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  • Book Talk, Speaker | Event Date: 18 September, 2014

    Christian China

    About 10 per cent of Chinese profess Christian or pseudo-Christian faiths and many more are growing intrigued by the teachings of the Bible. What are the challenges of this phenomenon in a one-party state run by an officially atheist leadership? Catholic researcher Chiaretto Yan will present the result of a long and exhaustive investigation on the subject, after Chinese authorities for the first time allowed the Pope to cross Chinese aerospace on his way to South Korea in August.

    The event wil be moderated by Francesco Sisci, a frequent guest on Phoenix TV and CCTV and author of the column Sinograph in Asia Times.

    DATE: Sept 18 (Thursday)
    TIME: 4-5:30pm
    VENUE: The Bookworm
    ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 50 RMB on the door to non-members, 40 RMB to members of The Bookworm
    REGISTRATION: no

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
    Yan Kin Sheung, Chiaretto is a Hong Kong native who has lived in Shanghai and Beijing for the last 20 years. He studied Journalism in the Philippines and obtained his Ph.D. at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. At present he is a research fellow of the Sophia University Institute, near Florence, in Italy. His most recent book is “Sharing the Joy of the Gospel in China

    Speaker | Event Date: 17 September, 2014

    China’s Booming Entertainment Business: A Lawyer’s View

    China’s entertainment business is booming. While foreign interest has never been greater, foreign direct investment in China’s entertainment business remains tightly restricted. Beijing-based entertainment attorney, Mathew Alderson, partner with Harris Moure Attorneys, will provide a bird’s eye view of the regulatory framework while discussing current legal issues in the entertainment business and the challenges faced by foreign and Chinese entertainment attorneys.

    The event will be moderated by Clifford Coonan, bureau chief for The Irish Times and Asia bureau chief for The Hollywood Reporter. He previously also wrote for Variety.

    DATE: Sept 17 (Wednesday)
    TIME: 10-11:30am
    VENUE: Embassy of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, Unit 1701, Tower B, Pacific Century Place, 2A Gongti Beilu
    ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members
    REGISTRATION: at online at www.fccchina.org/events/17092014/

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
    An Australian-qualifed entertainment lawyer with more than 20 year’s experience, Mathew Alderson has lived in Beijing since 2009. He represents major Hollywood studios, as well as American and other foreign producers and agencies, in relation to their projects and investments in China. His work ranges from development, production and production finance to international co-productions and joint ventures. He was described as a “game changing” attorney in Variety’s 2012 Legal Impact Report and is a frequent contributor to www.chinalawblog.com.