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Upcoming Webinars

Hainan: China’s Hawaii and World’s Largest Free Trade Zone

Is Hainan the next Singapore? Or a newer and bigger one? Questions like these have been bubbling up ever since Hainan Province, China’s only tropical island, became China’s largest Free Trade Zone. Often referred to as the “Hawaii of the Orient”, Hainan is not only the world’s most dynamic tourism destination with a projected 80 million Chinese domestic visitors alone in 2021 but also the largest “lab” of the latest sustainable development experiment of the Chinese government.

September 16th, 2021 / 8:00-9:30 p.m. EDT


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Past Webinars

Nursing in Greater China & the U.S. in 2020

2020 has been an especially challenging year for healthcare professionals as well as educators who have worked hand-in-hand across US and China in the past. In this discussion, we bring together practitioners, administrators, and others involved in the field of nursing to discuss experiences relevant to Chinese and American nurses, including the challenges of the COVID pandemic, as well as the future of U.S. – China nursing collaboration.

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Big Power Responsibility

As the world’s dominant powers, the U.S. and China have a tremendous influence and impact on a global response for climate change. In this discussion we will hear from Barbara Finamore, Senior Strategic Director for Asia at the Natural Resources Defense Council, Fritz Mayer, Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, Beth Keck 柯 培 新, Volkswagen Sustainability Chair, Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University, and Professor Sam Zhao, Director of the Center for China-US Cooperation, on how US and China can collaborate on Climate Change for the benefit of our world.

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Mission Critical: Infrastructure

Join our expert panel to learn about infrastructure challenges the U.S. Heartland must overcome to remain globally competitive, and putting politics aside, what shared challenges and solutions are there for global collaboration in infrastructure.

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Why Leading Globally Matters for the Heartland

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on reddit Share on whatsapp Enjoy this webinar replay, hosted by USHCA Chairman Bob Holden where we’ll discuss the Heartland region’s global impact. Focusing particularly

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Putting Intercultural Competency Into Action In a joint program with the Asia Society, we’ll be learning more about their Story Circles program, created to cultivate intercultural competencies and to build bridges of understanding between the U.S. and China. International

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