Welcome Remarks
CUSEF President James Chau welcomes global guests
November 09, 2023

James Chau

President of the China-United States Exchange Foundation

I will add a few words of my own, mostly to thank you for being here, and helping us to champion the U.S.-China relationship when it needs our support the most.

The condition of that relationship has declined to a state that is fragile, uncertain, and concerning. But all of us in this room believes in the power to shape the trajectory of the United States and China—and the outcomes of the global future. The challenges we face are manifold, but so too are the opportunities for a partnership that is characterized by trust and openness.

This year’s Hong Kong Forum gathers in the name of ‘change’ and ‘progress.’ Those words capture the spirit of our shared journey, and it calls on us to navigate the evolving landscape with wisdom and foresight. Change is a constant in our contemporary world—while progress is not a destination, but a continuous journey.

The China-United States Exchange Foundation commits our service, responsibility, and optimism to the greatest relationship of the 21st century.

This is the moment. Now, let’s get to work.

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