Issue No. 232 | Nov. 10, 2021
Strengthening American capacity for effective engagement
俗语 from Xi Jinping's Speeches
nì shuǐ xíng zhōu, bù jìn zé tuì

Meaning: like rowing a boat upstream, if you stop moving forward you fall back

Original: 逆水行舟,不进则退。我们要把握经济全球化发展大势,支持世界各国扩大开放,反对单边主义、保护主义,推动人类走向更加美好的未来。

Translation: "For a boat to sail upstream, it has to forge ahead or be driven backward. We must stay on top of the prevailing trend of economic globalization, and support countries around the world in opening up wider while rejecting unilateralism and protectionism. This is significantly important if we are to take humanity to a better future" (China Daily via CIIE).

Source: Xi's keynote speech at the 4th China International Import Expo (CIIE) opening ceremony on November 4, 2021, "让开放的春风温暖世界 | Let the Breeze of Openness Bring Warmth to the World."
The sixth plenary session of the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Central Committee kicked off on Monday Nov 8 and will be held through Nov 11.

The sixth plenum of a CCP Central Committee typically focuses on ideology and party-building. It is especially noteworthy that during this plenary session, it is expected to pass a draft resolution on Party history, 《中共中央关于党的百年奋斗重大成就和历史经验的决议》. This will be the third time in CCP history that such a resolution has been passed.

To learn more about the "Resolution of the CCP Central Committee on the Major Achievements and Historical Experiences of the Party's Centennial Struggle," check out this helpful infographic summary.
Jobs and Internships
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) is a congressionally mandated commission, seeking:

Rhodium Group is seeking a Business Development Associate – China (Financial Markets) to "join our world-class team of economists and specialized researchers on China’s economy and global footprint and build-out relationships with the institutional investor community, including client management and developing new commercial opportunities."

Eurasia Group is seeking an Intern, China and NE Asia. "This internship will provide opportunities to learn about the political risk field, develop applicable competencies, and network with Eurasia Group analysts responsible for coverage of China."
Chinese for Effective Professional Engagement
AMS is excited to announce the launch of our new online Chinese course

Over the course of a year, the American Mandarin Society held a series of roundtables and meetings with experts from government language training centers, universities, think tanks, and the private sector where participants discussed gaps in current language education, asking

“What are the key skills your employees are missing but that you wish they had?”
“What linguistic and cultural mistakes do you see even among experienced ‘China hands’?”
"What would the ideal professionally focused language course look like?"

The key lessons identified were subsequently designed into our course, Chinese for Effective Professional Engagement.

Please visit the course website or contact for more information. Ask your employer about educational reimbursement!
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