2017 Chinese Official Holiday Calendar

  We hope you find this official Chinese holiday calendar useful.   Feel free to download and share with your friends.

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Invitation: Legal updates on foreigners working in China

Are you a newly arrived foreigner seeking work permit in China? Or you have been here for a while and want to stay permanently? Next Monday night, we are honored to have Luka Lu, the Founder of Capital Associates and Director of NCO China to brief you recent changes in the application of Chinese visa and “green card”. Event details are as below:   Date: May 22, 2017 Time: 7:30 to 9:30pm Venue: The Bookworm, Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing Cost: RMB120 per head, including a standard drink RSVP: wesley.ng@fcgroup.org (Seats are limited, and will be allocated on first-come-first-serve basis.) Enquiries: +86 1353 025 9447 Wesley Ng   Program highlight –          Introduction to different…

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This must be the nicest email I have ever received.

Hi Colin,   I dug back into my emails and I caught this.  It seems that I skipped over it thinking it was one of your creative subject lines for an event!  (you were always fantastic with those).  I’m sorry that I didn’t realize that you were departing…and how soon it was.     I’m not entirely sure what to say 🙂 …..somewhat shocked comes to mind initially!  Of all the people for whom I assumed the “leaving China” moment may never come; it would be…well, you.  I’m sure I’m not the only person saying this!  You’re an institution in the community and frankly an inspiration.  You kept a weekly schedule going with vitality in Beijing for your events which I am certain…

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March 28 – Invitation to our Wake

After just under 20 years in China of which 14 have been in Beijing I will shortly be returning to Israel.   You are invited to attend the “Wake” on Tuesday 28 March.   There is no entrance fee. Simply pay for your own consumption.   Time: 28 March from 7:30pm   Venue: Beer Mania, Taiyue Suites 1F, West Gate, 16 Sanlitun South Street. 欧月啤酒吧, 泰悦豪庭1层,西门, 三里屯南路16号 Lost? Call 6500 0559 Nearest Subways:  Tuanjiehu, Hujialou, Nongfengli     Space limited to 120 people. RSVP is essential.    

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March 8 – The 6th Annual WOW Awards for Wonderful Outstanding Women in Beijing

“Glass ceilings” should not exist and gender discrimination is not only harmful to a person’s self-confidence but also causes economic losses.   Victims of gender discrimination lose motivation and morale necessary to perform their jobs effectively leading to a loss in productivity.   This is one of the reasons why back in 2012 we started the Annual WOW Awards for Wonderful Outstanding Women in Beijing.  The WOWs are an amazing way to celebrate the success and achievements of some of Beijing’s Wonderful Outstanding Women. This Award Ceremony congratulates them for their achievements during the last year.   The Award ceremony was attended by the WOW Award 2017 Nominees their guests and the general public.      …

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