US-China committee rings the bell
To mark the 35th anniversary of the establishment of US-China diplomatic relations this month, the National Committee on US-China Relations President Stephen A. Orlins rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, on the occasion of the fifth Annual Forecast of China’s Economy forum.
Chinese Ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai, China’s Permanent Representative to the UN Liu Jieyi, and Chinese Consul General in New York Sun Guoxiang were invited to the ceremony.
The 5th Annual Forecast of China’s Economy forum, held by the National Committee on US-China Relations and the China Center for Economic Research (CCER), featured forecasts and analyses of China’s economy in 2014, as presented by several of China’s most influential economists, who shared their views on China’s economic structure and long-term growth prospects, as well as their interpretations of China’s new reform agenda.
China and the US marked the 35th anniversary of their diplomatic ties this month, a milestone Chinese ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai described as “an event of great international significance”.
Above: National Committee on US-China Relations President Stephen A. Orlins (center) rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. China’s Permanent Representative to the UN Liu Jieyi (third from left); Chinese Ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai (fourth from left); Committee Chair Carla A. Hills; Chinese Consul General in New York Sun Guoxiang (second from right); and former World Bank senior vice-president and chief economist Justin Yifu Lin (right) attended the ceremony. Inset: Stephen A. Orlins greets the audience at the ceremony on Monday.
From left: Liu Jieyi, Cui Tiankai, Stephen A. Orlins, Carla A. Hills and Sun Guoxiang pose for a photo after the bell-ringing ceremony. Justin Yifu Lin talks with John Holden, former Committee president and a nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Asia Program.
Cui Tiankai poses for photographers following an interview after the bell-ringing ceremony.
Yao Yang, a professor at the China Center for Economic Research and the National School of Development at Peking University, speaks at a seminar organized by the Committee on Monday about the outlook for the Chinese and global economies.
Huang Yiping (left), deputy dean and professor of the National School of Development at Peking University, attends a seminar on Monday about the outlook for the Chinese and global economies, organized by the Committee.