October 14-18, Beijing
USCPF board members Ambassador Arthur Hummel, Ambassador John H. Holdridge,
Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, and Dr. Wang Chi, spent a week in Beijing.
They met with Foreign Minister and Vice-Premier Qian Qichen, State
Council Minister for Foreign Affairs Liu Huaqiu, and PLA Deputy Chief
of Staff for Foreign Affairs General Xiong Guangkai and representatives
from Beijing University and the CASS Institute of American Studies
who specialize in US-China relations. Board members had informal discussions
on possible future developments. This visit, the first trip composed
entirely of Foundation members, was warmly received and introduced
foundation activities to Chinese foreign policy makers.