On February 14, C-100 hosted a “Year of the Dragon” Lunar New Year Reception in Washington D.C. in the Gold Room of the Rayburn House Office Building. The guests were Asian Pacific American leaders, Members of Congress and Congressional staffers, media representatives, and other honored guests.
|Representative Judy Chu, sponsor of H. Res. 282 expressing regret for Chinese Exclusion acts||Senator Daniel Inouye is an old friend of the Committee||Representative Rick Larsen, Co-Chair, Congressional U.S.-China Working Group|
C-100 Chairman Dominic Ng, Representative Judy Chu (CA-32), Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) and Senator Daniel Inouye (HI) each addressed the approximately 120 guests. The Committee paid tribute to two members of the Committee’s Advisory Council, Irene Hirano and the Honorable J. Stapleton Roy, who were thanked for their exemplary service and long-time support.
|Irene Hirano and Dominic Ng||Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy and Dominic Ng|
Other distinguished guests included: Representative Mike Honda (CA-15); Kenneth G. Lieberthal, Director of the John L. Thornton China Center of the Brookings Institution; Konrad Ng, Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program; Kin Moy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; C.H. Tung, founding Chairman of the China-United States Exchange Foundation; Steve Orlins, President of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations; and Eugene Robinson, Columnist and Associate Editor of The Washington Post and 2011 alumnus of the C-100 Journalist Delegation Program.
This well-attended reception was the first C-100 Washington D.C. event of the year and coincided with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States and the February 15 Washington D.C. luncheon for Xi, which C-100 co-sponsored. The reception further advanced C-100’s Washington D.C. Initiative to engage the Committee’s D.C. members, the offices of Congressional members, and other key stakeholders in the policy community.
C-100 members attending were Robert Gee, Stewart Kwoh, Cheng Li, Michael Lin, Dominic Ng, Henry Tang, Ben Wu and Shirley Young.
C-100 Staff present at the event were Angie Tang, Executive Director; An Ping, Director of Public Relations; Mercy Kuo, Director of Research; Alice Lin, Director of Special Projects; and Joseph Lin, Program Associate.