August 2009 | By Yong Lu and Jane Leung Larson
The Committee of 100 was among the hosts of a July 28 dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Washington to honor China’s delegation to the third Strategic and Economic Dialogue (SED), a bi-annual bilateral meeting that seeks to expand economic and security partnerships between the U.S. and China to solve the economic crisis and climate crisis and create the conditions for sustainable development. Among the speakers at the dinner meeting were Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, who co-chaired the SED discussions. The distinguished Chinese delegation included Wang Qishan (Vice Premier), Dai Bingguo (State Councilor), Xie Xuren (PRC Minister of Finance), and Zhou Xiaochuan (Governor of People’s Bank of China).
|Committee members and guests at the Ritz-Carlton event: from left, Handel Lee, Clarence Kwan, Kris Balderston, Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley, Shirley Young, John L. Fugh, June Fugh, and Cheng Li.|