Upcoming Events 即将举行的活动


Modern Love in China: All in My Family

 Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:00 PM
Location: China Institute, 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

FREE for all attendees, advance registration is required.

In All in My Family, filmmaker Wu Hao (People’s Republic of Desire, 2018) turns his camera inward.  After starting a family with his husband in the United States, Wu documents his Chinese family’s journey to acceptance. What will they say when he brings home his husband and their two kids for the first time? Following the screening, Wu will discuss LGBTQ+ life in China today.


What Makes China laugh

 Tuesday, October 15, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: China Institute, 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Members: $5
Non-Members: $10

Ticket Special: FREE admission to What Makes China Laugh? Will be granted to attendees who purchase tickets to Kung Fu Komedy’s Comedy Road Trip! Travel, Stand-Up, & Storytelling at the New York Comedy Club on October 16. Present proof of ticket at China Institute door for free entry.

China Institute and Kung Fu Komedy present an uproarious conversation about humor and standup comedy in China. The event will feature stand-up comedians Jesse Appell, Joe Schaefer, and Norah Yang, and Christopher Rea, author of The Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China. 

Recent Events 即将举行的活动

The Secrets of China’s Tech Titans


September 23, 2019 at China Institute
We learned who are China’s emerging tech winners, and what are tech giants Alibaba and Tencent’s next moves in a fascinating talk with Rebecca Fannin, founder of Silicon Dragon and author of Tech Titans of China, and Wei JIANG, venture partner at early-stage ZhenFund, as explored China’s biggest tech successes, the challenges entrepreneurs face, and the country’s enormous high-tech ambitions. 

Speakers’ Bios

Wei JIANG is a venture partner at ZhenFund. His investment portfolio includes Leap.ai, Subtle Medical, Citcon, etc. Wei held leadership positions in a number of world class internet companies. Prior to ZhenFund, he was the Chief Marketing Officer at Google Greater China. Wei had founded startups in both US and China. Wei graduated from Peking University with a bachelor degree in Information Systems. He also holds an MBA from William E. Simon School of Business Administration, University of Rochester.
Rebecca A. Fannin is a leading expert on global innovation. As a technology writer, author and media entrepreneur, she began her career as a journalist covering venture capital from Silicon Valley. Following the VC money, she became one of the first American journalists to write about China’s entrepreneurial boom, reporting from Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Today, Rebecca pens a weekly column for Forbes, and is a special correspondent for CNBC.com.
Her next book. Tech Titans of China, is being published this year. (Hachette Book Group, 2019). Rebecca’s first book, Silicon Dragon: How China is Winning the Tech Race (McGraw-Hill 2008), profiled Jack Ma of Alibaba and Robin Li of Baidu, and she has followed these Chinese tech titans ever since. Her second book, Startup Asia (Wiley 2011), explored how India is the next up and comer, which again predicted a leading-edge trend.  Give customers a reason to do business with you.

Special Event

Tia Powell, MD to discuss her book Dementia Reimagined

You are cordially invited to

New strategies and concepts for growing old with dignity and joy

A discussion with Tia Powell, MD about her book Dementia Reimagined.

Midtown, Manhattan

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Special reception and film screening


 Out of Phoenix Bridge, 1997

Director: Li Hong

 China Institute, Wednesday, June 19, 2019 

5:30 Reception, 6:30 Film

This groundbreaking documentary from Li Hong, China’s first independent female documentarian, follows two years in the lives of four young women from the countryside who have come to Beijing for jobs. Although they work long hours as maids or street vendors and share a tiny room no bigger than a closet, they savor these years— between living as a daughter at home and returning to the village to marry —as probably the freest time of their lives. 

A remarkable achievement, this touching film is a fascinating look at the lives of women whose experiences are rarely explored. As they straddle traditional and modern roles, their stories uniquely exemplify the conflicts between the swift changes in women’s roles occurring in China and around the developing world.

A special evening of comedy and networking for a great cause!

WMG Authors of Comedy fundraiser

Join us on May 15th for a very special evening of comedy and networking with Women's Media Group to support a great cause - a fellowship/scholarship fund for women of diversity. It's a FUNraiser

The night starts with a networking cocktail hour that includes 2 drinks and delicious passed hors d’oeuvres. Then hilarious comedian Terri Trespicio emcees a spectacular line-up of very funny women authors!

• Phoebe Robinson (Author of "Everything's Trash, But It's Okay" and co-host of "2 Dope Queens" podcast and HBO series)

• Blythe Roberson (Author of "How to Date Men When You Hate Men")

• Annabelle Gurwitch (Author of "Wherever You Go, There They Are")

• Sarah Cooper (Author of "How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings")

• Lane Moore (Author of "How to Be Alone")

• Farnoosh Torabi (Author of "When She Makes More")

• Dorie Clark (Author of "Entrepreneurial You")

And it's all for a great cause - the Women’s Media Group Fellowship/Scholarship program!

WMG’s Fellowship/Scholarship program supports young women of diversity who are interested in publishing careers. These include a stipend for fellows at the City College of New York's Publishing Certificate Program and tuition, room and board for the Columbia Publishing Course Scholarship.


Wednesday, May 15th, from 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Caroline’s on Broadway, 1626 Broadway, between 49th & 50th Streets

Tickets:  $75

Past Education Events

SymposiumX - Financial Innovation on the Web


Open Banking & Emerging Innovations | Security, Privacy and Identity 

Organized by: FortuneTimes Group (FTG) and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM EDT


SYMPOSIUMX brought together a community of W3C members and industry thought leaders in building the next generation of emerging technologies and standards for financial innovation. Expert Panel Discussions showcase trends, strategy, and implementation in Security, Identity, Privacy, Open Banking and Emerging Innovations. Leveraging W3C’s network of leaders and member companies, participants will benefit from business networking for partnerships and new strategic applications. 



CIOs, CTOs, CDIOs (Chief Digital Information Officers), Business Analysts and Digital Information Strategists, Product Managers, and Senior Technology Directors, and Chief Marketing Officers from Financial Institutions, Technology Vendors, FinTech Companies, Platform Providers, Retailers, Consulting and Industry Analyst Firms and W3C Member Organizations.



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Special Events

CUSWF Celebrates International Women's Day

Lisa Faith Phillips, Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt and Dr. Rachel Yager on International Women's Day

NEW YORK, March 8, 2019 -- The China-U.S. Women's Foundation and Fortune Times Group, our education partner, celebrated International Women's Day by bringing together men and women to commemorate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. 

Discussions were held on action steps to encourage gender parity and to empower women and girls around the world.

All enjoyed a wine and cheese reception and inspiring conversation! 

The Good Earth Screening and Discussion


NEW YORK, February 13, 2019 --Thank you all our CUSWF friends and members who joined us for our first event with the China Institute on February 13, 2019.

Everyone enjoyed a reception and discussion of Pearl S. Buck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Good Earth, followed by a screening of the film inspired by the book.

Pearl S. Buck, a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, was an advocate for marginalized children and an activist who spoke out against discrimination and injustice. Her humanitarian vision continues to be a source of inspiration today. 

Past Film Events

The Film Society at China Institute presents Myriads of Lights 万家灯火 (1948)

Myriads of Lights 万家灯火 (1948)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
6:30-8:00 PM
Members: FREE (
Member); Non-Members: $5 

 Location:  China Institute, 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, NYC

Set during the turbulent years of China’s second Civil War, the family saga Myriads of Lights recounts the heart-wrenching story of Hu Zhiqing and his family struggling to live through those difficult times in Shanghai. 

This film is black and white, and is in Chinese with English subtitles.

The Film Society at China Institute presents Crows and Sparrows 乌鸦与麻雀 (1949)


Wednesday, January 30, 2019
6:30-8:00 PM
Members: FREE(
Member); Non-Members: $5

Location:  China Institute, 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, NYC


At the twilight of the second Civil War, a corrupt Nationalist (KMT) official, Hou Yibo, forcibly takes over an apartment building from its original owner, Kong Youwen.  Acclaimed as a classic realism film made at the end of the turbulent 40s, Crows and Sparrows presents an ever-growing zeal in the general public for a new era and new society.

This film is black and white, and is in Chinese with English subtitles.

Future Shock! From Video Games to Art


Author Barbara Pollack in conversation with Lu Yang, China’s hottest new digital artist

 Wednesday, January 23, 6:00-7:30 PM
Speakers: Barbara Pollack and Lu Yang
Members: Free(
Member); Students: $5; Non-Members: $10

 Location:  China Institute, 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, NYC 

On January 23, renowned critic Barbara Pollack and LU Yang, China’s hottest new digital artist, will discuss what this new generation of artists and their work mean for China, the art market, and the world.

Barbara Pollack is an award-winning journalist, art critic, and curator who is one of the world’s leading authorities on contemporary Chinese art. Pollack’s writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Village Voice, Departures, Artnews, Art and Auction and Art in America, among many others. Her latest book, Brand New Art from China: A Generation on the Rise, was released in September, 2018.

Lu Yang (b.1984) is a Shanghai-based multi-media artist who creates fantastical, often morbid and shocking visions of death, sexuality (or a-sexuality), mental illness, and neurological constructs of both real lifeforms and deities. Deeply immersed in the subcultures of anime, video games, and sci-fi, Lu Yang taps into the enormous influence of Japanese cultural imports on a particular generation in China (those born in the 1980s) as means for provocative imagination that never fails to fascinate, bewilder, and even enrage her audience.


Digital Silk Road: Will China Dominate the Global Internet?

Monday, January 7, 6:00–7:30 PM Speakers: Winston Ma, Clay Shirky Location: China Institute, 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 

China’s “digital silk road” initiative aims to help the country’s tech giants sell their products to emerging markets. But the initiative has raised concerns among U.S. businesses that China will dominate global internet standards, including those for critical 5G technologies, restricting their ability to compete. What is the Chinese perspective and response? Will the “digital silk road” help enrich emerging economies as they embrace new waves of technology?

Winston Ma, CEO of China Silkroad Investment & Development and author of a new book on China’s digital development, joins Clay Shirky, author and leading voice on the internet’s social impact, to reveal the lesser-known path of China’s ambition and ascension to super power status in the digital world.

People’s Republic of Desire

Film Screening: People’s Republic of Desire

December 2, 2018, New York City  China Institute sponsored a screening and discussion with the director Wu Hao of this fascinating documentary and winner of SXSW Best Documentary 2018. PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE explores the China’s digital universe, where live streamers earn as much as $200,000 a month and tells the stories of two Chinese online stars who have risen from isolation to fame and fortune. Following the film, attendees were invited to stay for an exclusive conversation between Wu Hao, the film’s director, and journalist Isaac Stone Fish, a senior fellow at the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations.


Big Tech, Big Data, Big Investment: China’s Health Care Revolution

On November 14, 2018 at the China Institute, NYC, VC guru Gary Rieschel, Olivia Wang, Head of U.S. for ZhenFund, and Fei Wang, Cornell Medical health data mining and machine learning expert, discuss how big data and other health innovations have investors rushing for China.

CUSWF CDO Lisa Faith Phillips enjoys #FairyIslandNYC

Visit Fairy Island NYC, an Interactive Pop-up in NYC

From September 25 - November 17, 2018 in New York City, Fairy Island is a grand imaginary dreamland that revolves around the deepest desires of six women who reside there. It attempts to give life to the dreams of these 6 women by creating a restful place; a place where they can enjoy the happiness of a “dream come true” experience. 

Past Events: SymposiumX: Financial Innovation on the Web

Fortune Times Group and W3C Presents

Dr Rachel Yager speaks at the Fortune Times Group, W3C SymposiumX, Financial Innovation on the Web

On November 8, 2018  - CUSWF’S Education Director and CEO of Fortune Times Group, Dr. Rachel Yager,  and W3C brought together industry-thought leaders, Google, Shopify and Credit Suisse and many others for Symposium X: Financial Innovation on the Web. Fascinating talks and panels were given on the emerging technologies and latest innovations and the changing landscape and future in the financial markets.  

Where Is My Maple Town Premieres in New York City

Where Is My Maple Town Premieres in New York City

August 21, 2018, New York City - China-US Women’s Foundation was pleased to introduce New York audiences to classic Chinese theater with a twist. Yuting He (Rain), an award-winning playwright and actress from Shanghai Theater Academy and currently a Columbia University Visiting Scholar, brings together ancient themes in a modern performance. The play Where Is My Maple Town tells the classic story of Li Yufeng, a gifted scholar who struggles to hold onto his principles in a society which conspires against morality at every turn.

Producer Genevieve Yiming Wang, based in New York/Shanghai, whose credits include Broadway Touring musicals: CATS, WICKED, GHOST China Regional Tour. "We are thrilled to add to the diverse culture spectrum in New York City theatre. As a team of young Chinese women, we aim to create platforms for Asian theater talents and to offer our own interpretations of ancient Chinese culture. I believe in Yuting's play with Xiaopeng's vision, and the universal theme within ancient Chinese drama," she said in BroadwayWorld.


"A social comedy set in ancient China which causes us to reflect on society today, and the price of our own success." - David H. Hwang

Where is My Maple Town ran from August 24 to September 2, 2018 on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY. 

Photo credit: Zhe Chen
Photo credit: Zhe Chen

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of the World

SOLD-OUT! October 5, 2018 - At the China Institute, Kai-Fu Lee, tech luminary and author of AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order, shares his insights with Andrew McAfee, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy at the MIT Sloan School of Management, about how AI will change our lives. Rana Foroohar, the Financial Times, will moderate the conversation.  

CUSWF supporters meet the playwright and actress Yuting He (Rain)

Meet The Artist: Playwright and Actress Yuting He of Where Is My Maple Town


August 29, 2018, New York City - China-US Women’s Foundation supporters and founders enjoyed the lovely new play Where Is My Maple Town by Yuting He (Rain), an award-winning playwright and actress from Shanghai Theater Academy and currently a Columbia University Visiting Scholar. Here Ms. He is pictured, holding her bouquet of flowers, and on her right is the play’s producer Genevieve Yiming Wang with CUSWF supporters who joined us for this special evening.

Mingyi Xi, Leslie Wolf-Creuztfeldt, Lisa Faith Phillips, Janet Salazar, Dr. Rachel Yager

China-US Women's Foundation Inaugural Summit Cocktail Party

by invitation only 

“Women can be a powerful force for positive change”

May 23, 2018, New York City - The China-US Women's Foundation (CUSWF), a not-for-profit organization with offices in New York and Shanghai, called for closer ties between women in China and the US in order to be a catalyst for positive change.  At an inaugural summit, speakers discussed how latest technologies like femtech and big data are helping women in China and the US to achieve their potential.