US China Outstanding Contribution Award CeremonyWhen: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 through Mon, 19 Nov 2012
Location: Shanghai, China
2012 US CHINA OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD RECIPIENTS
After almost a year of serch and evaluation, US China Business Association is now announcing the Honorable Candidates for US China Outstanding Contribution Award Winners for 2012. Following people from both the United States and China have demonstrated unrivaled commitment and dedication to their respective fields of profession and the bonds and friendship of the United States and China.
JAMES EARL “JIMMY”CARTER
39th US President
International Kungfu Movie Star
Former US SEC Commissioner
Famous Chinese Artist
Founder and Financial of Private Spaceship
Famous US Talk Show Host
CEO of NEA and US Investor
Famous Chinese Ceramic Artist
CEO of Artisan Group, Expert of US Investment
Jackie Chan won 2012 the US China Outstanding Contributiion AwardWhen: Sat, 10 Nov 2012 through Sat, 10 Nov 2012
Location: Hong Kong, China
Today, the 2012 Outstanding Contribution Award Winner Jackie Chan warmly received Mr. Colin Wu, the executive vice chairman of the US China Business Association and his team at his studio at Clear Water Bay in Hong Kong. Mr. Colin Wu presented him with the US China Outstanding Contribution Award to Jackie Chan on behalf the prestigious business association, and commended Jackie Chan for his unrivaled commitment and dedication to the movie industry and cross-cultural exchanges between China and the United States. Among other prominent award winners are former US President Jimmy Carter, Roel Campos, former SEC commissioner and famous Chinese artist Yang Zhiguang and etc.
Jackie Chan, holding the US China Outstanding Contribution Award, with Colin Wu, Abiola Akintola, Shirly Ling and etc.Please click here for video.
US Business Delegation Visiting ChinaWhen: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 through Tue, 12 Jun 2012
The US-China Business Association is leading an American business delegation to visit China from June 1 to 12, 2012. Its purpose is to explore export opportunities for the U.S. aviation, electrical and mechanical and clean energy industries.
Mr. Colin Wu said the American delegates are encouraged by market development in China. Many U.S. companies want to know more of the Chinese market, and develop cooperation with Chinese businesses while strengthening their roles in the U.S. economy. The trip to China is conducted in response to President Obama's initiative to promote exports. The delegation led by Mr. Wu is comprised of business leaders in aerospace, mechanical and electrical, and clean energy industry with purposes of promoting US export opportunities and support American jobs. The group will visit Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing. It is reported that the delegation will have meetings with President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing.
Chinese President Hu Jintao meeting USCN business delegations in Beijing.
Wu said the future of the U.S. economy relies on competitiveness and the ability to satisfy to the growing demand for aviation, mechanical and electrical, and clean energy products of the 21st century. He pointed out that China is a huge market for U.S. companies in the above fields.
Marc Allen, President of Boeing China, posed in front of a 1:20 scale model of 747-8 intercontinental passenger plane.
Mr. Maurice Greenberg meeting Chinese artists in New YorkWhen: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 through Tue, 10 Apr 2012
Location: New York, USA
In the afternoon of April 10th, 2012, Mr. Greenberg, former Chairman of AIG, the 18th largest company in the world cordially invited Chinese artists to his office for a brief chat. He highly commended the cultural exchange program organized by the USCN. Attending the meeting were Wu Rongchuan, landscape artist; Guan Shan, calligrapher and Jason Mao, representative of woodcarving. Mr. Greenberg appreciated the efforts by the USCN and Chinese artists in deepening the friendship and understanding between China and the US.
Maurice Greenberg, former Chairman of AIG meeting Chinese artists at his officePlease click here for event pictures.
Dr. Kissinger meeting Chinese artists in New YorkWhen: Mon, 9 Apr 2012 through Mon, 9 Apr 2012
Location: New York, USA
On April 9th, 2012, Dr. Henry Kissinger warmly welcomed Chinese artists at his office in New York, making another major cultural exchange program hosted by the US China Business Association (USCN), following a successful US China Art Exhibition last December. The USCN selected three representatives from East China, North China and South China. They are Mr. Wu Rongchuan from Guangzhou, Ms Guan Shan from Beijing and Jason Mao from Shanghai. Dr. Kissinger carefully reviewed their artworks and highly commended the efforts by the USCN as well as the artists to promote friendship and deepen understanding through cultural and art exchanges. He encouraged the Chinese artists to come facilitate cultural and art activities.
Dr. Kissinger and Chinese artistsFrom left to right: Brian McElroy, president of USCN; Wu Rongchuan, Chinese artist; Dr. Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State; Colin Wu, Exe.Vice Chairman of USCN; Shirly Ling, Vice Chairwoman and Vice President of USCN China Branch; Guan Shan, Chinese calligrapher and Jason Mao, representative of Chinese woodcarving Please click here for event pictures.
Dr. Henry Kissinger Receiving the Highest Honor--Outstanding Contribution Award in DplomacyWhen: Mon, 9 Apr 2012 through Mon, 9 Apr 2012
Location: New York, USA
Dr. Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State, happily accepted in his New York office, the USCN's highest honor -- the Outstanding Contribution Award in Diplomacy in recognition for his achievements over decades in his diplomatic service in career. Dr Kissinger has significantly contributed to the healthy development of US China friendship since 1971. In the past forty years or so, Dr. Kissinger has maintained healthy and close personal relationships with four generations of Chinese leaders such as Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao. From his first mysterious ice-breaking trip to China in 1971 to his recent visit commemorating the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's visit to China, he has visited China more than 70 times. All leaders highly praise Dr. Kissinger for his significant contribution to the betterment and development of US China relations.
Dr. Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State, accepted the Eagle Statue for Outstanding Contribution Award in Diplomacy from Colin Wu, Exe. Vice Chairman of US China Business Association
China's Xi sells U.S. trade elixir, personal chemistryWhen: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 through Sat, 18 Feb 2012
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping on Friday swiped away fears that his country's economic growth could stumble, and turned to courting American companies, film-makers and governors hungry for a slice of that growth on the final day of his U.S. visit.
At the end of Vice President Xi's five-day trip, his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden announced China had agreed to make it easier for Hollywood to distribute movies to China's expanding audiences. Xi told a business forum in Los Angeles that China would promote greater domestic demand and turn more to the United States to buy imports and send investment.
Despite recent economic slowing and persistent price pressures, Xi told the gathered business executives that China's economic momentum would not falter as some economists warn. "China's economy will maintain stable growth," he said "There will be no so-called hard landing. We will further increase imports from other countries in the light of our economic and social development and consumer demand. We will actively expand imports from the United States," Xi later told a midday meeting.
Biden, who accompanied Xi to Los Angeles, praised the Chinese Vice President's efforts to reach out to often wary Americans, but reminded him that rancor over trade imbalances and barriers had not evaporated in all the sunny goodwill. "The crux of our discussion is that competition can only benefit everyone if the rules are fair and followed," Biden told the midday reception for Xi.
The U.S. movie industry has long complained about China's restrictions on the number of foreign films allowed into the country each year, a limit that they say boosts demand for the bootleg DVDs that are widely available in China.
The agreement allows more American exports to China of 3D, IMAX, and enhanced-format movies, and also expands opportunities to distribute films through private enterprises rather than the state film monopoly, the U.S. Trade Representative's office said.
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The two vice presidents both suggested that Xi's diplomacy, deals and folksy public displays could pave the way for steadier ties between the world's two biggest economies.
Xi said that he felt from his visit that "mainstream American opinion" supports stronger ties. "I can now say that my visit has been fully successful," he said. "We've established a personal friendship and a healthy working relationship," he said of himself and Biden.
Kissinger attended 40th Anniversary of Nixon's Visit to ChinaWhen: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 through Mon, 16 Jan 2012
Location: Beijing, China
BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- China's Vice President Xi Jinping on Monday said that China is willing to work with the United States to push forward their cooperative partnership under new circumstances, so as to benefit the two peoples and world peace.
Xi and former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger attended a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of former U.S. President Richard Nixon's visit to China and the release of the Shanghai Communique.In his speech, Xi reviewed the course of Sino-U.S. relations and expressed his wish for the continuation of bilateral cooperation. He urged the two sides to strengthen contact at all levels, promote cooperation in the fields of economics and trade, as well as enhance coordination on international and regional issues. As a witness to Nixon's China tour, Kissinger echoed Xi's speech, noting that world peace requires cooperation between the United States and China. Kissinger said that the prospects of Sino-U.S. relations will not change, although there will be some commotion during the U.S. presidential elections. Both the Obama Administration and the Republican Party prefer a positive relationship with China, he said. Former U.S. President Richard Nixon formally visited China on Feb. 21 to 28, 1972, with the Sino-U.S. Joint Communique released in Shanghai on his last day of the trip. The visit opened a door for Sino-U.S. relations that had been closed for many years. The two countries officially established diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial-level on Jan. 1, 1979.
USCN and Former SEC Commissioner's MeetingWhen: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 through Wed, 21 Dec 2011
Location: Washington D.C.
Former U.S. SEC commissioner Mr. Roel C. Campos met with representatives of the US China Business Association in Washington D.C. today. Colin Wu, the Executive Vice Chairman and Brian McElroy, President of USCN were present at the meeting. They discussed about the naked short selling of Chinese stocks listed in the U.S., and measures and solutions to the problems. Mr. Campos recommended Kenneth Salomon, Chairman of DowLohnes Government Strategies, LLC to work closely with USCN to provide timely and effective solutions to the Chinese listed companies. The group had pictures and lunch together. From left to right: Kenneth Salomon, Brian McElroy, Roel Campos and Colin Wu
Colin Wu meeting with Peter Cheung, Director of Hong Kong IP DepartmentWhen: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 through Thu, 8 Dec 2011
Location: Hong Kong
Colin Wu, the executive vice chairman and president of the USCN China Branch, visited the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department in downtown Hong Kong, accompanied by Dr. Alex Lau, manager of the IP office of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Victor Chan and Amanda Ling, senior financial analysts of AIA. Peter Cheung, the director of the IPD in Hong Kong met with the group and had lively discussions on setting up an IP exchange in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has made considerable achievements in IP protection, IP assets management. Peter Cheung expressed his desire to introduce the IP exchange platform to Hong Kong during his term in office. Colin Wu, from Chicago, helped Shenzhen set up its Innovated Technology and Property Shares Exchange in the past two years. He said that New York is well-known as a world financial center, and Chicago is the world center of innovative financial services, being the birthplace of CME, Forex, CCX and IPX etc. Wu explained in details the five different sections of work in an IP exchange. Hearing that, Peter Cheung was very happy and excited. He invited Mr. Wu to be the key-note speaker at the IP Forum in 2012 Hong Kong Design Year. Colin accepted the invitation with great pleasure and expressed his intention to help bring to Hong Kong the most sophisticated and innovative exchange in intellectual properties. They had a group picture after the meeting.
US China Art ExhibitionWhen: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 through Fri, 10 Feb 2012
Location: Shanghai, China
Background US China is hosting an art exchange program to promote the art and cultural exchanges to bring about increased mutual understanding, and friendship. This event is by invitation only, with no official ceremony and empty talks. Organizing Committee: US CHINA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, SCULPTURE MAGAZINE, CHINA SCULPTOR PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE Media：CCTV and other major Media outlets Dates：2011/12/3--2012/02/10 Location：US China Art Exchange Center @ #9 Jinliang Road, Zhuqiao Town, Pudong District, Shanghai Targets：Artists, Collectors, Investors, Diplomatic Corps, Scholars and Art Aficionado Offerings：Western Paintings, Chinese Calligraphy & Paintings, Sculptures, Ceramics and Classic Rosewood and sandalwood Furniture
By Invitation Only
Greenberg Sues U.S. Over A.I.G. TakeoverWhen: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 through Mon, 21 Nov 2011
Location: Washington D.C.
Maurice R. Greenberg, the former chief executive of the American International Group, sued the United States Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Monday, contending that their takeover of the insurer in the fall of 2008 was improper and that the Fed breached its duty to A.I.G. shareholders when it unwound the company’s disastrous bets on mortgage securities. For details, please click here to read more.
USCN members visiting Mr. Maurice Greenberg, Chairman of C.V. StarrWhen: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 through Sat, 17 Sep 2011
Location: New York, USA
Mr. Maurice Greenberg, Chairman of C.V. Starr, and former Chairman of AIG, met USCN members at his office on Park Ave., in New York. Attending the meeting with Mr. Greenberg were Colin Wu, executive vice chairman of USCN, Brian McElroy, president of USCN and Shirly Ling, vice president of USCN China branch. For details, please click here.
Exploring Opportunities for Chinese Artists in the U.S.A.When: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 through Thu, 22 Sep 2011
Location: Chicago, New York, Washington DC & San Francisco
A team of officials from the USCN China Branch visited five of the most important museums in the United States, exploring opportunities for Chinese outstanding artists to be known beyond China's borders. During their stay, they visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and discussed with Maxwell Hearn, the director of the Asian Department, possibilities of collaboration with the MET. They also visited the National Gallery, Smithsonian Institute and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts.
USCN Members Visiting Chinese Master ArtistWhen: Thu, 26 May 2011 through Thu, 26 May 2011
Location: Beijing, China
USCN members visited Mr. Huang Yongyu, the Chinese Master Artist at his residence, Ten Thousand Lotus Pond located on the eastern outskirts of Beijing this afternoon. The USCN delegation members were Colin Wu--the Executive Vice Chairman, Brian McElroy--the President, Tim Preheim--former Dean of Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart Graduate School of Business, and Shirly Ling, the Vice Chairwoman of the USCN China Operation with journalists from major Chinese media outlets. Mr. Huang and his relatives and friends had been waiting at the entrance for the arrival of the motorcade. Mr. Huang flashed childlike smiles across his face when Brian McElroy congratulated him on winning the most prestigious art award in the US and China. Master Huang showed us around his traditional squared residence compound with rooms and corridors covering the entire one acre land. Before leaving, USCN members wished Huang good health and longevity. Master Huang pledged to make even greater contributions to promote the arts between US and China. For details, please click here。
USCN AWARD CEREMONYWhen: Sun, 22 May 2011 through Sun, 22 May 2011
Location: SHANGHAI, CHINA
US China Business Association (USCN) awarded six outstanding figures at its award ceremony held at Antai College of Economics and Management of Shanghai Jiaotong University in the afternoon of May 22nd, 2011.
At the opening speech, Colin Wu, the Executive Vice Chairman of USCN and moderator of today's event, introduced to the audience the backgrounds of the six individuals who won the prestigious award of 2010.
They are: Henry Kissinger, Maurice Greenberg, Abiola Akintola from the United States, and Huang Yongyu, Gao Qunyao and Deng Tao from China.
They have made outstanding contributions in the fields of diplomacy, economics, the arts and culture, public media, manufacturing, marketing and creative design, that have transformed the relationship between the U.S. and China, as well as the ways we work and live today. They were recommended by influential figures in the U.S. and China.
Mr. Timothy Preheim, Dean of Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart Graduate School of Business, and Mr. Gao Qunyao, Senior Vice President of News Group, made keynote speeches for the event.
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Grand Opening Ceremony of Innovated Technology Property Exchange (ITPE)When: Sun, 22 May 2011 through Sun, 22 May 2011
Location: Shenzhen, China
Shenzhen Innovated Technology Property Exchange (ITPE) was successfully launched today at the Wuzhou Guesthouse in Shenzhen. Mr. Colin Wu, the executive vice chairman of USCN and senior advisor to the Shenzhen United Property Rights Exchange, were present at the ceremony. Mr. Wu and Mr. Chang Jinyong, President of the Shenzhen United Property Rights Exchange started working for the formation of technology and IP exchanges since 2009. Mr. Wu introduced the IPXI and Ocean Tomo to the Shenzhen market. This is another great showcase of the USCN's success in integrating U.S. and Chinese technologies markets.
USCN Delegation is visiting China in MayWhen: Fri, 20 May 2011 through Mon, 30 May 2011
USCN President Mr. Brian McElroy is heading a business delegation to China in May for a 10-day visit. The delegation will visit Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Beijing etc. For details of the trip, please come back for updates.
The U.S. And China: Rivals That May Need Each OtherWhen: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 through Fri, 21 Jan 2011
Chinese President Hu Jintao's scheduled visit to the White House next week comes at a critical moment in U.S.-China relations.
America has entered a new year with rising national debt and deficit projections. Meanwhile, China continues its ascent as a global economic player. In the years to come, an economically bruised U.S. may have to share the superpower spotlight with the competition.
Still, former Pentagon strategist Thomas P.M. Barnett tells NPR's Guy Raz, American hype over China's rise is overblown, while foreign affairs commentator Gideon Rachman predicts that China-U.S. relations will get "bumpier" over the next few years.
Bumpy Relations Ahead
Rachman, chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times, says America's "unipolar moment" on the world's stage has passed.
America will most likely remain a preeminent world power in the near future, but "in the aftermath of the financial crisis, we're going back to a world in which [the U.S.] has competitors again," he says.
Rachman, who wrote Zero-Sum Future: American Power in an Age of Anxiety, predicts that relations between China and the U.S. are "going to get a bit bumpier over the next five years or more."
Web Resources FOREIGN POLICY: "Think Again: American Decline" by Gideon Rachman ESQUIRE: "When China Ruled The World" by Thomas P.M. Barnett
U.S. Seeks To Revitalize Ties With China The Obama administration sees stable relations as pivotal given Beijing's growing dominance. "The China-U.S. relationship has always had elements of friendship, cooperation and rivalry," Rachman says. "But I think the more rivalrous elements are becoming more emphasized now."
He says that high unemployment rates in the U.S. and global economic imbalances undermine the "assumption that the Chinese economic relationship was equally beneficial to the U.S." and shows that "globalization isn't an unadulterated win for the U.S."
On the other side of the Pacific, a rising China is becoming more assertive in world affairs in ways that the U.S. may find uncomfortable, Rachman says.
"It's not that they want a direct confrontation with the U.S.," he says. "On the contrary, they're very keen to avoid that." Rachman says China is taking a more subtle approach, growing its power and military capabilities at a time when the U.S. is increasingly under financial strain, and has the ultimate goal of shifting the "balance of forces" between the world powers.
Overblown China Hype Yet Barnett, chief analyst at Wikistrat and contributing editor for Esquire magazine, cautions that Americans' concern over China's rise is "really out of control."
"It's very similar to the way the British looked at us, say, around the turn of the century," Barnett says. "They imagined we could have bought and sold them. The Chinese couldn't do the same with us. Their economy is still a fraction of ours."
More From NPR's Beijing Correspondent China Battles Rising Prices, Consumer Discontent For China's leaders, tackling inflation without slowing growth too quickly is a tricky task. That economy may be growing, but it will still be decades before China's people reach an economic status equal to Americans, he says.
Thus, a cooperative U.S.-China relationship is not only a good idea, Barnett says, but it's also "absolutely essential when you consider a global middle class aspiring to a lifestyle that the planet cannot sustain if we use old resource models."
The end of America's status as the world's sole super power wouldn't be a bad thing, either, Barnett argues. Part of the American contribution after World War II was establishing a global economic system that allowed great powers to rise without instigating a war.
"We've created the system for these people to rise, and now we seem uncomfortable with the fact that we're not going to be the sole pole anymore in the system," Barnett says. "And we don't seem to know how to ask for anybody else's help."
Our challenge with China, he says, isn't about competition. "Our biggest problem with them is getting them to come up to the level of responsibility that their networks and their influence around the world actually demands from them."
"We need that help," Barnett says, "because based on our own efforts, we can only do an Iraq and an Afghanistan — and not much else."