The China-U.S. Travel & Culture Series 2018

The 2018 Series will include six events taking place from June to October in both the U.S. and China. The opening ceremony of this year’s series will be held on June 18th, 2018. 

1st Global Best Cities Awards
The Global Best Cities Awards honor American cities in a variety of categories that make them great places to live, such as by honoring the city with the best public school system and the best public transit. Great cities don’t happen overnight, and extraordinary cities deserve to be recognized for their achievements.

1st Global Best Towns Awards
This year’s Global Best Town Awards celebrate the best towns America has to offer, places that provide a friendly, safe environment for families and businesses, places any person should be proud to call home

China & US Culture Industry Summit
The China & US Culture Industry Summit brings together industry leaders from both countries in an effort to promote greater cross-border understanding and cooperation. Gone are the days when countries could look only within their own borders for industry growth; in this increasingly interconnected world, countries must establish strong ties with one another to foster development and growth. The Culture Industry Summit hopes to be just one in a broader series of conversations that can enhance industry in both countries, and deepen the ties between American and China—ties that will become even more important as we move toward an increasingly connected world.

Golden Compass Awards
The Golden Compass Awards honor excellence in the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui, a philosophy that is widely practiced throughout Asia. Feng Shui is a practice that aims to help people generate good luck, including good health and good fortune, by focusing on the underlying life-force (called chi) that flows through an area. It is believed that this lifeforce can influence people’s thoughts and feelings. For practitioners and adherents, Feng Shui can touch nearly every aspect of life, ranging from the layout of a room to the foods people eat and even what date they get married. The Golden Compass Awards provide an excellent opportunity for interested people to learn more about this venerable tradition.

1st Global Film Festival
The Global Film Festival is a celebration of Chinese film, and a chance to present this distinctive art form on a broader international stage. While American films are known and enjoyed by audiences worldwide, these audiences are often not given the opportunity to enjoy the skill of Chinese filmmakers. The goal of the Global Film Festival is to launch Chinese cinema onto the global stage and promote stronger ties between the American and Chinese film industries.

China-US Travel & Culture Festival Closing Ceremony
The Closing Ceremony of the China-US Travel & Culture Festival includes a panel discussion between the chairmen and several different American and Chinese film studios, with the goal of promoting broader cultural awareness and acceptance between the two countries.