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CPIFA Delegation Visits the United States

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From November 8 to 16, 2022, Mr. Wang Chao, President of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA) headed a delegation to visit New York, the US. Members of the delegation include Dr. Chen Deming, former Minister of Commerce, Dr. Qiu Yuanping, former Minister of the State Council’s Office for Overseas Chinese Affairs and former Executive Deputy Director of the Central Office on Foreign Affairs, Dr. Ning Jizhe, former Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, Amb. Cui Tiankai, former Chinese Ambassador to the US, Dr. Zhu Min, former Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China, Gen. Tang Yongsheng, Deputy Director of National Security Institute of the National Defense University, Dr. Yu Jianlong, Vice Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of the International Trade, Prof. Wang Jisi, Dean of the Institute of International and Strategic Studies at Peking University, Prof. Lin Zhenyi, Director General of the Department of Scientific Research of China National Academy of Governance, Prof. Wu Xinbo, Dean of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University, Mr. Zhong Baoshen, Chairman of LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd, and Mr. Ni Pin, Board Member of Wanxiang Group.

From November 10 to 11, the delegation held the “Dialogue Between Former Chinese and US Government Officials and Business Leaders” with the US delegation headed by Mr. Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. Members of the US delegation include Sen. Joe Lieberman, former US Senator, Amb. Max Baucus and Amb. Terry Branstad, former US Ambassadors to China, Adm. Michael Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, etc.

On November 14, some members of the delegation attended the Fourth Meeting of the US-China Eminent Persons Forum jointly held by the CPIFA and the US-China Transpacific Foundation (UCTPF). Members of the US delegation include Amb. Sigmund Rogich, Chairman of the Boards of the UCTPF, Amb. Bill Richardson, former Governor of New Mexico, Gen. Richard Myers, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mr. Randall Rader, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Amb. Timothy Roemer, former US Ambassador to India, Mr. Stephen Rademaker, former Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, Rep. Charles Boustany, former US House Representative from Louisiana, and Mr. Martin Gold, Chair of Government Affairs Practice of the Covington & Burling LLP.

During their stay in the US, some members of the delegation met with Dr. Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State and other personalities of various circles, and held a discussion with representatives from several US mainstream media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Foreign Affairs, Semafor, The Octavian Report and the North American branch of South China Morning Post.

In the above activities, the delegation had candid and in-depth exchanges of views with the US side on China-US relations and issues of common concern.