US-China com­mit­tee rings the bell

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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”.

PHO­TOS BY WAN LI / FOR CHINA DAILY

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.

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