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  • USCPF Welcomes President Hu Jintao at State Visit Luncheon

On Thursday, January 20, The U.S.-China Policy Foundation cooperated with the U.S.-China Business Council, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and other organizations to host a reception and luncheon in honor of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to Washington. President Hu, who was accompanied by a ministerial delegation and other ranking officials, gave a major speech at the event, the only public policy speech he made during his visit.

During his speech, President Hu sought to dispel the American notion of China as a threat, encouraging both sides to collaborate and “treat each other as equals.” In particular, President Hu called for cooperation among business and policy relations in the Pacific Rim, where the two countries have similarly large stakes politically and financially. Coordinating U.S.-China decisions in the Asia Pacific, he said, is “crucial to the situation there and our bilateral relations.”

After a year of considerable tension between the United States and China, President Hu’s call for “[close work] with each other on the basis of mutual respect” would be a welcome evolution in the interactions between the two powers. The USCPF was honored to help welcome President Hu to Washington last week and hopes this year will be a positive one for relations between the two powers.

  • USCPF Hosts CIISS Delegation from Nov. 28 - Dec. 4, 2010

The Chinese Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS) is a Chinese defense think tank that conducts research and advises the Chinese government on a myriad of global strategic, security, political and economic issues.  Recently, the USCPF had the pleasure of hosting an unofficial delegation from CIISS when they visited Washington, DC and New York from November 28 – December 4, 2010.  General (ret.) Liu Dongdong, a Senior Advisor for CIISS and soon-to-be Vice Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress, headed the delegation.  General Liu was accompanied by Major General (ret.) Tang Yinchu, and three CIISS research fellows: Mrs. Zhu Xiaojing, Mr. Li Guoqi, and Mr. Ge Tao.   

The delegation spent their first four days in the United States touring Washington, DC and participating in a few select meetings and activities.  Since this was the majority of the delegation members’ first trip to the United States, the delegation took time to visit some of the nation’s most historic sites including the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, the National Mall and many more.  Although this was an unofficial visit, sightseeing and related activities were interspersed with a few professional functions. Notably, the members of the delegation met with scholars and students from the National War College, a school of the National Defense University, to exchange candid dialogue on U.S.-Sino relations and discuss Asian security affairs.  During their short but productive time in DC, the delegation also met with Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, The Honorable Wallace C. Gregson, and attended a reception hosted by Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yesui.     

After their brief but memorable stay in the nation’s capital, the delegation then traveled to New York, where they spent a relaxing three days touring the city.  Visits to such attractions as Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building and Times Square were balanced with a sobering tour of Ground Zero, meetings with officials from the Chinese Mission to the United Nations, and a scenic tour of West Point Academy.      

The U.S.-China Policy Foundation was delighted to host the CIISS delegation’s visit to Washington, DC and New York City, and looks forward to facilitating future exchanges with CIISS. 

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  • USCPF Annual Gala Dinner - China in Washington 2010

The US-China Policy Foundation held its 15th annual Gala Dinner, China in Washington 2010, on November 15th 2010. The gala was held at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Washington, DC from 7pm to 9pm, with a pre-dinner reception beginning at 6:30pm. The USCPF welcomed Ambassador Zhang Yesui and recognized outstanding service to U.S.-Sino relations.

For more information about the 2010 gala dinner and our honorees this year please see here.

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  • Breakfast HonoCPIFA Vice President Amb. Chen Yonglong

The USCPF hosted a breakfast meeting at the Monocle Restaurant on Capitol Hill in downtown Washington, DC, to welcome Ambassador Chen Yonglong, vice president of the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA), and his delegation during their visit.

For more information on this event, please click here.

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  • USCPF Hosts Farewell Luncheon for Amb. Zhou Wenzhong

The U.S.-China Policy Foundation was delighted to hold a farewell luncheon reception for His Excellency Zhou Wenzhong, ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, prior to his return to China in February.

- For more information on this event, please click here.

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  • 2009 Annual Gala Dinner

The USCPF held our 14th Annual Gala Dinner on September 17, 2009 at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in downtown Washington, DC.

This event celebrated the close bilateral relationship that has developed between the United States and China and offered an opportunity for China experts, scholars, businessmen, and government officials to meet and to discuss ways to further increase the depth and strategic significance of the U.S.-China relationship. This year’s event was of particular significance as we marked the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

For more information on this event, including photos, please click here.

Please click here to view event video produced by PhoenixTV, or click here to view video produced by CCTV.

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  • USCPF Co-hosts Dinner Honoring NPC Chairman Wu Bangguo

The USCPF served as a co-host for a dinner in honor of His Excellency Wu Bangguo, Chairman, Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC). The event took place in Washington, DC on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at the Mandarin Oriental.

For photos from the event, please click here.

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- USCPF Co-Hosts Dinner Honoring Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo
July 28, 2009 (Washington, DC)


Vice Premier Wang Qishan greets USCPF Chairman Chi Wang. (Photo by Kaveh Sardari)

The USCPF co-hosted a dinner honoring Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo, along with their ministerial delegations during their visit to Washington, DC for the Strategic and Economic Dialogue. The event was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC on Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

Vice Premier Wang and State Councilor Dai made remarks on the current state of U.S.-China relations, specifically addressing the challenges and opportunities for bilateral cooperation between both countries on a wide range of strategic issues.


Vice Premier Wang Qishan (left) and State Councilor Dai Bingguo (right) served as co-chairs for the inaugural Strategic & Economic Dialogue in Washington, DC (Photos courtesy of Xinhua News Agency)

For more information on this event, including photos and transcripts of delivered remarks, please click here.

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- Chiefs of Staff Policymakers Trip to China
April 6 - 15, 2009

The U.S.-China Policy Foundation has completed another successful year with the Policymakers Program. A group of nine bipartisan congressional staff, comprised mostly of congressional chiefs of staff, participated in a ten-day trip to China.

For more information on the Chiefs of Staff Policymakers Delegation to China, please click here.

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- Conference in Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between China and the United States
January 12-13, 2009 (Beijing, PRC)

The U.S.-China Policy Foundation (USCPF) participated in a two-day conference in Beijing on January 12 – 13, 2009 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between the China and the United States. The event, which was sponsored by the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs, the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, and co-sponsored by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, was attended by senior government officials and scholars from both countries.

- For more information, including a list of speakers, seminar summaries, and pictures of the event, please click here

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- USCPF/CASS Celebration for the 30th Anniversary of the Normalization of Diplomatic Relations between the United States and China
December 15-16, 2008 (Beijing, PRC)

On December 16, 1978, the Chinese and American governments simultaneously published the Joint Communiqué of the People's Republic of China and the United States Concerning the Establishment of Their Diplomatic Relations. The establishment of the diplomatic relations marked a historic turning point in the bilateral relations of the People's Republic of China and the United States.

To commemorate this milestone, the USCPF co-sponsored a two-day event with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), in Beijing on December 15 – 16, 2008. A delegation of senior U.S. officials, scholars, and businessmen, as well as senior level Chinese ministers and government officials participated in the conference, as an essential part of Chinese official activities for the anniversary. The conference, entitled “The 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of PRC-US Diplomatic Relations: Past, Present and Future,” focused on U.S.-China relations in a historical progression.

CASS is the leading academic research institution in social sciences and humanities, as well as the top think tank for international studies in China. The USCPF is proud and honored to cooperate with it as we work to improve understanding between the U.S. and China.

- For more information, including a list of speakers, seminar summaries, and pictures of the event, please click here

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- China in Washington 2008: USCPF Annual Gala Dinner
November 6, 2008 (The Willard Intercontinental Hotel, Washington, DC)

The Foundation held our 2008 Annual Gala Dinner on November 6th at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. The 2008 dinner was of particular significance as we celebrated the 30th anniversary of one of the most significant events in the history of Sino-American relations: the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and China.

- For more information, including a list of speakers, corporate sponsors, and pictures of the event, please click here

- To view a pdf of the Gala event program, please click here.

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- Book Release: George W. Bush & China: Policies, Problems and Partnerships
By. Dr. Chi Wang, November, 2008

The U.S.-China Policy Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of George W. Bush and China: Policies, Problems and Partnership written by USCPF President and Co-Chair Chi Wang, Ph.D. The book will be available in November 2008 to the public from Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.


The book addresses U.S. policies toward China under President George W. Bush. Dr. Wang examines the relationship between the United States and China from its tense origins to its current stability and demonstrates that U.S. China policy is ultimately based on pragmatic national interests that eventually overcome short-term ideological difficulties or mistakes by inexperienced American administrations.


Briefly summarizing the China-policy legacy of Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Dr. Wang then provides a review of significant developments in U.S.-China policy during President George W. Bush’s first term in office. By following with an analysis of the varied agendas of Bush’s foreign policy advisors during his second term, Dr. Wang allows his readers to trace the influence of advisors on the president’s China policy. Additionally, Dr. Wang chronicles the reordering of U.S. security priorities after September 11, showing how new challenges prompted Washington to embrace China in a measured partnership and has resulted in the short-term stabilization of U.S.-China relations.


The book will be available for purchase at retail locations and can also be ordered online at www.rowmanlittlefield.com.

 

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- Roundtable Discussion with NPC Delegation
October 31, 2008 (Washington, DC)

On October 31, the USCPF was proud to host a roundtable discussion for members of a senior staff delegation from China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) and U.S. congressional staff members.

The roundtable discussion provided an opportunity for U.S. policymakers to engage in frank conversation with senior staff of the NPC with the goal of increasing understanding between the U.S. and China.

Dr. Chi Wang, President and Co-Chair of the USCPF, and Mr. Peng Fang, Director General of the NPC Foreign Affairs Committee, both delivered brief remarks before opening the floor for discussion. Conversation focused on the current state of U.S.-China relations and how to improve them by creating more contact with China; U.S. Congressional outlook towards China as we enter into a new administration; examining the current economic crisis and ways in which the U.S. and China can work together to manage its aftermath; as well as a number of other topics.

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- Luncheon Honoring PRC Premier Wen Jiabao
September 23, 2008 (The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York)


(Above: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao,Chinese Minister of National Development
and Reform Zhang Ping, and former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger share a toast)

On September 23rd, the USCPF, in cooperation with ten other organizations, jointly hosted a luncheon in honor of Premier Wen Jiabao and his delegation during their visit to New York for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly. The event was held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan and was attended by approximately 500 distinguished guests and between 75 and 100 members of the press.  

For more information about the event please click here.

 

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- Policymakers Seminar Series & Trip to China
May - September 2008

The U.S.-China Policy Foundation has completed another successful year with the Policymakers Program. Fourteen Congressional staffers, from both the Senate and the House, participated in the a six-part lecture program focusing on Chinese history, economics, politics, security and U.S.-China relations before departing on a week-long trip to China.

For more information, including program information, lecture summaries, speaker biographies, and pictures , please click here.

 

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- U.S.-China-Taiwan Relations: Post-Taiwan Election Roundtable
March 25, 2008 (The National Press Club, Washington, D.C.)

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The U.S.-China Policy Foundation (USCPF) hosted a roundtable discussion and luncheon to discuss Taiwan’s March 22, 2008 presidential elections and referenda.

For more information, including a list of speakers, pictures and video of the event, please click here.


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Selected 2007 Events

 

 

- USCPF Annual Gala: China in Washington 2007
November 8, 2007 (The Willard Intercontienental Hotel, Washington, DC)

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Dr. Chi Wang greets Chinese Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong at USCPF's Annual Gala Dinner


USCPF hosted its annual gala dinner at the historic Willard Intercontinental hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. Chinese Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong presided over the evening’s events and delivered a speech that both familiarized guests with the various Olympic sports venues and events scheduled to take place in August 2008 and re-emphasized the importance of a strong U.S.-China relationship.

For more information, including pictures and video of the event, please click here.

 

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September 17, 2007: Breakfast for Ambassador Wang Yunxiang

USCPF organized a breakfast meeting to welcome Ambassador Wang Yunxiang, Vice President of the Chinese People Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA), and other members of CPIFA.

 

August 2007: Policymakers Program 2007
USCPF culminated its annual 10th annual U.S. Congressional Staff Delegation Seminars with its Trip to China, visiting the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Xian.
Click here for more information on the program.

Policymakers Series Lectures

July 13, 2007:
• Dr. Mike Lampton: China's New Leadership

June 22, 2007:
• Dr. Pieter Bottelier: Economics and U.S.-China Trade

June 8, 2007:
• Admiral Eric McVadon: PLA Modernization and the Taiwan Issue

May 25, 2007:
• Dr. Paul Heer: China's Domestic Political System

May 11, 2007:
• Professor Bill Johnson: China Past and Present

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May 30, 2007: Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong honors USCPF Honorary Chairman with Luncheon
Chinese Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong hosted a luncheon at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to honor and welcome the new honorary Chairman of the U.S.-China Policy Foundation, Mr. Maurice R. Greenberg.
Click here for more information.



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May 3-7, 2007: AFI China Film Festival
USCPF was delighted to serve as a sponsor of the American Film Institute Silver’s first China Film Festival, held May 3 through May 7in Washington, D.C.


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April 16, 2007:
Breakfast for Ambassador Yang Wenchang

USCPF hosted a breakfast in honor of Ambassador Yang Wenchang, former Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and current president of the CPIFA.

 

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March 23, 2007: CMSC Opening Reception
Dr. Wang Chi held a reception for over 80 East Asian Library Curators and Directors to celebrate the opening of the Chinese Materials Service Center (CMSC) during the Association for Asian Studies’ annual meeting in Boston.
Click here for more information about the CMSC.

 

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February 27, 2007: Shanghai Communiqué 35th Anniversary Commemoration
USCPF hosted a roundtable luncheon and discussion to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the signing of the Shanghai Communiqué.
Click here for more information.

      

 

 

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