George H. W. Bush is an American politician. He was the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. As a member of the U.S. Republican Party, he was previously a congressman, ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence.
In 1974, Bush was appointed to be Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in the People’s Republic of China. Though the Liaison Office did not have the official status of an embassy and Bush did not formally hold the position of “ambassador”, he unofficially acted as one. In the 14 months service in China, he actively promoted friendship and understanding between the peoples of the U.S. and China. Bush won the presidency in 1988. Under his leadership, his administration actively protects the Sino American friendship. The world witnessed the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989 and collapse of the Soviet Union in two years.
In 1989, President Bush created the Daily Point of Light Award to recognize ordinary Americans from all walks of life taking voluntary action in their communities to solve serious social problems. He is Honorary Chairman of Points of Light, an international nonprofit dedicated to engaging more people and resources in solving serious social problems through voluntary service.
Bush’s presidency brought fundamental changes to both American and the world. As described in his Inaugural Address, “We live in a peaceful, prosperous time…… For a new breeze is blowing, and a world refreshed by freedom seems reborn…… The totalitarian era is passing, its old ideas blown away like leaves from an ancient, lifeless tree.
Today, he is recognized for his courage, leadership and vision to uphold world peace, and improve friendship and encourage exchanges between the peoples of the U.S. and China.