U.S.-China Tech Talk with Chris Millward | April 20

Date and time: Thursday, April 20, 7-9 p.m.
Venue: Park Space Coffee, B1-527, Building 5, Sanlitun SOHO, Chaoyang District 朝阳区三里屯SOHO商场5号楼B1-527园空间咖啡
Cost: CNY 20 (Columbia alums), CNY 40 (Friends)

Reserve tickets and find details here. (https://yoopay.cn/event/76903218)

U.S. companies were a driving force in ushering in the global IT revolution, but success in China isn’t a given. Chinese competitors have emerged to challenge for market dominance, while regulatory challenges have slowed the progress of even the most innovative players. How do U.S. companies view the Chinese information communication technology (ICT) market and what kinds of policy approaches do they recommend to foster competition and innovation? Our featured presenter is alumnus Christopher Millward (CC 90), President and Managing Director of the United States Information Technology Office, an independent, non-profit trade association that represents the U.S. ICT industry in China, including individual companies and U.S.-based trade associations. Chris will update on recent developments in the ICT market in China from the perspective of those on the other side of the Pacific and will take questions. Networking follows.

Space is limited.

Columbia Alumni Association of Beijing

Jan. 19 Chinese New Year Mixer; Summer Internship Info

Chinese New Year Mixer


Are you ready to welcome the Year of the Rooster? Columbians and friends are invited to our Chinese New Year mixer at Long Jing on Thursday, discount January 19, pharm 7-9:30 p.m. This presents Lions their last chance to monkey around together before the New Year.

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and hip vibe of this cool Sanlitun establishment, which specializes in tea-based cocktails and is offering us special prices on a range of drinks. No need to reserve–stop by whenever you can.

Tea-based cocktails
Rain Water/雨水 80
White Dew/白露 80

Other specialty cocktails
Lychee Martini/Mojito/Cosmo/Moscow Mule/Whiskey Sour 60

Mixed drinks 55

Kalamanda Cellar Select Shiraz/Chardonnay 60 (2-for-1)

Hoegaarden 45 (2-for-1)
Budweiser 35 (2-for-1)

Time: Thursday, January 19, 7-9:30 p.m.
Venue: Long Jing — Modern Tea House & CockTeal Lounge
112, Bldg. 22, 4 Gongtibeilu/工体北路4号机电院22号楼112
(Opposite the entrance to 1949)
Tel: 6593 5998

i1magesSummer Internship

The Columbia Experience Overseas (CEO) program is looking for around five more employers in Beijing who can host a Columbia undergraduate as a summer intern. The internship lasts eight weeks, from June to August. Contact Caitlin Graci at the Center for Career Education for details (cg2813@columbia.edu, 212-854-3891).

CAABJ contact: Karl Metzner (metzner.karl@gmail.com, 13501384022)

Post Truth, Fake News and Social Media: Where do we go from here?


Join a panel discussion at the Penn-Wharton Center on Wednesday, illness December 14, recuperation on the rapidly changing  relationship between traditional media, social media, and the public. Features four panelists with experience in journalism, communications, and public relations.

Date: Wednesday, December 14
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Venue:  Penn Wharton China Center (PWCC), Chaoyang District
Cost:  Free
Registration:  Please click Here (sign up to secure a seat)
Cosponsors: Beijing alumni clubs of the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Princeton University, Harvard University, Columbia University and University of Indiana

One Belt One Road Talk with Alumnus Jon Edwards of LSEG, Dec 7

One Belt One Road Talk with Alumnus Jon Edwards of LSEG, Dec 7

We are pleased to invite alums and friends to an event featuring Columbia alumnus Jon Edwards (CC, LAW, BUS) (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jon-edwards-8667358). Jon is Chief Representative of the London Stock Exchange Group. He will draw on his extensive experience dealing with Russia and other CIS countries to discuss China’s One Belt, One Road (一带一路) initiative and the involvement of the the London Stock Exchange. This is a great chance to learn more about the Chinese drive to take advantage of overseas markets for direct investments and finance. There will be time for Q&A and, later, informal networking.

Date: December 7 (Wednesday)

Time: 19:00-20:30

Location: Park Space Coffee, B1-527, Building 5, Sanlitun SOHO
园空间咖啡, 三里屯SOHO商场5号楼B1-527三里屯SOHO  ( Venue tel: 5719 7760 )

Price: Columbia Alum RMB 20; Friend RMB40.
Ticket includes one drink (latte, green tea latte, rose tea, soda).

Reserve and find details at Here

Other details: Space is limited and not guaranteed for walk-ins. Walk-in ticket is CNY50. If you reserve and are unable to attend, you may transfer your spot upon informing the organizer. Reserved tickets available until 11 p.m., December 6.

Questions: Louise Niu (yn2200@gmail.com, 13583143610).

Poly Art Museum tour + dinner

The Columbia Alumni Association of Beijing invites alums and their guests to a curated tour of the Poly Art Museum on Saturday, pilule September 24. The Poly Art Museum maintains an exquisite permanent collection of rare Chinese art objects and hosts special exhibitions. The permanent collection consists of ancient Chinese bronzes, information pills
including some that date to the Shang Dynasty (c. 1600-1046 B.C.E.), capsule
stone Buddhist iconography, ceramics from the Middle Period, and bronze animal heads originally installed at the Old Summer Palace.
The curated tour will be followed by a self-guided tour of the special exhibition, and then we would enjoy seeing you at the optional group dinner at renowned Peking duck restaurant Siji Minfu (四季民福).


September 24 (Saturday), 4 p.m.
Poly Art Museum
9/F, New Poly Plaza (SW corner of Dongsishitiao Interchange)
新保利大厦9层 (东四十条桥西南角)
Via subway, take exit D at Dongsishitiao Station, Line 2.
Tour: Free (but requires reservation and payment of a returnable deposit)
Dinner (optional): CNY 128
Reserve and find details at https://yoopay.cn/event/71803520

Please direct question to Chenni Xu (chenni.xu@gmail.com) or Henry Woo (henrywoo@gmail.com).

Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/QGuyTw29pbp

This is a Columbia Connects event. Find out more about Columbia Connects events around the world at http://columbiaconnects.alumni.columbia.edu/

Cocktail Mixer with Columbia, Oxbridge and German Alumni Association in China



Date/time: Thursday, thumb
August 25, ailment 7:00-9:00 pm

Venue: Migas

Address: Sixth Floor, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu Chaoyang district 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花园6层

Deal: Discount on selected beer, cocktails and house wine

Map:  Here

RSVP: Capacity is limited RSVP required. Please click here

Questions: Louise Niu (Columbia) 135 8134 3610

Florence Pei  (Oxbridge) 139 1110 8172

Claus Wang (German Alumni) 152 1009 2800


North Korea’s Nuclear Future: Talk by Prof. Charles Armstrong, July 22, 7 p.m.


Join us on July 22 for a talk by Prof. Charles Armstrong (History) about how North Korea manages to maneuver between much more powerful countries and defy international norms.

Date and time: Friday, contagion July 22, 7 p.m.

Location: University of Chicago Beijing Center (20/F Culture Plaza, 59A Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District 海淀区中关村大街甲59 号文化大厦20层)
Since Kim Jong Un assumed power in 2011, North Korea has insisted that it reserves the right to defend itself with nuclear weapons and has continued to develop and test nuclear devices and missiles despite international opprobrium and UN sanctions. What explains North Korea’s survival and ability to defy international norms, despite its isolation and economic weakness? This talk explores North Korea’s long history of maneuvering between much more powerful countries to its own advantage, from the period of Soviet-Chinese rivalry during the Cold War to Pyongyang’s current position between its archenemy America and ostensible ally China, and discusses possible paths toward resolving the North Korean nuclear dilemma.

Charles K. Armstrong is The Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences in the Department of History at Columbia University.

Registration and details

Sponsored by the Columbia Alumni Association of Beijing, the University of Chicago Alumni Association of Beijing, and the Yale Club of Beijing

Questions? Karl Metzner metzner.karl@gmail.com

Summer Reception


The Columbia Alumni Association invites you to join fellow alumni, gonorrhea newly admitted and current students, parents, and University administrators in Beijing. Join Columbia leadership for an evening of collaboration and connections, including Columbia College, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, and partners across the University.
Date and time: Sunday, June 19, 4-6 p.m.
Location: Rosewood Hotel, Beijing
Jing Guang Centre, Hujialou
Chaoyang District

Learn more & register

We extend our gratitude to the family of Jennifer Yu ’03SEAS for their generosity in hosting Columbia alumni, student and family programming in Beijing.

U.S. Colleges Speed Dating and Mixer



Are you a Columbian looking for a rapid-fire dating experience with alumni of other top schools, ampoule or just an evening of relaxed mingling? Find the love of your life or just meet old and new friends at this sultry summer event.

Date: Saturday, view June 4
Time: 6-10 p.m.
Venue: Outside Terrace of Four Seasons Hotel, glands 48 Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang, Beijing
Cost:¥130 early bird, until June 1 /¥150 after June 1 and at door
Includes: Two drink vouchers and snacks. Happy hour prices also available.
Who: Yale, Columbia, UPenn, Princeton, MIT, Stanford, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, and Harvard (see note below)
Attire: Cocktail Chic

The mixer is open to sponsor schools’ alumni as well as current and incoming students, but speed dating is only open to alums of a sponsor school who are under the age of 40. Speed dating requires pre-approval. Same-sex speed dating will be available if there is a sufficient number of participants.                 
Register and get details here.

CAABJ contact: Amy Huang (651863347@qq.com, WeChat: 13522248126)

Bubbly and Barbeque Overnight Trip at the Great Wall, May 28-29 (Sat-Sun)

Start stretching those legs–CAABJ has a plan to get you outdoors and having fun on our first overnight adventure.

Join fellow Columbians on an all-inclusive trip to a quiet part of the Great Wall rarely visited by tourists. We’ll staying at Great Wall Fresh (www.greatwallfresh.com), allergist  a restaurant, dentist guest house, and Chinese country home in a peaceful village next to a rustic stretch of the Great Wall. Meet at Beijing North Railway Station (at Xizhimen) Saturday morning (May 28) and travel by train with a transfer via microvan. Have a home-cooked lunch before making an ascent that afternoon, returning around three hours later to relax and enjoy a barbecue dinner, drinks, and a bonfire. We will undertake a more challenging route the next morning, returning for lunch and departing for Beijing mid-afternoon Sunday. Participating in the hikes is encouraged, but optional. Columbians may bring up to two friends or family members. Self-drive is possible. Limited to 28 participants.


Date: May 28-29

Cost: ¥550 (early bird, limited number available until sold out or May 19)

¥600 (after May 19)
Details and payment at https://yoopay.cn/event/97260623

Event contact: Katie Whitman, katherine.whitman@gmail.com, WeChat: kww2102