Washington, DC    Mandarin Speakers Society 


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To Members and Friends --  

            For our next club event, on Tuesday evening, March 7th, I am pleased to announce as guest speaker Li Zengxin  (李增新), U.S. Bureau Chief in Washington, D.C. of the Beijing-based media group Caixin Media (财新传媒),  which emphasizes economic and financial news.   Mr. Li also serves as Deputy Director of the International Bureau and Director of the Macroeconomics Bureau at Caixin’s Beijing Headquarters.  Mr. Li’s primary areas of reporting are macroeconomics as well as international economics and trade.  At Caixin, Mr. Li has interviewed, among others, the Chair of the Federal Reserve, U.S. Secretary of Treasury, Nobel Prize in Economics winners, the heads of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, and the Secretary General of the WTO. (This is Mr. Li’s second posting in Washington; in his first, from 2008-09, he served as a correspondent for Caijing (财经) Magazine.)  Caixin, noted for its investigatory style of journalism, was founded in 2012 by pioneering and award-winning Chinese journalist and its Chief Editor Hu Shuli.   Ms. Hu is the founder and former Chief Editor of Caijing magazine, from which Caixin’s original staff was largely drawn.

              Mr. Li’s talk will touch on the following:

--What are Chinese news readers interested in?

--What function do Chinese media play?

- Does China have any teachers?

-- Comparing 2008 and 2016

-- China on the world stage --Chinese doubts and questions

             Before his Washington stints, Mr. Li served as an editor for China Daily Online and as a consultant for New Oriental Education and Technology Group.  Mr. Li graduated with a Master’s Degree in Economics from University College in London. 

            The China Garden restaurant is located at 1100 Wilson Blvd., in Rosslyn, VA, only a couple of blocks from the Rosslyn Virginia Metro Stop (Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines) and is one escalator flight above the office building entrance. (Free parking is available in the parking garage under the complex where the restaurant is located.  The parking garage can be accessed from Wilson Blvd.  If you park in the garage, please make sure not to park in any reserved spaces.  Parking tickets can be validated at the restaurant.) The event will begin with a half-hour of socializing, followed by dinner at 7 p.m.  Activities will end between 9 and 9:30 pm.  Dinner will be $18/person including tip and taxes, but not drinks, which can be purchased separately.  As per our usual policy, to the extent possible, conversation and table talk should be in Mandarin, and speaker and audience comments are "off the record."

             Please RSVP by Monday, March 6th.  I hope to see you at the event!  
Regards, Carlos, Club Chair

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