To Members and Friends

 

一中会One China Committee Update 25

December 2008

 

Season's Greetings

 

 

Conference on Unification

The John Marshall Law School

315 Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois 60604

Saturday, August 8, 2009

 

論壇主題Central Theme

 

同一亇中国, 同一亇夢想One China, One Dream: 建立互信, 擱置争議, 求同存異, 共創一中 Establishing mutual trust, setting aside arguments, seeking common grounds yet respecting differences, achieving with joint effort one China.

 

PROGRAM

Morning - Afternoon

Registration

Continental breakfast, coffee/tea

Welcome/Introduction

Keynote speeches

Lunch

Session I.�� China-Taiwan Relations

Session II:� US-China Relations on cross-straits

Evening

Dinner in Chinatown

 

Sponsors: (in alphabetical order):一中会 (One China Committee), 美中 和统会 (Chinese American Alliance for China�s Peaceful Reunification), 美中促统会 (Association for the Promotion of Unification of� China)�

Co-sponsor: Asian Alliance, The John Marshall Law School

Registration: $50 per person (including registration, materials, breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea).

Dinner: $30 (optional)

籌備会委員Members of Organizing Committee

Kevin Hopkins, James Hsiung�� Yong Gao Wang 王永高, �Isolde W. Chen 蔡文珠, Michael Liang梁元鈞, Al Rosenbloom, �Weian Zhan戰為安, and Tze-chung Li. 李志鍾

 

 

Isolde W. Chen is President of One China Committee West America

 

The One China Committee has established its West America Chapter. Ms. Isolde W. Chen蔡文珠 serves President of the Chapter. Ms. Chen moved from Philadelphia to San Francisco recently. She is Honorary President, Alliance for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification and Advisor of the Association for the Promotion of Peaceful Unification in Pennsylvania.

 

Two founding members passed away

Dr. William Brace

Dr. Brace, passed away on October 1, 2008. He was 79.

Dr. Brace, BA, Brigham Young University, AM, University of Chicago, and PhD, Case Western Reserve University, taught at Dominican University over thirty years, and was a founding member of the One China Committee. He retired in 1998 as professor emeritus.

Born in 1929 in Cortez, Colo., Dr. Brace grew up on Navajo reservations in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, where his father taught vocational education. He received a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Utah in 1951, then served as a clerk in the Army from 1951 to 1953.

In 1961 he accepted a teaching position at Florida State University in Tallahassee. That same year, he joined what was then Rosary College's department of library science. He is survived by his wife, Pam.

Dr. William T. Liu

Dr. Liu passed away on October 10, 2008. He was 78.

Dr. Liu was Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Psychiatry, and Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He previously held positions as Chairman of the Department of Sociology; Associate Dean of Arts and Letters of the College of Arts and Letters; and Director of the Center for the Study of Man at the University of Notre Dame before joining the Faculty at the University of Illinois and served as National Director of the Pacific/Asian Mental Health Research Centre. He also taught at the University of Portland, the University of San Carlos in the Philippines, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of California , San Diego.

In 1989, he became the Dean of Social Science Faculty at new government status Hong Kong Baptist University, where he also founded the Center for East-West Studies. In 1992, he taught at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where he retired to help with Lingnan College in seeking a government status of a new university until 1997. He was invited to become a Visiting Senior Fellow at the East Asian Institute of the National University of Singapore in 1998.

Dr. Liu is survived by his wife, Dr. Elena Yu, Professor in Public Health at San Diego State University, now live in La Jolla, California, a son Edwin (Rosa), two daughters, Adeline (Rick)and) Beatrice (Randy).

US-Taiwan-China relationship back in balance

Taiwan's once-strained relations with the United States are back on track after the Bush administration approved a long-delayed $6.5 billion package of weapons to help the island defend itself against China. Though China reacted angrily, the deal is also a sign that the sometimes shaky three-way relationship between China, Taiwan and the U.S. is moving back into balance.

Included in the American arms package are Patriot III missiles, Apache helicopters, parts for F-16 jet fighters and submarine-launched Harpoon missiles. Not included is U.S.-made diesel submarines, which Taiwan wants. Henry Sanderson in Beijing contributed to this report. (Source: Peter Enav and Henry Sanderson, AP, Oct 7, 2008).

OCC hosted lunch press conference and forum in New York

The One China Committee will be hosting a lunch press conference and forum on Thursday, November 13, 2008, 12:30 p.m. at Shanghai Tan Restaurant, 135-20 40th Road, Flushing, New York (Tel. 718 661 0900).

The forum theme is "Future of U.S.-Taiwan-PRC Relations, Following Elections in the U.S. and Taiwan". The main speaker will be Dr. James C. Hsiung. Discussion follows. All participants may express his views on the main theme. Dr. Hsiung is Professor of Political Science, New York University, and President, One China Committee East.

Obama upholds U.S. Taiwan policy

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama will uphold Washington's stance on Taiwan, meaning strong informal ties with the island China claims as its own despite formal relations with Beijing, a U.S. official said on December 4.

Some analysts predict that Obama, a Democrat, will move closer to China and pull back from Taiwan, which has traditionally drawn more support from U.S. Republicans.

"On Taiwan, it's safe to say there will be a tremendous amount of continuity," Stephen Young, Director of AIT, Washington's de facto embassy in said at an American Chamber of Commerce event. "In sum, I think our friends in Taiwan have nothing to worry about." (Source: Ralph Jennings, Reuters, Dec 4, 2008).