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At this annual celebratory event, USCBC features and recognizes distinguished people who contribute to building and strengthening the world’s most important bilateral relationship.
This year’s Gala theme - Climate Change: Shared Challenge and Responsibility will focus on US-China cooperative efforts to reduce carbon emissions and accelerate transition to global carbon neutrality. Invited speakers have been asked to offer perspectives on the near and long-term implications and responsibilities for the US and China, and the roles envisioned for American business to achieve the goals outlined in the US-China Joint Glasgow Declaration on Enhancing Action in the 2020s.
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is honored to have China’s top envoy to the United States, His Excellency Qin Gang, as Keynoter and Distinguished Honoree. As China’s top envoy to the United States and recent appointment to the 20th CCP Central Committee, Ambassador Qin will offer remarks on China’s view of the bilateral relationship.
Also speaking is former US Ambassador to China and current Vice Chair of Policy at Ford Motor Company, Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman Jr. Having served as the US Ambassador to China (2009-2011), Ambassador Huntsman will share his perspectives on the state of the US-China bilateral relationship and future approaches to strengthening constructive cooperation on issues including climate change.
Your company’s commitment to our annual fundraiser supports and funds the important work USCBC does throughout the year. Up to 500 leaders from the business, government, diplomatic, and academic communities will participate. Similar to last year, Gala 2022 will be hybrid, and USCBC will continue to follow public health guidelines in place at the time of the December event.
Individual tickets are still available for purchase. If you have not yet bought a ticket, consider doing so today and Help Shape the World’s Most Important Bilateral Relationship.
- Opportunity to engage with leading stakeholders in US-China relations, including USCBC business leaders, officials from US government agencies, Members of Congress and Hill staffers, diplomats from China and other countries, scholars from major think tanks and other China-watchers.
- Hear valuable insights and perspectives from key thought leaders and experts on US-China commercial relations and creating global public goods.
- Participate in USCBC’s celebration of 49 continuous years of partnership, advocacy, guidance, and support of constructive US-China bilateral trade.
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- Benefactor ($25,000)
- Patron ($15,000)
- Supporter ($10,000) - sold out
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The US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) Gala 2022 celebrated 49 years of USCBC’s leadership in contributing to the building and strengthening of the most important bilateral relationship in the world.
Over 400 leaders from the business, government, diplomatic, and academic communities participated in the evening event held on December 6, 2022, both in-person at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC and virtually via Zoom, with a more than $1 million raised—a new record for the Council.
This year’s Gala theme, Climate Change: Shared Challenge and Responsibility, focused on US-China cooperative efforts to reduce carbon emissions and accelerate transition to global carbon neutrality. Gala speakers offered perspectives on the near and long-term implications and responsibilities for the United States and China, and the roles envisioned for businesses to help achieve the goals outlined in the US-China Joint Glasgow Declaration on Enhancing Action in the 2020s.
The annual celebratory event featured Ambassador Qin Gang, China’s top representative to the United States, as keynote speaker and distinguished honoree. His remarks focused on the bilateral relationship, and the need for a “warming” of US-China cooperation rather than global warming. Ambassador Qin also commented that “we [China] are ready to work with the United States and the international community to address climate change,” and that he hopes the US business community will get more involved in climate cooperation with China.
Former US Ambassador to China Jon M. Huntsman, Jr, delivered pre-recorded remarks that emphasized business and diplomatic engagement as a stabilizer in the US-China relationship. He noted that economic competition between our two countries is a good thing, but that engagement and competition exist as complements and counterbalances. This way, the United States and China are able to effectively address the many common global issues “that depend on how our countries collaborate and respond,” like climate change.
Special guest and speaker, China’s Special Envoy for Climate Change Minister Xie Zhenhua, appeared virtually via Zoom from his offices at the Ministry of Ecology and Environment in Beijing. His remarks focused on the joint responsibilities and missions of China and the United States in the field of climate change, offering a historical overview of the joint commitments the United States and China have made and astutely noting that “both countries recognize that the global goal of achieving carbon neutrality and net zero emissions has great market prospects.” He further called for a recommitment to establishing a joint working group on climate action, and for the two countries to “carry out dialogue and cooperation in clean energy…improve bilateral relations, drive multilateral processes, and promote the construction of a fair, reasonable, and win-win global climate governance system.”
The event was a timely reminder that whether sitting at a table together or meeting virtually, a sustainable way forward for the world’s most important relationship is paved through economic and business exchange, regular dialogue, and concrete outcomes.
As Ambassador Qin remarked at the close of his speech, “USCBC will celebrate its 50th birthday next year. Confucius said, ‘at fifty, I know what were the biddings of Heaven.’ I believe the USCBC knows where this relationship should go, and will continue to lead the US business community to another 50 years of win-win cooperation.”
This, indeed, is our aim and our hope, with a focus on climate at the forefront for 2023 and beyond.
See the digital program for more information on the evening here.
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