Soft Power and China’s People-to-People Diplomacy (2011)


Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Theater Room, Harvard Faculty Club

Mme. Li Xiaolin, Vice President, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries
Moderator: Julian Chang, Executive Director, Ash Center

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About the Speaker
Mme. Li Xiaolin is the Executive Vice President of Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), which is a national-level organization engaged in people-to-people diplomatic work of the People’s Republic of China.

The CPAFFC has forged friendly links with nearly 600 non-governmental organizations in 157 countries, and each year it hosts thousands of visitors from nearly 100 countries. Mme. Li Xiaolin is in charge of all programs of people-to-people diplomacy between China and the U.S.

Mme. Li Xiaolin graduated with BA in English from Wuhan University in 1975. She then studied at the University of California in Los Angeles from 1982 to 1983 and graduated with MA in Asian American Studies.

She was born as the youngest daughter of Former President of P. R. China, Mr. Li Xian’nian, who was the first Chinese President to pay an official visit to the U.S. and meet with President Reagan in the year of 1985.