In June, the Committee of 100 organized the Washington Leadership Dialogue to hear the perspectives of members of Congress and the Administration as well as share observations and recommendations with Washington policymakers on a range of issues concerning U.S.-China relations and the Chinese American community. Over two days, a delegation of 16 C-100 members exchanged views with a number of government officials on U.S.-China relations and Chinese language teaching in American schools. As part of the Leadership Dialogue meetings, the Committee also hosted a welcome dinner for the newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to the U.S., His Excellency Zhang Yesui. Many officials expressed concern that U.S.-China relations are plagued with strategic mutual mistrust, leading to the familiar ebbs and flows in the relationship. I believe C-100 members' unique resources, connections, and in-depth understanding of both cultures enable the Committee to make a special contribution to help reduce mutual suspicions between the two countries.