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February 25, Washington, D.C., National Press Club

The Foundation held its third annual luncheon with a commemoration of "U.S.-China Relations Since 1979." A morning panel moderated by USCPF Board Member, Ambassador John H. Holdridge, examined many of the challenges in the bilateral relationship over the past twenty years and into the future. Ambassador William H. Gleysteen, Jr., Donald Anderson, a retired foreign service officer, and Yu Enguang, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of China's National People's Congress and Executive Vice-Chairman of the Council of the China International Cultural Exchange Center, each discussed the topic and responded to thoughtful questions from an audience of sixty. Following the panel discussion, the Honorable Stanley Roth, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and General Alexander M. Haig, Jr., an Honorary Advisor of the Foundation delivered remarks on the future of U.S.-China relations and the challenges inherent in current relations respectively to luncheon guests. Minister Liu Xiaoming of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China also presented his view of current relations between the two countries to the audience of current and former Department of State personnel, business representatives, and academics. The USCPF was delighted to host such august speakers and a delegation from the China International Cultural Exchange Center for this event.
 
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