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September 5th, 2003 - Ambassador Qiu Shengyun Meets with Senators and Board Members

On September 4th and 5th, the U.S.-China Policy Foundation was honored to assist the Chinese Embassy in hosting Ambassador Qiu Shengyun as he visited the nationís capital. On his first stop in a week-long trip to the United States Ambassador Qiu, who is the Vice President of the Chinese Peopleís Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA), met with Senators, USCPF Board members, area China experts, and congressional staffers to discuss important issues in U.S.-China relations and improve understanding between our two countries.

The Ambassador met with many members of Congress, including USCPF honorary advisor Senator Dianne Feinstein before meeting with alumni of our Policymakers Trip to China Program. Ambassador Qiu has hosted our trip for the last few years, and he and the congressional staffers were happy to see each other again in the Lyndon B. Johnson room of the Capitol for breakfast.

With the help of board member Dr. Bates Gill, USCPF hosted a lunch with the Ambassador at the Center for Strategic and International Studies for our executive board and select area China scholars. Ambassador Qiu led a remarkably open and productive conversation ranging from Chinaís trade surplus with the United States to the impact of domestic politics on Sino-U.S. relations.
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