Chinese American Journeys: Ming Tsai, Celebrity Chef

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To commemorate May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), the Committee of 100 (C100) has launched a month-long series of videos that show the inspiring stories of extraordinary Chinese Americans. The series, called Chinese American Journeys, features prominent Chinese Americans celebrating their successes, struggles, and heritage in TED-style talks.

Today, C100 is releasing the Chinese American Journey of Ming Tsai: celebrity chef, restaurateur, and C100 member. Tsai provides a humorous account of his path, from fixing up fried rice as a 10-year-old in Dayton, Ohio, to battling chef Bobby Flay in a duck duel. He’s also a proud Chinese American and encourages the next generation to teach their kids Chinese. Why? “You have to be able to order in Chinese at the Chinese restaurant!” he says.

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ANNOUNCING: Committee of 100 Annual Conference 2017 Speaker Lineup

Update: Due to scheduling changes, the Summit Keynote Speaker was U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, not U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.

The Committee of 100 (C100) is excited to announce the distinguished list of speakers for the C100 Annual Conference 2017, to be held May 18-20 in Washington, D.C. Of particular note is the Summit Keynote Speaker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Please see our comprehensive of speakers for the three days of activities: Read more ›

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PRESS RELEASE: Committee of 100 to Host 2017 Awards Gala Dinner to Promote U.S.-China Relations on Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Committee of 100 to Host 2017 Awards Gala Dinner to Promote U.S.-China Relations on Thursday, May 18, 2017

(Washington, D.C., May 10, 2017) — The Committee of 100 – the nation’s premier non-partisan organization focused on U.S.-China relations and Chinese American advancement  will host its 2017 Annual Awards Gala Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

WHO:

  • Introduction & Opening Remarks: C100 Chairman Frank H. Wu
  • Gala Emcee: Betty Liu, Bloomberg News anchor
  • Welcome: U.S. Representative Judy Chu (D-CA)
  • Honoree: Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai
  • Entertainment: Performance by Grammy-award winning Abigail Washburn and zither master Wu Fei. Washburn has previously collaborated with C100 member Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Wu is a native of Beijing and now lives in Nashville.
  • Additional Special Guests TBA.

Details and full conference agenda HERE.

WHAT: C100 Awards Dinner Gala honoring those have advanced U.S.-China relations and to advocate on behalf of Chinese Americans. The black-tie dinner event is a part of the C100 Annual Conference 2017  which will bring together 500 influencers in government, business, academia, and media for C100’s largest member gathering of the year.

WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Media check-in and pre-set at 6 p.m.)

WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (Atrium), 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004. (Main Entrance)

MEDIA: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend for coverage. Media may register online or via email: media@committee100.org. (Media must present official credentials and photo I.D. upon check-in.) Business Attire for media.

The Committee of 100 is a national leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts.

Founded in 1990 by famed architect I.M. Pei and world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, members include: Maya Lin, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C; Steve Chen, founder of YouTube; and Dr. David Ho, renowned HIV/AIDS scientist and the first Time Magazine “Man of the Year” in a medical profession.

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PRESS RELEASE: Committee of 100 to Host 2017 Annual Conference to Promote U.S.-China Relations in Washington, D.C. on May 18-20, 2017

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Committee of 100 to Host 2017 Annual Conference to Promote U.S.-China Relations in Washington, D.C. on May 18-20, 2017

(Washington, D.C., May 5, 2017)  The Committee of 100 – the premier non-partisan organization focused on U.S.-China relations and Chinese American advancement – will host its 2017 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 18-20, 2017.

This year, the Annual Conference theme is “Seeking Common Ground.”

WHO:  Committee of 100 members and over 500 major influencers in government, business, academia and media.

Conference participants will include leaders from top multinational corporations, senior government officials, and illustrious representatives from the art and entertainment world.

WHAT: Three-day annual conference to strengthen U.S.-China relations and advocate on behalf of Chinese Americans.

Topics will include:

  • “U.S.-China Public Perceptions in 2017: A Mirror Survey”
  • “Geopolitics in the Trump-Xi Era”
  • “U.S.-China Trade and Economic Outlook”
  • “The Role of Media in U.S.-China Relations”
  • “U.S.-China Soft Power Dynamics”
  • “Chinese-American Journeys: TED-Style Talks by C100 Members”
  • “U.S.-China Economic Espionage: Asian Americans in the Crosshairs”

WHENThurs., May 18Sat., May 20, 2017.

  • C100 Awards Gala Dinner (May 18, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.) – Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004.
  • Full Day Summit (May 19, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) – JW Marriott 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004.
  • C100 Town Hall (May 20, from 2 p.m.6 p.m.) – National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045.
  • Additional details and full agenda HERE.

MEDIA: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend for coverage. Media may register online, or via email: media@committee100.org.


The Committee of 100 is a national leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts. Founded in 1990 by famed architect I.M. Pei and world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, members include: Maya Lin, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.; Steve Chen, founder of YouTube; and Dr. David Ho, renowned HIV/AIDS scientist and the first Time Magazine “Man of the Year” in a medical profession.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: C100 Next Generation Leaders 2017

The Committee of 100 (C100) is excited to announce this year’s C100 Next Generation Leadership Program participants. The 2017 Next Generation Leadership Program is held in conjunction with the C100 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. and features young leaders under 40. C100 Next Generation Leaders are exceptional professionals from all sectors with a demonstrated passion for the C100 missions of promoting the inclusion of Chinese Americans in the U.S. and advancing the betterment of U.S.-China relations.

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Celebrate APA Heritage Month with Joan Chen’s Chinese American Journey

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The month of May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) in the U.S. To celebrate, the Committee of 100 (C100) is posting brand new videos to its Chinese American Journeys series.

Today, we bring you the journey of C100 member Joan Chen, an acclaimed actress, film director, screenwriter, and producer. Her story brought the crowd to tears when she performed it at the C100 Annual Conference 2016. Watch her journey below.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei to Perform at 2017 Gala Dinner

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The Committee of 100 (C100) is proud to announce that Grammy Award-winning artist Abigail Washburn and zither master Wu Fei will perform at the C100 Annual Conference 2017, taking place May 18-20 in Washington, D.C.  Read more ›

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MEMBER NEWS: Charlie Woo and Ming Hsieh awarded Ellis Island Medals of Honor

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The Committee of 100 is proud to announce that C100 members Ming Hsieh and Charlie Woo will receive Ellis Island Medals of Honor next month.

From the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) website: “The Ellis Island Medals of Honor are presented annually to American citizens who have distinguished themselves within their own ethnic groups while exemplifying the values of the American way of life.”

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PRESS RELEASE: Committee of 100 Comments on Outrage over Forcible Removal of Airline Passenger

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Committee of 100 Comments on Outrage over Forcible Removal of Airline Passenger

(New York, NY, April 13, 2017) — Like many people around the world, the Committee of 100 has been shocked by the viral videos showing a United Airlines passenger, bloodied and being dragged off a recent flight. The incident has caused a furor on U.S. social media and an even greater uproar in China.

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PRESS RELEASE: Committee of 100 Urges Focus on Mutual Interests in Xi-Trump Meeting

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Committee of 100 Urges Focus on Mutual Interests in Trump-Xi Meeting

C100 Survey Reveals Hopes and Concerns of American and Chinese People for U.S.-China Relations,
Overwhelming Chinese Optimism Ahead of Xi’s Arrival

(New York, NY, April 6, 2017) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in the United States for his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump today, bolstered by significant domestic Chinese support and increased Chinese optimism about the country’s trajectory. Initial findings from the forthcoming Committee of 100 (C100) U.S.-China Public Perceptions and Opinion Survey 2017 reveal that 92% of Chinese respondents think China is headed on the right track. Relative to four years ago, there is also greater Chinese support for China’s leaders to grow their international stature through diplomacy and take a global leadership role.

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C100 Survey Reveals Hopes and Concerns of American and Chinese People for U.S.-China Relations

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Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in the United States for his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump today, bolstered by significant domestic Chinese support and increased Chinese optimism about the country’s trajectory.

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C100 Mourns the Loss of Albert Yu | March 11, 2017

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Committee of 100 member and tech executive Albert Y.C. Yu passed away peacefully at the age of  76 on March 11, 2017 in Palo Alto, California. Read more ›

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ANNOUNCEMENT: BECOME A COMMITTEE OF 100 NEXT GENERATION LEADER

BECOME A COMMITTEE OF 100 NEXT GENERATION LEADER 

The Committee of 100 is seeking to recruit exceptional leaders to shape a brighter future for Asian Americans and the U.S.-China relationship.

Apply to be a 2017 C100 Next Generation Leader and receive an exclusive invitation to the entirety of the C100 2017 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 18-20, gain special access to meet and engage with distinguished C100 members, and join a diverse and dynamic community that seeks to make a difference in the world. 

The C100 Annual Conference is the premier forum in America on U.S.-China relations and Chinese American advancement. This will be our largest convening of distinguished C100 members and U.S.-China leaders, and we are expecting over 500 influencers in business, entertainment, government, academia, and the media to participate.
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EVENT: Commonwealth Club Speaker Series| March 20, 2017

From left: C100 Member George Koo, Howard French, and George Lewinski

The Committee of 100 (C100) partnered with the Commonwealth Club of Northern California on March 20, 2017, to showcase two contrasting voices on the topic “The U.S. and China in 2017.”

The two voices came from George Koo, C100 Member and Chairman of the Burlingame Global Foundation, and Howard French, Former New York Times Asia Correspondent and author of  Everything Under the Heavens: Empire, Tribute and the Future of Chinese Power. Read more ›

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ANNOUNCEMENT: C100 Members to Participate in 2017 Boao Forum

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The Committee of 100 is excited to announce that this year’s Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference (held March 23-26, 2017) will feature seven Committee of 100 (C100) members, including Dr. Dazong Wang, Mr. Howard LiMs. Wei Sun Christianson, Mr. David Chu, Ms. Cher WangMr. Ken Xie, and Dr. Ya-Qin Zhang. These C100 members, all highly accomplished Chinese Americans, will join various panels at the Boao Forum as prominent speakers on important issues affecting Asia. In addition, C100 members will also meet with various national leaders from China, as well as global leaders in government, business, and academia from around the world.

The Boao Forum is a nonprofit that hosts high-level forums for leaders from government, business, and academia in Asia and other continents to share their vision on the most pressing issues in this dynamic region and the world at large. The forum, known as the “Asian Davos,” is modeled after the World Economic Forum and inherits its name from the town of Boao, located in China’s southern Hainan province.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: SEEKING INTERNS & VOLUNTEERS FOR C100 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017

INTERNSHIP & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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Washington, D.C. | May 18-20, 2017

The Committee of 100 (C100) is currently seeking motivated and reliable young leaders to intern and volunteer for our 2017 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 18-20, 2017. The ideal candidates would be current students or recent graduates.

The C100 Annual Conference is the premier forum in America on U.S.-China relations and Chinese American advancement. This will be our largest convening of distinguished C100 members and U.S.-China leaders, and we are expecting over 500 influencers in business, entertainment, government, academia, and the media to participate.
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EVENT: C100 Members Gather for 1990 Institute Gala in San Francisco, California | March 5, 2017

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On March 5, 2017, Committee of 100 (C100) members gathered at the Four Seasons San Francisco for the 1990 Institute Gala and Symposium.  Read more ›

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PRESS RELEASE: Committee of 100 Urges Community Support for Sherry Chen in Employment Discrimination Case

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Committee of 100 Urges Community Support for Sherry Chen in Employment Discrimination Case

  
(New York, NY, March 3, 2017) — Sherry Chen, a former award-winning American hydrologist who was wrongfully charged in 2014 of spying for China, will have a public hearing in her employment discrimination case against the U.S. Department of Commerce on March 14-15 in the U.S. Court House in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Between 2007 and 2014, Ms. Chen’s work as a hydrologist at the National Weather Service was exemplary and helped to protect the American people from disastrous floods. Press coverage of her initial case, including from the The New York Times and CBS’ 60 Minutes highlighted the possibility of racial profiling. Although all charges against Ms. Chen, a naturalized citizen of Chinese descent, were subsequently dropped, she was nevertheless terminated from her job, despite having received highly positive work evaluations over the years.

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EVENT: China, Trump, and the Future of the Global Order | February 23, 2017

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On Feb. 23, 2017, the Committee of 100 (C100) and the Center for East Asian Studies hosted a talk called “China, Trump, and the Future of the Global Order” with Martin Jacques, author of When China Rules the World.

C100 member Gordon Chang, author of Fateful Ties, provided the introduction.

After the event, C100 Regional Chair Ken Fong generously hosted C100 members at Tai Pan Restaurant in Palo Alto. Jacques joined the members, too, to allow for more informal discussion.

Other members in attendance included George Koo and Dennis Wu.

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C100 member Gordon Chang and speaker Martin Jacques

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C100 member Gordon Chang introduces the event. C100 member Dennis Wu and Mary Bechmann (wife of C100 member Albert Yu) sit in the front row.

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A dinner after the talk brings together (from left, seated) May Koo, Christina Lu, Lisa Spivey, (from left, standing) Ken Fong, Ravi Jacques, Dennis Wu, Martin Jacques, George Koo, Gordon Chang, and Stephen Lee.

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EVENT: C100 Capitol Hill Briefing on “After the Pivot: What’s Next for U.S.-Asia Relations?” | February 16, 2017

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On Feb. 16, 2017, the Committee of 100 (C100) hosted an invite-only breakfast at the U.S. Capitol addressing “After the Pivot: What’s next for U.S.-Asia relations?”, organized in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (USAFMC). This event kicks off a new year of C100 briefings on Capitol Hill, a part of our continued efforts to promote dialogue on the most pressing issues impacting U.S.-China relations. The event was supported in part by the J.T. Tai Foundation.

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EVENT: C100 Members and San Francisco Opera Send ‘Dream of the Red Chamber’ to Hong Kong | February 8, 2017

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On Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, Committee of 100 (C100) Chair Frank H. Wu, C100 members Doreen Woo Ho, Dennis Wu, and their spouses celebrated a sendoff for the opera Dream of the Red Chamber to the Hong Kong Arts Festival at Tiffany’s with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock, and Tiffany Regional Manager Tom Carroll. Tiffany & Co. is a dedicated sponsor of C100.

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EVENT: C100 Members attend Kennedy Center Lunar New Year Concert in Washington D.C. | February 6, 2017

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On Monday, February 6, 2017 C100 members Henry Tang, Shirley Young, Bob Gee, Ben Wu and Executive Director Holly Chang attended the Kennedy Center Lunar New Year concert in Washington D.C. to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. The 2017 Lunar New Year concert featured one of China’s most internationally acclaimed orchestras, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Muhai Tang. Serving as a long-time high-level bridge for the arts, C100 co-founder and governor Shirley Young played an important role in curating the artists for the Kennedy Center’s Lunar New Year Concert. At her invitation, C100 Governor Henry Tang, Regional Chair Bob Gee, and Board Member Ben Wu also attend an exclusive reception hosted by Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai after the concert.

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EVENT: C100 NextGen Leaders Enjoy Lunch with Wellington Chen and Henry Tang in New York | February 3, 2017

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On Friday, February 3, 2017, Committee of 100 NextGen leaders organized a luncheon at the offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP featuring Wellington Chen, the Executive Director of Chinatown Partnership, and C100 co-founder and governor Henry Tang. Mr. Chen provided historical background for the importance of Chinatowns across the country. The Chinatown Partnership seeks to preserve the neighborhood’s unique culture while identifying and addressing Chinatown’s most pressing needs. Recently, the organization has worked on improving the physical environment of Chinatown’s neighborhood to increase the quality of life for residents. Henry Tang imbued his knowledge and experience on the power of organizing. Both speakers emphasized the importance for NextGen leaders to involve themselves in community issues they are passionate about.

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PRESS RELEASE: Committee of 100 Urges Immigration Policy Consistent with American Values

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Committee of 100 Urges Immigration Policy Consistent with American Values

  
(New York, NY, January 31, 2017) — As our nation considers how to define its identity through control of our borders, the Committee of 100 affirms the great ideals of this nation of immigrants. As an organization consisting of Chinese Americans, from those who arrived only recently to those whose families came more than a century ago, we celebrate the constant flow of immigration even as we understand the painful history that affected our ancestors. Chinese Americans in particular have had the experience of exclusion and expulsion, before achieving acceptance and equality. Our unique past offers particular insights for our shared future. We give pause when restrictive policies are not only proposed but implemented. These measures are judged to be ill-conceived in the fullness of time.
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EVENT: C100 Member Holiday Dinner hosted by Ambassador Luo Linquan at Chinese Consulate General Residence in San Francisco | January 8, 2017

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On January 8th 2017, Consul General of China Ambassador Luo Linquan and his wife Madam Qiao Li hosted a private reception and dinner for C100 Northern California members at their personal residence. Consul Xu, Consul Jin, and Deputy Consul Ren were also in attendance to welcome the upcoming Year of the Rooster. C100 Chairman Frank H. Wu, Regional Chair Kenneth Fong, C100 members Pehong Chen, Buck Gee, Doreen Woo Ho, Dennis Wu, Linda Tsao Yang and spouses attended.

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