23rd Annual Chinese New Year Dinner and
Celebration of the Arrival of the Year of the Golden Rat
Thursday, January 30, 2020
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Phoenix Restaurant in Chinatown, Chicago
Happy Holidays! In about a month, we shall be celebrating the 4127th Chinese Year and the arrival of the Year of the White Metal or Golden Rat. On behalf of the U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce (USCCC), we wish you good health, harmony, and prosperity during this holiday season and the coming New Year.
To commemorate the arrival of the Year of the Golden Rat, USCCC will be hosting its 23rd Annual Chinese New Year Dinner Reception on Thursday, January 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Restaurant in Chicago’s Chinatown.
The Honorable Zhao Jian, Consul General of The People’s Republic of China in Chicago, has been invited to this special occasion.
Subject to further confirmation, Dr. Phil Levy, Chief Economist at Flexport and Former Senior Economist for Trade for President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers and member of Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice’s Policy Planning Staff will comment on “International Trade and the World Economy in the Year of the Golden Rat.”
The last two years have been challenging for U.S.-China businesses. According to the Chinese zodiac, the coming year, Geng-Zi, in the Stem-Branch calendar which goes in a 60-year cycle, could continue to be perplexing. Perhaps by co-incidence, the years of Geng-Zi in the past three cycles were turbulent. At the same time, “Rat” is the first of the 12 animal signs, and a good start could mean prosperity for the next 12 years. Opportunities are always abundant, and those who adjust, innovate, prepare, and work together, with some luck, are poised to be the beneficiaries. USCCC is launching new programs to provide a broader platform for its members and constituents to that effect. The coming Chinese New Year symbolizes the beginning of another era, and I look forward to celebrating this extraordinary occasion with you together.
An invitation and a registration form are hereby enclosed. Please register at your earliest convenience, but no later than Monday, January 27. If you have any questions or comments, I would be grateful if you would contact me directly at 312-368-9030 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you once again for your kind support. We sincerely hope that you will join us on January 30.
With best regards,
Siva Yam, CPA, CFA
U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce
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