Chinese-American Influencers Honored at Third Anniversary of YUE Magazine

Chiu-Ti Jansen and Lukas Barwinski. (Photo via Patrick McMullan)
Chiu-Ti Jansen, Lukas Barwinski== CHIU-TI JANSEN AND VERTU HOST YUE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DINNER == The Lowell Hotel, New York== October 20, 2014== ©Patrick McMullan Photo - DANIEL TOROK / Patrick McMullan.com
Lang Lang and Yue-Sai Kan. (Photo via Patrick McMullan)
Lang Lang, Yue-Sai Kan== CHIU-TI JANSEN AND VERTU HOST YUE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DINNER == The Lowell Hotel, New York== October 20, 2014== ©Patrick McMullan Photo - DANIEL TOROK / Patrick McMullan.com
Hutch Hutchison. (Photo via Patrick McMullan)
Hutch Hutchison==CHIU-TI JANSEN AND VERTU HOST YUE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DINNER ==The Lowell Hotel, New York ==October 20, 2014==©Patrick McMullan==Photo - DANIEL TOROK / Patrick McMullan.com== ==
Hao Jiang Tian and Xiu Lan Zhou. (Photo via Patrick McMullan.)
Hao Jiang Tian, Xiu Lan Zhou==CHIU-TI JANSEN AND VERTU HOST YUE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DINNER ==The Lowell Hotel, New York ==October 20, 2014==©Patrick McMullan==Photo - DANIEL TOROK / Patrick McMullan.com== ==
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Yue's third anniversary gala. (Photo via Patrick McMullan)
Atmosphere==CHIU-TI JANSEN AND VERTU HOST YUE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DINNER ==The Lowell Hotel, New York ==October 20, 2014==©Patrick McMullan==Photo - DANIEL TOROK / Patrick McMullan.com== ==
Nicole Meyer. (Photo via Patrick McMullan)
Nicole Meyer==CHIU-TI JANSEN AND VERTU HOST YUE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DINNER ==The Lowell Hotel, New York ==October 20, 2014==©Patrick McMullan==Photo - DANIEL TOROK / Patrick McMullan.com== ==
Lang Lang and Lukas Barwinski. (Photo via Patrick McMullan)
Lukas Barwinski==CHIU-TI JANSEN AND VERTU HOST YUE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DINNER ==The Lowell Hotel, New York ==October 20, 2014==©Patrick McMullan==Photo - DANIEL TOROK / Patrick McMullan.com== ==
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Ming Liu, Lang Lang, Chiu-Ti Jansen and Guoqing Chen. (Photo via Patrick McMullan)
Ming Liu, Lang Lang, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Guoqing Chen==CHIU-TI JANSEN AND VERTU HOST YUE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DINNER ==The Lowell Hotel, New York ==October 20, 2014==©Patrick McMullanPhoto - DANIEL TOROK / Patrick McMullan.com== == ==
Lucia Hwong Gordon, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Carolyn Hsu-Baker. (Photo via Patrick McMullan)
Lucia Hwong Gordon, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Carolyn Hsu-Baker== CHIU-TI JANSEN AND VERTU HOST YUE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION DINNER == The Lowell Hotel, New York== October 20, 2014== ©Patrick McMullan Photo - DANIEL TOROK / Patrick McMullan.com
Joseph Meyer and Richard Liu. (Photo via Patrick McMullan)
Joseph Meyer, Richard Lui== CHIU-TI JANSEN HOSTS YUE MAGAZINE 3RD ANNIVERSARY GALA HONORING LEADERS IN PHILANTHROPY == The Harmonie Club, New York== October 20, 2014== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - DANIEL TOROK / PatrickMcMullan.com
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Lang Lang and Hutch Hutchison. (Photo via Patrick McMullan)
Lang Lang, Hutch Hutchison== CHIU-TI JANSEN HOSTS YUE MAGAZINE 3RD ANNIVERSARY GALA HONORING LEADERS IN PHILANTHROPY == The Harmonie Club, New York== October 20, 2014== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - DANIEL TOROK / PatrickMcMullan.com
Yue-Sai Kan and Zang Toi. (Photo via Patrick McMullan)
Yue-Sai Kan, Zang Toi== CHIU-TI JANSEN HOSTS YUE MAGAZINE 3RD ANNIVERSARY GALA HONORING LEADERS IN PHILANTHROPY == The Harmonie Club, New York== October 20, 2014== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - DANIEL TOROK / PatrickMcMullan.com
Hao Jiang Tian and Martha Liao (Photo via Patrick McMullan)
Hao Jiang Tian, Martha Liao== CHIU-TI JANSEN HOSTS YUE MAGAZINE 3RD ANNIVERSARY GALA HONORING LEADERS IN PHILANTHROPY == The Harmonie Club, New York== October 20, 2014== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - DANIEL TOROK / PatrickMcMullan.com
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Chiu-Ti Jansen and Lang Lang (Photo via Patrick McMullan)
Chiu-Ti Jansen, Lang Lang==CHIU-TI JANSEN HOSTS YUE MAGAZINE 3RD ANNIVERSARY GALA HONORING LEADERS IN PHILANTHROPY==The Harmonie Club, New York==October 20, 2014==©Patrick McMullan==Photo - DANIEL TOROK / PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

Chiu-Ti Jansen, publisher of YUE Magazine, hosted a black tie gala last night at the Harmonie Club to honor six of the most important Chinese and Chinese American influencers in the world of philanthropy.

The honorees included Yue-Sai Kan, Anla Cheng Kingdon, Lang Lang, Richard Lui, Hao Jiang Tian and Shirley Young. Wendy Wu (the North America Chief Representative of the Beijing Council International Auction Company), Zang Toi (fashion designer), Nicola Phelps (General Manager of Baccarat on Madison Avenue), Peter Ly (Royal Salute Brand Ambassador) and Joseph Meyer (Observer Media CEO) presented the coveted awards.

New York’s elite joined their Chinese contemporaries to raise a glass of Royal Salute Scotch Whisky, provided by Pernod Ricard. Jill Heisler, Director of Prestige Marketing at Pernod Ricard said, “YUE and Royal Salute have worked together for two years. Royal Salute is very popular with Chinese consumers. This event is a great fit because Royal Salute is always happy to support Asian philanthropists and those who have had success in business and the arts.” Attendees mingled while nibbling on passed hors d’oeuvres including shrimp Shumai, crispy Maryland crab cakes, seared tuna on cucumber rounds, and vegetable spring rolls.

The presenting sponsor VERTU showcased some of the featured guests’ most charitable achievements through an array of mobile devices and visual experiences. Beijing Council was also the associate sponsor of the event. Hutch Hutchison, head of design of VERTU, said, “Beyond the pyramid of needs, the proposition holds true, you wouldn’t leave home without your phone. So why doesn’t it say something about you? This phone marks you out as having made it. It’s about being in touch with high powered individuals and this group was great to partner with tonight.”

Chiu-Ti opened with a welcome speech and said, “YUE is about more than a magazine; it’s about building a community.”

Each honoree then received a hand engraved fine crystal Baccarat Louxor Obelisk made in Baccarat’s signature design for their generous work in the community. Mr. and Mrs. Chen Guoqing, Datuk Zang Toi, Chien Chung Pei, Geoffrey Bradfield, René Belcer, and Carolyn Hsu Belcer joined the YUE luxury advertisers and honorees to applaud a night of philanthropy.

After the awards ceremony at Harmonie Club, 30 distinguished guests made their way over to the Lowell Hotel to enjoy an intimate celebration dinner. The menu included spinach salad, filet mignon, herb crusted halibut, and chocolate courrone for dessert. The fête surely satisfied in more ways that one.

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