...
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Essay Contest Inspires Chinese Students’ Ideas on Empowering Women

Consul General Raymond Greene and the Consulate’s English Language Fellow Rebekah Gordon hosted a writing workshop and essay contest in honor of Women’s History Month at the Chongqing Library on March 28 and 29. 100 high school students from 10 different schools participated in the competitive essay writing contest on the theme of “Empowering Women ...
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Shanghai Audience Learns How to Make Strong Presentations

March 5, Shanghai – Information Officer Felix Salazar talked about how to make strong presentations to an audience of over 50 at the Shanghai American Center. Using the metaphor of a house, Salazar showed how a strong presentation is like a strong house, whereby the introduction is the foundation, the supporting arguments are the support ...
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Deputy Principal Officer Mark Tesone Explaining U.S. Policy through the State of the Union

Jan. 21, Shanghai – Deputy Principal Officer Mark Tesone spoke to an audience of 50 viewers of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address. Before the viewing, DPO Tesone spoke to the audience about U.S. federalism, the two-party system, and the history of the address. During the discussion, audience members asked about U.S.-China trade ...
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Consulate Launches “Visit USA” Campaign

The Consulate announced its “Zou Qi Meiguo (Visit USA)” campaign at Raffles City on January 17 with a public event featuring a beach theme with hula dancers, ukulele player, and prizes such as city tours and free hotel stays in America. The event also provided information about transportation to and within the U.S., visas, and ...
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Hudson Institute Senior Fellow on U.S. Politics

Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Richard Weitz spoke at the Consulate on November 28 about the American political system, impact of the U.S. midterm elections on foreign policy, and the role of think tanks on foreign policy making. Discussions with the audience included topics such as how American presidents appoint senior government officials, how Congress interacts ...
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American Professor Discusses Historic Preservation

The Consulate hosted a lecture on November 5 by Arizona State University professor Jannelle Warren-Findley on America’s awakening to the importance of historic preservation, and the role of government and civic organizations in saving historic structures and culturally important landscapes. Professor Warren-Findley also discussed with audience members the challenges of balancing urbanization, growth and development ...
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