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Committee of 100 Issues Letter of Support in Peter Liang Case
and Urges Chinese American Community to Engage in Constructive Action
Committee of 100 Issues Letter of Support in Peter Liang Case
and Urges Chinese American Community to Engage in Constructive Action
Committee of 100 member and prominent structural engineer Y.C. Yang passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 97 on February 18th at his home in San Francisco.
On the evening of Thursday February 18, the Committee of 100 held the second event in the newly formed U.S.-China Policy Speaker Series in collaboration with the Commonwealth Club of California. This panel was moderated by C-100 member George Koo, and featured a discussion between Martin Jacques, author of When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order and Susan Shirk, author of China: Fragile Superpower.
The Committee of 100 is pleased to officially welcome Dr. Leslie Wong as its newest member.
Dr. Leslie E. Wong serves as president of San Francisco State University (SF State), one of the nation’s premier urban comprehensive universities offering baccalaureate degrees in 123 academic areas; 27 credential programs; 35 certificate programs; 62 master’s degrees; and 4 doctoral degrees. He leads more than 3,000 faculty and staff as they serve a student population of over 30,000.
Dr. Wong is committed to providing SF State students with an exceptional educational experience forged in the intellectual energy of one of the world’s most innovative cities and fostered by the diversity, creativity and dedication of SF State’s faculty, staff, students and alumni. SF State graduates approximately 8,000 students per year and boasts a Gator alumni family that is more than 200,000 strong. SF State’s distinguished alums can be found in virtually every walk of life. Their accomplishments include 10 Pulitzer prizes, 15 Oscars, the invention of the microprocessor, and (jointly with SF State faculty) the discovery of the first exo-planets beyond the solar system.
On the evening of Tuesday, February 9 C-100 members attended the 5th Annual Lunar New Year New York Philharmonic Concert and Gala Dinner at Lincoln Center. C-100 members were honored to have been joined by United Nations Secretary General, The Honorable Ban Ki-moon and his wife Madam Ban Soon-taek, as well as Ambassador Zhang Qiyue, Consul General of China in New York, and her husband Ambassador Liu Jieyi, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations. The performance featured work by C-100 member and Grammy winning composer, Tan Dun. The evening was co-chaired by C-100 members Guoqing Chen, Oscar Tang, and Shirley Young, and was also attended by Clarence Kwan , Herman Li, Howard Li, Henry Tang, and Frank H. Wu.
On February 8, Committee of 100 participated in the first annual Lunar New Year Students Day at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The celebration marked the inaugural New York City Lunar New Year public school holiday, and was attended by C-100 co-founders and governors Shirley Young and Henry Tang and C-100 member Frank H. Wu.
On the morning of February 6, C-100 members attended the opening ceremony of the Lunar New Year art exhibition at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The evening was co-hosted by C-100 founder and governor Shirley Young, and attended by fellow C-100 members Henry Tang and Frank H. Wu.
On the evening of February 6, C-100 members attended a reception at the Chinese Consulate in New York to view a Lunar New Year fireworks show over the Hudson river. The event was hosted by Ambassador Zhang Qiyue, Consul General of China in New York, and her husband Ambassador Liu Jieyi, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations. C-100 members Guoqing Chen, Anla Cheng, Clarence Kwan, Shirley Young, Henry Tang, and Tan Dun participated in the festivities.
On January 28, the Committee of 100 collaborated with the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA), to present an educational seminar on the legal risks of advancing technology between the U.S. and China.
On Sunday January 24th 2016, the Committee of 100’s Northern California region hosted a beautiful Lunar New Year celebration for 35 C-100 members and distinguished guests at the Crystal Jade Restaurant in the Embarcadero of San Francisco. C-100 Acting director Herman Li and State Treasurer John Chiang joined in from Los Angeles and Northern California members Daniel Chao, Joan Chen, Lanhee Chen, Pehong Chen, WuFu Chen, Ken Fong, Buck Gee, Doreen Woo Ho, George Koo, Larry Low, Jenny Ming, Yuan Yuan Tan, Dennis Wu, Frank Wu, Linda Tsao Yang were all in attendance with special guests Ed Lee, Mayor of San Francisco, as well as Ambassador Luo Linquan, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco, with his wife, Li Qiao.
On January 18th, the 1990 Institute held its 25th Anniversary Gala. Earlier that evening, a number of attending C-100 members convened for a pre-event gathering. In attendance were C-100 members Dan Chao, John Chen, Ming Hsu, George Koo, Larry Low, Dennis Wu, Frank Wu, Linda Tsao Yang, C-100 Regional Coordinator Lisa Spivey and C-100 Acting Executive Director Holly Chang. We were joined by Ambassador Gary Locke and Ambassador Jon Huntsman. Other C-100 members attending the Gala included Joan Chen, Steve Chen, Yuan Yuan Tan, and Janet Yang.
On the evening of December 23, 2015, Committee of 100 members Albert Chao, James Chao, Leroy Chiao, Paul C.W. Chu, and Harry Gee were hosted by Consul General Li Qiangmin and his wife Zeng Hongyan at his residence in Houston.
On December 15, 2015, Committee of 100 co-founder and governor Shirley Young hosted Ambassador Zhang Qiyue, Consul General of China in New York, and other C-100 members for a holiday dinner in her New York residence.
On November 4, 2015 C-100 Governor and Co-founder Shirley Young met with Mr. Ding Wei (丁伟), Vice Minister of Culture to the People’s Republic of China. During the meeting, Ms. Young and Vice Minister Ding discussed the second annual “Happy Chinese New Year: Fantastic Art China” festival scheduled for February 2016. Vice Minister Ding recalled activities on which he collaborated with Ms. Young and the Committee of 100 during his tenure as Cultural Consul at the Chinese Consulate General in New York. He also conveyed his appreciation for Shirley’s contribution to ongoing cultural exchanges between China and the U.S, and expressed well wishes for the success of this event.
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The Committee of 100 is now accepting applications for the 2016 Southern California Region Leadership and Mentoring Program (LMP). Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2016. The LMP is one of C-100’s signature U.S. mentoring programs. It provides young and mid-career professionals in the Los Angeles area with exclusive opportunities to engage with C-100 members, who are all leaders in their fields, and gain from one-on-one mentoring sessions.
On November 17, 2015, Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) questioned Attorney General Loretta Lynch at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on whether individuals such as Sherry Chen and Professor Xiaoxing Xi were suspected of economic espionage on the basis of their ethnicity or national origin. “There is no question that we must fight against espionage and threats to American innovation, but in this process we must not ensnare innocent Americans that make this nation great or undermine our fundamental values of liberty, due process, and equality under the law,” emphasized Congresswoman Chu in her remarks. Read more ›
On November 14, 2015, Committee of 100 member Carter Tseng spoke at Tsinghua University on the history of C-100 as well as its mission and members. The speech gave context to C-100’s many contributions to U.S.-China relations and the political inclusion of Chinese Americans over the last 25 years.
On November 10, 2015, the Committee of 100 held a members dinner in Beijing with The Honorable Gary Locke, former Governor of Washington, U.S. Ambassador to China, Secretary of Commerce, and long-time friend of the C-100. C-100 members Handel Lee, Howard Li, Jeffery Li, Peter Liu, Carter Tseng, Dazong Wang, and Ya-Qin Zhang took part in the event.
The Committee of 100 hosted its 2015-2016 Leadership and Mentoring Program (LMP) Graduation and Kickoff on Saturday November 7, 2015. The event was held at Panda Restaurant Group Headquarters, courtesy of C-100 member Andrew Cherng, and celebrated the graduation of the 2015 class of mentees including Robert Chan, Glen Chen, Janet Guan, Ting He, Nikki Jee, Arthur Li, Lindsay Louie, Melissa Lui, David Wang, Raymond Wong, Sherman Wong, Wendy Wu, William Yuen, Katie Zhao and Steven Zhou. The half-day program opened with a welcome by Andrea Cherng, Chief Marketing Officer of Panda Group, and featured presentations by C-100 Acting Chairman Herman Li, C-100 Southern California Regional Co-Chairs Stewart Kwoh and Charlie Woo, and members Morgan Chu, Julie Fong, and Teddy Zee. Read more ›
On October 23, the Committee of 100, in partnership with the University of California Hastings College of the Law, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, and other leading Asian American organizations, hosted a panel discussion on the Professor Xi Xiaoxing espionage case. The event was hosted by C-100 member Frank Wu, and featured the personal testimony of Xiaoxing Xi’s daughter, Joyce Xi, on how the investigation of her father profoundly affected her family.
On October 22, 2015, the Committee of 100 and the Commonwealth Club of California co-hosted the inaugural installation of a joint speaker series to address key issues in U.S.-China relations. The program featured a discussion between Professor Zhang Weiwei of Fudan University, Director of the SASS Institute of China Studies and former interpreter for Deng Xiaoping, and Admiral Gary Roughead, an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Former Commander of U.S. Pacific and Atlantic Fleets. The event, titled “China and the U.S.: Can Conflict be Avoided?” was attended by over 160 individuals from the Bay Area, including C-100 members Dan Chao, Ken Fong, George Koo, Anna Mok , Dennis Wu, and other leaders in the business, academic, media, and non-profit fields.
On October 20, 2015, the Committee of 100 celebrated the 10th Anniversary of its Leadership Scholarship Program (百人會英才獎), recognizing next generation leaders for their potential as global citizens and service to the community. Celebration activities were led and sponsored by LSP Committee Co-Chairs Carter Tseng, Richard Lee, Dazong Wang and Howard Li. The full day affair included an awards ceremony recognizing twenty-eight LSP scholars; break-out and mentoring sessions involving LSP co-chairs and other distinguished C-100 members Herman Li, Gareth Chang, Edmond Pi, and Linda Tsao Yang speaking on entrepreneurship and innovation as well as US-China relations; and a gala dinner at the Shanghai Ruijin Intercontinental Hotel. He Yafei, Vice Director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, and C-100 co-founders Shirley Young and Oscar Tang delivered the gala keynote addresses.
On October 20, C-100 members were received in Shanghai by Mayor Yang Xiong and Mr. Xu Li, Shanghai Director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office. Mayor Yang met privately with C-100 members and thanked them for their long-term commitment to promoting strong trust and mutual understanding between China and the United States. C-100 Acting Chairman Herman Li and members Gareth Chang, Richard Lee, Howard Li, Edmond Pi, Oscar Tang, Linda Tsao Yang , Carter Tseng, Dazong Wang, Shirley Young and Acting Executive Director Holly Chang took part in the meeting.
On October 19, Mr. Xu Li, Director of the Shanghai Municipal Government’s Overseas Chinese Affairs Office hosted C-100 members for lunch at the Jing An Shangri-la Hotel in Shanghai. C-100 Acting Chairman Herman Li, and members Gareth Chang, Richard Lee, Howard Li, Edmond Pi, Linda Yang Tsao, Carter Tseng, Dazong Wang and Shirley Young took part in the meeting with Xu Li, as well as other C-100 events in Shanghai that week. Director Xu commended C-100 for its efforts to advance relations between the U.S. and China, and encouraged the group to strengthen its engagement in Shanghai.
On October 19, C-100 members and nearly 100 guests were welcomed by Mr. Hanscom Smith, Consul General of the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, inside the Consulate General’s historic compound. Consul General Smith made remarks at the event commending the Committee of 100 for its decade of supporting young leaders in China and promoting peace-building exchanges between the U.S. and China. C-100 Acting Chairman Herman Li and members Gareth Chang, Richard Lee, Howard Li, Edmond Pi, Linda Tsao Yang , Carter Tseng, Dazong Wang and Shirley Young took part in the reception. C-100 member delegates were in Shanghai preparing to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Committee of 100’s Leadership Scholarship Program, and many alumni and young Chinese scholars from over 10 different schools were able to take part.