October 18-24, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles
Delegation from the China Institute for International Strategic Studies.
The USCPF hosted a delegation from CIISS that consisted of General
Li Jing, Major General (Ret.) Chen Benchan, Senior Fellow Mr. Li Zhihong
and Colonel Zhang Li, a fellow of the institute, for several days
of informal exchanges with prominent policy-makers in the United States.
In Washington, D.C. the group discussed issues of common concern with
members of the Center for Naval Analysis, Pentagon staff, a researcher
at the National Defense University and several members of the National
Security Study Group, as well as other local experts. The Foundation
hosted a banquet for the delegation that was attended by General Gong
Xianfu of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, as well as
other members of the defense attache's office. At the banquet the
delegation was given an opportunity to mix with members of the local
think-tank community and former state department foreign service personnel.
The delegation also flew to Los Angeles for an informal exchange of
views with several members of Rand Corporation. During these meetings
the delegates shared their views of U.S.-China relations, the question
of Taiwan's reunification with China and regional security, and answered
questions on the political situation in North Korea, the nature of
China-Japan relations, and the PLA's recently released White Paper.