Official Welcome to China's Vice Premier

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Madam Liu (left) with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right). (Photo: U.S. Department of State/flickr)
Madam Liu (left) with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right). (Photo: U.S. Department of State/flickr)

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Join Asia Society Texas Center, Greater Houston Partnership, the City of Houston, the State of Texas, the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Houston, and US-China Partnerships for a banquet welcoming Madame Liu Yandong, Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China, to Houston.

 

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Schedule

Registration and Reception: 6:00 pm
Seated Dinner: 7:00 pm

Please note that the dinner will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center at 1001 Avenida de las Americas.

 

About Madame Liu Yandong

Madame Liu Yandong is the current Vice Premier and most senior ranking woman in the People's Republic of China. Her portfolio includes oversight of programs related to culture, education, health, and sports. Madame Liu, a native of Nantong City in Jiangsu province, attended Tsinghua University, where she studied chemical engineering. She joined the Communist Party of China in 1964.

Liu was President of the 6th and 7th Councils of the All-China Youth Federation, and member of the Secretariat of the 11th and 12th CYLC Central Committees. Since 1982, she has been a member of the 21st Century Sino-Japanese Friendship Committee and Secretary General of the Youth Ideological Education Research Center. Liu was an alternate member of the 15th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee. From 2002 to 2007 she served as Head of the CPC Central Committee's United Front Work Department, and from 2003 to 2008 she was a Vice-Chairman of the 10th CPPCC National Committee. She was a member of the Politburo of the 17th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee. In 2012 she became a member of the Politburo of the 18th CPC Central Committee, and in 2014 she was named Deputy Director of the Leading Group for Culture System Reform and Development.

 

ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, and Sinopec are the presenting sponsors of this program, with lead support from East West Bank and United Airlines. Generous funding also provided by the Friends of Business & Policy at Asia Society Texas Center, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing the best in public programming.

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Event Details

Sat 20 Jun 2015
6:00 PM

George R. Brown Convention Center 1001 Avenida de las Americas Houston, Texas 77010

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