Virtual Chinese N.Y. Dinner Celebration

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

December 5th, 2020, 4:00pm-5:15pm

SAVE THE DATE December 5th, 2020 – 4pm   We have an exciting line up for our Virtual Annual Meeting – and we’d like to invite you! 

Saturday, December 5th, 2020


  • Listen to Helene Schneider, former Santa Barbara Mayor and current member of the National Board for Sister Cities International
  • Hear greetings from Director of Weihai’s International Office Helen Guochun Yu
  • Hear About Similarities in Cultural Exploration Between China and the U.S.

Learn How to Become a Member, and  more…

Time: Dec 5, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Watch Our Video!

Chinese Dumplings ‘Party’

We are facing unprecedented times and we miss all our members.  While exercising social distancing, it is still important for us to keep in touch.  We wanted to share one of the delightful experiences with you! Let’s make some Chinese Dumplings!

We are presenting this short video as a prelude for our dumpling making ‘party’.

We also present a simple recipe for some delicious dumplings.

Meat Dumplings (Jiao Zi)


1 Pound lean pork

6 stalks scallions

1 slice ginger, chopped fine

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1 pound celery cabbage

2 tablespoons sesame seed oil

6 leeks (white part only), finely chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1 egg


Purchase dumpling wrappers from a nearby Asian Market.  

Add the pork and scallions through a food processor and add the ginger, soy sauce, and salt. Mix well. Chop the cabbage fine, put in a towel and squeeze to extract as much water as possible. Mix the cabbage thoroughly with the meat mixture and add the sesame seed oil and chilli oil. Finally add the leeks and season with salt. Place in the refrigerator.

Place about ½ teaspoons filling in each wrapping, folder over, pinching the edges together with thumb and index finger to seal. Dip your index finger in the water and gently wet the edges of the wrapping before pinching the edges together, as water is like glue that can make the wrapping seal easier.

Bring a large saucepan of water to boiling point, drop in the dumplings and boil for about 5 minutes or until they are cooked through. Server 4 or 5 in individual bowls with side dishes of soy sauce, vinegar and pepper. 

The above quantities will make about 20 medium sized Jiao Zi. 

2020 Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year’s Dinner Celebration on February 1st 2020 was a success!

We are presenting this video that recaps what our sister city organization is all about.

Please enjoy.


China in the Age of Trump

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(from left to right): Winston (Zai) Li (SB/Weihai Sister City Board Member); Dr. Jerry Cohen Professor at UCSB; Eliesa Bollinger (Secretary SB/Weihai Sister City); Dr. Peter Haslund (VP SBCC Board of Trustees and Advisor/Board Member SB/Weihai Sister City; Jill Stassinos (President SB/Weihai Sister City); Noel Rix (VP Global Product Development for Deckers Brand); Anna Kwong (Vice President/SB/Weihai Sister City); Dr. George Ayoub (Board Member SB/Weihai Sister City) and Daniel Lender, Executive VP and CFO for QAD.on

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Dealing with China in an Age of Trump

Event Flyer

WHEN: Friday, August 9, 2019 – 5:30pm
WHERE: Antioch University Community Hall, 602 Anacapa Street

Over the years, relations between the world’s two largest powers have
evolved to a complex mix of trade partnership and intensifying political
rivalry. Recently the Trump administration’s policy toward China has shifted
the foundations of our relationship with the People’s Republic, prompting
several essential questions.

Are the administration’s policies justified? Are the instruments of US policy
the most effective? If our relationship has been damaged, is it subject to
repair? Are alternatives still possible? What would those look like, and what
lies ahead?

Given the rising global tensions, it’s time for us to reach out and explore
what may come. Join us for a conversation that will examine:
1. The foundations of US-China relations
2. Overall implications of the current policy
3. Future outlook and possibilities of damage or repair

Our main speaker for this event will be Dr. Benjamin Jerry Cohen, Lancaster
Professor of International Political Economy at UCSB. Professor Cohen willbe joined by two panel members: Daniel Lender, the Executive Vice-President and CFO for QAD and Noel Rix, the Vice-President, Global Product

Development for Deckers Brand. These three experts will engage with one
another and respond to questions from the audience. The moderator will
be Dr. Peter Haslund, Vice President of Santa Barbara City College Board of

Co-sponsored by SBCC’s Nadel School of Business & Entrepreneurship