Mar­ry­ing cul­ture, busi­ness be­tween Canada and China

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE - By LI NA in Toronto

In the spirit of pro­mot­ing un­der­stand­ing in to­day’s glob­al­ized econ­omy, the 4th Canada-China Cul­tural Di­a­logue will take place on Aug 5-6 at the Hil­ton Toronto.

The Cana­dian Fund for In­ter­na­tional Un­der­stand­ing through Cul­ture (Can4Cul­ture) will join forces with the Canada-China Eco­nomic Growth Al­liance (CCEGA) to co-host the ex­clu­sive fo­rum ded­i­cated to cre­at­ing a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the cul­tural and busi­ness links be­tween Canada and China.

“Build­ing on our past di­a­logues, the fo­cus of this year’s con­fer­ence will be on the un­der­stand­ing of cul­tural dif­fer­ences in busi­ness prac­tices. We at Can4Cul­ture as­pire to strength­en­ing global un­der­stand­ing through cul­ture in Canada’, said Dr Nelly Ng, chair­woman of Can4Cul­ture, at a press con­fer­ence on Tues­day in Toronto.

“One of our goals is to fa­cil­i­tate bi­lat­eral busi­ness suc­cess. With this in mind, we part­ner with Can4Cul­ture to launch our or­ga­ni­za­tion in the Cana­dian and Chi­nese busi­ness com­mu­ni­ties,” said Wil­liam Cheng, chair­man of the CCEGA.

As one of the ma­jor parts of 2015 Sino-Canada Cul­tural Ex­change Year, the CanadaChina Cul­tural Di­a­logue will bring to­gether a panel of distin­guished Cana­dian and Chi­nese cul­tural and cor­po­rate lead­ers to share their in­sights gained from years of man­ag­ing and con­duct­ing cross-cul­tural ven­tures.

Through this di­a­logue, the or­ga­niz­ers hope to cul­ti­vate bet­ter un­der­stand­ing, ce­ment col­lab­o­ra­tions and strengthen re­la­tion­ships for Cana­di­ans.

On­tario’s Min­is­ter of Cit­i­zen­ship, Immigration and In­ter­na­tional Trade Michael Chan joined the press con­fer­ence. “We need to di­ver­sify our part­ners in the world,” he said. “China has been Canada’s sec­ond-largest trad­ing part­ner af­ter the US, we hope to learn more about the long history and cul­ture of China so that we can work to­gether smoothly in the fu­ture.”


Or­ga­niz­ers and guests for the 4th Canada-China Cul­tural Di­a­logue gather on Tues­day in Toronto. From left: Judy Lee, vice-pres­i­dent at RBC; Andy Chan of Miller Thom­son LLP; Wil­liam Cheng, chair of Canada-China Eco­nomic Growth Al­liance; Michael Chan, On­tario min­is­ter of cit­i­zen­ship, immigration and in­ter­na­tional trade; Nelly Ng, chair­woman of Can4Cul­ture; and Hu Jin­hua, China’s vice-con­sul in Toronto.

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