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Thursday, November 21, 2019
The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC

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Top L to R: DCM & Minister Li Kexin, Ms. Tammy Tam (SCMP), Amb. Gary Locke, Mr. Chow Cung Yan (SCMP). Bottom L to R: Dr. Chi Wang (USCPF), Ms. Florence Davis (The Starr Foundation), Amb. Herbert Horowitz (Photo by Max Taylor)

USCPF 2018 Gala Dinner. Top L to R: DCM & Minister Li Kexin, Ms. Tammy Tam (SCMP), Amb. Gary Locke, Mr. Chow Cung Yan (SCMP). Bottom L to R: Dr. Chi Wang (USCPF), Ms. Florence Davis (The Starr Foundation), Amb. Herbert Horowitz (Photo by Max Taylor)

About the Gala Dinner

The U.S.-China Policy Foundation (USCPF) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization in Washington, DC that has been promoting greater understanding between American and Chinese policymakers, researchers, and government officials since 1995. Given the current tensions in U.S.-China relations, fostering education, research, and engagement is more important than ever.

This year, USCPF will be celebrating our 24th anniversary and the 40th anniversary of U.S.-China normalization with a gala dinner held on Thursday, November 21 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy, U.S. Ambassador to China from 1991-1995, will be chairing the event. We will also be honoring Ambassador Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council. We will be joined by Chinese and American business leaders, government officials, senior diplomats, and scholars. The Foundation’s gala is an excellent opportunity to build bilateral business connections with executives and officials, from both the U.S. and China.

Past speakers and honored guests include the late Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor under President Carter; Ambassador Max Baucus, U.S. Ambassador to China (2014-2017) and U.S. Senator from Montana (1978-2014); Ambassador Gary Locke, U.S. Ambassador to China (2011-2014) and Governor of Washington (1997-2005); The Honorable Barbara Hackman Franklin, the 29th Secretary of Commerce; The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, 24th Secretary of Labor and 18th Secretary of Transportation; current Chinese Ambassadors to the United States; and sitting U.S. Senators and Representatives.

We invite you to sponsor a table at the annual gala, but contributions at any level are welcome, including options for half-table and single ticket purchases. The USCPF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization; as such, donations are tax-deductible (minus the cost of goods and services).

About U.S.-China Relations and the USCPF

This year has been a difficult time in U.S.-China relations. Despite the disagreements and tension between the United States and China, however, it is important to continue efforts to increase America’s understanding of China, its policies, and its priorities. In fact, during times of strained official relations, it is actually more important than ever to keep other avenues of communication and engagement open. Mutual understanding is a key stepping stone towards resolving conflicts and moving forward.

USCPF is dedicated to its goal of building bridges and mutual understanding between the U.S. and China through education, engagement, cultural exchanges, and business dialogue. We also make a special effort to reach out to students and young professionals, who will become the next generation of leaders, policymakers, and public servants. It is important to ensure that, despite leadership and policy changes, the larger pillars of the relationship remain: people-to-people ties, trade, and business connections.

For over 20 years, USCPF has been the only organization in our nation’s capital solely dedicated to increasing mutual understanding and cooperation between the U.S. and China. Recognizing the importance of furthering U.S.-China relations, many former American diplomats and government officials volunteer their time as USCPF Board Members, including Ambassador James Sasser (Amb. to China 1995-2001) and Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy (Amb. to China 1991-1995).

For more information on the work that the USCPF has done to build ties between the U.S. and China, please see USCPF’s 20 Years in Pictures, our 2018 Annual Report, and details about our yearly congressional staff delegations to China.

USCPF is unique in that our accomplished board members are all volunteers, and that, to ensure we remain impartial, we do not accept government funding. Because of this, the work our Foundation does would truly not be possible without the generous support of our corporate sponsors.

Links to More Information

23rd Annual Gala Dinner
2018 Gala Speakers (Video)
USCPF Photos
USCPF Info Booklet
USCPF Annual Report (2018)


The U.S.-China Policy Foundation (USCPF) is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
As such, all donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.