Dinner Honoring President Xi Jinping

On September 22, the US-China Business Council co-hosted a 800-guest dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyua in Seattle, where he delivered his only policy speech during his first US state visit. Our co-hosts were the the National Committee on United States - China Relations and the Washington State Welcoming Committee - Seattle 2015. 

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PROGRAM:

Welcoming Remarks  
The Honorable Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington State

Remarks 
Mark Fields Chair, The US-China Business Council; President & CEO, Ford Motor Company

Remarks 
The Honorable Penny Pritzker, United States Secretary of Commerce

Introduction of The Honorable Henry Kissinger 
The Honorable Carla Hills Chair, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations; Chair & CEO, Hills & Company

Remarks 
The Honorable Henry Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates

Address 
His Excellency Xi Jinping, President, People’s Republic of China

Thank You 
The Honorable Ed Murray, Mayor of Seattle

Toast 
The Honorable Gary Locke, Co-Chair, Washington State Welcoming Committee – Seattle 2015

For additonal outside coverage of the event, please see:

Washington Post: Chinese official to frustrated U.S. businesses: We hear you
New York Times: Xi Jinping of China to address wary U.S. business leaders
Wall Street Journal: U.S. presses firms to raise China complaints
Wall Street Journal: Chinese President Xi Jinping seeks to reassure U.S. business leaders
Reuters: On U.S. visit, China's president seeks to reassure on trade, security

 

On September 22, the US-China Business Council co-hosted a 800-guest dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyua in Seattle, where he delivered his only policy speech during his first US state visit. Our co-hosts were the the National Committee on United States - China Relations and the Washington State Welcoming Committee - Seattle 2015. 

Click here to view photos from the event.

PROGRAM:

Welcoming Remarks  
The Honorable Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington State

Remarks 
Mark Fields Chair, The US-China Business Council; President & CEO, Ford Motor Company

Remarks 
The Honorable Penny Pritzker, United States Secretary of Commerce

Introduction of The Honorable Henry Kissinger 
The Honorable Carla Hills Chair, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations; Chair & CEO, Hills & Company

Remarks 
The Honorable Henry Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates

Address 
His Excellency Xi Jinping, President, People’s Republic of China

Thank You 
The Honorable Ed Murray, Mayor of Seattle

Toast 
The Honorable Gary Locke, Co-Chair, Washington State Welcoming Committee – Seattle 2015

For additonal outside coverage of the event, please see:

Washington Post: Chinese official to frustrated U.S. businesses: We hear you
New York Times: Xi Jinping of China to address wary U.S. business leaders
Wall Street Journal: U.S. presses firms to raise China complaints
Wall Street Journal: Chinese President Xi Jinping seeks to reassure U.S. business leaders
Reuters: On U.S. visit, China's president seeks to reassure on trade, security

 

Event Details

When:
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 8:30am to 11:00am
Where:
Westin Seattle
United States