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A Conversation with Chinese Consul General Zhao Jian
January 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
China’s Chicago-based Consul General Zhao Jian will share some reflections on his country’s direction after the 20th National Congress at this 12-noon luncheon at the University Club of Grand Rapids. There will be opportunity to ask questions and engage in dialogue. Consul General will be joined by Vice Consul Wang Li.
The Consul General covers nine states throughout the Midwest, including Michigan, and is committed to working with people in the region to promote mutually beneficial cooperation and exchanges. He has served in various positions within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and also abroad in Australia and Guyana.
Luncheon registration is $35 each, and there are six-person sponsorship tables available for $350, which entitle the company/organization to an extra ticket (seven total), and the designation of a representative to sit at one of the two consular tables.
Registration is available on-line here.
Zhao previously served as a staff member in the Department of Treaty and Law in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. He then worked for the Department of North American and Oceanian Affairs, where he became the director. Following his time as director, Zhao was appointed to counselor for the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Commonwealth of Australia and the Department of North American and Oceanian Affairs. Zhao then became the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Melbourne and then transitioned into his current role in Chicago.