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Consul General Huang Ping Attended the Committee of 100's Annual Gala and Conference Dinner 2019
2019/04/12
 

On April 5th, Consul General Huang Ping and his wife were invited to attend the Committee of 100's 30th Annual Gala and Conference Dinner 2019. About 700 guests of various fields from China and the United States attended the event, including Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia and the President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, Lawrence Summers, former United States Secretary of the Treasury, Grace Meng, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Max Baucus, former United States Ambassador to China, and Frank H. Wu, Chairman of the Committee of 100.

In his speech, Huang Ping warmly congratulated on the opening of the Committee of 100's Annual Gala and Conference 2019, saying that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Committee of 100, which is of special significance. As an elite organization of Chinese Americans, the Committee of 100 represents the two different cultures of the east and the west, and has been committed to enhancing communication and understanding between people of the two nations for years, making China and the United States realize that the two sides can share extensive common values and interests despite their differences, which acts as the foundation of all good relations.

According to Huang Ping, from Chinese and American workers working together to build the Pacific railway, to fighting the enemy side by side during world war II, to the historic decision made 40 years ago by leaders of China and the United States to establish diplomatic relations, it is our common interests and responsibilities that bring the two countries together. Nowadays, China-US relations are at a new crucial stage. While economic and trade personnel exchanges between the two countries are booming, misgivings and misconceptions about China in the United States are also on the rise. In fact, China and the United States still share close common interests and responsibilities, and the two sides have conducted extensive cooperation in fields like economics, trade, climate change, nuclear, and drug control on the Korean peninsula. In the meanwhile, China's reform and opening-up will not stop. The recently passed Foreign Investment Law and the second World Expo to be held in November this year will create more opportunities for countries all over the world, including the United States. It is hoped that the Committee of 100 and our friends of all industries in the United States will continue to contribute their ideas and suggestions to the promotion of China-US relations based on coordination, cooperation, and stability for the benefit of the people of the two nations and the world at large.

         

Lawrence Summers, Grace Meng, Kevin Rudd, and other guests gave speeches in order, speaking highly of the efforts made by the Committee of 100 in promoting exchanges between China and the United States and the development of Chinese Americans, and expressed their support for the development of constructive China-US relations. The dinner also presented the Lifetime Achievement Award of Committee of 100 to Ieoh Ming Pei, Maurice R. Greenberg, Morris Chang, and others, and paid special tribute to Peter Wang, a young Chinese hero who died protecting his classmates in the Florida school shooting. Yo-yo Ma, member of the Committee of 100 and a world-known cellist, gave a wonderful performance at the dinner, illustrating the concept of "regarding culture as a bridge between the souls" via music.

Committee of 100 is a non-governmental organization of prominent Chinese Americans whose mission is to promote mutual understanding between the Chinese and American people and to promote the full integration of Chinese Americans into American society. The organization was founded by well-known Chinese-American Ieoh Ming Pei and Shirley Young. Its permanent establishment is located in New York.

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