1. Robert Hormats, Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates; former Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and Environment;  former Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs, International.

  1. Ambassador Winston Lord, is Chair Emeritus of the International Rescue Committee, former US Ambassador to China; former Assistant Secretary of State of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; past President of the Council on Foreign Relations, member of US delegation to China with Presidents Nixon and Ford and frequent visitor to China with Dr. Henry Kissinger and others.

  1. Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society in New York; former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism; highly regarded author of several books on China.

  1. Stephen S. Roach, Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia. He also served on the research staff of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. from 1972-79 — where he supervised the preparation of the official Federal Reserve projections of the U.S. economy. Prior to that, he was a research fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.Mr. Roach is widely recognized as one of Wall Street’s most influential economists. His research covers a broad range of topics, with recent emphasis on globalization, the emergence of China, productivity and the macro paybacks of information technology. His work has appeared in academic journals, books, congressional testimony and on the op-ed pages of The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.

  1. Xiaojing Li, General Manager of Bank of China, U.S.A. and President of China General Chamber of Commerce, U.S.A. Chinese companies are increasing their activities in the United States at a rapid pace.  Mr. Li is an expert in this area both through his leadship of the Bank of China, one of the largest and most global of China's banks as well as through his Presidency of the China General Chamber of Commerce, which represents more than 300 of China's most successful companies with operations in the United States.  Mr. Li has been with Bank of China since 1987 in verious posts around the world including Beijing, Sydney, Luxembourg and since 2004, New York City.

  1. Ambassador Paul W. Speltz, Chairman and CEO of Global Strategic Associates LLC, served as U.S. Executive Director and Ambassador to the 63 nation Asian Development Bank (ADB) during which time he also acted as the U.S. Treasury’s Financial and Economic Emissary to China.  He has also served as President of Kissinger Associates Inc. and has held executive positions with Bluestone Capital and United Technologies in Singapore and helped found ATC International, an Asia-based marketing and consulting company, with an emphasis on China, Japan, and other Asian countries.  He was a co-founder of the International Chamber of Commerce in Beijing in 1986, serving as its President for many years.

  1. Stephen A. Orlins, President of the National Committee on United States – China Relations (“NCUSCR”).  Over the past 40 years NCUSCR has been a pioneer in building a strong and positive relationship between China and the United States.  It’s Board is a “Who’s Who” of key figures in this process and includes: Carla Hills, Hank Greenberg, James Sasser, Madeleine Albright, Lou Gerstner, Henry Kissinger and many other prominent figures. Stephen Orlins has an illustrious background in China and international relations. 

  1. Edward F. Cox, Esq. Chairman of the Corporate Department of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyle.  Ed made his first trip to China in 1979 with President Nixon (his father-in-law).  He has served three Presidents: Nixon, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush. He is a graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School.

  1. David N. Laux, Trustee and Former Chairman of Taiwan Greater China Fund.  He served as Dirctor of Asian Affairs on the National Security Council, was Chairman and Managing Director of American Institute in Taiwan and was President of the U.S.-Taiwan Business Council.

  1. Paul Marks, Chairman and CEO of Argosy International Inc. a leading global supplier and manufacturer of aerospace composite materials.  The company's headquarters is in New York and operating facilities are located throughout Asia.

  1. Henry H. Liu is a partner in DLA Piper's Corporate and Finance practice. He was honored with the "Asia Star Award" by BusinessWeek as China's national policy-maker, consecutively in 1998 and 1999, together with top Chinese and Asian national leaders, for his role in addressing the Asia financial crisis and in building China's capital and financial markets. He received the "Global Leader for Tomorrow Award" from the World Economic Forum at the Global Summit in Davos in 1999. AsiaWeek (Times Inc.) recognized him as a "Nation Builder" at the 50th anniversary of the People's Republic of China in 1999.

  1. Professor Ron Schramm, Columbia University. Creator of Phi Analytics. This web-based product providing financial screening, industry comps and scorecard for 100,000 companies in China.

  1. Zeng Hu, President, Xinhua News Agency NY.

  1. Jiangang (Martin) Wang, UN Bureau Chief for the Xinhua News Agency

  1. Stephen Wong, Regional Director Americas, Hong Kong Trade and Development Council.

  1. Andrew D. J. Liu, President of China Minmetals Inc.

  1. Kevin Chen, Founding Partner and Chief Investment Office of ACM Global Macro Hedge Fund.

  1. Professor Myron L. Cohen, Director of Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.

  1. Xiaobo Lu, PhD is a professor of Political Science, Barnard College at Columbia University, Weatherhead East Asian Institute. Xiaobo Lu was the founding Director of Columbia Global Centers | East Asia in Beijing in 2008-10.  While in China, he was a visiting professor at Tsinghua University and taught courses at the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua.  Xiaobo Lu is a member of Council on Foreign Relations, Committee of 100, and the National Committee of US-China Relations. He is a regular commentator on China and US-China relations on PBS, CNN, BBC, and Professor Lü received his PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1994.

  1. Steve Barclay is the Director of Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office. He is responsible for promoting and strengthening the business, trade and cultural ties between Hong Kong and 31 of the United States eastern states. He was Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Sydney for four years and prior to that was a public sector reform advocate and internal management consultant in the Government’s Efficiency Unit. He has served a wide variety of posts including consumer protection, intellectual property, housing, and environmental protection. Mr. Barclay served as a District Officer in Hong Kong and also as Hong Kong’s economic and commercial representative in Brussels.

  1. Li Bin, Counselor for Economic Affairs, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the U.S.A.

  1. Rebecca H. Patterson, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Bessemer Trust.  Prior to joining Bessemer, Ms. Patterson was chief markets strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. In that role, she headed the global client advisory group and was a member of the private bank’s investment committee. Ms. Patterson joined J.P. Morgan as an investment bank research analyst and later became the global head of foreign exchange and commodities for the private bank, working in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Prior to her career at J.P. Morgan, Ms. Patterson was a journalist who covered politics, economics, and financial markets for Dow Jones and the Associated Press in the U.S. and Europe. Rebecca is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the New York Federal Reserve’s Foreign Exchange Committee, the Economic Club of New York, the University of Florida Investment Corporation’s Advisory Board, and the Committee of 200. Additionally, Ms. Patterson is a regular CNBC contributor. American Banker named her one of “The 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” in 2014 and 2015, and Private Asset Management recognized her efforts in the industry as one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Private Wealth” in 2015.

  1. John A. Catsimatidis, Chairman and CEO of Red Apple Group, and a noted Philanthropist who also initiated “The Panda Project ” - to bring two Giant Panda cubs from China to New York City.


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Professor Myron L. Cohen and Harry Edelson

Stephen S. Roach, Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia speaks on U.S.- China Economic Relations: Currency War or Cease Fire?

Xiaojing Li, General Manager,  Bank of China, U.S.A with CIG President Harry Edelson.

Ambassador Paul W. Speltz (center),  with Harry Edelson (right), and John E. Oden (left).

Stephen A. Orlins (right), President of the National Committee on U.S.- China Relations with Harry Edelson.

Phillip H. Scanlan AM, Australian Consul General with Harry Edelson.

Professor Xiaobo Lü and Harry Edelson

Steve Barclay and Harry Edelson

From left: Robert Hormats, Ambassador Winston Lord, Harry Edelson and Orville Schell in CIG meeting at DENTONS.

Xiaojing Li, General Manager,  Bank of China, U.S.A at CIG meeting.

Rebecca H. Patterson at CIG meeting