30 June 2011 Last updated at 00:04 GMT
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace visits the Beijing Secretariat of APECF
On the morning of June 29, 2011, Mr. Uri Dadush, Director of International Economics Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a prestigious think tank in the U.S., and senior economist, visited the Beijing Secretariat of Asia Pacific Exchange & Cooperation Foundation (APECF) along with Mr. Paul Haenle, Director of the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. Mr. Xiao Wunan, the Executive Vice Chairman and Ms. Xu Jingjing, the Executive Deputy Secretary-General of APECF received the delegation.
Both sides exchanged opinions on the topics of mutual interest, especially the current Sino-U.S. economic situations. APECF also introduced the Lumbini Project to the guests, who expressed tremendous interest. Both sides reached initial consensus on future cooperation.
As a non-profit NGO, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was established in 1910, with the purpose of promoting cooperation among countries and the United States’ active participation in international affairs. Since the 1990s, facing the rapid changes of the international environment, it has started to focus on how to promote democracy, market reform and world peace.