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CIBL Events & News 2020

Upcoming Events 

Webinar: The impact of Brexit between UK/China and Europe

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This webinar is replacing our regular public lecture events China Business Briefings, usually hosted at LSE, as part of our Chinese Language and Culture for Business Executive Programme.

Guest speaker: 

Professor Michael Mainelli (梅睿孟)FCCA FCSI(Hon) FBCS

Michael serves as Sheriff (since Sep.2019) and Alderman (since 2013) for the City of London. His main responsibility is for the smooth running of the Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey and the provision of facilities for HM Judges to administer justice.

Michael was educated at Harvard University and Trinity College Dublin and gained his PhD at London School of Economics where he was also a Visiting Professor. Originally a research scientist in aerospace (rocket science) and graphics in the USA and Switzerland, he created the first commercial digital maps of the world in Cambridge.

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The 2nd international conference on teaching Chinese fo academic purposes

In the last twenty years, we have seen a rapid growth in teaching Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) worldwide. As we entered the second decade of the 21st Century, CFL Teaching needs to be further refined and the area of Chinese for Academic Purposes (CAP) bears a particular importance. 

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Webinar: China's energy transition - why does it matter?

This webinar will explore the key trends that have shaped the transformation of China's energy landscape over the past decade, how they are bound to evolve going forward, and what this all means for China and for the world.

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Webinar: The impact of COVID-19 on UK/US/China trade relations

During the webinar, our guest speaker, George Lee will provide an overview of the impact of Covid-19 on UK/US/China trade relations through the lenses of the rise of sino-phobia and hate crime against Chinese Diaspora.

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Webinar: Insights into the evolution of Business & Government in China

During the webinar, our guest speaker, Paul Dupont will provide an overview of business-related topics accompanied by examples from personal experience:

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Webinar: UK-China relations: impact on trade and investment post COVID-19

While COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly around the world and Governments are urged to take action, the question is: what consequences will this have on UK-China relationship?

Confucius Insitute for Business London, LSE (CIBL) and England China Business Forum (ECBF) are co-hosting a webinar with a panel of speakers to provide an analysis of the potential impact on trade and investment between China and the UK post-Covid19.

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House of Lords Chinese New Year & CLCB Graduation

On 29th January 2020, CIBL hosted the annual Chinese New Year celebration at the House of Lords. The event was also a special occasion for our Chinese Language & Culture for Business (CLCB) students who successfully completed their 10-month executive programme with us.

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HSBC Chinese New Year Celebration

On 28th January 2020, CIBL supported and helped with the New Year Celebration events at HSBC Headquarters at Canary Wharf. Employees at HSBC enjoyed a range of New Year activities including Chinese zodiac introduction, tea tasting, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese New Year greetings and there were also performances on traditional Chinese instruments, lion dances, traditional Chinese song singing and instrument playing.

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Chinese New Year 2020 Celebration

On 24th January 2020, CIBL hosted several Chinese language and cultural activities (paper-cutting, calligraphy, Chinese knots) to celebrate the Year of the Rat.

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FREE China Business Masterclass Taster

In February 2020 we opened the doors to one of our Business Masterclass sessions, which are part of our Executive Programme Chinese Language and Culture for Business (CLCB).

During Business Masterclass sessions, guest speakers at executive level share their unique experiences and advice on doing business in China and the opportunities and challenges they faced while building a bridge between the East and the West within a business context.

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Chinese New Year cultural event at the British Library

On 10th February 2020, Confucius Institute for Business London was invited to hold Chinese New Year cultural event at the British Library. Since 2017, this has been the fourth year for Confucius Institute for Business London to hold Chinese New Year cultural event at the British Library.

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Chinese tea workshop at JPMorgan

On 7th February 2020, CIBL was invited by JPMorgan London Centre to deliver Chinese tea workshop to celebrate the Year of the Rat. Employees from several departments joined the event.

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Chinese calligraphy workshop at JPMorgan

On 6th February 2020, Confucius Institute for Business London was invited by JPMorgan London Centre to organise Chinese calligraphy workshop to welcome the Year of the Rat. Employees from several departments joined the event.

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"China day" event at Eltham College

On 3rd February 2020, Confucius Institute for Business London and Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four accounting firms, jointly organised  "China day" event at Eltham College, one of the top 30 private schools in UK.

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Chinese New Year at Barclays

On 28th January 2020, Confucius Institute for Business London was invited by Barclays London to organise several workshops to celebrate the Year of the Rat, including Chinese calligraphy and Chinese paper cutting.

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Chinese New Year in Brighton

The annual Brighton Chinese New Year celebration was hosted on 25th January 2020 by the charity, China Education Development Program (CEDP). This event consisted of 3 major parts, China Business Forum, Chinese New Year show and Chinese culture workshops. 

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Public Lecture: Practical Wisdom of Confucianism

On 15th March 2019, several CIBL staff attended a public lecture by Professor Lai Chen, titled, "The Practical Wisdom of Confucianism". This lecture was chaired by Professor Yilin Hou (China Director of LCI, SOAS) and interpreted by Professor Jinghui Wang (China Director, CIBL LSE)

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Deloitte Chinese New Year Celebrations

On 26th February 2019, CIBL and Deloitte London co-hosted the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration. CIBL provides Business Chinese language and culture courses for the London business community and has established good relationships with business partners represented by Deloitte.

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Bank of England Chinese New Year Celebrations

On the occasion of the Chinese New Year of the Pig, CIBL supported and helped with the New Year Celebration events at the Headquarters of the Bank of England on 19th February 2019.

Employees at the Bank of England celebrated the New Year with a range of activities including Chinese cultural talks and musical recitals prepared by LSE Students, Chinese New Year song learning prepared by Dr. Xiang Hua, UK Director of CIBL, and also tea tasting, Chinese calligraphy, introductions of Chinese zodiac. 

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British Library Chinese New Year Celebrations

On 19th February 2019, CIBL held the Chinese Lantern Festival celebration on the second floor of the British Library. CIBL held Business Chinese language and culture courses regularly and have made outstanding contributions to helping London business people learn Chinese language and understand Chinese culture.

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JP Morgan Lantern Festival

On 05th and 12th February of 2019, CIBL and JP Morgan (AsPIRE) held a Chinese New Year event to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Pig in the Canary Wharf and Embankment offices. The AsPIRE team is focused on cultural promotion to all colleagues, regardless of heritage, and advancing the Firm’s commitment to diversity and community involvement.

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House of Lords Chinese New Year & CLCB Graduation

On 8th February 2019, CIBL hosted the annual Chinese New Year celebration at the House of Lords.  The event was also a special occassion for our Chinese Language & Culture for Business (CLCB) students who successfully completed their 10-month executive programme with us.

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HSBC Chinese New Year Celebrations

On the 6th Feb 2019, CIBL supported and helped with the New Year Celebration events at HSBC Headquarters at Canary Wharf. Employees at HSBC enjoyed a range of New Year activities including Chinese zodiac introduction, tea tasting, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese New Year greetings and there were also performances on traditional Chinese instruments, lion dances, traditional Chinese song singing and instrument playing. HSBC staff were very active in participating this New Year Event and three of them won tea prizes.

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Barclays Chinese New Year Celebrations

On 5th February 2019, CIBL is proud to host the Chinese New Year celebration in the Headquarters of Barclays bank, one of the biggest banks in Europe, drawing over 100 staff from the bank into the cultural show.

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Dulwich Courses and Careers Convention

On 2th February 2019, Dulwich College invited major universities and companies from all over UK to introduce their undergraduate programmes as well as career development opportunities for GCSE students. LSE CIBL ran a workshop on Confucius Institute Scholarships (CIS) to help pupils, particularly those who are learning GCSE Mandarin and their parents learn about the scholarship opportunities.