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."
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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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