CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

Pacific Forum is pleased to join cosponsors Hawaii Pacific Universiy and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii for Honolulu's CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections event on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will take place at Hawaii Pacific University's new Hale Makai location at 1 Aloha Tower Drive in the Aloha Tower Marketplace.

Honolulu will be one of more than 60 cities participating in this annual event, which is organized by the National Commitee on United States-China Relations, the leading national, non-partisan public affairs organization devoted exclusively to building constructive and durable relationships bewteen the United States and China. 

The program will feature two parts: first, Madeleine K. Albright, former US Secretary of State, will deliver remarks covering issues in the US-China relationship via live webcast. A national question-and-answer session, moderated by Stephen Orlins, President of the National Committee on US-China Relations, will follow.

Second, a Honolulu-exclusive program will feature remarks from Brad Glosserman, Executive Director of Pacific Forum on US-China defense and security. Gerald Kato, Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Director of the Parvin Fellows Program, will speak on China-US news media relations. Betty Brow, Executive Vice President at Bank of Hawaii and President of Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, will then discuss the chamber's role in the US-China relationship. A question-and-answer session with all three speakers will follow.

This is one of the very few free and open-to-the-public events that Pacific Forum hosts each year and we encourage attendance from the business, government, military, and academic communities, in addition to students, China watchers, and those interested in foreign policy.

Parking is available at Aloha Tower Marketplace for a flat $6 fee, payable in cash.

Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVPs to by Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 are strongly encouraged.