On Tuesday, January 30th, USHCA leadership was featured in a panel on the potential for collaboration between the U.S. and China in the realm of healthcare innovation. This dialogue was part of the Cabot Corporation–Xinsheng Zhang Lectureship series, organized by Washington University and facilitated by the McDonnell International Scholars Academy.
On January 9th and 10th, 2024, USHCA representatives attended the Forum in Honor of Jimmy Carter & the 45th Anniversary of U.S.-China Relations. The Carter Center hosted this event to commemorate the leadership and foresight of President Jimmy Carter who worked in partnership with Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping to reestablish ties between the U.S. and China in 1979.
On December 4th, 2023, USHCA had the honor of hosting a delegation from Hubei in Chicago, Illinois. The delegation, led by Director General Xiang Keqiang of the province’s Agricultural Development Center, visited the Heartland to meet with USHCA and explore opportunities for agricultural trade cooperation between the U.S. and Hubei Province.
On Monday, November 20th, 2023, close to 800 attendees from both the U.S. and China attended the China General Chamber of Commerce U.S.A. – Chicago (CGCC-Chicago)’s 7th Annual Gala, to explore business and investment opportunities in the Heartland Region. The gala, themed “Let’s Move Forward,” was co-organized by CGCC-Chicago, World Business Chicago, and USHCA.
On Wednesday, June 28th, 2023, USHCA Chairman & President, Bob Holden, and Program Associate, Ellen Wright, joined guest speakers USHCA Board Member, Yawei Liu, and Director of Next Generation Programs at NCUSCR, Nitai Deitel, in addressing the 2023 Missouri Girls State and Boys State International Affairs Class.
On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023, USHCA joined with the St. Louis-Nanjing Sister Cities Committee and the World Trade Center St. Louis to welcome a delegation from Jiangsu Province, which comprised of prominent government officials and business leaders. Their visit aimed to further foster the cultural and economic exchange opportunities that have flourished over the 44 years since the establishment of the sister city relationship between Jiangsu’s capital of Nanjing and St. Louis.
On Wednesday, March 1st, 2023, USHCA had the honor of hosting a delegation from Hubei in St. Louis, Missouri. The delegation, led by Director General Zhang Xiaomei of the Hubei Province’s Foreign Affairs Office, toured two Heartland cities during their visit to the U.S., to explore opportunities for collaboration around ecological protection, biodiversity, flood control, transportation, tourism, and cultural exchange.
During their visit, USHCA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the delegation, the first of its kind for Yangtze River-Mississippi River collaboration.