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由美国华人专业团体联合会主办,美国全球商务对话,美国三立国际集团, 环球中国环境专家协会协办的华盛顿论坛将于2009年11月20日在美国首都华盛顿国家新闻俱乐部举办。



本届论坛包括两方面活动:一是网络讨论,二是圆桌对话。在中美民间对话之前,有关软实力的在线讨论已在华专联网站上展开( www.ucapo.org/wforum )。网络讨论给所有关心中美软实力的人提供一个交流的平台,在网络讨论中所涉及的话题将纳入面对面的圆桌对话。圆桌对话将于2009年11月20日在华盛顿国家新闻俱乐部举行,来自中国国内学术界,企业界和媒体的中国人, 在美国生活工作多年的华人, 和美国华裔之外的美国人, 将组成三方代表,就软实力与中美合作,法律系统,新闻媒体和环境保护等方面,进行面对面交流,以加强沟通理解,促进合作。

时间:2009年11月20日 上午9点至下午5点
地点:美国国家新闻俱乐部,529 14th St.(13th Floor),NW, Washington DC


注册: www.ucapo.org/wforum (702-985-8811)
注册费:华专联组织会员 $20, 非会员 $40, 学生 $10, 午餐 另加$40


联系人:张莉莉 (301-622-6998),叶玉彬 (703-818-0608),王华(703-328-3910),黄少波(703-854-1000),李晓峰(202-510-0252),肖水根(301-710-5690),李叶青(202-294-6388), 傅亚丽 (240-351-7277), 陆强 (703-281-2866), 林民跃 (301-330-9036), 倪涛 (702-985-8811)


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Washington Forum on Soft Powers and Sino-U.S. Cooperation, a Sino-U.S. people-to-people dialogue cosponsored by the Union of Chinese-American Professional Organizations (UCAPO), Global Business Dialogue Inc., Triway International Inc. and the Professional Association for China’s Environment (PACE), will be held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., U.S.A., on the 20th of November, 2009.

Recently, with the rise of China’s hard powers, its soft powers also attract people’s attention. The influence of Chinese culture has tremendously increased around the world. The success of Beijing Olympic Games, the promotion of culture activities by the government such as “The Year of China”, “Trip to Learn China,” and the establishment of Confucius Institutes in more than fifty countries or regions have made great contribution to the rise of China’s soft powers. However, the soft powers of the U.S. may be on the wane recently, due to several factors including the recent financial and economic crisis. With growing attention paid to the Sino-U.S. partnership for global development, a worldwide focus has been brought to the comparison and cooperation of their soft powers.

The forum organizers are inviting distinguished scholars, practitioners, business leaders, media and NGO representatives to participate in an in-depth discussion on soft powers and Sino-U.S. cooperation on environmental protection, mass media operation as well as legal system development. It aims to improve mutual understandings and provide support for future cooperation between the two nations, based on which many international issues can be better tackled.

This forum will include two consecutive activities: On-line Discussion and Roundtable Dialogue. Before the face-to-face dialogues, on-line discussions on soft powers are organized on UCAPO website (www.ucapo.org/wforum). The web-based discussions are to provide a platform for view exchange, thoughts sharing, and ongoing research discussions. The Roundtable Dialogues will be held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., U.S.A., on the 20th of November, 2009. Three groups of representatives, including Chinese who are living in China, Chinese who are living in the America, and Americans who are not Chinese, will join in the face-to-face dialogue, in order to promote further understandings and cooperation between people of the two countries, with focuses on the soft powers, legal practice, mass media operation, as well as environmental protection.

Washington Forum 2009:Soft Powers and Sino-U.S. Cooperation – A Sino-U.S. People-to-People Dialogue

Time: 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM, November 20, 2009
Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St.(13th Floor),NW, Washington DC

9:00-10:30 AM Session I: Opening and Overview
10:45:12:15 PM Session II: Chinese Panel on Soft Powers and Sino-U.S. Cooperation on Mass Media Operation, Legal Practice, Environmental Protection and Global Development (Panelists are Chinese who come from China for this forum.)
1:30-3:00 PM Session III: American Panel on Soft Powers and Sino-U.S. Cooperation on Mass Media Operation, Legal Practice, Environmental Protection and Global Development (Panelists are Americans who are not Chinese.)
3:15-4:45 PM Session IV: Roundtable Discussion on Soft Powers and Sino-U.S. Cooperation (Led by Chinese Americans, who have Chinese origins but are living and working in the United States)
4:45-5:00 PM Session V: Closing Registration: www.ucapo.org/wforum?? (702-985-8811) Registration Fee: $20 for UCAPO members; $40 for non-members; $10 for students; an additional $40 for lunch if desired. Contact email: washingtonforum@gmail.com

Contact persons: Lili Zhang (301-622-6998), Yubin Ye (703-818-0608), Hua Wang (703-328-3910), David Huang (703-854-1000), Xiaofeng Li (202-510-0252), Shuigen Xiao (301-710-5690), Yeqing Li (202-294-6388), Yali Fu (240-351-7277), Qiang Lu (703-281-2866), Minyue Lin (301-330-9036), and Toni Ni (702-985-8811).

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