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April 18-21, 2006

President Hu Visits the U.S.

USCPF Co-Hosts Dinner Honoring President Hu Jintao

On April 20, the U.S.-China Policy Foundation (USCPF) co-hosted a dinner honoring Chinese President Hu Jintao at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. This was President Hu’s first visit to the United States since becoming President in 2003. Over 900 distinguished guests from the political, business and non-profit sectors attended the event.

USCPF was proud to be a member of the coordinating committee which organized the dinner in honor of President Hu during his visit to Washington. The event gave those who work to promote good relations and understanding between the U.S. and China an opportunity to meet their Chinese counterparts.

At the dinner, President Hu addressed various policy issues relating to the U.S. – China relationship. He reiterated China’s desire to form stronger relations with the United States while promoting economic development at home. President Hu noted how the changing international environment brought new challenges to this relationship.

USCPF was happy to co-sponsor the event in honor of President Hu along with the U.S.-China Business Council, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the United States Chamber of Commerce and others.

The U.S.- China Policy Foundation has been hosting important events such as the dinner for President Hu Jintao since 1997, when USCPF was a principal co-host of an event for President Jiang Zemin during his first visit to the U.S. USCPF continued in this role, welcoming Premier Zhu Rongji in 1998, then-Vice President Hu Jintao in 2002 and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao in 2003.

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