Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
August 31, 2010

On Wednesday August 25th, U.S. Chief of Protocol Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall hosted a U.S.-China business roundtable discussion with the Honorable Jon Huntsman, Ambassador of the United States to the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Zhang Yesui Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the United States, Chinese and American business leaders and other senior members of the Obama Administration.

Focused on the economy, the vibrant and productive discussion helped develop a greater mutual understanding among both the government and private sector leaders in attendance. The roundtable also laid an important foundation towards future partnerships and helped extend the U.S.-China relationship beyond the halls of government.

The US-China business roundtable was organized by the Office of the Chief of Protocol’s Diplomatic Partnerships Division. Diplomatic Partnerships seeks to foster international goodwill and cultivate the relationship between the Diplomatic Corps and the people and institutions of the United States through an exchange of ideas, cultures and traditions.

Diplomatic Partnerships pursues this goal through a broad range of unique programs and events including this event, Experience America trips which provide opportunities for foreign Chiefs of Diplomatic Mission to travel outside of Washington and learn about neighborhoods and communities across the United States and the “State of the Administration” speaker series which brings together foreign Chiefs of Diplomatic Missions and senior Obama administration officials for special briefings on relevant topics.

For more information about this event or other Diplomatic Partnerships events please contact the Office of the Chief of Protocol at

PRN: 2010/1174