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2018 Year of the Dog, Kansas City Chinese Speech Contest For Youth, University Students, and Adults

Sponsored by: The Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas in partnership with The Center for East Asian Studies of the University of Kansas and The Kansas City Chinese American Association

Preliminary Competition by Video Submission DUE: Monday, January 22, 2018 11:59PM

Finalists will be invited to a Final Competition on: Saturday, January 27, 2018 9:00am to 11:30am, Awards Ceremony at 12:00pm

Johnson County Community College

Please join us in our annual Chinese speaking competition, sponsored by the Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas. Yearly, we partner with area organizations to offer learners and heritage speakers of Chinese an opportunity to showcase their skills. Our competition welcomes all levels of Chinese language learners and heritage speakers (in separate competition categories), and will feature Certificates and Prizes for participants!


Students currently enrolled in a Chinese program in any K12 school, university, or Chinese weekend school (or homeschool Chinese program), and adult learners are eligible. All contestants must be recommended by their respective Chinese language teacher (can be parent/homeschool teacher).

Please email the form below (can be in the body of an email) as instructed. Contestants should then submit a video entry by uploading it onto YouTube using the “Unlisted” privacy setting, then email the link to your video to

Here is a link to the YouTube help page on Unlisted videos:

In your email with the link, please include the following text:

By emailing the link to my “Unlisted” YouTube video, I hereby give permission for Kansas City Chinese Speech Contest judges to view and judge my speech competition entry.

The top contestants in each division will be invited to compete in the finals at Johnson County Community College on January 28, 2017. Prizes and Certificates will be awarded!

Technical Requirements:

Please record your video in MPEG-4. Do not add background music or other sound effects; Do Not Use: PowerPoint, props, or other visual aids; Outdoor or indoor backgrounds are acceptable. A quiet environment, with as little ambient noise as possible, is recommended. Video camera angle must show the speaker’s head and shoulders (or from the waist up).

All speeches should be memorized and delivered in Mandarin Chinese without notes, printed materials, or PowerPoint. The contestant should compose his or her original speech. Speeches may quote other authors’ works but the majority of the work should be original …

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2017 KCCAA Passport/Visa Pickup Notice

For applicants who have submitted your passport and Chinese visa application to KCCAA in October 2017, please pick up your passport/visa at below location and time:

Location: Emmanuel Chinese Baptist Church

                 10101 England Dr., Overland Park, KS 66212  

Time: Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, 1:30 – 3:30PM

You may also visit our website at for more information.

KCCAA 1021日的护照/签证活动中递交有关护照/签证材料的申请人,请在以下时间地点领取护照/签证。

地点: 以马内利华人浸洗会

         10101 England Dr., Overland Park, KS 66212

时间: 114 星期六下午130pm-330pm


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KCCA / KCCAA Passport / Visa Event

Saturday, October 21, 2017


为了更好服务领区广大侨胞,芝加哥总领馆 将于2017年10月21日赴堪萨斯州受理中国公民的护照、旅行证及在境外居住人员领取养老金资格审核表申请。本次活动由堪城华人协会(KCCA)和堪城中美联合会(KCCAA),  以下简称 “协办方”, 联合举办,具体安排和有关事项如下:


办证时间:10月21日(周六)9:00 – 16:00

办证地点:10101 England Dr., Overland Park, KS 66212

协办方:堪城华人协会(KCCA), 堪城中美联合会(KCCAA)

联系人:David Cheng (913) 957-1437, Forest Rong (913) 593-8059




  1. 本次办证只受理中国公民护照、中国公民旅行证,及在境外居住人员领取养老金资格审核表申请。
  2. 为提高效率,减少现场等待时间,请办理护照、旅行证业务的申请人通过护照预约系统(网址:提前在网上预约。
  3. 预约系统将于9月29日10:00AM开放,预约时请选择预约时间“10月21日”,办证地点“仅限堪萨斯预约办证”,并预约办理时段。预约成功后,请按提示,打印出带有条形码的预约申请表(届时将作为预约凭证),按照预约的时间段前往现场办证地点办理。10月19日预约系统自动关闭。原则上,没有网上预约的护照、旅行证申请,现场将不予受理。
  4. 每人限预约1次,如一个家庭有多人申请,请按照实际办证人数分别预约。
  5. 办证所需费用由申请人直接支付给总领馆(Money Order 或 Cashier’s Check)。
  6. 由于对电子护照的照片要求十分严格,为提高办证效率,节省时间,“协办方” (KCCA, KCCAA)将现场提供高质量的照相服务,确保照片符合总领馆要求 。现场照相每人$15。
  7. 除了付给总领馆的办证费用, “协办方” (KCCA, KCCAA)将对办理护照、旅行证者收取办证和场地等费用每本$25,只接受现金或个人支票(make check payable to “KCCA”)。
  8. 请大家仔细阅读总领馆网页上《中国驻芝加哥总领馆将赴堪萨斯州提供现场办证服务》通知,并按照其规定和要求准备和提供申请材料。



  1. 在芝加哥总领馆办证的当天,为方便社区,“协办方” (KCCA, KCCAA)将代办赴华签证。具体申请材料及收费要求,请参照总领馆网页如下:

  1. 除了总领馆要求的签证费用,“协办方” (KCCA, KCCAA)将收取代办手续费 $35(会员或非会员)。
  2. 请将代办手续费和总领馆要求的签证费用一起支付给 “协办方” (KCCA, KCCAA),只接受现金或个人支票(make check payable to “KCCAA”)。然后由 “协办方” (KCCA, KCCAA)统一支付总领事馆要求的签证费用。
  3. 申请人不需要回邮信封,签证办完后,总领馆会把护照及签证交由“协办方” (KCCA, KCCAA)统一发放。
  4. 更多信息请浏览 “协办方” (KCCA, KCCAA)的官方网站 or。



2017 KCCA/KCCAA Passport/Visa Event

To better serve oversea Chinese, the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago will come to the State of Kansas on Saturday October 21, 2017 to process the application for Chinese Passport, Travel Document, and other documents. This event will be cohosted by Kansas City Chinese Association (KCCA) and Kansas City Chinese American Association (KCCAA).

1. Event

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday October 21st, 2017

Location: 10101 England Dr., Overland Park, KS 66212

Coordinator: Kansas City Chinese Association (KCCA), Kansas City Chinese American Association (KCCAA)

Contact: David Cheng (913) 957-1437, Forest Rong (913) 593-8059


2. Document and Fees

Please refer the information listed on the Consulate General website:

  1. The applicants will need to pay Money Order or Cashier’s Check directly to “Chinese Consulate General in Chicago” for the required passport and/or travel document fee.

3. Service Fee

Passport and Travel Document: $25 for member and non-member, cash or personal check (make check payable to “KCCA”).

4. Chinese Visa

For the convenience of the community, KCCA & KCCAA (Hereinafter referred to as “co-organizers”) will accept the application to Chinese Visa. Please refer the information listed in the Consulate General’s website:

In addition to the visa fee required by the Consulate General, service fee of $35 for member and non-member will be collected by “co-organizers”.

Please combine the service fee (by “co-organizers”) and the required visa fee (by Consulate General) together and make payment to “KCCAA”, cash or personal checks are accepted. The “KCCAA” will issue the payment required for visa to Consulate General in Chicago.

No need for return envelope, and the passport/visa will be distributed to you by “co-organizers” after the visa was issued by Consulate General in Chicago.


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KCCAA Education Seminar Series – How To Prepare Your Child For High School

Good news! KCCAA will host another education seminar in August.  With school starting next week, some kids will begin high school this fall. Everyone knows high school is not easy.  How do you help your kids get prepared?  Dr. Da-Ming Zhu will talk about the things parents should know about high school life and will answer your questions.

When: Saturday Aug. 19th, 2017

Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Where:   Emmanuel Chinese Baptist Church, Room 101

10101 England Dr Overland ParkKS 66212

Presenter: Dr. Da-Ming Zhu


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Spring 2017 KCCAA Chinese Visa Day Notice

When: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Where: Emmanuel Chinese Baptist Church, 10101 England Dr, Overland Park, KS 66212
Service Items: Chinese visa only (no Chinese passport, or travel certificate, etc.)

For visa information and required documents for each visa type, please refer the information listed in the Consulate General’s website:

Visa and Service Fees: The required visa fees are $140 for US Citizen, and $90 for non-US Citizen. In addition to the visa fee required by the Consulate General, service fee of $40 for member and $50 for non-member per passport/applicant will be collected by KCCAA.

Please combine the required visa fee (to Consulate General) and service fee (to KCCAA) together and make one payment to “KCCAA”. Cash or personal checks are accepted. Credit cards are NOT accepted.

No need for return envelope, and the passport/visa will be distributed to you by KCCAA in two (2) weeks. Please come and bring your receipt to pick up your passport/visa on Saturday 29, 2017, 1:30 – 3:30pm.


时间周六, 二零一七年四月十五日, 下午 1:30 – 3:30

地点以马内利华人浸信会, 10101 England Dr, Overland Park, KS 66212
服务项目: 只受理中国签证 (不受理中国护照, 旅行证, 及养老金资格审核的服务)

为方便社区, 堪城中美联合会(KCCAA)将代办赴华签证。具体申请材料及收费要求, 请参照中国芝加哥总领馆网页如下:

签证及服务费用: 除了领事馆要求的签证费($140美国护照,$90其他非美国护照)以外, 堪城中美联合会将对每本护照/申请人收取相应代办手续费, $40 (会员),$50 (非会员).

请将签证费和代办手续费一起付给堪城中美联合会(KCCAA), 接受现金或个人支票付款,不收信用卡。然后由堪城中美联合会统一支付领事馆要求的签证费用.

申请人不需要回邮信封.签证办完后, 堪城中美联合会将派人赴中国驻芝加哥总领馆领取护照及签证, 并统一发放. 请于二零一七年四月二十九日下午 1:30 – 3:30凭办理收据来领取护照/签证.


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