On March 28, Minister Qiu Yuanping of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council met with Ms. Angela Chao and her husband Mr. Jim Breyer. Angela is Deputy Chairman of Foremost Group and the daughter of Dr. James S.C. Chao, founder of Foremost Group. Minister Qiu said Dr. James S.C. Chao has built a successful business from scratch and raised six outstanding daughters. She is very impressed by the Chao family’s great contributions to foster US-China cultural relations and exchanges.
The Chao family has always had a deep affection for China and their hometowns. Minister Qiu introduced China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative to her guests. Angela said in response, “We will continue our parents’ example and tradition to cherish our Chinese roots.” She went on to say, “With the rapid development and progress of China, it has created opportunities for other countries in the world. The “One Belt, One Road” initiative is very important not only to China’s development, but for the many surrounding and neighboring countries, and thus the world, and the impact is being felt already. I hope to also be able to contribute to this important initiative that has the potential to raise the standard of living for so many.”