Tung Chee Hwa, China’s first chief executive of Hong Kong after the 1997 British handover, will deliver a public address, “China and the U.S.: Towards a Closer Partnership,” on Tuesday, April 21, 11 a.m., at New York University’s Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia Place), Rosenthal Pavilion (10th Floor).

Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or The event, co-hosted by NYU China House and the university’s Office of Global Programs, is free and open to the public, which must RSVP by clicking here. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.4813.

Tung, who was chief executive of Hong Kong from 1997 to 2005, is currently vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)-the top official political advisory and consultative body to China’s government. Founding chairman of the China-US Exchange Foundation, Tung also served as chairman of the Orient Overseas (International) Limited, a publicly listed company in Hong Kong, from 1979 to 1996. Born in Shanghai, Tung studied in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, and graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering.


About NYU China House
NYU China House seeks to seize upon the enormous intellectual and scholarly potential that lies in modern China and to advance the study of the dynamic changes taking place in China through joint dialogue and research. Learn more about NYU China House at

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The Office of Global Programs develops and supports international academic initiatives in New York and abroad for the benefit of faculty research and undergraduate and graduate education. The office advises and oversees several centers and institutes at Washington Square with an international focus, and manages the academic and administrative operations of NYU’s Global Sites in Accra, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Prague, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv. Learn more at

About the China-US Exchange Foundation
The China-United States Exchange Foundation (the Foundation) is a non-profit non-governmental organization established with the purpose of further improving communications and enhancing understanding between the peoples of China and the United States. The Foundation fosters open dialogue among the public policy arena, think tanks, academia, media, and the business communities of both countries, particularly dialogue based on Foundation-supported policy-oriented research on various areas of common interest between China and the United States. For more information, please visit

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