PRESS RELEASE: Committee of 100 Mourns the Loss of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

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Committee of 100 Mourns the Loss of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

(New York, NY, December 12, 2017) — The Committee of 100 (C100) is saddened by the sudden passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee due to cardiac arrest. According to a statement made by the Mayor’s office, Lee passed away early Tuesday just after 1 a.m. at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Mayor Lee was 65.

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C100 Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 Leadership and Mentoring Program in Los Angeles | November 28, 2017

The Committee of 100 is now accepting applications for the 2018 Southern California Region Leadership and Mentoring Program (LMP). Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2018. The LMP is one of C100’s signature U.S. mentoring programs. It provides young and mid-career professionals in the Los Angeles area with exclusive opportunities to engage with C100 members, who are all leaders in their fields, and gain from one-on-one mentoring sessions. 

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PRESS RELEASE: Committee of 100 Comments on the FISA Amendments Act: Reauthorizing America’s Vital National Security Authority and Protecting Privacy and Civil Liberties

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Committee of 100 Comments on the FISA Amendments Act: Reauthorizing America’s Vital National Security Authority and Protecting Privacy and Civil Liberties

(New York, NY, November 11, 2017) — On October 11, 2017, the Committee of 100 (C100), sent the following letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees:

The Committee of 100, an American non-profit organization of leading Chinese Americans, respectfully submits the following letter regarding the reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act that the Senate Judiciary Committee is presently considering and that the House Judiciary Committee will consider. We understand that the Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on this earlier this summer. Based on our experiences throughout American history, Asian Americans are able to offer a unique perspective on this legislation.

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Michelle K. Lee, former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Becomes Committee of 100 Member

The Committee of 100 is proud to announce that the Honorable Michelle K. Lee has joined our membership. Lee is a proven leader at the top levels in technology, law, business and government.  She has spent most of her professional career advising some of the country’s most innovative companies and brought that expertise as she led America’s innovation agency.

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OP-ED REPRINT: Understanding President Trump’s First Visit to China

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Understanding President Trump’s First Visit to China

The below op-ed appeared at HuffPo on November 6, 2017. It was written by C100 Public Policy Chair Charlie Woo and C100 Chair Frank H. Wu. 

President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to China to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping comes at an opportune moment in the U.S.-China relationship. Seeking to put his own stamp on U.S. foreign policy, he will face a Chinese president who has gained tremendous stature from China’s recent 19th Party Congress. All this at a time when 92% of the Chinese public (up from 74% in 2012) thinks that China is headed on the right track, according to a recent 2017 Committee of 100 U.S.-China Public Perceptions Opinion Survey.

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PRESS RELEASE: Committee of 100 Supports Asian Americans Running for Public Office Despite Prejudice

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Committee of 100 Supports Asian Americans Running for Public Office Despite Prejudice

(New York, NY, November 4, 2017) —The Committee of 100 (C100) commends Asian Americans who are exercising their rights and fulfilling their responsibilities as citizens of the United States by pursuing public service. As a leadership organization, we call on people of principle to condemn the racist, xenophobic, and cowardly anonymous flyers recently distributed in Edison, New Jersey, suggesting that two individuals, one of Chinese descent, another of South Asian background, be “deported” because Asians are taking over the city, among the most diverse in the nation. Jerry Shi, an incumbent school board member, and Falguni Patel, running for public office for the first time, are among the active leaders in a jurisdiction that has been revitalized by Asian immigrants over the past generation. They have been attacked in the mailer, which also states “The Chinese and the Indians are taking over our town! Chinese school! Indian school! Cricket fields! Enough is Enough!”

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PRESS RELEASE: Committee of 100 Urges Constructive Dialogue and Mutual Cooperation Around Affirmative Action in Higher Education

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Committee of 100 Urges Constructive Dialogue and Mutual Cooperation Around Affirmative Action in Higher Education

(New York, NY, October 24, 2017) —Admissions policies in higher education are being debated again. From the ongoing 2014 lawsuit by Students for Fair Admission against Harvard University alleging discrimination against Asian Americans by holding them to higher admissions standards, to the Justice Department’s current investigation of the same alleged race-based discrimination in Harvard’s admission policies, Asian Americans are finding themselves at the center of the affirmative action debate. These charges of bias are serious and should be investigated. Yet, in the ongoing discussion, the Committee of 100 urges all stakeholders to engage in thoughtful and constructive dialogue, and to refrain from rhetoric or actions that would pit one racial group against another and be unnecessarily divisive or counterproductive.

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PRESS RELEASE: Committee of 100 Urges Passage of the Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act

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Committee of 100 Urges Passage of the Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act

(New York, NY, October 6, 2017) — The Committee of 100 (C100), an organization of leading Chinese Americans, urges the 115th United States Congress to pass the Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act (H.R. 2358/S.1050), and award the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the Chinese American Veterans of World War II in recognition of their dedicated service during the war.

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PRESS RELEASE: Committee of 100 Launches $1 Million U.S.-China Fulbright Fund

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Committee of 100 Launches $1 Million U.S.-China Fulbright Fund

(Washington, D.C., October 4, 2017) — The Committee of 100 (C100), an organization of leading Chinese Americans, is pleased to announce the launch of a “C100 U.S.-China Fulbright Fund”. The new US$1 million fund is initiated by C100 members and will operate under the government’s binational Fulbright program to expand U.S.-China educational exchanges.  Read more ›

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Special Screening of “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” at Asia Society | September 6, 2017

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On September 6, the Committee of 100 will co-present a reception and special screening of the documentary Abacus: Small Enough to Jail in New York City. This documentary recounts the story of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings Bank of Chinatown, New York, in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. This illuminating film explores the Sung family’s efforts to contest criminal charges brought against them by U.S. district attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., and it invites discussion of the motivations behind the indictment; Abacus Bank was the only U.S. bank to be charged in the wake of the great recession. The Sung family ultimately prevailed, but it took all they had to fight the unfair accusations. Read more ›

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EVENT: C100 Members Welcome New U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad in Beijing | August 9, 2017

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On August 9, 2017, the Committee of 100 hosted a private reception and welcome dinner in Beijing for the U.S. Ambassador to China, the Honorable Terry Branstad, who arrived in China on June 27, 2017. C100 members Kelly Cha, Mei-Wei Cheng, Wei Sun Christianson, David ChuHoward LiCarter TsengDazong Wang, Dali Yang, and Ya-Qin Zhang participated in the dinner.

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EVENT: C100 Members attend National Youth Orchestra-China Debut at Carnegie Hall | July 22, 2017

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On Saturday, July 22, 2017, Committee of 100 (C100) Chairman Frank H. Wu, C100 cofounders Henry Tang and Shirley Young, C100 members Rick Niu and Didi Pei,  and other guests attended the international debut of the National Youth Orchestra of China (NYO-China) at Carnegie Hall.

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EVENT: Bay Area U.S.-China Speaker Series: “China’s Rise and the U.S.” with Graham Allison and Ellen Tauscher | June 7, 2017

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The Committee of 100 (C100) partnered with the Commonwealth Club of Northern California on June 7, 2017, to present “China’s Rise and the U.S.: A Discussion with Harvard’s Graham Allison”, with welcoming remarks from C100 member Dennis Wu.

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X. Rick Niu, President & CEO of Starr Strategic Holdings LLC, Becomes Committee of 100 Member

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The Committee of 100 is proud to announce that X. Rick Niu, President & CEO of Starr Strategic Holdings LLC, has joined our membership. Niu oversees all aspects of Starr’s global capability that meets the investment, wealth management, insurance and other strategic needs of emerging-market investors doing business in the U.S. and around the world, as well as companies and local governments in developed and developing countries seeking international investments that support commercial growth, capital optimization and job creation. Additionally, he serves as Chairman, Board of Supervisors, Starr Property & Casualty Insurance (China) Co., Ltd.

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Chien Chung (Didi) Pei, Principal of Pei Partnership Architects, Becomes Committee of 100 Member

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The Committee of 100 is excited to officially welcome Chien Chung (Didi) Pei, Principal of Pei Partnership Architects, into our membership. Didi Pei earned a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Physics from Harvard College in 1968 and graduated in 1972 from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design with a Master’s Degree in Architecture. As the middle son of I.M. Pei, he was taught the vision, commitment and professional standards essential to the creation of significant and lasting architecture during his formative years.

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Peter Young, President and Managing Director of Young & Partners, Becomes Committee of 100 Member

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The Committee of 100 is pleased to officially welcome Peter Young as one of its newest members. Mr. Young manages Young & Partners and is actively involved in client transactions and financings. Under his leadership, Young & Partners has established and maintained its position as a leader in the industry. Prior to 1996, Mr. Young was Global Head of Chemicals Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers where he oversaw the worldwide efforts of Lehman in Chemicals. Previously he was head of the Chemical Groups at Salomon Brothers and Schroders. Mr. Young has been involved with the chemical and pharma industries for over twenty four years. Early in his career while with Bain & Co., Mr. Young provided strategic advice to major chemical and life science companies.

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: A Book Talk with America’s first Chinese American State Senator Mae Yih | June 13, 2017

On June 13, 2017 the Committee of 100 will co-host a book talk with America’s first Chinese American State Senator Mae Yih, moderated by C100 Chairman Frank H. Wu in New York City.

East Meets West

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | 1:00-2:30 p.m.

215 Centre St, New York, NY 10013

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Senator Mae Yih made history in 1976 when she became the first Chinese American woman ever elected to a state legislative chamber in the United States. She would eventually serve for twenty-six years in the Oregon House of Representative and Senate.

Join C100 Chairman and Distinguished Professor Frank H. Wu and Mae Yih in a discussion about her new autobiography, “East Meets West: A Bridge to Understanding, Friendship, Trust, Peace and Prosperity Between my Mother and Adopted Countries.” Read more ›

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PRESS RELEASE: Committee of 100 Congratulates Terry Branstad as New U.S. Ambassador to China

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Branstad honored at successful three-day C100 Annual Conference to promote U.S.-China relations

 

(New York, NY, June 2, 2017) The Committee of 100 — the nation’s premier organization focused on U.S.-China relations and Chinese American advancement — commended U.S. Senate confirmation of former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as U.S. Ambassador to China.

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PRESS RELEASE: Committee of 100 Releases White Paper Analyzing Economic Espionage Act Cases

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Committee of 100 Releases White Paper Analyzing Economic Espionage Act Cases

Findings Show Asians Accused of Spying Twice as Likely to be Innocent

(NEW YORK, NY, May 26, 2017) —A new White Paper, “Prosecuting Chinese Spies: An Empirical Analysis of the Economic Espionage Act,” published by the Committee of 100 provides empirical indications that Asians in America may be facing unfair and increasing racial prejudice in the U.S. government’s campaign to crack down on theft of economic trade secrets.

The study was independently conducted by scholar Andrew Kim of South Texas College of Law in 2016 and is being publicized by C100 and partners to highlight the study’s findings. Founded in 1990, C100 is a non-profit organization of prominent Chinese American leaders from government, business, media and entertainment, and academia. Read more ›

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PRESS RELEASE: Committee of 100 Releases 2017 U.S.-China Public Perceptions Survey

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Committee of 100 Releases 2017 U.S.-China Public Perceptions Survey

Survey finds that rising levels of distrust could undermine the
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Bridge-building required to ease concerns

(WASHINGTON, May 19, 2017) — A new survey conducted by the Committee of 100 (C100) – a non-profit organization of prominent Chinese American leaders from politics, business, media and entertainment, and academia – underscores that a majority of Americans view cooperation and bridge-building between the two countries as “critical” and recognize the benefits of increased trade and investment, and cultural exchanges. Americans are, however, wary of China’s economic and military intentions. 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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ANNOUNCING: Committee of 100 Annual Conference 2017 Speaker Lineup

Update: Due to scheduling changes, the Summit Keynote Speaker this year 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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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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