New York, NY (December 9, 2021) — Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officially launched the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI). The following statement was issued by Zheng Yu Huang, President of Committee of 100:
“Committee of 100 is pleased to see the Biden administration commit resources and leadership to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI). For centuries now, the Chinese American and AAPI community has been seen as the perpetual foreigner, strangers in our own homeland. We at Committee of 100 look forward to working with WHIAANHPI Co-Chairs HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and United States Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai, and we commend the Biden-Harris administration for taking important steps in a long journey to bring real, positive change for the Chinese American and AAPI community.”
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 the 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/ or follow Committee of 100 on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook for more information.