Washington, D.C., October 30, 2018 – China General Chamber of Commerce – USA (CGCC) hosted “China-US Dialogue: The Path Forward & Screening of Better Angels” at the National Press Club. The event brought together over 150 US and Chinese business executives, policy makers and scholars on the international, state, and federal levels to discuss the importance of the China-US relationship.
The event opened with welcoming remarks by Jiang Chun, Chairman of CGCC-Washington D.C., Board Director & EVP of China Unicom Americas. Jiang welcomed guests to the event and emphasized CGCC’s commitment to foster trust and dialogues between China and the United States.
Following Jiang’s remarks, Cui Tiankai, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the United States a delivered keynote remarks in which he expressed “the ordinary and great people of China and the US are there, doing their part, showing their goodwill, wisdom and magnanimity, and paving the path forward for our relations.” Cui pointed out that “there is no reason why we should not stay optimistic and confident. I am convinced that the better angels in the documentary and among our two peoples will always come to guide us to a better path of the China-US relationship and move it forward for the benefit of our peoples and of the entire international community.”
The Ambassador’s remarks were followed by a “China-US Dialogue: The Path Forward,” joined by David Rank, Senior Advisor of The Cohen Group and Former Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy to China; Mack McLarty, Chairman of McLarty Associates and Former White House Chief of Staff; and David Dreier, Chairman of Annenberg-Dreier Commission and Former Chairman of the House Rules Committee. All three speakers emphasized the importance of strengthening the China-US bilateral relationship.
The event concluded with a private screening of the documentary “Better Angels” and Q&A session with William Mundell, Film Producer and Chairman of IKM and Yi Han, Film Producer/Director and the film’s Director/Writer, Malcolm Clarke. All three speakers emphasized the huge necessity to share the story that the mainstream media does not cover.
“Better Angels” focuses on the lives of various entrepreneurs and ordinary people from all walks of life whose day-to-day activities are influenced by the China-US relationship. In addition to featuring several prominent Chinese and American scholars and politicians, such as Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, and Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Tung Chee-hwa, the film also highlights CGCC member company Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group and how its operation in Alabama has created many job opportunities for the local community.
CGCC-USA sincerely thanks the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, and all speakers for supporting this event. CGCC will continue to support and organize events that generate conversations and improve mutual understanding between China and US business communities.