New York, NY (September 7, 2023) – Committee of 100, a nonprofit organization of prominent Chinese Americans, has issued a letter to United States President Joe Biden, urging the Biden Administration to renew the Cooperation in Science and Technology (STA) agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the PRC. The letter is signed by Gary Locke, Committee of 100 Chair, former U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the former U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
From the letter:
Since the STA’s inception under President Carter in 1979, this agreement has provided a sturdy framework to encourage mutually beneficial bilateral exchanges in science, technology, and higher education. The practical effects of the STA are as significant as its symbolism. The STA and the nearly 60 other bilateral agreements that the United States has with other nations have enabled decades of international cooperative scientific research and data sharing. These discoveries have led to American achievements in public health, environmental protection, and many other areas of public good. Among many successes, the STA with the PRC has aided U.S. research projects to lower air pollution, to reduce the rates of birth defects due to nutritional deficiencies, and to develop better methods of HIV/AIDS prevention.
The full letter to President Biden can be found on the Committee of 100 website here.
About Committee of 100
Committee of 100 is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts focused on public policy engagement, civic engagement, and philanthropy. For more than 30 years, Committee of 100 has served as a preeminent organization committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China.
Visit https://www.committee100.org/ and follow on LinkedIn, X, Facebook, and Instagram for more information.
# # #
Committee of 100 Contacts:
Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications
Manager of PR & Social Media