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Committee of 100 Urges Immigration Policy Consistent with American Values
Committee of 100 Urges Immigration Policy Consistent with American Values
On January 8th 2017, Consul General of China Ambassador Luo Linquan and his wife Madam Qiao Li hosted a private reception and dinner for C100 Northern California members at their personal residence. Consul Xu, Consul Jin, and Deputy Consul Ren were also in attendance to welcome the upcoming Year of the Rooster. C100 Chairman Frank H. Wu, Regional Chair Kenneth Fong, C100 members Pehong Chen, Buck Gee, Doreen Woo Ho, Dennis Wu, Linda Tsao Yang and spouses attended.
On December 14, 2016, the Committee of 100 (C100) and the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) co-hosted a series of important conversations in New York to discuss “U.S.-China Relations in the Trump-Xi Era”. The sold-out event featured an impressive line-up of speakers, including former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, C100 member and Director of the Brookings Institute John L. Thornton China Center Dr. Cheng Li; former U.S. Trade Representative and Chairman and CEO, Hills & Company Ambassador Carla A. Hills; Founding Dean, CKGSB Dr. Bing Xiang; and C100 Chairman Frank H. Wu. Occurring at a time of uncertainty in the U.S.-China relationship, this timely event drew on the speakers’ unique and expert views, with Dr. Kissinger lending invaluable insight as the only person since the 2016 U.S. elections to have met with both Chinese President Xi Jinping and President-Elect Donald Trump.
On Saturday, December 10, 2016, the Committee of 100 hosted the 2016 Southern California Leadership and Mentoring Program (LMP) Graduation Ceremony at Panda Restaurant Group Inc. in Rosemead, California. Current mentees, LMP alumni, as well as their friends and families, joined the intimate gathering to celebrate the Class of 2016. C100 Members Stewart Kwoh, Edmond H. Pi, Anne Shen Smith, Brian Sun, and Charlie Woo attended the ceremony. The Leadership and Mentoring Program provides young professionals an opportunity for development and advancement in their careers by established C100 Members as mentors and to engage, collaborate and shape the future of Chinese American representation across all industries. Congressman Ed Royce sent his congratulations to the graduating class and a field representative, Lauren Pong, who presented certificates to the mentees in acknowledgement of their achievement and commitment to giving back to the community.
On December 8, 2016, Ambassador Zhang Qiyue hosted an exclusive holiday luncheon for C100 members at the Chinese Consulate General in New York. The 8-course luncheon was prepared by a delegation of famous chefs from Anhui province. C100 members David Chang, Guoqing Chen, Anla Cheng, Clarence Kwan, Henry Tang, Shirley Young and Pauline Yu, together with friends and family of C100, attended the event.
On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, the Committee of 100 Greater China members gathered at the China Club near the historic Ritan Park in Beijing to celebrate Christmas and the New Year and welcome San Francisco based member Doreen Woo Ho. Greater China Co-Chairs Dazong Wang and Howard Li, and C100 members Handel Lee, Jeffrey Li, and Carter Tseng attended the holiday dinner.
On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, C100 member Donald Tang, founder and managing partner of Tang Media Partners, hosted a luncheon at Beverly Hilton Hotel with 2016 Leadership and Mentoring Program (LMP) mentees to share his advice on success. C100 member and LMP mentor Lily Lee Chen, the first Chinese-American woman to serve as mayor of a U.S. city, also attended the event.
Seven mentees of different professional backgrounds including law, entertainment, civil rights and technology, joined the luncheon and contributed to rich conversation. Donald shared his three key lessons to success: 1) self-confidence; 2) working hard; and 3) taking risks. All attendees appreciated the opportunity to hear firsthand from the successful and well-established leader and found it truly inspirational to hear his story and learn how he managed to get to where he is today. A mentee was so moved and said, “This is one of the best experiences I’ve had in this program.”
On December 14, 2016 the Committee of 100 will co-host a special panel featuring the Honorable Henry A. Kissinger, C100 Chairman Frank H. Wu, and C100 Member Cheng Li, author of Chinese Politics in the Xi Jinping Era, in New York City.
The Committee of 100 is proud to announce that C100 Member Maya Lin was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 for her pioneering work in sculpture and landscape art.
From the White House website: “The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”
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On Thursday, November 17th, the Committee of 100 held a Luncheon featuring C100 member Gordon H. Chang, author of “Fateful Ties: A History of America’s Preoccupation with China” and former C100 Chairman Clarence Kwan with NextGen Leaders. Dr. Chang is the Director for East Asian Studies at Stanford. He touched on a diverse set of topics, including insights drawn from his book on the history and future of U.S.-China relations. Participants discussed the importance of historical perspectives on the U.S.-China relationship, and ways to strengthen the Asian American community. Read more ›
On the evening of November 9, Committee of 100 members from the Northern California region met with C100 Next Generation Leadership Ambassadors in San Francisco. They attended a dinner hosted by C100 member Buck Gee at Taipan. The dinner was attended by Committee of 100 chair Frank H. Wu, Northern California Chair Kenneth Fong, and C100 members Steve Chen, Buck Gee and Anna Mok. Special thanks to C100 member Buck Gee who hosted the dinner. Read more ›
On Saturday, November 5, 2016, the Committee of 100 co-hosted a “Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage Workshop: Seminar on the Legal Risks in Advancing Technology Between the United States and China” in Houston, Texas with the Chinese American Citizens Alliance and 6 other organizations. The workshop panel included C100 member Nelson Dong and special guests Sherry Chen and Dr. Xiaoxing Xi. The event took place in Duncan Hall at Rice University, and was attended by scientists and engineers from all over Texas. C1oo member Dr. Paul Chu also attended the event.
On Friday, November 4, 2016 C100 members attended the VIP opening reception of The Chinese Historical Society of America “Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion” exhibit in San Francisco. The exhibit is “the most extensive and important exhibit in [the museum’s] 50 year history”. The reception took place at The Chinese Historical Society of America museum in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Among event attendees were San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, and C100 members Jay Xu, Buck Gee, George Koo and his wife May Koo. C100 co-founder and governor Oscar Tang played an important role in underwriting the original exhibition at the New York Historical Society, and C100 members also played an important role in supporting the exhibition in its home in San Francisco.
On October 29, 2016, the Committee of 100 held the 2016 Leadership Scholarship Program award ceremony, recognizing next generation leaders for their potential as global citizens and service to the community. The full day affair included an awards ceremony recognizing 32 LSP scholars; panel discussion and mentoring sessions involving distinguished C100 members speaking on entrepreneurship and innovation as well as US-China relations; and a gala dinner at the Beijing International Hotel. Tan Tianxing, Vice Director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, and Sun Zhaohua, Deputy Administrator of the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs, delivered the gala keynote addresses.
On Friday, October 28, 2016 the Committee of 100 and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) hosted a China CEO Forum with C100 Member Ambassador Gary Locke at the Four Seasons Hotel in Palo Alto, California. C100 Members Kenneth Fong, Gary Locke, Anna Mok and Ken Xie attended the event.
On the morning of October 27, 2016 the Committee of 100 hosted an invite-only breakfast at the U.S. Capitol on “Maritime Unease: Navigating Tensions in the South and East China Seas”, in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (USAFMC). This briefing is the fourth event on Capitol Hill this year as part of our efforts to provide balanced views on major issues in U.S.-China relations. This event is supported in part by the J.T. Tai Foundation.
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On the evening of Thursday October 6th, the Committee of 100 held the third U.S.-China Policy Speakers Forum event in collaboration with The Commonwealth Club of California. The distinguished panel of speakers was moderated by George Lewinski, and featured a discussion between Yingyi Qian, Dean of Tsinghua University School of Economics in Beijing and Nicholas Lardy, Senior Fellow of the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C. Read more ›
(New York, NY, Oct. 5, 2016) — Committee of 100 (C100) expresses anger about the Fox Television O’Reilly Factor feature entitled ‘Watters’ World: Chinatown edition’, broadcast on the evening of October 3. It was crudely racist. The individuals who were depicted appear to have been taken advantage of. C100 seeks to hear from the Chinatown residents who were shown on the program, who may have legal recourse against the producers.
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.
The Committee of 100 will co-sponsor a series of presentations by Professor Xiaoxing Xi in California next week. Professor Xi was a panelist at C-100’s Annual Conference in Los Angeles, and was also featured in the 60 Minutes presentation “Collateral Damage.” In May 2015, Professor Xiaoxing Xi was arrested and charged by the U.S. government for passing sensitive technology secrets to China. His home was raided by the FBI and he was widely labeled a spy, but months later all charges against him were dropped without explanation. The government did not understand the science in their case and had misconstrued Professor Xi’s academic work.
His case is the latest in a spate of wrongful prosecutions of Chinese American scientists for economic espionage. Come hear Professor Xi tell his story, and learn more about how you can protect yourself if you are unjustly targeted by law enforcement. He will be joined by C-100 members Brian Sun and Stewart Kwoh in Los Angeles, Dr. Hatem Bazian of UC-Berkeley, Ameena Qazi of National Lawyers Guild, Donald K. Tamaki of Minami Tamaki LLP and many others.
On Sunday, July 24, 2016, C-100 members and their families joined a private tour of the Angel Island Immigration Station. The historical tour was hosted by C-100 members Buck Gee and Larry Low and gave attendees an educational and moving perspective of what Chinese immigration to the West Coast was like when the station was running in the early 1900’s.
(New York, NY, July 20, 2016) — The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled last week on the dispute between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea. China has rejected the tribunal’s assertion of jurisdiction. The United States has sent its highest-ranking naval admiral to China for talks. China and the United States have conducted naval exercises in the region. They have elevated activities.
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On July 8, 2016, the Committee of 100 hosted a high level Global Chinese Philanthropy Symposium in Beijing convening one hundred leading Chinese philanthropists from across Greater China.
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