Committee of 100
Committee of 100 (C-100) is a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization that brings a Chinese American perspective to issues concerning Chinese Americans and U.S.-China relations. Its members—Chinese Americans who have achieved prominence in a variety of fields—work in partnership toward our dual mission:
- to encourage constructive relations between the peoples of the United States and Greater China, and to promote the full participation of Chinese Americans in all fields of American life.
New York, NY (January 15, 2021) – At the Committee of 100’s Annual Meeting of Members, a new team of Officers and Directors were elected to help lead the organization in 2021 and beyond.
Former Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Ambassador to China, and Governor of Washington State Gary Locke was elected by members as Chair-Elect, and will take over as Chairman from H. Roger Wang at the May 2021 Annual Meeting.
Serving with Gary on the senior leadership team will be Charlie Woo, co-founder and CEO of Megatoys, who was elected as Vice-Chair; John Chiang, former California State Treasurer, who was elected as Chief Financial Officer and Wilson Chu, partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, who was re-elected as General Counsel & Secretary.
“I am excited about the energy, passion and commitment Gary Locke and the leadership team will bring to their roles and keep the Committee of 100 top of mind on issues surrounding Chinese Americans,” said H. Roger Wang. “When my term as Chairman comes to a close, I’ll look forward to continuing my active involvement in Committee of 100 and supporting the team in any way I can. I’ve been honored to hold the position with great respect and reverence.”
In addition to the Officer roles, a series of new Directors were elected to begin their own three-year terms as Board Members. The Committee of 100 Board is a total of 17 members.
In addition to Gary Locke, the new Board Member Directors for 2021-2023 include:
Richard Lee, Chairman and CEO of Amsino Medical Group; Mei-Mei Tuan, Founder and Managing Partner of Phoenyx Partners; Debra Wong Yang, Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; and Nancy Yuan, Senior Vice President and Director, Washington of The Asia Foundation. Philip Ma, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Founder of PrognomiQ was elected to his second three-year term as Director.
The Committee of 100 was conceived in 1989 by famed architect I.M. Pei to fill the need for an organization of influential Chinese Americans who could speak with a unified voice to decision-makers at the highest levels in both the U.S. and China. By the end of 1990, C-100 Founders Pei, Yo-Yo Ma, Shirley Young, Oscar Tang, Henry Tang, and Chien-Shiung Wu had recruited nearly 100 American citizens of Chinese descent who had reached the pinnacle of their fields, spanning the arts, business, academia, public service, science and technology. Uniting them was the desire to expand the participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and to foster better U.S.-China relations. In 2008, Committee members numbered 152.
Members in Government
Many Committee of 100 members themselves have dedicated their careers to public service, including former general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security Ivan Fong, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy Robert Gee, former Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission Ming Chen Hsu, Senior Counselor to the White House National Economic Council Ginger Lew, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce and current Maryland Deputy Secretary of Commerce Benjamin Wu, and former U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California Debra Wong Yang.
Party School connections
A good friend of the Committee of 100, C.H. Tung, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Consultative Conference and former Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR, met with New York members to discuss U.S.-China relations on May 7 2010. During his visit to the U.S., Tung spoke to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about the importance of mutual understanding and trust. His China-United States Exchange Foundation was formed to support activities furthering such understanding. Attending the Committee meeting with Tung were Anla Cheng, David Chu, James Li, Henry Tang, Oscar Tang, Lulu C. Wang, and Alice Young.
The Committee has assisted with hosting and briefing Eisenhower Fellows both in the U.S. and China, and on May 13 Clarence Kwan, Lulu C. Wang, and Alice Young met with Professors Hongwei Li and Qin Lu, both from the China Central Party School and discussed China’s new media as well as environmental issues. The Eisenhower Fellowships are awarded to emerging leaders to enhance their professional capacities and further world peace. There is a special program with the Central Party School, which not only trains political leaders but is a policy think tank
"C100 U.S.-China Fulbright Fund"
Washington DC, Oct. 4, 2017 the Committee of 100, announced the launch of a "C100 U.S.-China Fulbright Fund". The new US$1 million fund is initiated by Committee of 100 members and "will operate under the government's binational Fulbright program to expand U.S.-China educational exchanges".
The C100 U.S.-China Fulbright Fund ws announced during a State Department public diplomacy event at George Washington University on the occasion of the U.S.-China Social and Cultural Dialogue, hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Madame Vice Premier Liu Yandong as part of the U.S.-China Comprehensive Dialogue framework spearheaded by President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping.
The special event featured U.S. Cabinet Secretaries including U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and a high level delegation of Chinese leaders including China's Vice Premier Liu Yandong, Minister of Education Chen Baosheng, Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang, Minister of Culture Luo Shugang, Minister of National Health and Family Planning Commission Li Bin, Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai, and others.
As the nation's highest ranking Chinese American government official, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao opened the event speaking of her personal journey immigrating from China to the U.S. at the age of eight. She expounded on the unique and important role of Asian Americans in the United States. "They are part of a growing vibrant community that have contributed much to America," said Secretary Chao.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke about her own eye-opening experience in China as a study abroad student, and underscored the importance of educational exchanges such as that of the Fulbright Scholarship Program. "As a cornerstone of our relationship, Fulbright is a demonstration of our commitment to developing the next generation of leaders and scholars who will work to solve the shared global challenges we face."
"We are grateful to the Committee of 100 [for their pledge of] $1 million to launch a C100 U.S.-China Fulbright Fund," remarked Secretary DeVos, "I look forward to continuing to work together on these vital programs."
C100 Chairman Frank Wu noted, "Committee of 100 is honored to partner and contribute to furthering our nation's goals to advance exchanges with China under the Fulbright program. We are also grateful to Secretary Rex Tillerson, Secretary Elaine Chao, Secretary Betsy DeVos, Madame Premier Liu Yandong, and the impressive delegation from China for their leadership and participation in the U.S.-China Social and Cultural Dialogue."
"As an organization dedicated to the betterment of U.S.-China relations," Wu continues, "C100 views these exchanges as a critical backbone for long-term constructive engagement between the U.S. and China, not only expanding people-to-people ties and developing future generation bridge-builders, but also establishing a positive springboard for cooperative government-to-government dialogue to address the expanding plethora of strategic issues facing our two nations."
The C100 U.S.-China Fulbright Fund is made possible by Committee of 100 members with decades of demonstrated commitment to educational excellence in both China and the United States. Distinguished Chinese American leaders who have seeded the $1 million fund include Kenneth Fong, C100 Board Member and Founder of Kenson Ventures, LLC; Ming Hsieh, C100 Board Member and President & Founder of Fulgent Therapeutics; Howard Li, C100 Board Member, C100 Greater China Co-Chair and Chairman of Waitex International Co., Ltd.; Roger Wang, C100 Board Member and Chairman of Golden Eagle International Group; and Walter Wang, longtime C100 member and President & CEO of JM Eagle. Representing Committee of 100 as official U.S. Delegates to the GWU diplomacy event were C100 Chairman Frank Wu, C100 D.C. Region Chairman Robert Gee, JM Eagle representative and UCLA Foundation Chair Shirley Wang, and C100 Executive Director Holly Chang.
Praise from Xi
On September 22, 2015, President Xi Jinping made a policy speech in Seattle, Washington at a welcome dinner co-hosted by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the US-China Business Council and the Washington State Welcoming Committee – Seattle 2015. During his speech at the Westin Seattle Hotel, President Xi commended the Committee of 100 for its efforts to promote U.S.-China friendship:
- “As a Chinese saying goes, the fire burns high when everyone brings wood to it. It is the loving care and hard work of… friendly organizations and people from all walks of life in both countries that have made China-US relations flourish. In particular… the Committee of 100… and many other friendly groups and individuals have made untiring efforts over the years to promote friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries and brought the relationship this far.”
Board of Directors
As of 2013; 
Chief Financial Officer
- David Chang
- Gareth Chang
- Daniel Chao
- Joan Chen
- Pehong Chen
- Anla Cheng
- Leroy Chiao
- David Chu
- Ming Hsu
- Alice Huang
- Bernard Joei
- Clarence Kwan
- Stewart Kwoh
- Kai-Fu Lee
- Cheng Li
- Jeffrey Li
- Peter Liu
- Wan Ling Martello
- Leslie Tang Schilling
- Brian Sun
- Jackson Tai
- Carter Tseng
- Savio Tung
- Lulu C. Wang
- Frank H. Wu
- Jerry Yang
- Linda Tsao Yang
Committee Bridges is the monthly online enewsletter of the Committee of 100.
Editor: Jane Leung Larson
As of March 20, 2018.
- Kelly Cha TV/Radio Host, Singer-Songwriter, Author, Educator 2010
- Chi-Foon Chan President and co-CEO Synopsys 2002
- Ed Chan Vice Chairman Charoen Pokphand Group Co., Ltd. 2010
- Ronnie C. Chan Chairman Hang Lung Properties Limited 1998
- Tony F. Chan President Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 2010
- David C. Chang Professor Emeritus Polytechnic Institute of New York University 1996
- Gareth C.C. Chang Chairman and Managing Partner GC3 & Associates International 1992
- Gordon H. Chang Professor of American History and Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities Stanford University 2015
- Milton Chang Managing Director Incubic Management, LLC 2001
- Morris Chang Chairman Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 2005
- Albert Chao President and CEO Westlake Chemical Corporation 2014
- Daniel K. H. Chao Senior Vice President TerraPower LLC 2001
- Wing T. Chao Former Vice Chairman of Development Former EVP of Master Planning, Architecture & Design Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Asia Pacific Walt Disney Imagineering 2006
- Micheline Chau 2011
- Guoqing Chen Chairman Pacific American Corporation 2011
- Joan Chen Actress 2005
- John S. Chen CEO Blackberry 1997
- Lanhee Chen David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow Hoover Institution 2015
- Lily Lee Chen Former Vice Chair Asia Pacific – USA Chamber of Commerce 1990
- Pehong Chen CEO and President Broadvision, Inc. 1994
- Steve Chen Co-Founder and CTO AVOS 2007
- Wu Fu Chen Chairman Acorn Campus Taiwan 2001
- Anla Cheng Senior Partner Founder & CEO Sino-Century China Private Equity, LLC SupChina Inc. 2005
- Mei-Wei Cheng Chairman Pactera Technology Ltd. 1996
- Richard T. Cheng Chairman JRC, LLC 1994
- Anna C. Chennault Chairman Council for International Cooperation 1991
- Andrew Cherng Founder, Chairman & Co-CEO Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. 2000
- John Chiang State Treasurer California State Treasurer’s Office 2000
- Leroy Chiao Astronaut OneOrbit, LLC 2006
- Anne Chow President, Integrator Solutions, AT&T Global Business AT&T 2010
- Wei Sun Christianson CEO Morgan Stanley China 2006
- Benjamin K. Chu Former President and CEO Memorial Hermann Health System 2013
- David Chu Chairman and Chief Creative Director Georg Jensen 1996
- J. Michael Chu Global Co-CEO L CATTERTON 2002
- Morgan Chu Partner Irell & Manella LLP 2015
- Paul C.W. Chu Professor of Physics and T.L.L. Temple Chair of Science; Executive Director Texas Center for Superconductivity at University of Houston 1991
- Wilson Chu Partner McDermott Will & Emery 1999
- Weili Dai Co-Founder Chairman Marvell Technology Group Lark Technologies 2010
- Nelson G.Dong Partner Dorsey & Whitney, LLP 1991
- Ivan Fong Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs & General Counsel 3M Co. 2013
- Julie Fong Film Producer Partizan 2000
- Kenneth Fong Chairman Kenson Ventures, LLC 1997
- Michael Fung Interim CFO and COO Neiman Marcus 2007
- Victor Fung Group Chairman Li & Fung Group 2000
- Buck Gee Board Member Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation 2015
- Robert W. Gee President Gee Strategies Group, LLC 1999
- Harry Gee, Jr. Principal Harry Gee & Associates, PLLC 1999
- David D. Ho CEO and Scientific Director Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center 1990
- Doreen Woo Ho Commissioner Port of San Francisco 2005
- Ming Hsieh President and Founder Fulgent Therapeutics 2008
- Douglas Hsu Chairman and CEO Far Eastern Group 2005
- Ming Chen Hsu Director J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation 1990
- Ta-Lin Hsu Chairman and Founder H&Q Asia Pacific 2010
- Yue-Sai Kan Emmy-Winning TV Producer and Host; Founder of Yue-Sai Cosmetics Yue-Sai Kan Productions 1990
- George Koo Consultant & Writer George Koo’s Blog 1997
- Clarence Kwan Senior Advisor Sino-Century China Overseas Investment Partners 2006
- Michelle Kwan Senior Adviser, Public Dipolomacy and Public Affairs U.S. Department of State 2008
- Stewart Kwoh President and Executive Director Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles 1999
- David Lee Managing General Partner Clarity Partners, LP 2000
- Handel Lee Partner King & Wood Mallesons 2007
- Michelle Lee Herman Phleger Visiting Professor of Law Stanford Law School 2017
- Richard Y. Lee Chairman and CEO Amsino Medical Group 2011
- Robert Lee Chairman of the Board Blue Shield of California 1991
- Ginger Lew Managing Director Enduring Hydro 2015
- Cheng Li Director & Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center The Brookings Institution 2006
- Ge Li Founder, Chairman and CEO WuXi AppTec Co., Ltd. 2010
- Herman Li Chairman C+L Restaurant Group 2000
- Howard Li Chairman, CEO and Founder Waitex International Co., Ltd 2006
- James M. Li Managing Director (retired) Goldman Sachs 1993
- Jeffrey Li Chairman & CEO GL Capital Group 2008
- Lu Li Founder and Chairman Himalaya Capital 2011
- Shu Li Chairman J&J Investments Worldwide, Ltd. 2010
- Maya Lin President Maya Lin Studio 2004
- Michael C. Lin Former Executive Director Organization of Chinese Americans 1999
- Paul Lin Partner-In-Charge Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP 2010
- Arthur Liu President and CEO Multicultural Radio Broadcasting, Inc. 2008
- Betty Liu Anchor Bloomberg 2014
- Don Liu Professor and Senior Advisor, Department of Ophthalmology University of Missouri 1990
- Lucy Liu Actress 2008
- Norman C.T. Liu Former Chairman and CEO GE Capital Aviation Services 1999
- Peter Liu Chairman WI Harper Group 1998
- Gary Locke Former U.S. Ambassador to China 2016
- Wallace D. Loh President University of Maryland 2012
- John S. Long Chairman and President Highridge Partners, Inc. 2012
- Lawrence Low Chief Legal Officer Orrick 1995
- Weiming Lu Urban Planning and Development Advisor 2014
- Philip Ma VP, Digital Health Technology & Data Sciences Biogen 2010
- Yo-Yo Ma Cellist Sound Postings, LLC 1989
- Adeline Yen Mah Founder and President Falling Leaves Foundation 1992
- Wan Ling Martello EVP, Head of Zone Asia, Oceania and Africa Nestle 2007
- Matthew F.C. Miau Chairman MiTAC-SYNNEX Group 2005
- Jenny Ming CEO & President Charlotte Russe 2001
- Anna W. Mok Partner Deloitte & Touche LLP 2010
- X. Rick Niu President & CEO Starr Strategic Holdings 2017
- Dominic Ng Chairman and CEO East West Bancorp 2000
- Chien Chung (Didi) Pei Principal Pei Partnership Architects 2017
- I.M. Pei Founder Founder Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Committee of 100 1989
- Edmond H. Pi Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine 1991
- John J. Sie Anna & John J. Sie Foundation 1997
- Anthony Sun Formerly Managing General Partner and CEO Venrock Inc., Rockefeller Family and Associates 2002
- Brian Sun Partner Jones Day 2001
- Jackson Tai Independent Director HSBC Holdings PLC, Eli Lilly, MasterCard, Royal Philips NV, Canada Private Pension Investment Board 1997
- Dun Tan Composer / Conductor Tan Dun Online 2001
- Lip-Bu Tan Chairman President and CEO Walden International Cadence Design Systems, Inc. 2001
- Yuan Yuan Tan Principal Dancer San Francisco Ballet 2010
- Cyrus Tang CEO and Chairman Tang Industries Inc. 2001
- David K.Y. Tang Managing Partner, Asia K&L Gates 1996
- Donald Tang Founding Partner Tang Media Partners LLC 2003
- Henry S. Tang Managing Partner Carnegie Towers Strategic Investment Advisory 1989
- Oscar L. Tang Philanthropist 1989
- Hao Jiang Tian Opera Singer 2006
- Shao Kuang Ting Artist Ting Shao Kuang Fine Arts 1996
- Timothy Tong President The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 2011
- Ming Tsai Chef and Owner Blue Ginger 2010
- Calvin Tsao Architect & Principal Tsao & McKown Architects 2002
- Carter Tseng Chairman and CEO Little Dragon Foundation 2003
- Lawrence P. Tu Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer CBS Corporation 2005
- Weiming Tu Lifetime Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies Research Professor & Distinguished Scholar of Asia Center Peking University Harvard University 2000
- Mei-Mei Tuan Managing Director and Co-Founder Notch Partners 2013
- Savio Tung Chairman Investcorp Technology Partners 1998
- Sue Van President and CEO The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation 2015
- Charles P. Wang President Chinese American Cultural & Art Association 1989
- Cher Wang Chairwoman, CEO & President HTC Corp. 2010
- Chi Wang President and Co-Chair U.S. China Policy Foundation 1999
- Dazong Wang Chairman Ophoenix Capital Management 2010
- H. Roger Wang Chairman Golden Eagle International Group 2007
- Lulu C. Wang Chief Executive Officer Tupelo Capital Management, LLC 1993
- Stanley Wang President Pantronix Corporation 1997
- Theodore T. Wang CIO Puissance Capital Management 2011
- Walter Wang President and CEO JM Eagle 1999
- William Wang CEO VIZIO 2010
- Andrea Wong President, International Sony Pictures Entertainment 2010
- Leslie Wong President San Francisco State University 2016
- Charlie Woo CEO Megatoys 2000
- Benjamin Wu Vice Chair U.S. – Asia Institute 2006
- Dennis Wu Managing Partner WuHoover & Co. LLP 1992
- Frank H. Wu Distinguished Professor Chairman University of California Hastings College of Law Committee of 100 2002
- Jeremy Wu Senior Advisor (retired) U.S. Census Bureau 2003
- Ken Xie Founder, President and CEO Fortinet 2010
- Jay Xu Director and CEO Asian Art Museum of San Francisco 2010
- Dali Yang Professor of Political Science The University of Chicago 2011
- Debra Wong Yang Partner Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 2007
- Geoffrey Y. Yang Managing Director Redpoint Ventures 1998
- Henry T. Yang Chancellor University of California, Santa Barbara 2006
- Janet Yang President Janet Yang Productions 1998
- Jerry Yang Partner AME Cloud Ventures 1997
- Linda Tsao Yang Chair Emeritus Asian Corporate Governance Association 1998
- Alice Young Founder Alice Young Advisory LLC 1994
- Peter Young President & Managing Partner Young & Partners 2017
- Shirley Young Chair US-China Cultural Institute 1989
C-100 Advisory Council members
- Irene Hirano-Inouye
- Dr. David M. Lampton
- The Honorable Norman Mineta
- Stacey J. Mobley
- The Honorable William Perry
- Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy
- John L. Thornton
As of March 2018;
- Director of Policy, Chief of Staff, Charlotte Li
- Administration Director, Michael Jee
- Program Associate, Faye Pu
- Program Associate, Christina Lu
- Northern California Regional Coordinator & National Development Manager, Lisa Spivey
- Southern California Regional Coordinator & Senior Associate for Research, Sharon Owyang
- Greater China Regional Coordinator & Senior Associate, Winston Chen
Feinstein/Committee of 100 conference
2006: Fifteen Annual Conference: San Francisco, CA
Noted speakers included Senator Dianne Feinstein, Washington lobbyist Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr., former U.S. Trade Rep. Charlene Barshefsky, one of China’s foremost “America” experts Wang Jisi, and New York Times columnist and author Thomas Friedman.
Inouye and Feinstein with C-100 Delegation
July 2012 Senator Daniel Inouye hosted a luncheon for the C-100 Washington delegation at the U.S. Capitol. In his brief and candid remarks, he recounted the historical experiences of the many Japanese Americans who faced discrimination and reflected on how similar prejudices are resurfacing against Chinese Americans in response to American angst over China's far-reaching economic power.
He affirmed the Committee's efforts to mitigate anti-China sentiment in the United States by educating the American public on China issues and fostering people-to-people diplomacy between both countries.
Despite her full schedule, Senator Dianne Feinstein took a rare moment to join the luncheon and speak about U.S.-China relations. The senator's insightful outlook based on her myriad interactions with the top echelons of China's leadership underscored the importance of strengthening trust in bilateral relations.
Ed Lee meeting
On May 11, 2013, Committee of 100 hosted San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, his wife, and two daughters at a private meeting and discussion on U.S.-China relations. Vice Chair of the Bay Area Jay Xu presided over the meeting and C-100 members joined the gathering:
Latino community leaders delegation to China
A delegation of eight Latino community leaders from business, media, education, non-profit organizations and foundations visited China from November 6-14 2008, on the Committee of 100’s first Community Leadership Delegation.
Organized and led by Stewart Kwoh, C-100 Southern California Regional Vice-Chair, the group went to Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai and met with governmental and non-governmental groups to discuss a broad array of issues. And, along the way, the delegation met with C-100 members who were in China, including Committee Chairman John L. Fugh, Kai-Fu Lee, Xiaobo Lu, and Carter Tseng, giving delegates their perspectives on the progress and challenges facing China.
Community Leadership Delegations are organized to provide American leaders with a first-hand perspective on issues and developments in China. It also is an opportunity for the leaders to share their work with the Chinese as well as their views on China and the U.S. Upon return to the U.S., they are expected to share their experience of China with their peers.
The delegates were:
- Leticia Aguilar, former Market President, Greater Los Angeles, Bank of America
- Yolie Flores Aguilar, Board Vice President of Los Angeles Unified School District-District 5
- Marvin Andrade, Executive Director of Central American Resource Center Los Angeles
- Antonia Hernandez, President and CEO of California Community Foundation
- Roberto Lovato, Writer, New America Media
- Veronica Melvin, Executive Director of Alliance for Better Communities
- Diana O’Leary, Vice President of Development of Southern California Public Radio
- Arturo Vargas, Executive Director of National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund
Traveling with the delegation were Vivine Wang (Vice President of Golden Eagle International Charitable Foundation), Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Stern, Patricia Kwoh, C-100 Public Affairs Director An Ping and C-100 Research Director Yong Lu.
The Chinese host was the China Association for International Friendly Contact. A gift from Vivine and Roger Wang significantly contributed to the Community Leadership Delegation. Continental Airlines also provided C-100 with travel assistance.
- Delegates were impressed with the willingness of Chinese people to speak their minds and with their understanding of the United States. The itinerary was stimulating and full, with some time for tourist destinations like the Great Wall, but focused on discussions and site visits with 19 different individuals or groups. They met with a Vice Mayor of Shanghai to discuss the impact of the global economic crisis and U.S.-China relations. Vice Chairman, Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference, and former Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR Tung Chee Hwa had an extensive conversation with the group in Shanghai on energy, pollution, climate change, China’s economic development, NGOs, China’s political system, consultative democracy, China’s image in the West, and Taiwan. They met with Wal-Mart to discuss unions in China and with International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) staff to talk about the rule of law and IBJ’s efforts to create a public defender legal service in China.
- C-100 member Cyrus Tang’s foundation funds special projects in rural China, and the delegation visited a high school in the Shaanxi countryside where students are supported with Tang’s Compassionate Heart Scholarship. They also went to the foundation’s Agriculture and Science Model Village, which is working with a local university to improve farming products and the villagers’ lives. From local journalists, the delegates learned about the media system in China, and from the polling firm, Horizon Group, they heard how public opinion surveys are carried out in China. For another perspective, they met with the Shanghai Media Group to find out how the Shanghai television business caters to its 200 million viewers.
- The delegates were all impressed by the economic development in China and also came to understand the importance of social stability and harmony in managing such a huge population. They were able to see China’s history and future from the perspective of the Chinese themselves. Many delegates concluded that the peoples of China and the United States above all want a brighter future for their children and that the two countries’ futures are inter-linked.
Committee of 100, welcome Luo Zhijun
Luo Zhijun, Governor and Party Secretary for Jiangsu Province, and his economic development delegation were hosted at a dinner in the home of H&Q Asia Pacific Chairman and Founder Ta-lin Hsu on July 17, 2011, in Atherton, California. A number of Committee of 100 members and members of Congress, and other special guests, attended. The delegation, representing the one of the wealthiest Chinese provinces, included members of the Jiangsu government as well as Jiangsu-based entrepreneurs including the CEO of the solar energy company Suntech, Shi Zhengrong. Governor Luo gave a brief talk introducing Jiangsu’s economic advantages, which was extensively covered in the Chinese press.
Hsu, along with members David Chang and Roger Wang, also assisted the delegation by introducing the delegation to Silicon Valley companies. Attending the dinner were U.S. Representatives Judy Chu, Mike Honda and David Wu, as well as former California Governor Gray Davis, Committee Chair Dominic Ng, C-100 members Pehong Chen, Wu-Fu Chen, Andrew Cherng, John Chiang, Weili Dai, Kenneth Fong, Doreen Woo Ho, George Koo, Stewart Kwoh, Li Lu, Dennis Wu, Jay Xu, Linda Tsao Yang, and Executive Director Angie Tang and Program Associate Alice Lin.
Martin Jacques event
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