Committee of 100 Mourns the Passing of Anna Chennault

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Committee of 100 Mourns the Passing of Anna Chennault 

(New York, NY, April 3, 2018) — Anna Chennault, the legendary figure in U.S.-China relations, has passed away at the age of 94, in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Chennault, the widow of United States General Claire Lee Chennault of the “Flying Tigers” fame, was a long-time member of the Committee of 100 (C100) and an active participant in C100 functions. She was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for “International Cooperation” by C100 in 2005 at the organization’s annual conference.

“Anna Chennault was a true pioneer: as a courageous young woman helping the Flying Tigers during World War II and as a proud Chinese American working with Chinese and American leaders to build strong positive relationships,” C100 Governor Shirley Young, one of the original members of the non-profit organization, said. “We are grateful to have had her as a vibrant member of the Committee of 100.”

A native of China, from a family prominent in public life, Mrs. Chennault was a newspaper correspondent during World War II. Upon her marriage to General Chennault, the former Chen Xiangmei moved to the United States, though the family also traveled and lived extensively throughout the world. General Chennault and his “Flying Tigers” were revered during World War II for their heroic defense of China against Japanese aggression.

Over the years, Mrs. Chennault became one of the most influential private citizens in the nation’s capital. She was renowned for having the ear of Presidents and for her influence on foreign policy. Everyone working on U.S.-China relations recognized her invaluable contributions to diplomacy. Her death marks the end of an era. C100 expresses its sympathies to family and friends.


The Committee of 100 (C100) is a non-profit leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts. Founded by world renowned architect I.M. Pei and internationally acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, among others, it is an institution for U.S. citizens of Chinese heritage to join by invitation based on their extraordinary achievements. For over 25 years, C100 has served as a preeminent organization committed to the twin missions of promoting full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and encouraging constructive relations between the peoples of the United States and Greater China. www.committee100.org

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百人会悼念陈香梅女士辞世

 

(美国纽约州纽约市,2018年4月3日) —中美关系间的传奇人物陈香梅女士于美国首都华盛顿哥伦比亚特区逝世,享年94岁。陈香梅女士是享誉盛名的“飞虎队”指挥官陈纳德将军的遗孀,百人会会员,长期以来活跃参与百人会的众多活动。她还是百人会2005年度“国际合作”终生成就奖的获得者,并在当年的年会上接受颁奖。

百人会创会理事及首任会长杨雪兰说:“陈香梅是一位真正的先行者。作为一个勇敢的年轻女性,她在二战期间为飞虎队提供协助;作为一个自豪的美国华人,她与中美两国的领袖一起建设强健而积极的关系。” 她说,“百人会非常感念能拥有她这样一位充满活力的会员。”

陈香梅女士生于中国,出身名门,在二战期间担任中央通讯社记者。陈香梅女士与陈纳德将军结婚后曾旅居世界多地,后定居美国。陈纳德将军及其指挥的“飞虎队”由于在二战期间帮助中国抵抗日本入侵而备受尊敬。

多年以来,陈香梅女士早已成为美国首都华盛顿政治圈内最具影响力的公民,她因可以接近及影响美国总统及外交政策而闻名,致力于中美两国关系者无不知晓她的名字。她的辞世标志着一个时代的终结。百人会谨向陈香梅女士的家人和朋友致以最诚挚的哀悼。


百人会(简称:C100)是由杰出美籍华人组成的非营利组织,成员来自商界、政界、学界及各艺术领域,由蜚声全球的建筑大师贝聿铭及大提琴演奏家马友友等人发起成立,会员依据个人杰出成就凭邀请入会。成立近30年来,百人会汇集其杰出会员的集体力量,始终致力于其两大使命,即推动美籍华人在美国社会生活中的全面参与,促进美国及大中华地区间建设性关系的发展。更多信息:Committee100.org.

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