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Month: July 2018

25Jul
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The Future of Trade on the Korean Peninsula featured Young Jin Jang, Minister for Economic Affairs at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea as our speaker. Eileen Block from The Asan Institute for Policy studies was the moderator . Axel Catellier from Us-Asia institute provided the introductory and closing remarks. Thank you to everyone...

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23Jul
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The Importance of U.S.-China Financial Connectivity featured Richard Nash as our speaker and Shantell Isaac as our moderator. USAI’s Congressional Circle member Chris McCannell provided the introductory and closing remarks. Mr. Nash used his position as Vice President and Head of Global Relations at Paypal to discuss Paypal’s experience conducting business in the context of...

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23Jul
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From June 25 – July 20, 2018 the 11th Annual USAI-Szymanski Rule of Law Program for Chinese students took place in Washington, DC. For four weeks each summer, this program hosts a small group of English-fluent Chinese law students in Washington, DC to meet U.S. officials and observe the U.S. legal and political system. On weekdays, they attended...

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23Jul
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From July 9 – 12, the US-Asia Institute was honored to help host the Better Hong Kong Foundation’s annual visit to the United States. The Better Hong Kong Foundation (BHKF) is a privately-funded, non-profit organization formed by influential Hong Kong business and community leaders in 1995. BHKF’s intention is to build greater international understanding between East...

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20Jul
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Thank you to the Mongolian cohort that visited D.C. this week to learn about the U.S. political system and participate in leadership training. We thank The Honorable Shagdar Battsetseg, Non-Staff Advisor to President of Mongolia for her dedication to this program and helping with translating this week. USAI would also like to thank the individuals...

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20Jul

On Friday, July 20 US-Asia Institute co-hosted a reception and celebration with the Royal Thai Embassy for this year’s three Thai-American National Internship Program (TANIP) participants. Three students, Tasha Boyer, Rachel Forrest, and Ginger Slentz were accepted to TANIP in 2018 and will be concluding their internships on the Hill this week. USAI would like...

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19Jul
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A Battle for Influence on the Korean Peninsula featured Troy Stangarone from the Korea Economic Institute of America and Mark E. Manyin from the Congressional Research Service as our featured speakers. Dan Aum from The National Bureau of Asian Research was our moderator. Rachel MacKnight, USAI’s Vice President of Global Engagement provided the introductory remarks. We thank...

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16Jul
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The Impact of China’s Energy and Environmental Challenges featured Dr. Judith Shapiro as our speaker and Jane Leggett as our moderator. USAI’s Congressional Circle member and Executive Director of Small Business Finance Association, Steve Denis provided the introductory remarks. Dr. Shapiro aimed to put a human face on China’s environmental issues, using images to highlight...

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16Jul
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The 118th Congressional Staff Delegation to China, organized by the US-Asia Institute and the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA), sent Texas District Directors to Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Xi’an. The trip was from July 7 to July 15, 2018 and had a focus on energy. Welcome back!

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10Jul
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