US-China Track II High-level Exchange
Track II Exchanges
The Second Meeting of the US-China Track II High-level Exchange
US-China Eminent Persons Forum Held Successfully
The Second Meeting of the US-China Track II High-level Exchange -- US-China Eminent Persons Forum, co-hosted by the US-China Transpacific Foundation(UCTPF) and Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA), was held online successfully from 8th to 9th December, 2020. Mr. Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs delivered a video speech. Dr. Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State, attended the meeting and shared his views on US-China relations. The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Wang Chao, President of the CPIFA, Amb. Sigmund Rogich, Chairman of UCTPF and Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Former senior US Senator (Connecticut-D). The two sides had in-depth discussions on US-China political, economic and trade relations.
The participants on the US side include Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Former senior US Senator (Connecticut-D), Amb. Sigmund Rogich, former senior assistant to US President and Chairman of UCTPF, Sec. Thomas Ridge, former US Secretary of Homeand Security and Governor of Pennsylvania, Sen. Thomas Daschle, former US Senator (South Dakota-D), and Senate Majority Leader, Amb. Timothy Roemer, former US Ambassador to India, Gen. Richard Myers, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Sen. Mary Landrieu, former US Senator (Louisiana-D) and Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources, and Mr. Gavin Chen, President of UCTPF.
The participants on the Chinese side include Mr. Wang Chao, President of CPIFA, Dr. Qiu Yuanping, member of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC and former Minister of the State Council's Office for Overseas Chinese Affairs, Amb. Zhou Wenzhong, former Chinese Ambassador to the US, Mr. Li Junru, former Vice President of the Party School of Central Committee of the CPC, Lieu. General Chen Xiaogong, former Deputy Commander of Air Force of Chinese People’s Liberation Army, Amb. Kong Quan, former Deputy Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Kong Dan, President of CITIC Foundation for Reform and Development Studies, Mr. Zhu Min, former Vice Governor of People’s Bank of China, Prof. Jia Qingguo, former Dean of School of International Studies of Peking University, Amb. Zhao Weiping, Vice President of the CPIFA, Prof. Yao Zhizhong, Deputy Director of Institute of World Economics and Politics of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Ms. Chen Wenling, Chief Economist of China Center for International Economic Exchanges, and Mr. Zhang Yansheng, former Secretary-General of Academic Council of National Development and Reform Commission.
Track II Exchanges
The First Meeting of US-China Track Two High-level Exchange
US-China Eminent Persons Forum Held Successfully
The first meeting of US-China Track Two High Level Exchange--US-China Eminent Persons Forum was co-hosted by the US-China Transpacific Foundation (UCTPF) and the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA) at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing from September 16 to 17, 2019.
The Chinese Delegation of this forum is headed by Mr. Wang Chao, President of CPIFA with members including Mr. Zhao Qizheng, former Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Minister of the Information Office of the State Council, Amb. Zhou Wenzhong, former Chinese Ambassador to the US and former Chinese Vice Foreign Minister, Mr. Li Junru, former Vice President of the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China, Mr. Long Yongtu, former Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation and Chief Negotiator for China’s WTO Accession, Gen. Chen Xiaogong, former Deputy Commander of Air Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Amy, Mr. Zhou Mingwei, former Director of China Foreign Languages Publishing Administration and Vice Minister of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, Dr. Zhu Min, Chairman of the National Institute of Financial Research of Tsinghua University, former Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and Vice Governor of the People’s Bank of China, Gen. Yao Yunzhu, former Director of the Center for China-America Defense Relations of the Academy of Military Science and Amb. Zhao Weiping, Vice President of CPIFA.
The US Delegation of this forum is co-chaired by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, former senior US Senator (Connecticut-D) and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and Amb. Sigmund Rogich, Chairman of UCTPF, Senior Assistant to President George H.W. Bush, with members including Amb. Bill Richardson, former Governor of New Mexico, US Secretary of Energy and US Ambassador to the United Nations, Amb. Timothy Roemer, former US Ambassador to India, Mr. Billy Tauzin, former US House Representative, Deputy Whip for House Republicans and Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Prof. Randall Rader, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Mr. Stephen Rademaker, former Assistant Secretary of the US Department of State and Mr. Gavin Chen, President of the US-China Transpacific Foundation.
During the Forum, the Chinese and the US sides had a frank and in-depth exchange of views on promoting the development of China-US relations, enhancing strategic mutual trust, reviving economic and trade cooperation as well as international and regional issues of common concern.
Both sides agreed that communication is of great necessity and they are willing to continue the exchange in appropriate forms within the framework of the "US-China Eminent Persons Forum".
Seminar between the US Delegation for the First Meeting of
US-China Eminent Persons Forum and CITIC Foundation
A seminar was held between the US Delegation for the first meeting of the US-China Eminent Persons Forum and CITIC Foundation for Reform and Development Studies on September 18th, 2019.
Starting from the topics of "trade barriers and tariffs", " science and technology development and protection", "investment" and "finance", both sides held in-depth discussions on "how to revive economic cooperation to serve as a stabilizer for better bilateral relations" and exchanged views frankly. Both sides agreed that dialogues and negotiations should be maintained in the event of a crisis in strategic mutual trust between China and the United States.
The Seminar was chaired by Mr. Kong Dan, President of CITIC Foundation for Reform and Development Studies, Former Chairman of CITIC Group.