This year’s Greater China Conference in Hong Kong on December 4 and 5 will focus on four timely issues fueling China’s economic engine—the Chinese consumer, the internationalization of the RMB, bilateral educational partnerships, and China’s investment abroad—all of which have global repercussions.C-100 is honored that the United States Ambassador to China, Gary Locke, will address participants at both our opening gala and the next day’s conference. PBS Talk show host Tavis Smiley will provide memorable highlights of his “Postcards from China” series, which was produced with substantial support from the Committee. Smiley was a participant in the 2010 C-100 Journalist Delegation. I would like to express my gratitude to the conference co-chairs ─ Ronnie Chan, Tony Chan, Victor Fung, and Ya-Qin Zhang ─ for assembling a stellar line-up of speakers and participants.
In this issue you will read about this year’s C-100 Summer Institute program. I met recently with the teachers of the program. The quality of the teachers’ presentations was impressive. Hearing how the Summer Institute changed their way of thinking and approach toward teaching about China was really a confirmation of the Institute’s invaluable impact. Both the Summer Institute and the annual Journalist Delegation to China, which sparked Tavis Smiley’s PBS documentary, are two of the Committee’s hallmark education programs with enduring impact.
As you read through this latest newsletter, you will appreciate the breadth and depth of C-100 members and their unflagging enthusiasm in contributing to the fields of education, arts, entertainment, and business.
I applaud the achievements of individual C-100 members and express many thanks for the steadfast support of C-100 friends.