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Statement from Committee of 100 on the Declassified Report on the Origins of COVID-19

27th August 2021

New York, NY (August 27, 2021) — The following statement was issued today by Zheng Yu Huang, President of Committee of 100, in regards to the U.S. Intelligence Community’s declassified report on the origins of COVID-19:

“Chinese Americans are just as much victim of the COVID-19 pandemic as all other Americans. We urge our fellow citizens to remember that whatever the origins of the COVID-19, hatred against Chinese Americans is categorically wrong and has led to violence and death. Committee of 100 has spoken out against discrimination and racism for more than 30 years, and we will continue to urge our fellow citizens to put these horrific incidents in the past and move forward together as one nation.”

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 over 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 or follow Committee of 100 on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook for more information.

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Charles Zinkowski

Director of Communications & Marketing

Committee of 100

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