Friday February 21, 2020


Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.
November 3, 2011

The U.S.-China Policy Foundation hosted its 16th annual Gala Dinner, China in Washington, on November 3rd, 2011. The black-tie affair was held at the historical Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in downtown, Washington, DC, from 7pm to 10pm, with the pre-dinner reception beginning at 6:30pm. The dinner recognized the ongoing efforts of USCPF and others to improve U.S-China relations.

The foundation was very pleased to have Ambassador Zhang Yesui join us again as an honored guest and presenter of the evening’s keynote speech on U.S.-China relations. A video of the Chinese Ambassador’s speech can be watched on the USCPF’s Youtube site. For a transcript of the keynote address, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC website (Chinese version).

Each year, we are excited to honor individuals who have made a distinguished contribution to U.S.-China relations. This year, the USCPF recognized Mr. John Chen of Sybase, Inc., Mr. Jim Rogers of Duke Energy, and Dr. Zhihang Chi of Air China for outstanding achievements in their respective U.S-China business pursuits.

A copy of the USCPF’s 16th Annual Gala Dinner program can be viewed here.

The Foundation is also extremely grateful to all the donors and guests who are so crucial in supporting our ongoing efforts.



For more coverage of the event, please visit:

The China Press – “张业遂指立法非处理汇率好办法 吁中美加强在G20合作”

CCTV – “[视频] 华盛顿:美中政策基金会庆祝成立16周年”

CTI TV – “美指責中壓力人民幣匯率 中大使否認”

Washington Chinese News – 美中政策基金會第十六届年會 圆满成功



International Business Leadership Award

Mr. John S. Chen

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, Sybase, Inc.


Global Energy Pioneer Award

Mr. James E. Rogers

Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Duke Energy

China Business Leadership Award

Dr. Zhihang Chi

Vice President and General Manager of North America, Air China




Air China
Bank of China, New York Branch
China Construction America, Inc.
China Daily USA
China Telecom (Americas) Corporation
The Coca-Cola Company
Duke Energy
FedEx Express
The Hershey Company
Barbara Hackman Franklin
Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office
J.R. Simplot Company
Sybase, Inc.
W.I. Harper Group
Wanxiang America Inc.

China Construction America, Inc.

Duke Energy

Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office J.R. Simplot Sybase, Inc.

WI Harper Group Wanxiang America Corporation