On April 28, 2023, the Bank of China USA and the China General Chamber of Commerce in the USA jointly organized a highly successful event to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The event was held at the Bank of China Building, situated on Avenue of the Americas in New York City. The esteemed guest list included Mayor of New York, Eric Adams.
Mr. Wei Hu, CEO and President of Bank of China, who also serves as Chairman of the China General Chamber of Commerce in the USA, presided over the event. The keynote address was delivered by Eileen Gu, a Beijing Winter Olympic Gold Medalist, who emphasized the importance of mutual understanding and learning among various races and countries. She acknowledged the presence of several dignitaries, including the ambassador and wife of the New York Consulate General of China, the Mayor of New York, the President and wife of the Bank of China in the United States, and outstanding entrepreneurs of Asian and Chinese descent in the United States.
After the keynote address, a panel discussion was held with distinguished Asian Pacific American leaders, including Li Chung (Sandi) Pei, son of the world-renowned architect I. M. Pei. The discussion was engaging and thought-provoking, covering a range of topics related to Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
The event was a resounding success, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to learn, network, and celebrate the contributions of Asian Pacific Americans to the United States. The event fostered a spirit of understanding and tolerance, helping and supporting each other to promote world peace and common progress of mankind.
ABOUT THE CHINA GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – Founded in 2005, China General Chamber of Commerce – USA (“CGCC”) has been recognized as the largest and most impactful non-profit organization representing Chinese enterprises in the U.S. With a mission to create value, generate economic growth, and enhance cooperation between the U.S. and Chinese business communities, CGCC offers a broad range of programs, services, and resources to over a thousand multinational members across the U.S.
ABOUT THE BANK OF CHINA – Established in 1912, Bank of China is one of the largest banks in the world, with over $3 trillion in assets and a footprint that spans more than 60 countries and regions. Their long-term outlook, institutional weight and global breadth provide their clients with a stable and reliable financial partner, whether in Corporate or Personal Banking or their Trade Services, Commodities, Financial Institutions and Global Markets lines of business.