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Receptions at the US-Asia Institute are held for a number of reasons: to welcome distinguished visitors, to honor the achievements of individuals and groups, to reunite past delegates, celebrate important Asian holidays, and, more recently, to commemorate our 30th Anniversary.

35th Anniversary Gala

On March 27, 2014, US-Asia Institute celebrated its 35th anniversary at the United Nations, New York City. Thank you to all who attended! Honorees: His Excellency U Kyaw Myo Htut – ASEAN Committee Washington; Myanmar Embassy US- Asia Institute Award for Dynamic Diplomacy Congresswoman Yvette Clarke – Congressional Black Caucus US-Asia Institute Award for Extraordinary Vision Ronnie Chan – Hang
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2013 Lunar New Year

The US-Asia Institute hosted its Annual Lunar New Year Celebration on February 13, 2013 at the US-Asia Institute in Washington DC. Speakers included  Congressmen Michael Honda (D-CA), Matt Salmon (R-AZ), and Mark Takano (D-CA); Ambassadors Jose L. Cuisia (The Philippines), Chaiyong Satjipanon (Thailand), and Ashok Kumar Mirpuri (Singapore); Minister Counselor Heng Xiaojun (China);  and Director General Bassanio So (Hong Kong
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China 101 Reception

On Thursday, September 20th, we recognized and celebrated the Congressional staff who completed the US-Asia Institute and China Working Group’s 2012 China 101 Briefing Series.   Details Thursday, September 20, 2012 6:30 – 8:30 PM US-Asia Institute 232 East Capitol St, NE Washington, DC 20003     Prior to the reception, a briefing was held from 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM entitled: Forbidden Citizens:
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New York Forum 2012

Click play for pictures. On Thursday, September 13, the US-Asia Institute hosted the 2012 New York Forum Featuring The China Investment Corporation’s The Honorable JIN Liqun Chairman, Supervisory Board, China Investment Corporation & Chairman, International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds “Options for the Global Economy:  Opportunities for Cooperation” With Moderators: Christian Deseglise Managing Director at HSBC Global Asset Management Adebayo
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2012 Rule of Law Reception

  2012 Rule of Law Reception marked US-Asia Institute’s most all-encompassing reception of the summer, with special guests from China and distinguished former members of Congress. The China-U.S. Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) and the China Association for International Friendly Contact (CAIFC) partnered with the Association of Foreign Members of Congress to send five former House members to meet with leaders from
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Delegation Reunion Reception, May 24, 2012

US-Asia Institute welcomed the return of four congressional staff delegations from China through the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs. The delegations included bipartisan and bicameral participation. In total, the delegates had the opportunity to visit cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, Chengdu, Qingdao, Changsha, and Dalian. Reunion Dinner for CPIFA Delegations #83, #84, #85 and #86 The reception also
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Children's Day Festival Reception

  The US-Asia Institute and the Embassy of Japan hosted the celebration of the Children’s Day Festival at a reception on Monday, May 7, 2012  from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  The event was held at the US-Asia Institute  at 232 East Capitol Street, NE in Washington DC. Every year on May 5th, Japanese families with young boys celebrate “kodomo no
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Lunar New Year Celebration

The US-Asia Institute hosted its Annual Lunar New Year Celebration on February 2, 2012 at the US-Asia Institute in Washington DC. Senator of Hawaii Daniel Akaka was the Guest of Honor in recognition of his 33 years of support and partnership with the US-Asia Institute.  Other speakers included Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade Michelle O’Neill, Congresswomen Judy Chu (D-CA),
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Japan Delegations Reception

Japan Delegations Reception served as an opportunity for delegates to reflect on their experiences, as well as share their thoughts on both the success of the delegation and possibilities for future delegations. The delegates also met and discussed with embassy officials from Japan. Details June 17, 2010 US-Asia Institute 232 East Capitol St, NE Washington, DC

Reception for CPPCC Delegation

A reception was held for a delegation from the Chinese People’s Political Consulting Conference (CPPCC) while they were stopping in Washington D.C. The CPPCC is an advisory party to the People’s Republic of China. The delegation returned to USAI after a tour of the Capitol building, and participated in a briefing on Congressional functions and processes held by USAI president
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Elaine Chao Reception

Following a briefing by Wayne Morrison, CRS, and USAI President Benjamin Wu, a reception was held to honor Elaine Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush. Along with Ms. Chao, the reception also honored students from ILF, who were in Washington D.C. for their annual conference and gala. The International Leadership Foundation is a non-profit organization that
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US-Asia Institute 30th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating 30 years of strategic partnerships with Asia, the US-Asia Institute hosted its 30th Anniversary Gala at the United Nations in New York on April 23, 2009. Nearly 250 guests joined the Institute to recognize its achievements over the past three decades, and to honor key individuals who have been influential in U.S.-Asia relations and the Asian American community. Details
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Lunar New Year Celebration

The US-Asia Institute launched its 30th anniversary year with its annual Lunar New Year celebration. Over 100 embassy officials, congressional staff, and others from the government, public and private sectors came to celebrate the Institute’s first event of the year. Details January 29, 2009 US-Asia Institute 232 East Capitol St, NE Washington, DC Event Summary USAI president Ben Wu gave
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Lunar New Year Celebration

On the annual Lunar New Year Celebration at the US-Asia Institute, Esther G. Kee was honored on her retirement as President of US-Asia Institute. More than 125 guests from the public, private and diplomatic communities came together on February 11, 2008 to honor Esther G. Kee, co-founder of the US-Asia Institute, on her retirement as president of the Institute. Details February
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