Search the world with 36 nations plus UN plus IMF agreeing with china that coastal ports and railRoads link over 90% of world trade $BR0 china
#BR12 UN IMF #BR1 japan far east isles asean10 Malaysia #BR2 Bangladesh india Pakistan #BR3 Russia #BR4 central euro/asia #Br5 west euro Italy Switzerland #BR6 n america #BR7 UAE mideast #BR8 med sea nations #BR9 africa - egypt rwanda #BR10 Latin AM #BR11 Arctic/polar

top Belt Road Maps of 2018 s Entrepreneurial networks best cases in China & Bangla:
BillionGirlsBoys ask: can every banker/educator see their trust in Belt Road's top 100 stories.. Is Trump King Canute? Valueless is The economist whose world trade maps fail poorest billion youth's livelihoods in our children's worldwide

(BRI) Belt Road Imagineering is now trusted by 70 national leaders as empowering the sustainbility generation- which of these 100 stories can help bankers or educators near you join in to this system for mapping win-win trades aligned to the sustainability goals generation? portal 1

catalogue world record jobs creators by 13 BRI maps- tour BR clubs- EWTP celebrate first people freed by e-commerce and jack ma map top 13 sdg world trade routes 0 inside china, 1 East-Belt,
2 South-Belt; 3NorthBelt
4 centre eurasia &E.Euro; 5WEuro 6 N.Am; 7 MidEast8MedSea 9Africa 10LatinAm11 Arctic Circle 12UN-urgent....
BELT Road quiz

Belt quiz is about earth's seas and coastal belt - which coastal belt is your country most dependent on, does if have a superport connecting maps of world favorite superports, do your peoples have access to this superport (nb we recommend analysing countries imprt and exports by 1 energy, 2 all other goods
Road quiz : what are your continents longest roads (designed as including all of railroad or car-road, pipes for energy, water, sanitaion; tech cables)- do your peoples have access to the great roads

technology now permis us to play game: which peoples have been most deprived by accidents of history to basic belt road freedoms- among 10 most populated nations no people have been less included than those in bangladesh- tell us where else you map.....................
today offers the livelihood learning network poorest billion communities need most - 40 years ago
online library of norman macrae--.........................Entrepreneurial Revolution - curriculum: how to value small enterprise and sustainability exponentials of net generation - by alumni of Norman Macrae The Economist 1968. By 1976, Norman best news ever: the fifth of the world (whose brand reality is) Chinese can be valued by netgen as critical friends to uniting sustainability race for planet and humanity
eg EWTP : 21st C version of Silk Road of celebrated by Marco Polo and Hangzhou goal 14 oceansAIIB 1 ted hosts -- 2017 year of mapping sustainability banking -china to commercialize 5g by 2020 -valuing culture -jack ma 1 2e3 maps 1) countries joining Chinese inspired sustainability open systems solutions as well as 2) which global youth professions (eg coding) are mapping value sustaining trades with china

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

 Confronting the global challenges of climate change and communicable disease cannot be achieved by any single country, but must be met by constructive cooperation among nations. Although the United States and China will compete in many areas, it is imperative they join forces to face these universal problems that affect global stability and endanger the world's most vulnerable people.

Join the National Committee on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. EST, for a discussion with Margaret Hamburg (National Academy of Medicine), Ryan Hass (Brookings Institution), and Angel Hsu (Yale-NUS) as they consider the roles of the United States and China in addressing these two major transnational issues. The conversation will be moderated by Merit Janow (Columbia School of International and Public Affairs).


Margaret “Peggy” Hamburg is an internationally recognized leader in public health and medicine. She is the former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where she served almost six years in the Obama administration. Previous government positions include assistant secretary for planning and evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, health commissioner for New York City, and assistant director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Hamburg currently is foreign secretary at the National Academy of Medicine and recently completed her tenure as president and chair at the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS). In addition to her service on the board of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Hamburg currently sits on the boards of the Simmons Foundation, Commonwealth Fund, Urban Institute, Global Alliance for Vaccines Initiative, and the American Museum of Natural History, as well as the board of directors of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Hamburg earned her B.A. from Harvard College, her M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and completed her medical residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Ryan Hass is a fellow and the Michael H. Armacost Chair in the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings, where he holds a joint appointment to the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies. He was in the inaugural class of David M. Rubenstein fellows at Brookings, and is a nonresident affiliated fellow in the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School. Mr. Hass focuses his research on enhancing policy development on the pressing political, economic, and security challenges facing the United States in East Asia.
From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Hass served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia at the National Security Council (NSC). In that role, he advised President Obama and senior White House officials on all aspects of U.S. policy toward the region, and coordinated the implementation of policy among American government departments and agencies. Prior to joining the NSC, Mr. Hass served as a foreign service officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He received multiple Superior Honor and Meritorious Honor commendations during his 15-year tenure in the foreign service.
Mr. Hass graduated from the University of Washington and attended the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Angel Hsu is an assistant professor of environmental studies at Yale-NUS (National University of Singapore) College and founder and director of the Data-Driven EnviroPolicy Lab, an interdisciplinary research group that innovates and applies quantitative approaches to pressing environmental issues. Her research explores the intersection of science and policy and the use of data-driven approaches to environmental sustainability, particularly in climate change and energy, urbanization, and air quality. Focusing on China and the Global South, Dr. Hsu has provided expert testimony to the U.S.-China Economic Security and Review Commission and is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and a Public Intellectuals Program fellow.
In addition to publishing in academic journals, Dr. Hsu is committed to public outreach, was a TED 2018 Age of Amazement speaker, and was recognized as an inaugural Grist 50 leader. She is the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Global Public Goods in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. She holds a Ph.D in environmental policy from Yale University.
Merit E. Janow is an expert in international trade and investment and northeast Asia, with extensive experience in academia, government, and business. She is dean of the faculty of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), professor of practice in international economic law and international affairs at SIPA, an affiliated faculty member at Columbia Law School, and co-director of the APEC Study Center. At SIPA, Professor Janow has introduced several new interdisciplinary academic initiatives around technology and public policy, central banking and sound financial policy, and key regions of the world.
In 2003, Professor Janow was elected for a four-year term as one of seven members of the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body – the first female to serve on the Appellate Body. Prior to that, she served as the executive director of the first international antitrust advisory committee of the U.S. Department of Justice, and deputy assistant U.S. trade representative for Japan and China.
Professor Janow is the author of three books and numerous articles. She is the past chair of the Nasdaq Stock Market and serves on the boards of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, MasterCard, the American Funds, and Trimble Inc. She is also a trustee of the Japan Society. In 2009, she became a charter member of the International Advisory Council of China’s sovereign wealth fund, China Investment Corporation. She grew up in Japan and speaks Japanese. She has a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Michigan.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Margaret Hamburg
Ryan Hass
Angel Hsu

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 CHINA Town Hall connects leading China experts with Americans around the country for a national conversation on the implications of China’s rise on U.S.-China relations and its impact on our towns, states, and  nation.  The National Committee is proud to partner with a range of institutions and community groups, colleges and universities, trade and business associations, and world affairs councils to bring this important national conversation to local communities around America for the 14th consecutive year.

In light of the growing downturn in U.S.-China relations over the past year, CHINA Town Hall has expanded from a single night into a multi-night series of programming to address the range of issues confronting the relationship. The series will kick off with a keynote event with renowned investor Ray Dalio, followed by events on three subsequent evenings, each focused on a specific issue area: economics and trade, climate and health, and society and culture. In addition, a fifth Mandarin-language event will be held for Chinese-speaking audiences in the United States, China, and around the world.

2020 CHINA Town Hall Events


Keynote Event

CHINA Town Hall: Ray Dalio

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST


Renowned investor, philanthropist and New York Times best-selling author Ray Dalio discusses the forces that underpin the most important global issues of our time, and the critical roles of the United States and China in an era of monumental worldwide change at our CHINA Town Hall keynote event on November 10, 2020.

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Additional Events

CHINA Town Hall: Society & Culture

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST


Explore the fascinating role that sports, food, and film play in the U.S.-China relationship: MLB China baseball operations manager Raymond ChangForbes 30 Under 30 restaurateur Lucas Sin, and film producer Janet Yang examine how aspects of our shared humanity can forge unique ties during times of political tensions, and how these rich intersections enhance American and Chinese society.

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CHINA Town Hall: U.S. Perspectives in Chinese

Monday, November 16, 2020 | 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. EST


In a Chinese-language conversation, American experts on China Robert Daly, June Mei, and Matt Sheehan will share insights about how Sino-American relations have affected the lives of Americans, how perceptions of China are changing as a result, and how both societies can learn to have a more realistic and nuanced understanding of the other.

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CHINA Town Hall: Economics & Trade

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST


As trade tensions, political frictions, and COVID-19 fuel growing uncertainties in the highly interdependent U.S.-China economic relationship, a special conversation among American and Chinese experts Amy Celico, Huang Yiping, and Andy Rothman will examine current trade issues, opportunities for post-COVID economic growth, and prospects for the future of Sino-American economic ties.

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CHINA Town Hall: Health & Climate

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST


As the United States and China face an increasing array of global issues, cooperation and coordination between the world's two great powers will be essential. Margaret Hamburg, Ryan Hass, and Angel Hsu examine this dynamic from the perspectives of climate change and global health, as both countries address the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

 Starting with ping-pong diplomacy in 1971, cultural diplomacy has played a pivotal role in facilitating mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and China. This event will gather leading cultural figures to discuss how, despite sometimes turbulent political and economic relations, food and film continue to reveal our shared humanity and connect us through culture.

On November 12, 2020, the National Committee held a discussion with Raymond Chang (Major League Baseball China), Lucas Sin (junzi kitchen), and Janet Yang (Janet Yang Productions) on the importance, challenges, and future of cross-cultural learning between the United States and China. NCUSCR Public Intellectuals Program fellow Alison Friedman (Performing Arts of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority) moderated the event.


Raymond Chang is the baseball operations manager for Major League Baseball (MLB) China, responsible for overseeing MLB China development centers. He is featured in the documentary The Great China Baseball Hunt, which describes his quest to cultivate young Chinese baseball players into the MLB stars of the future.  As a former professional baseball player, he signed with the San Diego Padres in 2005 and went on to play professionally for twelve years with five different MLB organizations:  the Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins, and Cincinnati Reds. Raymond participated in three different World Baseball Classics in 2009, 2013, and 2017, playing for the Chinese National Team, which he was eligible to do as a U.S. citizen as both of his parents were born in China. 
Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, he graduated from Rockhurst University with a degree in international business. He is co-owner of the Gold Glove Baseball Academy in Kansas City.
Chef Lucas Sin, Eater Young Guns Class of 2019 and Forbes 30 under 30, opened his first restaurant when he was 16, in an abandoned newspaper factory in his hometown of Hong Kong. Despite spending his Yale undergraduate years in the cognitive science and English departments, Mr. Sin devoted his weekends to running restaurants out of his dorm, known as Y Pop-up.
Prior to joining junzi's founding team and opening junzi kitchen, a growing fast-casual mini-chain of home-style Chinese cooking, Mr. Sin cooked at Modernist Cuisine in Seattle, Kikunoi Honten in Kyoto, and Michelin-starred kitchens in Hong Kong and New York. Beyond junzi's daily menu, he curates a collaborative tasting menu exploring the narrative of Chinese culinary history in relation to other cultures of the world, which he calls Chef’s Study. Throughout the coronavirus crisis, Mr. Sin and the team transformed Chef's Study into a three-course delivery dinner called Distance Dining, served every Friday with a side of Instagram Live.
Janet Yang, president of Janet Yang Productions, is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Hollywood producer with deep roots in China. She is on the board of governors of the Motion Picture Academy and was recently elected to an officer position chairing the membership and governance committee.
Ms. Yang came to prominence through her collaboration with Steven Spielberg on “Empire of the Sun” (Warner Bros). That was followed by a long partnership with multiple Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone during which she served as executive producer on the iconic “The Joy Luck Club” (Disney), and as a producer on the Golden Globe-winning “The People vs. Larry Flynt” (Columbia Pictures).
She is a co-founder of Gold House, a non-profit collective of influential Asian cultural leaders; a long-standing member of the Committee of 100, an organization of prominent Chinese-Americans; an advisory board member of Asia Society Southern California where she is chair of its annual signature “U.S.-Asia Entertainment Summit:” an advisory board member of CAPE, the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment; and a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Ms. Yang was recently granted a presidential fellowship at Loyola Marymount University, and she has taught producing at the Sundance Institute. She received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Alison M. Friedman joined the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) in October 2017 as artistic director of performing arts. She leads the dance, theatre, xiqu, music and outdoor festival, and learning and participation teams of the performing arts division to ensure WKCDA’s performing arts programs are conceptualized, curated, and implemented, and to realize the Authority’s vision to be a regional and global leader in the performing arts.
Ms. Friedman was a board member of the International Society for the Performing Arts (2013 – 2018), one of the largest international alliances of performing arts leaders. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Ms. Friedman founded the cultural exchange organization Ping Pong Productions (PPP) in 2010 after studying as a Fulbright scholar in the department of history at Peking University and the Beijing Dance Academy from 2002 to 2003. Prior to establishing PPP, Ms. Friedman held producer and general manager positions at dance and music institutions, including the Beijing Modern Dance Company, and composer and conductor roles at Tan Dun’s production and management company.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Raymond Chang
Lucas Sin
Janet Yang

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