On February 21, 2016, C-100 hosted a luncheon meeting with Minister Qiu Yuanping and a delegation from the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council at the headquarters of East West Bank in Pasadena, CA. C-100 members who participated in the luncheon included two generations of C-100 Chairs — Acting Chair Herman Li and Former Chair Dominic Ng – along with SoCal Regional Co-Chairs Stewart Kwoh and Charlie Woo, C-100 Legal Counsel Paul Lin, C-100 members Lily Lee Chen, Andrew Cherng, Ming Hsieh, David Lee, Richard Lee, John Long, Li Lu, Edmond Pi, Roger Wang, Walter Wang and Frank H. Wu.
During the meeting, Minister Qiu lauded C-100’s efforts in advancing U.S.-China relations and in promoting the rights of Chinese communities across the U.S. Minister Qiu noted that C-100 members are best positioned to understand the cultures, languages, and histories of both the U.S. and China, and are therefore integral to building trust and understanding between the two countries and their peoples.
Various collaborations were discussed between C-100 and Minister Qiu’s office at the State Council. Minister Qiu concluded the meeting by sending her well wishes for the success of the upcoming 2016 Annual Conference in Los Angeles.