December 5, 2006
USCPF Annual Gala Dinner
On the evening of December 7, 2006 the United States-China Policy
Foundation hosted its annual gala event. The reception and dinner,
held at the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel in downtown
Washington, DC, was presided over by Chinese Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong.
Ambassador Zhou welcomed the over 200 guests with a speech emphasizing
the need for enhanced cooperation and relations between China and
the U.S. He specifically stressed the merits of the Strategic Economic
Dialogue in accelerating international cooperation.
Guests included members of Congress and congressional staff, U.S.
government officials, foreign embassy officials, local think-tank
scholars, Asia experts, corporate executives, and others with an
interest in U.S.-China relations.
Airbus, Amgen, Anheuser-Busch/Budweiser, Cargill Inc., China Telecom
USA Corporation, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, IBM, Las Vegas
Sands Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, PepsiCo, the Hershey’s
Company, United Airlines, UPS, and Wal-mart Stores, Inc. sponsored
the gala in support of the USCPF.