Attendees of the Chinese visiting scholars networking eventOn September 27, 50 Chinese visiting scholars gathered at the University International Center for the fall networking lunch event. Ralph Beha from the U.S.-China People’s Friendship Association spoke about the history of friendship between China and Minnesota. University of Minnesota faculty benefit greatly from collaboration with Chinese research partners and the hosting of Chinese visiting scholars. The China Center supports these efforts by connecting scholars to community resources, organizing events, and fostering individual collaborations through institutional engagement. In 2017–18, 165 Chinese research scholars came to the University of Minnesota to work across our many colleges and departments.