On August 15, 2016, Committee of 100 Chairman Frank H. Wu, Board Member Ming Hsieh, and Executive Director Holly Chang met with Ambassador Liu Jian and Madam Chen Xiaoling at their residence in Los Angeles.
As the first meeting between Chairman Frank Wu and Ambassador Liu, Frank discussed and introduced many C100 members, mentioning the many ways that they have crossed the Pacific to build ties between the U.S. and China. Ambassador Liu and Madam Chen hosted a quiet dinner as they discussed the ongoing challenge of public messaging in the U.S. towards China, despite clear signals from local congressman that there is interest to attract Chinese business. Frank Wu suggested clear and concise leadership messaging around the fact that “China creates jobs” in America. Through tourism, investment, and trade, Chinese are investing in the U.S. economy, and becoming a force that grows the job market. The dinner was arranged by long-term L.A. resident and C100 member Ming Hsieh.
About Ambassador Liu Jian:
Ambassador Liu Jian, born in Jiangsu Province of China, has spent more than 30 years as a career diplomat. Ambassador Liu began his career as staff of the Embassy of China in the Republic of Fiji. He went on to serve as a high level diplomat in West Samoa, Thailand, Malaysia, the Republic of Philippines, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Most recently, he was Ambassador of China to Pakistan. Ambassador Liu has served as the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles since 2013.