What we're about

The Boston China Interest Network (formerly known as Boston China Business Opportunities Network) is a group that promotes understanding and awareness of China's economy, business, and changing culture.

Since starting the group, we have expanded the purpose of this group to go beyond the realm of business. Some of our events will continue to be related to business in China, but most are social and conversational in nature - allowing both educational and personal development opportunities in a low stress setting.

We also have events that are more culturally or socially oriented, such as the weekly bilingual Mandarin-English chat group (currently meeting at Prudential Center), movie nights, and karoake outings.

For our weekly social conversations, we look for those who will return week after week after week, not merely those who will visit one time and engage that night's attendees (then never return again to continue building friendships).

Meanwhile, check out JUCCCE - together we create a greener China
https://www.juccce.org/

Also, check out https://twitter.com/ChinatownMainSt since (https://twitter.com/ChinatownMainStsince) so many dine out afterwards in Chinatown.
@ChinatownMainSt

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And for your own curiosity and learning, you might wish to check out these ten (10) other Chinese interest, China interest, Asian interest (that INCLUDES China and Chinese), and Mandarin and/or Cantonese language meetups that you may also want for your networking.

1) https://www.meetup.com/Chinese-English-Conversation-And-Game-Group/
Chinese English Conversation and Game Group (https://www.meetup.com/Chinese-English-Conversation-And-Game-Group/)
Hosted by Nick and Matt, hosts events at Hostel International every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

2) https://www.meetup.com/chinese-35/
The Boston Mandarin Chinese Language Meetup Group (https://www.meetup.com/chinese-35/)
Used to host events at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center on the 1st Monday of each month, now shares events with us and the Chinese English Conversation and Game group

3) https://www.meetup.com/Boston-English-Chinese-Exchange-Club/
Boston English-Chinese Exchange Club (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-English-Chinese-Exchange-Club/)

4) https://www.meetup.com/Chinese-conversation-and-classic-poetry/
Chinese conversation and classic poetry (https://www.meetup.com/Chinese-conversation-and-classic-poetry/)
This Meetup group no longer has an organizer. A member needs to step up as the new organizer

5) https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Asian-Entrepreneurship-Foundation/
Boston Asian Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Asian-Entrepreneurship-Foundation/)

7) https://www.meetup.com/AsianAmericanGroupBoston/
Asian American Group Boston (https://www.meetup.com/AsianAmericanGroupBoston/)

8) https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Asian-Professionals/
Greater Boston Asian Professionals Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Asian-Professionals/)

9) https://www.meetup.com/Allston-Brighton-Asian-Singles-Meet-And-Socialize/
Boston Asian Singles Meet And Socialize (https://www.meetup.com/Allston-Brighton-Asian-Singles-Meet-And-Socialize/)

10) https://www.meetup.com/Asian-American-Club-for-the-35-crowd/
Asian American Club for the 35+ crowd (https://www.meetup.com/Asian-American-Club-for-the-35-crowd/)

11) https://www.meetup.com/Boston-China-Travel-Meetup/
Boston China Travel Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/Boston-China-Travel-Meetup/)

BACK TO US:
In our event Jiaqi Li is the new, current, impressively competent weekly chat event host! Thank you.
Our events are
public, relatively frequent, and pretty open to persons of good will who demonstrate a real interest in any of the range of topics of our meetups and are NOT 'tire kickers' trying to attend events to look at a few of our attendees to see what they are like.

We strongly recommend that you use public transportation for your trip to Prudential. Our current meetup location is easily accessed from the Prudential stop on the D branch of the Green line.

Upcoming events (4+)

Mandarin Club Bilingual Chat - Boston Public Garden

Public Garden

Hi, everyone:

Now that the COVID situation has improved, we can start up in-person meetings again. Please follow all state and city guidelines, masks are optional, but still encouraged. New location will be at Boston Public Garden, meet at the George Washington Statue.

Due to the amount of people in the Garden it is imperative that everyone show up on time so we can find each other. Please make your way to the statue by 3:15pm and look for the person holding up the Meetup sign. After that 3:15 we will start moving around the Garden and walk around the Commons

* Mandarin speaker who wants to practice English (and 'reduce' their Chinese accents)?
* English speaker who wants to learn Mandarin?
* Nerdy Chinese folks want to bring friends and have a fun, FREE "outing" in Boston just talking with like-minded people in English or Mandarin?

If any of the above applies to you, come join us for our monthly meetups. This is an excellent chance to meet new people and practice your language skills in a casual and friendly setting.

Mandarin Club Bilingual Chat - Boston Public Garden

Public Garden

Hi, everyone:

Now that the COVID situation has improved, we can start up in-person meetings again. Please follow all state and city guidelines, masks are optional, but still encouraged. New location will be at Boston Public Garden, meet at the George Washington Statue.

Due to the amount of people in the Garden it is imperative that everyone show up on time so we can find each other. Please make your way to the statue by 3:15pm and look for the person holding up the Meetup sign. After that 3:15 we will start moving around the Garden and walk around the Commons

* Mandarin speaker who wants to practice English (and 'reduce' their Chinese accents)?
* English speaker who wants to learn Mandarin?
* Nerdy Chinese folks want to bring friends and have a fun, FREE "outing" in Boston just talking with like-minded people in English or Mandarin?

If any of the above applies to you, come join us for our monthly meetups. This is an excellent chance to meet new people and practice your language skills in a casual and friendly setting.

Mandarin Club Bilingual Chat - Boston Public Garden

Public Garden

Hi, everyone:

Now that the COVID situation has improved, we can start up in-person meetings again. Please follow all state and city guidelines, masks are optional, but still encouraged. New location will be at Boston Public Garden, meet at the George Washington Statue.

Due to the amount of people in the Garden it is imperative that everyone show up on time so we can find each other. Please make your way to the statue by 3:15pm and look for the person holding up the Meetup sign. After that 3:15 we will start moving around the Garden and walk around the Commons

* Mandarin speaker who wants to practice English (and 'reduce' their Chinese accents)?
* English speaker who wants to learn Mandarin?
* Nerdy Chinese folks want to bring friends and have a fun, FREE "outing" in Boston just talking with like-minded people in English or Mandarin?

If any of the above applies to you, come join us for our monthly meetups. This is an excellent chance to meet new people and practice your language skills in a casual and friendly setting.

Mandarin Club Bilingual Chat - Boston Public Garden

Public Garden

Hi, everyone:

Now that the COVID situation has improved, we can start up in-person meetings again. Please follow all state and city guidelines, masks are optional, but still encouraged. New location will be at Boston Public Garden, meet at the George Washington Statue.

Due to the amount of people in the Garden it is imperative that everyone show up on time so we can find each other. Please make your way to the statue by 3:15pm and look for the person holding up the Meetup sign. After that 3:15 we will start moving around the Garden and walk around the Commons

* Mandarin speaker who wants to practice English (and 'reduce' their Chinese accents)?
* English speaker who wants to learn Mandarin?
* Nerdy Chinese folks want to bring friends and have a fun, FREE "outing" in Boston just talking with like-minded people in English or Mandarin?

If any of the above applies to you, come join us for our monthly meetups. This is an excellent chance to meet new people and practice your language skills in a casual and friendly setting.

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Mandarin Club Bilingual Chat - Boston Public Garden

Public Garden

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