David Brown, the Consul-General of U.S. Consulate in Chengdu, visited our University along with other three staffs on October 27, 2009.
At 2:00 PM, Mr. Brown, delivered a lecture entitled "Thirty years of the Sino-US relations" at the Administrative Conference room in Tengxiang Building. Mr. Brown briefly reviewed the history of US-China relations during the lecture and introduced the current bilateral relationships between the two countries; finally put forward the future challenges in our bilateral relationships. He traced a series of important events in the history of Sino-US including the early immigrants, the educational exchanges in Qing Dynasty, the Korean War, the Ping-Pong diplomacy, Nixon's visit to China, the issue of "China-US Joint Communiqu¨¦ ". He also introduced the status quo of bilateral relationships and the current U.S. policies on Taiwan. His humorous speech made all the students laugh cheerfully, which invoked enthusiastic questions from our students in the Q&A session. Mr. Brown answered every question very kindly and patiently.
Mr. Brown visited the history museum of SWUFE with great enthusiasm after the lecture, accompanied by Vice President Ding Renzhong, and staffs from foreign affairs office and president's office.
David Brown is an experienced diplomat. He worked in Beijing, Tokyo, Moscow, Lubumbashi (Congo Democratic Republic) as an economic affairs officer in his early years, then worked for the U.S. Consulate in Cotonou (Benin), Nouakchott (Mauri Mauritania), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) Embassy as a Minister Counselor. While in Washington, he was also responsible for the trade between developing countries, as well as the economic, consul and law implementation affairs between Canada.
Recently Mr. Brown has been appointed as the Head of the Environmental Policy Office in Washington.