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The Year of Monkey in Review.

December 28: close to 1000 local residents in the triangle area gathered in the North Carolina Chinese Culture Center for an opportunity to view the exhibition of "China's Films 111 Years" which was co-hosted by China Film Museum, the Lewis Group and the Carolina China Council.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for the "China's Films 111 Years" Exhibition.

December 20, meeting with the Mayor of Xinyu, Jiangxi Province in Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi. Xinyu's directors of commerce bureau, education bureau and foreign affairs office, along with the president and provost of Xinyu University.

December 18, Dr. Lian Xie, president of Carolina China Council has been reappointed by Hunan Provincial Office of Foreign Affairs to a two-year term as special envoy for international affairs of Hunan Provincial Government to the United States.

December 17, visiting Shanghai and discussing cooperation projects in executive training and environment protection.

December 11-13, hosting the visit of Hunan Zhijiang delegation to Zhijiang's sister city Pinehurst, NC. Pinehurst mayor, town manager and town council members welcomed the Chinese guests.

Group picture at Pinehurst town hall.

Welcome banquet hosted by Pinehurst town council.

Zhijiang delegation visits O'Neal School and discusses education cooperation.

December 8, hosting the visit of investors from Zhejiang, China and Dubai. New plan for NC Chinatown unveiled.

The new 900,000 sf plan for the NC Chinatown and innovation center.

December 5, hosting the visit of Xinyu delegation from Jiangxi Province to Charlotte, NC. Charlotte based Albemarle Corporation has agreed to invest hundreds of million dollars in Xinyu.

Bilateral meeting between Xinyu Mayor Dong Xiaojian and Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts.

Group photo of Xinyu delegation with Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts at City Hall.

November 3-5, Hunan Xiangjiang New District delegation visits North Carolina. Governor Pat McCrory and Commerce Secretary John Skvarla hosted the Chinese guests.

Secretary Skvarla in group photo with the Chairman of Kinglory Group Mr. Li Wenjin and his wife.

Signing cooperation agreement between Xiangjiang New District and NC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at the NC Department of Commerce.

October 29, NC Innovation delegation visits the Youth international Exchange Center of Madam Song Qingling Foundation in Beijing and signs cooperation agreement.

October 27-28, NC Innovation delegation visits Shenzhen Information Technology Institute and sign cooperation agreement.

Hand shake after signing cooperation agreement.

October 25-26, NC Innovation delegation participated in the 2016 Changsha Science and Techonology Commercialization Fair.

Toasting with the President of Changsha Trade Promotion Association.

NC delegation posting for a group photo in front of the banner of the "2016 China-US innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum" co-hosted by the city of Changsha and Carolina China Council.

NC delegates presenting their project pitches at the conference.

A keynote speech.

NC delegates in the conference.

Multiple cooperation agreements were signed by NC delegation and Hunan partners.

October 24, NC delegation visits Hunan Xiangtan High Tech Park and signs cooperation agreement.

NC delegates in Xiangtan.

NC delegates touring business sites in Xiangtan.

September, in preparation for the NC delegation's trip to China, meeting NC heavy weights in Innovation, Dr. Eric Toon,Vice Provost for Innivation and Entrepreneurship at Duke University, Dr. Ruben Carbonell of NC State University, Member of the US Academy of Engeering, and Paul Taylor, US Department of Commerce.

August 12, meeting with former NC Secretary of State, Rufus,US-Iran oil industry coordinator, Anthony,NC State University Professor, Christian Holljes,UNC-Chapel Hill Rare Disease Center Associate Director, Tara,UNC-Chapel Hill Burn Center Director, Bruce to plan the October trip to China.

July 28, global innovation summer school graduation ceremony.

NC State University Professor and famous designer Christian Holljes was voted as the most liked mentor by the students attending the Global Innovation Summer School.

July 12, Carolina China Council Shenzhen Office opens for business🎈🎈🎈Address:深圳市南山区桃源路田厦国际中心4A层。

July 5, Carolina China Council (CCC) hosts Changsha Chamber of Commerce delegation led by its deputy president Madam Ding Wen. CCC Chairman Stan Bradshaw receives a gift from Madam Ding.

Changsha Chamber of Commerce delegation tours NC State University.

Round table discussion between Changsha Chamber of Commerce delegates and NC Chinese American community representatives.

June 7, visiting Daydays.com in Beijing.

June 5, visiting Changsha High Tech Park.

North Carolina-Hunan bilateral meeting on the cooperation in innovation and entrepreneurship held in Hunan Department of Science and Technology.

June 1, visiting Zhejiang Department of Commerce.

Bilateral meeting between Zhejiang Department of Commerce and NC delegation.

A surprise encounter with students from NC State University in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. These American students are receiving practical training in an incubator in Hangzhou.

May 31, NC Department of Commerce Representative in Shanghai attends a karaoke party at Carolina China Council Shanghai Office, signaling close cooperation between the two offices.

May 30, visiting QINGDAO Office of Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs and signing a cooperation agreement.

May 28, visiting Beijing Tuxing Education LTD.

Visiting Beijing Gehua Cultural Development Group.

May 19-21, co-organizing the 2nd Annual Raleigh Chinese Arts Festival and the 37th Raleigh Arts Festival.

Americans fascinated by Chinese embroidery arts.

Peking Opera performance and Acrobatic show from Hunan Province attracted the attention of local audience.

Famous Italian Opera singer Chiara Taigi performed at the Raleigh arts festival.

April 9, Carolina China Council co-sponsors the final contest of Chinese language organized by NC State University Confucius Institute.

April 24, presenting the NC-Hunan innovation cooperation proposal to NC Commerce Secretary John Skvarla.

March 28, attending the NC Board of Science, Technology and Innovation and formally introducing the proposal for NC-Hunan gateway centers on innovation and entrepreneurship to the board.

March 13, visiting Shanghai Pudong and meeting with local government officials and business representatives to discuss cooperation on innovation and entrepreneurship.

March 12, visiting Zhejiang Department of Commerce and hosted by Director General Mr. Zhou Rixing.

Touring Alibaba headquarter in Hangzhou.

Welcome dinner hosted by Zhejiang Department of Commerce Director General Mr. Zhou Rixing.

March 11, signing cooperation agreement with Nanjing Education Park.

Opening the Carolina China Council office in Nanjing.

Photo op with Nanjing Vice Mayor Huang Lan and Director General of Nanjing Commerce Bureau Qiuyun Kong.

Visiting Nanjing University-New York University joint innovation center.

March 8-10, visiting Hunan Changsha, Zhuzhou, and Xiangtan to promote Hunan-North Carolina cooperation on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Touring incubators in Changsha.

Cooperation discussion meeting in Hunan Department of Commerce.

Visiting Kinglory Headquaters.

Testing a personal electric car.

Visiting CRRC where China's high speed train is designed.

March 7, visiting Lenovo Headquarters in Beijing.

Gina Qiao, Lenovo Senior Vice President and CCC Board Member introduces the innovation program at Lenovo.

February 21, meeting with Melissa DeRosier, president of 3C institute to introduce its educational games to China.

January 30, premiere of the English version of the documentary "Unforgotten: in memory of the Flying Tigers" at the O'Neal School, Pinehurst, NC. This documentary is a co-production of Hunan TV, Carolina China Council and Hunan Foreign Affairs Office.

Students at O'Neal School attending the premiere event.

Chinese Embassy officials at the premiere event.

NC Commerce Secretary John Skvarla attended the premiere event and gave a keynote remark.

Chinese Embassy official posting for a photo with a P40 model airplane.