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Month: August 2016

8Sep
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This year's SIF Connects! Washington DC was themed "Innovative Social Policies for a Better World." Congressional Singapore Caucus Co-Chairs, Congressman Bradley Byrne and Congressman Denny Heck, made brief remarks. The speakers included SIF Chairman Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, USAI Chairman Kent Lucken, Singapore Envoy to the Middle East Ambassador Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Ashoka Program Director Ms. Claire Fallender and National University of Singapore Research Fellow Dr. Mathew Mathews.

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22Aug
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Apisra “Annie” Srivanich-Raper, one of the six Thai American National interns this year, writes about her experience in Washington, D.C. this summer. Annie grew up in southeaster Idaho and attended the College of Idaho. “I cannot express how grateful I am to the Royal Thai Embassy, US-Asia Institute, APIAVote, and everyone who helped me for this truly...

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13Aug
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The 106th congressional staff delegation hosted by the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs learns about Chinese culture in Gansu Province. The 106th delegation will return from China this week, having spent ten days in Beijing, Tianjin, and Gansu Province.

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10Aug
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The 106th congressional staff delegation hosted by the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs met with leaders in the Chinese government in Tianjin. Delegation #106 is the third of the four congressional staff delegations that traveled to China this summer.    

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09Aug
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The 106th congressional staff delegation receives a copy Through the Eyes of Diplomats from their Chinese host in Beijing. Delegation #106 will visit Beijing, Shanghai, and Gansu Province from August 8 to August 16.

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08Aug
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Lao Embassy in Washington, DC hosted the 2016 ASEAN Day celebration at the residence of the Indonesian Ambassador on August 8, 2016. Congresswoman Betty McCollum from Minnesota and Deputy Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel spoke as the guests of honor for the night. The event was well-attended by...

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04Aug
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2015 summer intern, Madelaine Clough, spoke on behalf of Franciscans International before the United Nations Human Rights Council in March 2016. Her statement spoke of human rights in Nauru vis-a-vis climate change.

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20Aug

The US-Asia Institute will partner with the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China to send their 9th Congressional Staff Delegation to China, visiting Beijing, Shandong, and Gansu Province from August 20-28, 2016.

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06Aug

The US-Asia Institute will partner with the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs to send their 106th Congressional Staff Delegation to Beijing, Tianjin, and Gansu Province from August 6-16, 2016.

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06Aug

The US-Asia Institute will partner with the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs to send their 105th Congressional Staff Delegation to Beijing, Shanghai, and Ningxia Province from August 6-16, 2016.

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