On November 15, at the 22nd Gala Dinner held by The U.S.-China Policy Foundation in Washington DC, Charlie Jiang, Vice Chairman of China General Chamber of Commerce-USA (CGCC) and Chairman and CEO of China-U.S. SkyClub, was honored “U.S.-China Business Leadership Award” for his accomplishments and contributions in China-U.S. business and cultural exchanges.
The China-U.S. SkyClub, on the 89th floor of One World Trade Center, was established in 2016, with a mission to provide a platform for high-level dialogue and a place where business ambitions are synergized, by connecting decision-makers across the United States and China.
Since December 2016, under Charlie’s leadership, the China-U.S. SkyClub has sponsored the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (the National Committee) in hosting several influential events, including Leaders Speak: Secretaries of State, Leaders Speak: Treasury Secretaries, Leaders Speak: Business Leaders, which were attended by Former Secretaries of State Dr. Madeleine Albright and Dr. Henry Kissinger, Former U.S. Secretaries of the Treasury Jacob Lew, Timothy Geithner, Robert Rubin, W. Michael Blumenthal, and many other prominent U.S.-China business leaders. Moreover, The China-U.S. SkyClub Dialogue, initiated by Charlie, has successfully brought policy makers, investors, business leaders together to foster partnership in U.S. infrastructure development and investment.Charlie is also committed to promoting Chinese traditional culture and U.S.-China cultural exchange through the China-U.S. SkyClub. This September, he personally assisted the National Committee in facilitating a group of U.S. Congressmen to visit the Forbidden City in Beijing, introducing the time-honored Chinese culture to America through the presentation of Chinese paintings A Panorama of Rivers and Mountains and Penta-Bull Map.
Charlie is very optimistic about the prospects of China-U.S. relationship. “I can see the chemistry and trust between President Xi and President Trump, something very assuring to our business community,” Charlie said, “I believe the relations between China and the U.S. will enter a new era after the 19th Congress.”
Other honorees this year include the Honorable Max Baucus, former U.S. Ambassador to China; His Excellency Cui Tiankai, Chinese Ambassador to the U.S.; and Ms. Stella Li, Board Director of CGCC and President of BYD Motors. Every year, the U.S.-China Policy Foundation honors exceptional individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion and studies of China-U.S. relations and has been broadly covered by major U.S. and Chinese media in the United States. Previous awardees include Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations Secretary-General, and Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Transport Secretary, etc.
CGCC congratulates Vice Chairman Mr. Charlie Jiang and Board Director Ms. Stella Li on winning the “U.S.-China Business Leadership Award” and wish them and the China-U.S. SkyClub further success in the years ahead.
The China-U.S. SkyClub
The China-U.S. SkyClub, on the 89th floor of One World Trade Center, will officially open in the spring of 2018 as a private business club to promote Sino-U.S. synergy. Based on the belief that greater harmony and understanding between countries begin with their people, the club will be a gathering place where Chinese and American leaders can spur interactive dialogues, break international barriers, explore new worlds, and generate strategic collaborations.
Founded by China Center New York, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vantone Holdings in China, and operated by the club-management company Clubcorp, the China-US SkyClub aims to provide the ideal environment for decision makers to engage in high-level business, political, and cultural activities. With inspiring and expansive city views and cutting-edge facilities, the venture’s creators hope the club will lift the relationship between the two countries to new heights and exert a positive impact on the world.
March 29, 2017, Leaders Speak: Treasury Secretaries
April 12, 2017, China-U.S. SkyClub Dialogue: Infrastructure Development and Investment
China General Chamber of Commerce-USA
Founded in 2005, the China General Chamber of Commerce-USA (“CGCC”) has been recognized as the largest and most influential non-profit organization representing Chinese enterprises in the United States. CGCC’s mission is to promote Chinese investment in the United States and to enhance cooperation between the Chinese and U.S. business communities. Today, CGCC’s membership consists of more than 1,500 companies, including both Chinese and non-Chinese companies. 55 CGCC members are ranked on the 2017 Fortune Global 500. In 2016, CGCC Chinese member companies invested approximately $50 billion in various industries in the United States. As of the end of 2016, CGCC Chinese member companies employed over 200,000 people throughout the United States.