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On the evening of Monday, January 29th, the US-Asia Institute held a memorial service in remembrance of Norman Lau Kee’s life.

During the program, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney reflected on Norman’s inspiring life, and his lasting contribution to US-China relations and to New York City’s Chinatown community. 

Chris McCannell, Chairman of USAI’s Congressional Circle and former Chief of Staff for Congressman Joe Crowley, spoke on behalf of the Congressman, who kindly put a statement into the Congressional Record about Norman’s legacy.

Li Kexin, a Minister from the Chinese Embassy also gave a reflection, as well as Jason Hwang, a Foreign Service Officer at State and former USAI intern. Two of Norman’s children, Glenn Lau-Kee and Gail Kee, ended the program with their remarks on his dedication to his family.

We served one of Norman’s favorite dishes when entertaining, Roast Suckling Pig, along with other Chinese dishes. It was a special evening to reconnect with old friends and meet others whose lives Norman touched.

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Click here to learn about the New York Memorial event and here to read his tribute, written by Justice Peter Tom, Supreme Court of the State of NY, and published in the New York Law Journal.