U.S.-China Employment Law Update: New Challenges Facing Chinese Businesses in the U.S.

We are passing along information about the following event from Littler, one of the sponsoring firms for this program.


Breakfast Briefing – Friday, October 4, 2013
U.S.-China Employment Law Update:
New Challenges Facing Chinese Businesses in the U.S.

October 4, 2013

Registration & Breakfast: 8:30 to 9:00 AM
Program: 9:00 to 10:30 AM
Location: The Cornell Club, 6 E. 44th Street, New York, NY 10017


There is no charge for this program

The China General Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend an informative breakfast briefing designed to provide Chinese businesses in the U.S. with important updates on labor and employment laws. An international panel of preeminent legal practitioners from China and the U.S. will share their knowledge and insight about the latest laws and trends affecting Chinese employers with operations in the United States.

Philip M. Berkowitz, Shareholder and U.S. Practice Co-Chair, International Employment Law, Littler Mendelson, New York

Jiang Junlu, King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing
Johan Lubbe, Shareholder and U.S. Practice Co-Chair, International Employment Law, Littler Mendelson, New York
Huan Xiong, Associate, Littler Mendelson, New York

For direct registration and questions, please contact Ms. Rebecca Xiao at [email protected] or at Tel: 201-876-2788, ext. 222.

Sponsored by:



NYCCC Spring Gala – Meet our Honorees

spring gala 2013

Celebrate Outstanding Asian American Women in Old Shanghai Glamour Style

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013 

at Bennett Media Studio, 723 Washington Street, NYC

As we bring you the fun and beauty of Chinese arts and culture, we also like to introduce you to one wonderful individual and one organization that we are affiliated with through various projects over the years. We are honored to be able to celebrate their leaderships and contributions to the community in our party.

Sue YoungSue Young is an accomplished leader and trailblazer and has created many critical processes and evaluation/monitoring systems during her over 35 years of experience in Financial Services.

Sue serves as the McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union’s Board Treasurer and Director, and member of the MHFCU Governance and Nominating Committee and Asset Liability Committee, Treasurer to Friends of Columbus Park, a not for profit based in NYC, and on the Scholarship Selection Committee for Asian Women in Business (AWIB).  

AWGC_logoAsian Women Giving Circle
 (AWGC) is a group of Asian American women pooling and raising resources to support Asian American serving Asian American women – led, social change projects in New York City. Since 2005, AWGC have raised and distributed over $450,000 in grants to Asian women using the tools of art & culture to achieve their social justice goals. 

Read more about our honorees, please click here
Purchase tickets today before it sold out!  Tickets are available now!  


Ladies, Cheongsam or festive 

Gentlemen, Business

About Us
Founded in 1974, the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC) is a performing arts and educational organization that promotes the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture through education and the arts.

For over 38 years, NYCCC has accomplished this mission by offering professional classes, workshops, and performances in traditional dance, arts, and culture. Our assembly program serves over 10,000 public school students in New York City and over 30,000 students in New York State annually. Our resident dance company, Dance China NY has traveled to 26 states and reached over 100,000 people every year. NYCCC has been featured on nationally televised programs such as the National Geographic Today, the 73rd Annual Academy Awards and the PBS special The Chinese Americans – reaching millions of American viewers. For more information, visit www.nychineseculturalcenter.org or call 212.334.3764.

NYCCC is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and discretionary fund from City Councilmember Margaret Chin.  



What a way to celebrate the Chinese New Year! From the China Gansu Dance Theatre comes the astonishing New York premiere of a milestone masterpiece of Chinese dance theater: SILK ROAD.

Performed at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center from February 27 – March 3, 2013, this spectacular production features 60 dancers, along with astounding athleticism, artistry and ision. This stunning production is inspired by the magnificent Dunhuang frescoes and follows master painter Zhang, his daughter Yingniang, and Persian merchant Yunus as they travel along the Silk Road.

Come experience this strictly limited engagement… and travel along the Silk Road to a world of wonder, enchantment and extraordinary dance.

February 27, Wednesday ,8pm

March 1, Friday, 8pm
March 2, Saturday, 8pm
March 3, Sunday, 1pm

Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more.
For rates and availability please contact Kimberly Giannelli at[email protected] or 212-875-5378.

Copyright © 2013 Asian American Business Development Center, All rights reserved.

NYCCC Lunar New Year Celebration


Arts & Crafts, Music, Dance, and Culture:

Lunar New Year Festival 2013


Date: Saturday and Sunday, February 2 – 3, February 9 – 10, and February 16 – 17, 2013

Place: Children’s Museum of the Arts, Children’s Museum of Manhattan (Manhattan), Queens Theatre (Queens), and Brooklyn Millennium High School (Brooklyn)

Fees: FREE for Feb 9th & 10th; Family Festival at Children’s Museum of Manhattan and Children’s Museum of the Arts are free with museum admission

(New York, NY) New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC) is staging a 3-weekend Chinese culture program to celebrate the beginning of spring and welcome the Year of Snake. Lunar New Year is the largest and most important annual festival celebrated by Chinese and Chinese descendants around the world. Followed by a triumphed celebration at the World Financial Center Winter Garden in 2012, NYCCC is bringing its most popular and celebrated program to the boroughs.

This year, to kick off the festival with the family program, on February 2nd & 3rd, NYCCC partners with Children’s Museum of the Arts to present live Chinese traditional music, ribbon, and sword dance, as well as hands-on crafts activities, including Chinese paper cutting, creating dough figurines, and calligraphy writing, that will allow young children and family the up, close & personal experience with Chinese crafts and folk arts. Events are free with admission.

As the day proceeding toward the Chinese New Year, on the following Saturday and Sunday, February 9th & 10th, the festival will step in to the boroughs with its main performance at the Queens Theatre and Brooklyn Millennium High School. The 2-day festival will start with 60 minutes hands-on arts & crafts activities include paper cutting, dough figurines, and calligraphy in the lobby, followed by a 70 minutes stage performance. The performances include traditional Chinese sword, ribbon, folk dance, and Peking Opera featuring the living Peking Opera legend, Qi Shu-fang; as well the modern Chinese rock band, Hsu-nami, known for its daring integration of the rock sound with the Chinese classical music instrument: Erhu. Click here to find out more information on artists.  

Also on February 16th & 17th, Chinese Ink Brush Painting workshop and young Chinese dancers performing in traditional costumes will take place at Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Registration for the workshop is one hour before each program and tickets for performance are distributed beginning one hour before each performance. Both events are free with admission.

The New York Chinese Cultural Center has produced annual Lunar New Year Festivals for 25 consecutive years to sold-out audiences. It’s the most popular and most see program for Chinese New Year celebration in New York City. By partnering with local cultural institutions such as Queens Theatre and Children Museum of the Arts, NYCCC is able to bring the celebrated program to different boroughs.    

Read more details here.

AAARI Trilingual Literature Program

Please join the Asian American / Asian Research Institute for a special trilingual program, Chinese, English, Spanish: Writing a Third Literature of the Americas, on Friday, December 14, 2012, from 5:30PM to 9:30PM, at 25 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan. This program is free and open to the general public, however pre-registration is necessary due to limited space. A free boxed dinner is available to the first 50 registrants.

Since 30 years ago when writers such as Kingston, Huang, and Chin first made American readers aware of Chinese American literature, exciting new developments have taken place. Readers and scholars alike have discovered that “Chinese American literature” can no longer be limited to works written in English alone. Due to a number of factors including globalization, the rise of China, ethnic studies, and new critical scholarship, we are finding that the 21st century signals a “third literature of the Americas”—novels, stories, and poems written in English, Chinese, and Spanish.

These new developments have resulted in a special volume of Amerasia Journal published by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center entitled “Towards a Third Literature: Chinese Writing in the Americas” edited by Russell C. Leong (CUNY Thomas Tam Visiting Professor at AAARI); Evelyn Hu-DeHart (Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at Brown University); and Wang Ning (Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Tsinghua University, Beijing). This trilingual program consists of an exciting panel discussion and a reading of selected works in English, Chinese, and Spanish by some of the editors and contributors to this special volume of Amerasia Journal (available at a special booksigning price during the program).

  • Prof. Evelyn Hu-Dehart will provide a keynote overview of how and why Asians entered the literary scene of Central and Latin America. Prof. Dehart will introduce Prof. Kathleen López, a Latin American expert who will provide commentary. (Talk in English and Spanish.)

  • Prof. Kathleen López is Assistant Professor in the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies (LHCS) and the Department of History at Rutgers University. Her book, Chinese Cubans: A Transnational History, is forthcoming from the University of North Carolina Press (2013). Her research and teaching focus on the historical intersections between Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean, post-emancipation Caribbean societies, race and ethnicity in the Americas, and international migration.

  • Prof. Russell Leong will introduce the special volume of Amerasia Journal. (Talk in English)

  • Dr. Maan Lin, Associate Professor of Chinese and Spanish and Coordinator of the Chinese Program at Queensborough Community College, will talk about translating Kam Wen Siu’s “La primera espada del imperio.” (Talk in Chinese and Spanish.)

  • Dr. Yibing Huang, Professor of Modern Chinese Literature at Connecticut College and past contributor to Amerasia Journal, will talk about Simon Ortiz in China, and bringing ethnic and minority writers for cross-literary exchanges in China. (Talk in Chinese and English.)

  • Dr. Wen Jin, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, will talk about the future of racial and minority literary contacts from two nations. (Talk in Chinese and English.)

Co-Sponsors: UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Asian American Studies Program – Hunter College, and Brown University 

For details and to register for this talk, please visit www.aaari.info/12-12-14Literature.htm 

AAARI presents: Chinese and Native American Connections

Please join the Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI) for a talk on, Chinese and Native American Connections, on Friday, March 23, 2012, from 6PM to 8PM, at 25 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan. This talk is free and open to the general public.

Dr. Wen Jin will provide an analysis of Chinese/American poet-scholars Alex Kuo and Aku Wuwu, with a focus on their poetry, fiction, and critical writings that bring together Native American culture and the cultures of ethnic minorities in contemporary China. Dr. Jin shows the broader implications of the two authors by discussing the ways in which ideas of “ethnicity” and “indigineity” function in Chinese and American contexts and sketching a short history of Chinese-Native American contact in recent decades.

To RSVP for this talk, please e-mail [email protected] with your name, phone number, e-mail and zip code, or call our office at 212-869-0182. Please be prepared to show proper ID when entering the building for security purposes. 

AAARI presents: Living In Between: The Chinese in South Africa

Please join the Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI) for a talk on “Living In Between: The Chinese in South Africa,” on Friday, March 16, 2012, from 6PM to 8PM, at 25 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor, Room 1000, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan. This talk is free and open to the general public.

Dr. Yoon Jung Park will discuss Chinese migration to Africa, based on data from the Migration Policy Institute and her current research. Dr. Park will also address: (1) African perceptions of the Chinese in southern Africa (Lesotho, South Africa and Zimbabwe), based on some preliminary survey work and interviews; and (2) mobilizations of anti-Chinese sentiment in southern Africa (same countries above AND Zambia, Namibia and Botswana).

To RSVP call 212-869-0182/0187 or email [email protected].