On August 11th, 2016, Mr. Mitchell F. Stanley, Chairman of the National Center of Sustainable Development (NCSD) and a senior NCSD management group visited the Soong Ching Ling Foundation (SCLF), and met with Mr. Qi Ming-qiu, Executive Vice Chairman of SCLF, Mr. Jing Dun-quan, Vice Chairman and other senior officials from the SCLF Departments of Fund Management and International Cooperation.
Mr. Qi welcomed to the second visit of Mr. Stanley and the NCSD team, and introduced the SCLF cooperative and educational mission, recent program developments and achievements made especially in Sino-US cultural and educational exchanges. Mr. Qi gave his support to the education, cultural and charity programs which NCSD and SCLF will cooperate and assist one another to accomplish their similar goals both in China and the United States
Mr. Stanley gave a short briefing of works and programs that NCSD has been carrying on, and expressed that NCSD looks forward to working with SCLF closely and cooperating successfully in future. Both Parties held an in depth discussion of an innovative cultural and educational project known as China House and the China Dream. Both NCSD and SCLF hope to jointly develop, and setup program schedule, and decided to establish a task force organized by both parties especially for the China House cooperative program. Both NCSD and SCLF will conduct a follow up meeting in Washington, DC in mid September in order to expand understanding and develop logistical timetables for implementation of agreed upon first steps. These steps are an effort to help expand understanding and knowledge of both societies toward a better understanding of what both societies can do to cooperate and understand each others’ history, geography and many of the societal issues American and Chinese people face in common.