October 14, 2011
UCLA Faculty, students and the members of the local community had the unique opportunity to participate in a roundtable discussion with China's former Ambassador Wu Jianmin. Following Ambassador Wu's opening remarks, the attendees asked the visiting diplomat a number of varied questions on such topics as the state of US-China relations, challenges and opportunities in the Asia Pacific, and the impact of American politics on the world.
Mr. Wu Jianmin has worked in the field of international diplomacy for over four decades and been part of China's development into a global powerhouse. He began his career as interpreter for China's top leaders, including Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, and Deng Xiaoping. In 1971 he was appointed to China's first Permanent Mission at the United Nations. Mr. Wu rose to become China's ambassador to France, the Netherlands, and Belgium, and is the former president of China's Foreign Affairs University.
Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies and UCLA Confucius Institute