Issue No. 201 | Aug. 5, 2020
Dedicated to the development of the stewards of U.S.-China relations
Photo Credit: REUTERS
TikTok CEO Staff Letter
ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming (张一鸣) sent a letter to employees in China on Tuesday which explains the current situation from his point of view. As always, we recommend reading the original, now making the rounds on Chinese social media, rather than relying on English-language media reports. Read Zhang Yiming's staff letter here. The text is from a screenshot, so we apologize for the low image quality.
俗语 from Xi Jinping's Speeches
fēng huá zhèng mào

Meaning: In one's prime; with the vigorous spirit of youth (造句)

Original: "我讲过,中国共产党立志于中华民族千秋伟业,百年恰是风华正茂!"

Chinese Feminism Webinar
Tune in for a webinar this evening (9pm EST) on "A Century of Chinese Feminism: Theorizing and Organizing / 中国女权一百年:从过去到未来." This online event is organized by the University of Michigan's Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

The webinar will feature five panelists who will discuss Chinese feminist movements (in Mandarin). Speakers include Wang Zheng, Feng Yuan, Ke Qianting, Li Sipan & Chen Yaya. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A.

This virtual event will take place:
Beijing: Thursday, August 6, 09:00 AM (UTC/GMT+08:00)
North America: Wednesday, August 5, 09:00 PM (GMT-4:00)
AMS Board Update
We are very excited to announce the addition of Dewardric McNeal to the American Mandarin Society board! Mr. McNeal is the founder and Managing Director of Longview Global, LLC, a DC-based strategic advisory firm. Formerly, he was an Obama Administration appointee to the U.S. Department of Defense, where he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy working on East Asia and China security issues. Prior to his time in the Obama Administration, McNeal worked at the Brookings Institution’s John L. Thornton China Center. We are thrilled to have him on board!

Policy Infographic
Review what's new from the mid-year politburo meeting held on July 30, 2020.
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