Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 27, 2014, — This year is the 35th anniversary of the establishment of China-U.S. relations. In the short span of 35 years, the ship of China-U.S. relations has forged ahead, come rain or shine. It has brought tremendous benefits to the two peoples and contributed greatly to world peace and development.
At the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit, the two countries have reached agreements on cutting CO2 emissions, reducing or eliminating tariff on technology products, extending visas and other consensus that would create tangible benefits to the two peoples. On December 4th, Harvard US-China Economic Interaction Council (HUCEIC) invited Meifang Zhang, the Deputy Consul General of the Chinese Consulate General in New York, to share her experiences and insights about Sino-U.S. relations.
Deputy Consul General Meifang Zhang is a veteran diplomat with extensive diplomatic experience. She was the first female Chinese Consulate General in Toronto in 24 years. Ms. Zhang graduated from the Department of Foreign Languages, East China Normal University, and received Bachelor of language and the history of American literature. She also received Master of Philosophy in International Relations from Cambridge University. She served as Director of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Security Division, First Secretary of Chinese Embassy in France, First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of China to the UN, New York, as well as Assistant Chairman of the External Liaison Department of Beijing 2000 Olympic Games. Ms. Zhang is committed to promoting the communication and understanding between two countries to further strengthen the China-U.S. bilateral relations.
This talk is organized by Harvard US-China Economic Interaction Council (HUCEIC). The mission of HUCEIC, a student organization affiliated to Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, is to promote public discussion about the economic interaction and integration between the United States and China, and to provide students and scholars an opportunity to acquire more real knowledge of international politics and economy.
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