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Consul General Luo Linquan Hosts Chinese New Year Reception for Scholars of Stanford University

On March 7, 2018, Chinese Consul General to San Francisco Luo Linquan hosted the Chinese new year reception for well-known scholars of Stanford University. The guests included Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry (former US Ambassador to Afghanistan), Thomas Fingar (former chairman of the National Intelligence Council), Jean Oi (director of the Stanford China Program), Nicholas Hope (ex-Director of International Development), Shelley Fishkin (Director of American Studies) and 10 other outstanding scholars in many fields.

Consul General Luo Linquan Introducing Xi Jinping: The Governance of China Volume 1&2 to Ambassador Eikenberry

Consul General Luo Linquan talking with Thomas Fingar

Luo extended his Chinese Lunar New Year greetings to all and said that, in 2017, with President Xi Jinping and President Trump establishing good and close strategic communications, China-U.S. relations has maintained overall stable and made considerable progress. Both sides unanimously agreed to set up four high-level dialogue mechanisms and successfully held the first round of dialogue respectively. In 2018, China-U.S. relations still face challenges. China firmly opposes that economic and trade issues between China and the United States should be resolved through a trade war, or label China as "strategic competitor". The nature of economic and trade relations should be mutually beneficial, and trade war will only damage both sides. To realize the goals set at the 19th CPC National Congress, China's development needs a stable, peaceful and prosperous world. What China seeks in the world is global partnership, not global dominance. As the largest developing and developed countries in the world, closer cooperation and better understanding between China and the United States will benefit not only our two peoples, but also the entire world. Consul General Luo also hopes that the scholars could continue their efforts to promote political trust and non-governmental exchanges between the two countries, and the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco is willing to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with Stanford University.

Consul General Luo Linquan making remarks

Ambassador Eikenberry, Prof. Oi, Prof. Fingar, Prof. Hope and Prof. Fishkin respectively made remarks, expressing appreciation to the Consul General for hosting such annual event for the third time, looking forward to further academic exchanges and cooperation with China, and making more contributions to the steady development of China-US relations.

Deputy Consul General Ren Faqiang attended the event.

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