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Sunday, November 11, 2018

波克萊台商會辦保齡球賽與僑青、學生互動



【波克萊臺灣商會球聚聯誼 僑青學生互動熱絡】

波克萊臺灣商會舉辦保齡球賽和青年餐敍座談,駐波士頓經文處
處長徐佑典(前排右四)、僑教中心主任歐宏偉(前排左五)、商會會長
楊羅東
(前排右二)及商會會員、僑社青年和波士頓大學臺灣留學生20餘人參加。
波克萊臺灣商會於1110日舉辦保齡球賽和青年餐敍座談,吸引商會會員、僑社青年和波士頓大學臺灣留學生20餘人參加,以球會友,溫馨熱絡,現場歡笑聲不斷,在隨後餐敘時,在會長楊羅東的帶領下,透過自我介紹和經驗分享,讓商會會員、僑青和學生們增進對彼此的認識。

學生們打保齡球。
楊羅東表示,商會可作為本地僑社青年和臺灣留學生聯繫互動的媒介與平臺,未來也會多舉辦相關活動,協助大家連結求學和就業的需求。楊羅東說,自己早年也是前來美國波士頓大學就學,隨後順利找到工作與另一半共組家庭,目前子女均長大成人,一路走來相當辛苦,每個人生階段都有不同的需求和優先順序,因此希望波克萊臺灣商會能提供僑社青年與臺灣留學生適時的協助,也歡迎大家與商會保持密切聯繫。

駐波士頓臺北經濟文化辦事處處長徐佑典和僑教中心主任歐宏偉也應邀參加,他們特別感謝楊會長的付出與貢獻,並鼓勵僑青和學生們參與僑社服務,在課餘時間多參加元旦升旗、臺灣日及雙十國慶等大型活動,亦可藉此建立人際資源和互助網絡,擴大生活層面及未來發展機會;此外,歐宏偉也說明中華民國僑務委員會發行的僑胞卡業務,並歡迎商會會員及僑社青年前來僑教中心申辦領取。

波士頓僑教中心推動文化在地研習 林賢琪傳授畫竹之道

波士頓僑教中心主任歐宏偉(中)和文化老師們合影。



(Boston Orange) 波士頓華僑文教服務中心推動民俗文化在地研習,1110日邀種子教師林賢琪分享返台研習成果,本地15名文化老師進修水墨畫竹。
林賢琪示範畫竹。
種子教師林賢琪今年暑假回台灣參加文化培訓。在僑教中心安排下,1110日,為波士頓地區民俗文化教師舉辦研習班,詳細解說可以如何把四君子之一的「竹」,帶入文化課,
她從文化課程設計說起,指出應先介紹竹子「先竿,後節,再發細枝,最後生葉」的成長生態,比較能夠幫助學生快速掌握畫竹的技巧。她還介紹了毛筆、刷子、顏料調色等工具,以及更細緻的畫竹技巧。
林賢琪講解畫竹技巧。
當天有15名文化老師出席。僑教中心主任歐宏偉盛讚林賢琪的教學天份,在短短兩小時內,就能深入淺出的傳授畫竹藝術。他還勉勵學員秉持學習、分享與傳承的精神,提升個人文化內涵及專業知能,攜手在海外推展我國多元的優良文化。 (文稿資料及圖片,波士頓僑教中心提供)

Thursday, November 08, 2018

台大校友會講座 闡述求職必勝之道

波士頓台大校友會會長吳杏玫(中)和兩名獎者,職業顧問
David McDonough(右)和達理律師事務所主管律師林志濤。(周菊子攝)
               (Boston Orange 周菊子劍橋市報導)大波士頓地區台大校友會和五個機構合作職涯規畫系列講座,在1027日推出第一場,求職攻略&工作簽證。當天颱風來襲,但屋外風雨飄搖,屋內聚精會神,80餘名出席者提問踴躍。
             這場講座由台大校友會會長吳杏玫策畫,從緬因州請來職業顧問David McDonough,談在資訊爆炸年代的有效求職策略,達理律師事務所主管律師林志濤,講美國職業簽證,說明OPTH1B等相關內容。
活動當天有新英格蘭地區臺灣同學會聯合會(FTSA)支援做服務義工。
(主辦單位提供)
             David McDonough本人2009年才成為美國公民,曾經擔任Bates學院,Clark大學執業中心主任,也在布蘭岱斯(Brandeis),波士頓等大學,以及軟體公司工作過。他在介紹自己時表示,已幫過數以百計的國際學生找工作。
             他指出,美國大約有3000萬家企業,數以千計的找工作網站,根據indeed.com,在波士頓的50英里之內,大約有108000個工作機會。以全世界來說。領英(Linkedin)大約有5億用戶,但只張貼有1000萬工作機會。
蘇皓偉代表波士頓臺灣生物科技協會出席。(周菊子攝)
             找工作的人,因此面對著使用了效率不高的搜尋辦法,缺乏對相關行業或特定公司的了解,時間不夠,溝通技巧,簽證問題,被各種分析弄暈了,申請了並不符合自己資格的工作等等的挑戰。
             他認為,找工作需具備的技能包括,說寫溝通,解決或分析問題,領導力,正面態度,工作道德,團隊合作,技術,跨文化或全球化視野等。查詢技能方面的相關資訊,可以參考www.thebalancecareers.com,以及Occupational Outlook Handbook
            而一名成功的求職者,多半有優秀學術成績,良好人脈網絡,極佳的溝通技能,堅持,有創意,熱誠,還幸運。
劍橋合唱團團長屠澤寬代表台青商協會出席。(周菊子攝)
             若以求職方式來分析,成功率最高的是靠聯誼(networking),高達60%70%。經由搜尋,直接向公司應聘的約10%20%,從indeed.comdice.comcareer builder等求職網站找到工作機會的比率,約僅10%。他建議求職者各種方式同時採用。
             David McDonough建議有意找工作者,把聯誼(networking)當作自己的首要任務,制定一份列有大約1020家公司的核心雇主表,借助諸如Beacon Hill StaffingRobert Half Hire MindsWorkbridge等 招聘機構,各專業協會等的獨特網站,來提高成功率。他也勸求職者避開企業人事部門,直接和要聘員工的部門經理或主管談。然後最好製作一份試算表(Excel spreadsheet),以便於追蹤自己的求職進度,構思後續行動。
             David McDonough也為求職者提供了參加聯誼活動時的參考指南,包括和人握手要實而有力,藉由閒聊來認識談話對方,提些關於所參加活動的問題,以及他們是否住在本地,在哪裡工作,怎麼找到他現有工作的。話題要避免政治,宗教,當談話結束時,向對方要張名片,然後禮貌告退,才好和更多人晤談。
             透過領英來聯誼,也是一種方式。
             其他的求職資源有專業協會,諸如Mass Biotech Council CFA Society Boston等等,或者是校友會,MyVisaJobs.com GoinglobalVault.com,以及Boston.comGlassdoorBoston Business Journal等等。
             在會場,David McDonough也講談了面試技巧,建議求職者先到salary.cmpayscale.comglassdoor.com等網站,查查看自己的資歷與所應徵職位的薪資幅度,了解醫療保險,假期等福利差異,然後要考慮通勤時間,未來成長機會,同事都會是哪些人,誰是自己的頂頭上司等。他還公佈了自己的電郵地址 dpmcdonough@gmail.com
                 達理律師事務所主管律師林志濤,講的是美國職業簽證簡介,包括實習簽證,工作簽證,其他簽證,美國居留權的綠卡等。
實習簽證有CPT,允許學生在所學範圍內,每週課後最多工作20小時,一般不能超過11個月,還會從OPT中扣除這時間。
另一個實習簽證是OPT,也就是Optional Practical Training,允許學生在畢業後,留美工作12個月,並且實際就業時間不得少於9個月。如果是科學,工程,技術和數學專業,OPT時間延長為36個月。
工作簽證H1B則是非移民簽證,期限3年,一般可延長3年。必須是具有規模的雇主來為符合條件的僱員申請,通常要求任職者有學士以上學位,工資達到美國勞工部規定的市場標準。
H1B有名額限制,每年65,000,另有20,000給持有碩士學位以上個人。每年的最早申請日期是411日。
其他簽證包括實習或訓練計畫,傑出人才,跨國企業管理人才,投資人。
申請美國永久居留權的綠卡,則有EB1的職業移民,包括傑出人才,傑出教授或研究員,商業經理或行政高管,EB2的具高等學位或特殊技能,國家利益豁免者,EB3的技術人才,EB4包括宗教人士的特殊移民,以及EB5的投資移民。
另外則是通過直系親屬申請的親屬移民等。
這場講座是由大波士頓地區台大校友會和新英格蘭玉山科技協會、波士頓臺灣生物科技協會、新英格蘭地區臺灣同學會聯合會、紐英崙中華專業人員協會及新英格蘭台灣青商會合作舉辦。台大校友會會長吳杏玫表示,未來的講座主題,歡迎各界提供意見,可發電郵到 gbaantu@gmail.com
台大校友會的下一個活動是十一月十一日晚,在台北食坊(211 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420)聚餐,慶祝90週年校慶。(部分圖片已於10月31日發表)

MAYOR WALSH TO SIGN ORDINANCE TO HELP OLDER RESIDENTS WITH THEIR PROPERTY TAXES

MAYOR WALSH TO SIGN ORDINANCE TO HELP OLDER RESIDENTS WITH THEIR PROPERTY TAXES
BOSTON - Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced he will sign an ordinance passed by the Boston City Council, sponsored by Councilors Lydia Edwards and Ed Flynn, which will provide assistance to older homeowners in Boston. With the passage of this ordinance, the City of Boston will opt into Massachusetts General Law Ch. 60 §62A, which gives municipalities the ability to offer payment agreements to older homeowners who are behind on their tax payments.

"In Boston, we are committed to taking care of everyone who wants to live in our City, including older residents who help make Boston the world-class city it is today. With this ordinance, we're working to further create a supportive city where all residents, regardless of age or ability, can thrive," said Mayor Walsh. "I thank Councilors Edwards, Flynn and the rest of the Boston City Council for their collaboration."

The ordinance will allow property tax payment agreements and interest relief for eligible senior homeowners with low-income in the City struggling to repay their overdue taxes. Payment agreements of up to five years that forgive 50% of the accrued interest will be granted to eligible, low-income seniors in Boston. In order to be eligible, people must meet the requirements for the residential and senior exemptions.

This legislation will also improve the accessibility of tax-related documents by providing residents with details about how to access their property tax information in multiple languages. This effort is being coordinated as part of the City of Boston's Office of Language and Communication Access citywide implementation plan.

"As a city, it's critical we take every step possible to keep our elders housed and to support Bostonians in building and retaining wealth over generations," said Councilor Edwards. "This ordinance is a win-win, helping economically vulnerable taxpayers keep their homes while meeting tax obligations to the city. I appreciate the partnership of the Mayor, city staff and my colleagues on the council in crafting this ordinance and I look forward to its signing."

"It is great to work with the Walsh Administration to provide more tools for our elderly residents and increase accessibility for non-English speaking Bostonians." said co-sponsor Ed Flynn, District 2 City Councilor, "Tax bills can be intimidating and this ordinance will make things easier for the taxpayers of Boston. I look forward to having this ordinance signed into law."

This ordinance continues to build on Boston's age-friendly work. Including its work to support senior homeowners. In 2016, Mayor Walsh announced an extension of the Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Abatement program. The tax work-off abatement law allows a city or town to establish a program giving property owners 60 years or older the opportunity to volunteer services to their city or town in exchange for a reduction in property tax.

Across Boston, the Age-Friendly Boston initiative was launched in 2014 when Mayor Walsh joined the network of the World Health Organization age-friendly cities through AARP, the United States affiliate. In May of 2017, the City of Boston's Commission on Affairs of the Elderly released the Age-Friendly Action Plan, a comprehensive plan with 75 action items to create an environment where older adults continue to lead healthy and productive lives in Boston.

MAYOR WALSH RELEASES FIRST EVER INVENTORY OF BOSTON'S INCOME-RESTRICTED HOUSING

MAYOR WALSH RELEASES FIRST EVER INVENTORY OF BOSTON'S INCOME-RESTRICTED HOUSING
Sixty six percent of the 54,247 units documented are restricted to households earning less than 50 percent of Area Median Income (AMI)
BOSTON - Thursday, November 8, 2018  - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today released the first ever inventory of Boston's affordable housing which documents and analyzes the type and location of the 54,247 units of income-restricted housing in the city. The comprehensive inventory, Income-Restricted Housing in Bostonissued by the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND), was released with a database of nearly 1,300 projects that show one in five housing units in Boston is income restricted. The neighborhoods with the highest percentages of income-restricted housing stock are the South End/Lower Roxbury with 48 percent, Roxbury with 45 percent, and Charlestown and Jamaica Plain with 25 percent each.  

"Creating more affordable housing and preserving Boston's more than 54,000 income-restricted units are top priorities for my administration, and are a driving force behind our housing goals," said Mayor Walsh. "This report helps us understand how many income-restricted units there are, where they are, and to whom they are affordable, all important information as we work to increase affordable housing opportunities in our neighborhoods."  

Analysis of the 54,247 income-restricted housing units shows that 66 percent of them are restricted to households earning less than 50 percent of Area Median Income (AMI), or $43,150 for a two-person household. Of those units, 20,746 units or 38 percent are restricted for households making between 31-50 percent of AMI, which ranges from $25,900 to $43,000 for a two-person household. Many of those households may also be utilizing a mobile voucher, or a tenant-based voucher.

"This report documents the hard work done by housing advocates and members of the community over decades, much of it in partnership with the City of Boston," said Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, CEO of Inquilinos Boricuas En Acción and co-chair of the Mayor's Housing Task Force. "We're proud that 48 percent of all the housing in the South End and Lower Roxbury is income-restricted, and are committed to maintaining and increasing that percentage. The positive effects that living in income-restricted housing has had on generations of Bostonians is real and long-lasting, and must be available in the future."

Income-Restricted Housing in Boston is the result of DND's collection and curation of data on all income-restricted units as part of an effort to better monitor how much affordable housing exists in the city, and where it is located. The report is also a response to goals outlined in Mayor Walsh's Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030 plan. The inventory includes data from Boston Housing Authority (BHA) public housing, privately-owned housing built with DND funding and/or on City-owned land, and privately-owned housing built without any City subsidy, for example, created using Low-Income Housing Tax Credits or as part of the Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP), including units built with funds from cash in lieu payments to the Inclusionary Development Fund.

"Boston shines on the world stage because of its people, all of whom proudly call our great City home for different reasons, adding new layers to its fabric," said Kimberly Sherman Stamler, President of Related Beal. "We look to replicate that fabric in our own buildings, creating mixed-income neighborhoods that appeal to long-standing residents and families seeking choice in housing. This report demonstrates the Walsh Administration's collaborative and forward way of thinking, offering transparent roadmaps and clear targets that help identify opportunities for developers and residents alike. We look forward to continuing to work with the City to create housing opportunities in the years ahead."

Mayor Walsh recently  increased the City's overall housing targets from 53,000 to 69,000 new units by 2030, including 15,820 income-restricted units, to meet Boston's population growth. These income-restricted units will include purchasing 1,000 rental housing units from the speculative market and income-restricting them through an expanded Acquisition Opportunity Program. In addition, the City will soon announce awardees of an affordable housing funding round that includes more than $16 million in city affordable housing funds, and the first large scale awards of Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding for affordable housing development projects. The RFP for this $16 million in funding was announced in September.

As the City continues to make strides towards creating more affordable housing, it is also working with regional partners to ensure affordable housing is a reality throughout the region through the Metro Mayor's Regional Housing Task Force, and its execution of a recently-released regional housing production goal of creating 185,000 new units of housing across the region by the year 2030.

For more information on the City's work to create more housing, please visit: Housing A Changing City: Boston 2030.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

MAYOR'S MENTORING MOVEMENT EXCEEDS 2,300 MENTORS

MAYOR'S MENTORING MOVEMENT EXCEEDS 2,300 MENTORS

BOSTON - Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) and leaders from mentoring programs across the city to announce the Mayor's Mentoring Movement has exceeded 2,300 mentors. The Mayor's Mentoring Movement was launched in 2014 with the initial goal to recruit 1,000 new mentors to serve Boston youth.  

"Through our work with Mass Mentoring Partnership, we have been able to provide our youth with even more opportunities to succeed," said Mayor Walsh. "We know that mentoring relationships lead to brighter futures for our young people and stronger neighborhoods. We will continue to recruit more mentors to ensure that every young person has access to these empowering relationships."

The mentors recruited through the Mayor's Mentoring Movement are matched with young people across the City of Boston through mentoring programs serving youth in a variety of settings. The volunteers include adults who live and work in the city as well as many City of Boston employees. Mentors encourage positive choices, promote high self-esteem, and academic achievement.
"We want to thank our mentoring program partners for all of their work to make these relationships happen for Boston youth," said Beth Fraster, Vice President & Chief Program Officer at Mass Mentoring Partnership. "And we thank Mayor Walsh for his continued commitment to this initiative and his dedication to supporting young people across the city."

"Her words of affirmation and encouragement definitely help me move beyond what I can see for myself," said Denaisha Lesley-Coburn on her mentor, Sandra Torres. "I think that's very important because sometimes we know what we are capable of doing, but when we have other people to shine a light on those facts or things that you are able to do, it pushes you even more."

ABOUT MASS MENTORING PARTNERSHIP
Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships to meet the needs of communities across Massachusetts. With offices in Boston and in Holyoke, MMP serves hundreds of mentoring programs and youth development organizations statewide supporting thousands of youth in mentoring relationships. For more information, please visit massmentors.org

紐英崙中華專協慶41週年 談音樂藝術人生

紐英崙中華專業人員協會幹部,嘉賓與表演者合影。(周菊子攝)
              (Boston Orange 周菊子波士頓報導)紐英崙中華專業人員協會(NEACP)114日在古老的波士頓第一教堂,以音樂藝術與人生為主題,舉辦第41屆年會,彷如特意讓人在欣賞優美音樂,品味藝術之餘,思考人生中,專業與生活如何無縫接軌。
            當晚在波士頓龍鳳酒樓舉行的晚宴中,中華專協還頒發榮譽會員證給紐英崙中華公所主席陳家驊,感謝他長久以來的支持,並有會長彭淑敏宣佈康雅雰出任副會長。
紐英崙中華專業人員協會董事長蕭蔚(右)藉由嬌妻江佩蓉(左)的
"榮星兒童合唱團"歲月,還把聲樂家岳彩輪都請來演唱。(周菊子攝)
             往年的專協年會,多半安排一整天的名人講座,今年由會長彭淑敏策畫,董事長蕭蔚全力支持,譚嘉陵,魏瑀嫻,江佩蓉分頭聯繫,別開生面的規畫出長僅三小時的四段節目。
             第一段由目前在新英格蘭音樂學院修讀博士,並在該校成人教育部任教的黃竹君論述音樂家的角色,獲有茱莉亞音樂學院碩士學位,奪得過史坦威等比賽第一名,今年五月發行了第一張網路專輯,六月為高雄捷運創作首發樂曲致高雄的駱奇偉,深入淺出的談變奏與即興
江佩蓉(右),薛悅悅(左)都是當年榮星兒童合唱團成員。(周菊子攝)
             黃竹君指出音樂的主要角色是供人演唱,誘發舞蹈,講述故事,一名好的音樂表演者必須像傳譯詮釋者的利用自身知識及經歷,企圖解碼作曲家給我們的線索,像運動員藉由重複練習,精進自身技巧,以提升體能狀態,像演員利用現有工具知識,揣摩情感,重現音樂。她還借用了日本民謠紅蜻蜓,巴赫變奏曲,D小調小提琴獨奏曲,BWV1004,第一樂章,以及蕭泰然改編自鄧雨賢的望春風來舉例。
           駱奇偉則以莫札特的閃爍的小星星,十二變奏曲,還他自己重新編曲的鄧麗君的甜蜜蜜,來解釋那些很有表達性的音符,例如莫札特創出來的16音符等等,是怎麼放進樂曲中,帶給聽眾不同的感受。
中華專協榮譽董事,也是中華表演藝術基金會會長的譚嘉陵(中)最喜歡
栽培諸黃竹君(左),駱奇偉(右)等年輕音樂人。(周菊子攝)
             第二段從江佩蓉,薛悅悅當年在榮星合唱團,這辜偉甫於1957年創辦,呂泉生長年任團長的全台灣唯一兒童合唱團的歲月說起。他們憶述當年團長要求功課退步就得離團,於是一星期六天練唱,卻不敢歇怠課業的許多往事。他們兩人長大後,竟在美國東部重聚。他們邊說往事,邊演唱了9首歌,包括當年進榮星合唱團唱的第一首歌,澳洲民謠海基奔拜西
              迄今唯一得過葛萊美獎提名,曾任哈特福德音樂學院聲樂系主任的華裔歌唱家岳彩輪,則是2012年和同事合作編曲,發現呂泉生作曲,以徐志摩填詞的沙喲娜拉,從此一頭栽進呂泉生的音樂中,還在2016年飛到洛杉磯,為誌記呂泉生100週年誕辰,舉辦了兩場音樂會,隨後出版呂泉生歌曲專輯,獲得全球音樂獎銀獎。
康麗雪(左),康雅雰(右)是中華專協理事中的姊妹花。(周菊子攝)
              岳彩輪在王瑞玲伴奏中,演唱了杯底不可飼金魚8首呂泉生的作品,再另外演唱一取法國歌劇卡門鬥牛士之歌,讓出席者感受演唱歌劇和中文歌曲的不同。
              第三段原本是創辦了中華藝術協會的舞蹈家陳玉律,暢談她的藝術與人生。沒想到陳玉律突然生病,無法親自出席,改由她的好友代為照稿宣讀她的一生經歷。中華藝術協會的傳統中國舞蹈團也在會上表演小放牛羽扇錦雞炫美兩小無猜,展示陳玉律的編舞,教舞成績。
中華專協董事長蕭蔚(右)頒發榮譽會員證書給陳家驊(左)。(周菊子攝)
              第四段的傳統與現代的對話,原本安排有女高音曾莉涵演唱,邱艾瑩,吉丹兩夫婦四手聯彈。也沒想到曾莉涵臨時喉嚨感染,遵醫囑無法開腔,於是改為純演奏由邱艾瑩和盧易之改編的四季紅,望春風,天黑嘿,以及匈牙利舞曲,斯拉夫舞曲,帕帕吉諾幻想曲等曲目。
             紐英崙中華專業人員協會跨過四十年後,在現任董事長蕭蔚和會長彭淑敏的努力下,明顯年輕化,副會長康雅雰,財務長莊紀華,以及蘇信豪,魏瑀嫻,黃俊義,康麗雪,謝開明,周駿安,周中平,陳威宇等10名理事,有一半都是年僅三十出頭或以下的年輕人。
中華專協幹部與家賓們。(周菊子攝)
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中華專協董事會和理事會成員。(周菊子攝)


中華專協董事長蕭蔚(左三),會長彭淑敏(中)和理事會的莊紀華,
魏瑀嫻,康麗雪,康雅雰,陳威庭等人。

今年的專協年會在會後辦聚餐。(周菊子攝)











"善良的天使" 將於華府,加州,紐約辦首映會 12月在中國上映


中美合拍紀錄電影《善良的天使》即將上映
用全球視野探討中美關係的未來

【洛杉磯訊】在中美即將迎來建交40週年之際,一部由奧斯卡和金馬獎獲獎團隊歷時五年、精心打造的院線紀錄電影《善良的天使》(Better Angels近日在華府、加州帕薩迪納及紐約相繼舉辦首映會。影片由兩屆奧斯卡獲獎導演柯文思(Malcolm Clarke)執導,美國知名製片人William Mundell和金馬獎獲獎製片人韓軼聯合制片,以歷史的眼光和全球視野來探討中美關係的未來。影片將於今年12月在中國二千多家電影院播放,並於明年初在美國上映。這也將是中美合拍紀錄電影首次在中國大規模放映。

《善良的天使》集聚了多位全球知名學者和政要,包括前美國國務卿亨利·基辛格(Henry Kissinger)、詹姆斯·貝克(James Baker)、中國前人大常委會副委員長、經濟學家成思危、香港特別行政區前行政長官董建華(Tung Chee-hwa)、恒隆集團主席陳啟宗(Ronnie C. Chan)、華美銀行董事長、總裁兼最高執行長吳建民(Dominic Ng)等他們各自表達了對中美關係的期望、態度和擔憂,探討中美關係的未來。吳建民在影片中分享到,中國可以發揮在基礎設施建設方面的優勢,加強與美國的合作,為兩國民眾創造更多就業機會,增進兩國關係。

同時,影片中還記錄了小城市的市長、教育工作者、農民、工人等一般民眾為不斷跨越兩國之間地域和文化差異而付出的努力。中國駐美大使崔天凱在觀影後表示,影片中擁有不同文化背景的兩國民眾透過各自的努力促進理解、和諧共存,他們的故事既平凡又偉大。這些民眾就是中美關


係中「善良的天使」,在中美關係處於低潮時,他們不僅以自己的綿薄之力堅定維繫兩國友誼,還持續推動中美關係重回正軌。