Wednesday August 12, 2020


February 11, 2016
Cosmos Club, Washington, DC


USCPF was honored to host a luncheon to say farewell to the current Defense Attaché for the Chinese Embassy, Major General Xu Nanfeng, as he prepared to leave his post and to welcome the new Defense Attaché, Major General Zhang Yijun. The luncheon was held on February 11 at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC and was attended by U.S. military officers and former ambassadors.

During the luncheon, Major General Xu shared his personal experiences in the U.S., recounting stories of the friendly and welcoming Americans he has met during his time here. He also spoke optimistically about the progress that has been made in U.S.-China military-to-military relations and the prospects for the future. Major General Zhang expressed his hopes for continued progress during his own tenure in DC.

The U.S. military officers and other honored guests discussed their own experiences working towards the improvement of U.S.-China military relations and their thoughts about how the two countries should proceed moving forward. The U.S.-China military relationship is a vital component of overall U.S.-China relations. Informal dialogue like this is an important step to help increase mutual trust and understanding between the two countries.