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China Institute Blue Cloud Gala Award Dinner


The China Institute's 2024 Blue Cloud gala took place in NYC to honor individuals who promote cross-cultural understanding between China and the United States.

This year's honorees are:

—Yue-Sai Kan, Co-Chair, China Institute
—Michelle Liem, Chair & CEO, Nuri Holdings
—Dr. James S. C. Chao & Family;

    The Honorable Elaine Chao, 24th U.S. Secretary of

    Labor and 18th U.S. Secretary of Transportation

    The Honorable May Chao, Former Chair and Executive        Director, New York State Consumer Protection Board          (CPB)

    Christine Chao, General Counsel, Foremost Group

    Dr. Grace Chao, Anthropologist

    Angela Chao, Chair and Chief Executive Officer,                    Foremost Group

"One World in Beauty"

China Fashion Gala 2020

China Institute and Yue-Sai Kan China Beauty Charity Fund (CBCF) co-presented the China Fashion Gala 2020 virtually on Thursday, July 23, 2020. 


We hope you enjoyed this celebration of Chinese fashion, music, dance and our salute to our outstanding honorees: the global prestige beauty brand Estée Lauder; fashion designer and opinion leader Phillip Lim; actress, director, artist, and activist Lucy Liu; and Chinese investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist Wendy Yu.


We are also grateful for the outpouring of support benefiting China Institute and their timely mission to educate people about China through business, education, arts, and culture.

Highlights of China Fashion Gala 2020

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"Beauty is power! I believe that we can use this power to accomplish millions of wonderful things for people in need ."

Yue-Sai Kan

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