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Ambassador Bloch Recognized at White House Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 25, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence hosted a reception at the White House on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  Speakers included Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Acting Assistant Secretary of East Asia and the Pacific Susan Thornton.  USCET President Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch was acclaimed as the first Asian American ambassador in U.S. history.

 

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The 14th Annual American Studies Network (ASN) Conference was held in Chengdu

May 2, 2017

From April 20th to 22th, more than 70 graduate students and academic participants gathered to share the 14th Annual American Studies Network (ASN) Conference in collaboration with Sichuan University in Chengdu. The Conference theme was "US-China Relations after the 2016 Elections: Trump, Congress, and the Issues"  which brought insightful discussion on the pertinent issues of our time. USCET thanks the participants and speakers for their efforts and looks forward to future collaboration with all who attended. 

 

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The Symposium of “US Election: President Trump, Congress, and the Future of US-China Relations” Was Held at the Central Party School

May 2, 2017

In mid-April the USCET delegation joined the Central Party School’s Institute for International Strategic Studies for a one-day symposium centered on the theme, “US Elections: President Trump, Congress, and the Future of US-China Relations,”. This event was the 7th time that USCET and the Central Party School have collaborated and was a follow up to the CPS Fall Elections Symposium held in Washington DC in 2016.


The USCET Delegation Enjoyed a Day of Discussion with Think Tanks in Beijing, CICIR and PANGOAL

April 19, 2017

On April 19, The USCET delegation had a lively discussion with CICIR and PANGOAL about the recent Trump-Xi summit held in Palm Beach, Florida. USCET and the think tanks offered insight into each society's perspective of overall US-China relations. One theme was obvious throughout the day - the US and China are able to listen to each other and empathize through people-to-people exchange. PANGOAL leader Wang Dong said it best, "What is most important is that we are creating discussion, not that we come to the same conclusion." 

 

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