Chairman’s Message

Dear Friends,

Members of the United States-China Exchange Council, a non-profit corporation, sincerely believe as do, many Americans and Chinese that there are no irreconcilable conflicts of interest between the United States and the Peoples Republic of China. In spite of their many differences in history and culture, the people of both countries share a common objective of peace, cooperation and friendship that can only be achieved through the discarding of the misconceptions and misunderstandings of the past and the recognizing of the important destiny that both of our countries have for the future. The Council further believes that this objective will be attained by the exchange of information and the development of full scale cooperation.

In furtherance of this endeavor, the Exchange Council, with the help of dedicated members and friends, has been conducting very successful exchange programs between the people of the United States and China for the promotion of friendship and understanding between the two countries. The exchange of information resulting from meetings of government officials, educators, and professionals with their counterparts, were deemed to be extremely valuable by both the hosts and visitors.

Members of the Exchange Council were delighted that the leaders of both countries have reached an agreement to “build toward a constructive strategic partnership through increasing cooperation to meet international challenges and promote peace and development in the world”. Accordingly the Exchange Council is convinced that its activities promote the goals of the agreement between the two countries

With the dawn of the new millennium, it is important to note that the United States has established its global leadership in information technology. It is of equal importance to recognize that China, with a population of 1.3 billion, has had an outstanding decade of economic growth. This growth has already made China the third largest economic entity in the world, and its momentum will continue to new heights in the areas of global politics and economics.

Without a doubt, comprehensive cooperation between the United States and China will promote peace not only in the Pacific Rim and Asia, but throughout the world. In addition to the joint efforts of the two countries, the improvement and development of the United States-China relations depends upon the friendly exchange of visits and ideas between the people of both countries. The United States-China Exchange Council through its professional exchange programs fosters understanding and cooperation between the people of these two countries. Accordingly, the Exchange Council can support, assist, and coordinate the visit, either from China or to China, of any organization, company, or individuals interested in exchange programs in government administration, business operations, cultural activities, technology and business enterprises, educational institutions, legal activities, and medical and public health operations .

Please let us know if you can use the United States-China Exchange Council resources. I am sure you will find our staff to be most professional and accommodating.

Thank you for your interest in the United States-China Exchange Council and I wish you the very best for the coming years.

Sincerely,
Byron D. Athan
Honorary Chairman of USCEC
Chief Attorney of the City of San Ramon