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“US-China Track Two High-level Exchange--US-China Eminent Persons Forum” Held in Beijing

“US-China Track Two High Level Exchange--US-China Eminent Persons Forum” was cohosted 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 headed by Mr. Joseph Lieberman, former senior US Senator from Connecticut, with members including Amb. Sigmund Rogich, former senior assistant to US President and US Ambassador to Iceland, 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".

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