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Top US & Chinese Leaders Fostering Stronger Ties

Ambassador Gary Locke

(original source SYS-Con)

“NEW YORK, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Committee of 100—the first and longest-standing organization of prominent Chinese Americans, founded in 1990 by individuals such as I.M. Pei and Yo-Yo Ma—successfully concluded its 25th anniversary celebrations with current and former U.S. and Chinese government officials including Dr. Henry Kissinger, U.S. Ambassadors Gary Locke and Stapleton Roy, along with other diplomats and business leaders such as Stephen Schwarzman and Ronnie Chan, who praised the organization for effectively promoting the U.S.-China relationship.

The organization’s co-founders commenced the 25th anniversary celebrations with a high-level Gala, where they reflected on their accomplishments since the organization’s founding. “China was a very different place 25 years ago,” saidShirley Young, a co-founder of the Committee of 100 who addressed the state of China-U.S. affairs at the time of the founding of the organization. “Frankly, there was a lack of understanding on China,” she continued.”

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