PRESS RELEASE: Committee of 100 to Address Current State of U.S.-China Relations; Issues Impacting Chinese-Americans. | April 16, 2016

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Committee of 100 to Address Current State of U.S.-China Relations; Issues Impacting Chinese-Americans

CEO of Wanda Cultural Industry Group Jack Gao, Co-CEO of WME | IMG Ariel Emanuel, Brookings Institute senior fellow Jeffrey Bader, actress and director Joan Chen, actress Constance Wu, and celebrity chef and restaurateur Ming Tsai among speakers at 2016 event

Beverly Hills, Calif., April 15, 2016 – The Committee of 100, a non-profit organization of prominent Chinese Americans leaders from politics, business, media and entertainment and academia, will be addressing critical issues in U.S.-China relations at its 25th Annual Conference in Beverly Hills, California. The conference will take place at the Beverly Wilshire Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17.


Against the backdrop of the U.S. election and a number of critical issues that have emerged between the U.S. and China, this year’s conference will feature panels addressing topics including diversity in Hollywood; discrimination and economic espionage; and the U.S.-China economic and political outlook.

Featured speakers include CEO of Wanda Cultural Industry Group Jack Gao, Co-CEO of WME | IMG Ariel Emanuel, Brookings Institute senior fellow Jeffrey Bader, actress and director Joan Chen, actress Constance Wu, and celebrity chef and restaurateur Ming Tsai. At the gala dinner, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Bob Chapek will receive the Business Excellence Award. The Philanthropy Excellence Award will be presented to brothers Ronnie and Gerald Chan, Hang Lung Properties Chairman and Morningside Group Chairman respectively.

“It is my great honor to contribute to this critical dialogue between China and the West. As our economies have become inextricably linked, C-100’s mission to bridge understanding and enable constructive dialogue has become even more crucial and has the potential to impact not only U.S.-China relations but the global economy,” said Herman Li, Acting Chairman of the Committee of 100.

“Along with addressing the key macroeconomic and political issues that affect U.S.-China relations, we also need to build awareness of the issues that subsequently affect Chinese-Americans here at home. We are at a critical juncture, facing issues from racially motivated economic espionage allegations to stereotyping and lack of representation in Hollywood,” said Frank Wu, C-100’s spokesperson. “This year, we will spark conversation and amplify the voices of leaders and the Chinese American community to work towards solutions that promote greater diversity and cross-cultural collaboration.”

The conference begins on Saturday, April 16 with four key panels: U.S.-China Economic and Political Outlook, Economic Espionage – Spies or Stereotypes, Asian Americans in Hollywood, and Hollywood & China followed by an exclusive gala on Saturday evening. On Sunday, C-100 members and guests will convene for a town hall featuring C-100’s inaugural series, “Chinese American journeys.”

A full agenda is available at www.committee100.org/2016-acla. Members of the public can register at www.committee100.org/public-registration. You can also follow the conference on Twitter at @Committee100 or join the conversation using #C100CONF2016.

Committee of 100’s 2016 Annual Conference is sponsored by J. T. Tai & Co., the Long Family Foundation, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Brunswick Group, and numerous other supporters.


 

About the Committee of 100

The Committee of 100 is an international non-partisan leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts. For over 25 years, the Committee has been committed to a dual mission of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all fields of American life, and encouraging constructive relations between the peoples of the United States and Greater China. www.committee100.org.

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