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Chinese New Year - Spring Festival Reception at the House of Tai Ping

The Chinese Cultural Foundation joined hands with the House of Tai Ping hosted a celebration of  the Chinese New Year - Spring Festival VIP Reception at Tai Ping’s elegant New York headquarters overlooking Union Square.


Tai Ping’s CEO, James Kaplan, provided his warm welcome and gave a retrospective of the historic origins of the House of Tai Ping. Elizabeth B. Wang, Founder and President of the Chinese Cultural Foundation spoke about the mission of the foundation and John W. Allen, Trustee of the Chinese Cultural Foundation acknowledged special guests, including  Deputy Consul General Meifang Zhang who representing Ambassador Zhang Qiyue, China’s new Consul General here in New York provided a special remarks.  Sarah Johnson, Director of Carnegie Hall’s Well Music Institute, described the organization’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) which will be performing in seven cities throughout China during July 2015.  She then introduced a wind quintet from the NYO-USA which performed for the guests at the evening’s event.  The guests also enjoyed seeing several magnificent watercolor paintings by the late Chinese artist Chen Chi, including, his famous “Moon, Sun and Cloud” series.  These were on display along with unique artistic designed carpets from the collection of the House of Tai Ping in order to illustrate the artistic brilliance of the two mediums.  

CCF and the House of Tai Ping co-hosted a Chinese New Year Celebration

Thank You for Your Support

The celebration was attended by more than 400 top international business, government, philanthropic, and cultural leaders and was covered by a number of major U.S. and Chinese media. 


This event was made possible through the support and collaboration of House of Tai Ping


Special thanks to Yin Miao of People’s Daily, Yu Liu and Wei Zhang of China Economic Daily, Liming Guan of China Press,  Juan Guo of SinoVision, Jackie Peng and YiLu Xu of Wall Street MultiMedia, Gloria Starr Kins of Society and Diplomatic Review and Xiaoxi Ding for providing press coverage,  video and photos of the event.  Thank You!

The Economic Daily

People's Daily

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