Wednesday May 27, 2020


August 9, 2011

Cosmos Club, Washington, DC

On Tuesday, August 9th, 2011, the U.S.-China Policy Foundation hosted a farewell luncheon for Minister Counselor Zhang Ping, Chief of the Congressional Affairs section at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. Serving at the Embassy in Washington for four years, Minister Zhang has been an invaluable source of assistance in arranging the Foundation’s Policymakers program, which regularly sends Congressional staff members on educational trips to China with the goal of enhancing their knowledge of China-related issues & encouraging more informed policy decisions. On behalf of the USCPF, President Chi Wang recognized Minister Zhang at the luncheon for his gracious support of the Foundation’s activities and for his outstanding commitment to fostering better relations between the US and China.

Senior officials from the Chinese Embassy and board members of the USCPF gathered at the luncheon in support of Minister Zhang and his achievements. During his government tenure in Washington, Minister Zhang worked diligently to improve relations with the U.S. Congress and with other American government bodies and non-governmental organizations. USCPF Board Members Ambassador James Sasser and Ambassador Herbert Horowitz also remarked on Minister Zhang’s dedication in aiding the Foundation and in playing a distinctive role in improving the sometimes uncertain relationship between our nations’ people and government actors.

The U.S.-China Policy Foundation would like to offer our sincere gratitude again to Minister Counselor Zhang Ping and wish him the best of luck upon his return to China and in his future career with the Chinese government.