Spotlight on China

Home to more than 1.3 billion people, China will soon hold the greatest number of English speakers in the world.  China is the third largest trading partner for the U.S. and we are China’s second largest trading partner.  China’s foreign exchange and gold reserves are now the largest in the world.

Due to its size alone, China stands to greatly influence the world’s foreign policy, financial markets and popular culture.  In just over thirty years, China has undertaken tremendous changes.  What can we expect during the next thirty years?

Join CIR at its most exciting and comprehensive undertaking ever, Spotlight on China – From the Long March to Walmart, June 2 to 6.  The Spotlight is an ambitious, multi-day event of interactive Lectures and Workshops; Lunch with a Punch with the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce; the CIR Members Party at the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA); and a Taste of China Cooking Class.

The 2009 CIR International Spotlight on China is made possible in part by a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council.  CIR also thanks Hilton of Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel, Walter Burke Catering Company and Jackalope for their support.

Spotlight on China – Diplomacy of Change

Date: June 02, 2009

From: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

FREE Kick-off Presentation: 

          Diplomacy of Change

Presenter:  John Dobson, PhD, Historian and Professor Emeritus at Oklahoma State University

Location:  Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Fe, 107 W. Barcelona Road at Don Gaspar Street.  The Spotlight on China opens with a look at U.S. relations with China focusing on historical trade, political and social factors that have contributed to the emergence of today’s China.  No reservations required.