Charge D'affaires Lu Kang Holds Buffet Discussion with YPO Members

In the evening of May 29th, Charge d’affaires Lu Kang held a buffet discussion at the Chinese Embassy with more than 20 American young entrepreneurs from the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). As special guests, U.S. Congressmen Pittenger and Buchanan, as well as Ms. Tonya Williams, Director of Legislative Affairs from Vice President Biden's office, joined the event, which was moderated by Counselor Zhang Min of the Embassy.

In his welcoming remarks, Lu said, China and the U.S. are now working together to build a new model of major country relationship that is free from conflict and confrontation, based on mutual respect and aimed at win-win cooperation. This relationship not only depends on the vision, wisdom and joint efforts by Governments on both sides, but also relies upon the support from various circles in both countries. The business communities in both China and the U.S. have an important role to play in this regard, and the business communities will benefit greatly from this relationship in turn. As an important global network, YPO functions as a bridge between Chinese entrepreneurs and those around the world, especially the US. We always stand ready to work together with American business communities as well as all the other circles to further promote China-US relations.

Pittenger said, this year marks the 35th Anniversary of the establishment of US-China diplomatic relations. Over the past 35 years, the mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries has continuously expanded and the degree of openness to each other constantly increased, from which both sides benefit a lot. As Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, he is fully aware of the importance of the global war on terrorism. The US and China have great potential to develop cooperation in this field, which could also make important contributions to the whole world.

Buchanan said, he is pleased with considerable development of the economic and trade relationship between the US and China and will dedicate himself to promoting the cooperation between American and Chinese enterprises.

Earlier that day, diplomats from various sections of the Chinese Embassy, including Counselor Li Bin, Minister-Counselor Wang Yanxia, Counselor Li Hongxia, briefed the YPO members on the reform of economic system, fiscal and tax system and state-owned enterprises in China, as well as on the economic, trade and cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and the US. The briefing was moderated by Counselor Zha Liyou of the Embassy. The diplomats also took questions from the YPO members and had a lively interaction with them.

YPO is a global network of young entrepreneurs, which was founded in 1950 in New York City by Mr. Ray Hickok. Now it has approximately 22,000 members in more than 130 countries.


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