Building Peace


Celebrating 35 Years of
US-China Diplomatic and Trade Relations

Los Angeles, California 
August 16 and 17, 2014

In 1979, formal diplomatic and trade relations were re-established between the United States and China, after a gap of nearly 30 years. In 2014, we celebrate the 35th anniversary of that milestone of peace and business with a high-level forum in Los Angeles.

This event has three central purposes: to look back, understanding and honoring the achievements of the past; to focus on today, grasping the issues and opportunities of this moment in history; and to look forward, establishing principles on which future generations of Chinese and Americans will build on this foundation.

The forum will be attended by high-level diplomatic, academic and business leaders from the U.S. and China. It will feature a series of presentations, discussions, cultural and musical events, film showings and a celebration banquet.


The keynote speaker will be Chinese Consul-General in Los Angeles, Ambassador Liu Jian. Other invited guests include members of the Zhou Enlai Study Group, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, the Governor of the State of California and the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, the U.S. State Department, key members of the U.S. Congress, officials from the State of Hawaii including the Speaker Emeritus of the State Assembly, Calvin Say, the former Mayor of Honolulu, Peter Carlisle; the U.S. Institute for Peace, the United Nations Millennium University, Nankai University and University of Hawaii. Business leaders from both nations, including Mary Buffett and Arthur Lipper from the field of finance, and others from high technology, energy, law and entertainment will participate.

Invited speakers include Zhou Bingde, the niece of former Premier Zhou Enlai; and Tricia Nixon Cox, the daughter of former President Richard Nixon.

On the morning of August 16, we are honored to hold an event at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California. There will be diplomatic addresses, a special tour of the Library, and the opening of an Exhibition from China, “Through American Eyes.”

The new documentary film “Seven Doves” will be announced, and the opening scenes will be recorded. The film tells the story of seven days in the life of seven pairs of artistic young people from America and China.

There will be a special focus on the work of Zhou Enlai, who as Premier and Foreign Minister laid the cornerstone of peace, and whose influence in China continues to grow today. Forum sponsors are the Chinese American Federation and the Zhou Enlai Peace Institute.