This year's Landon China Roundtable will feature three speakers discussing “China’s Role in the World”. The Roundtable will start at 1:30 PM on Sunday, January 29th. It will be held at Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, Maryland, in the PAC building.
Hans Timmer, Director of Development Economics at the World Bank, will make a presentation on ‘China’s Expanding Role in the Global Economy’.
Students of Chinese, and those trying to understand the culture of China as an emerging superpower, will be fascinated by Deborah Fallows’s observations based on her book, “Dreaming in Chinese”. Her struggles to learn Chinese will resonate with all students of the language.
Mr. Xiaojun Heng, Minister Counselor of the Embassy of China, will speak on China’s efforts to develop better information and understanding between the United States and China in order to promote a harmonious society at home and peaceful development on the international stage, the two major objectives of Chinese President Hu Jintao.
The China Roundtable draws from the Washington/Baltimore area approximately 150 China experts, businessmen, journalists, academics, teachers, parents, and students, including visiting Chinese exchange students.
Attendees are invited to a Chinese luncheon which will proceed the Roundtable; the food will be served starting at 12:30 PM. There is no charge for attending the Roundtable or the luncheon.