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Cultural Optimist: We Are Public Marketing Campaign

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Miki proudly participated in the creative photo shoot for We Are Public as a ‘Cultural Optimist’. The photo is part of a nation-wide marketing campaign in The Netherlands.

We Are Public is a cultural membership pass which allows the members to get unlimited access to the best art & culture in some Dutch cities with a monthly contribution of  € 15. The big part of the contribution goes to the artists directly.

We Are Public is born in Amsterdam in 2015. Soon after it became active in Den Haag. And in May, Tilburg, Eindhoven, Den Bosch, Breda and Helmond participated in this initiative. The partners of We Are Public consist of the most prestigious museums, festivals, theaters and film houses such as The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Holland Festival, Amsterdam City Theater and EYE Film Museum.

Overnieuw Healt Care Innovation in Shanghai

Health Care Innovation in Shanghai

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China is facing huge challenges in health care the coming years. In 2040 there will be more than 400 million elderly people over 60. That’s why China is interested in the success stories of the Dutch health care system. At the same time, Holland can learn from China in the way families and local communities are involved in taking care of the elderly.

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Floating Feather connected Over/Nieuw, a Dutch innovative health care organisation, with a Shanghainese health care innovator and arranged an exchange visit. Read more about this project at www.overnieuw.nl.

Miki Dai at Groningen Confucius Institute

Groningen Confucius Institute celebrates Chinese New Year

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Groningen Confucius Institute (GCI) successfully held a Chinese New Year celebration on Feb 2, 2017 in A’Dam Toren, a landmark building in Amsterdam. The celebration featured traditional Chinese dancing, household songs and various other exciting performances. The celebration also witnessed the signing ceremony of the strategic partnership between GCI and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) Amsterdam branch. Around 200 guests from different cultural backgrounds merrily joined the celebration.

Miki Dai was honored to perform the beautiful song The Love From Your Eye at this special occasion.

Please click here to find out more about the Groningen Confucius Institute.


Build a bridge between China and Holland

Building bridges between China and Holland

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Nanette Sibbinga of the ‘Dertigersclub’ interviewed Miki Dai about her life in the Netherlands and her ambitions to help businesses and creative people to enter the Chinese market.

“Miki Dai (35) was nog eerder dan ik in de Westerwijnfabriek, terwijl ik al 10 minuten te vroeg was. Ze kijkt me vriendelijk aan en lacht breed als ik me voorstel. We kennen elkaar niet, maar een gemeenschappelijk contact stelde ons aan elkaar voor. Miki, uit Shangai, over haar komst naar Nederland en het dertigersdilemma.” 

Read the full interview at www.dedertigersclub.nl.


Shenzhen: the incubator of global innovation

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In December 2016, the two-day conference ThingsCon was held in Amsterdam. The event attracted experts on the Internet of Things (IoT), software developers, (industrial) designers, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts from all over Europe.

David Li, the founder of the Shenzen Open Innovation Lab, was invited to give a lively lecture. David showed an interesting tour through Shenzhen, the world’s largest hardware production city: from the crazy electronic components street market, the explosive growth of the balance car, to France’s second-largest smartphone sales company Wiko. CRTV had the privilege of an exclusive interview with the person walking ahead of the new waves of the IoT & the connected-devices.

Listen to the interview by Miki Dai at www.crtv.nl

China’s Van Goghs

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Until 1989, the village of Dafen in the city of Shenzhen, China was little more than a hamlet. It now has a population of 10,000, including hundreds of peasants-turned oil painters. In the many studios, and even in the alleyways, Dafen’s painters turn out thousands of replicas of world-famous Western paintings. Nobody thinks anything of an order for 200 Van Goghs. To meet their deadlines, painters sleep on the floor between clotheslines strung with masterpieces. In 2015, the turnover in painting sales was over $65 million.

Directors Haibo and Kiki Tianqi Yu followed one of the painters, Xiaoyong Zhao. He and his family have painted around 100,000 Van Goghs. After all these years, Zhao feels a deep affinity with Van Gogh. He traveled to Europe to see the original works at the Van Gogh Museum, and to visit one of his best clients, an Amsterdam art dealer. This debut film is a fascinating, at times picturesque portrait of a village where artists pursue their dreams, but also have them shattered.

Listen to the interview of Miki Dai with Haibo Yu, maker of the documentary China’s Van Goghs, at www.crtv.nl

Chinese dj’s MIIIA, Rainbow Gao, Jasmine Li and The Shanghai Restoration Project

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Chinese Canadian electronic music artist MIIIA has been weaving her unique blend of vibes at the forefront of Shanghai’s underground music scene since she settled down in this city. With a relentless passion for creation, she is continuously building a musical dream-world that grows from the studio into her on-stage performances. Countless party-goers have fallen for her talent and charisma; she is truly a leader of China’s current underground music movement. 

Read the full interview by Miki Dai on www.crtv.nl