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Professional Committees

USCN relies on professional advice and support from experts among its member. Our standing committees assist the Board of Directors to meet our goals. With the exception of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, appointments to the standing committees are made by the President with the oversight of the Executive Committee. Applications for committee membership from member companies are always welcome.

USCN is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of political figures and corporate executives. When the Board is not in session, it delegates authority to the USCN Executive Committee to render judgments and govern the Association. The Board of Directors elects a chairman, vice chairman, president, vice presidents, treasurer and secretary who, together with the immediate past chairman, comprise the Executive Committee. The Board elects a president to serve as chief administrative officer of the Washington-DC-based staff and the Chicago headquarter office.

U.S. COMMITTEE & CHINA COMMITTEE

The U.S. committee or China Committee is responsible for the oversight management of USCN activities in the U.S. and China respectively. The policy-making councils are elected directly by members of each country.

USCN’s Board of Trustees/ Corporate Advisory Board consists of corporate executives and political leaders serving in an advisory capacity to the governing Board of Directors.

CHINESE COMPANIES IN AMERICA ALLIANCE

“Chinese Companies in America Alliance” (CCAA) sponsored by Roel Campos was established on Nov. 19th, 2012 in Shanghai. It is committed to serve Chinese investors and Chinese listed companies in America to improve their tarnished images and protect their fair and legal interests in the US market by providing professional PR services platform.

US CHINA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASSOCIATION (UCIPA)

The primary objective of the UCIPA is to recommend to the Executive Committee intellectual property strategies to advance the interests of USCN’s members and their industries on issues of interest to the general membership. The Committee also provides guidance to the USCN staff on current trend of lP on behalf of its members. The UCIPA forms Task Groups from time to time to focus on specific lP issues.

ARTS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

The Arts and Culture Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on the USCN’s arts and cultural exchange programs. It strives to connect the artists and peoples of the United States and China through dance, theater, music, literature, painting, sculpture, heritage and cultural tourism. The committee works with governmental agencies and cultural partners. Please check back for updates on our new and ongoing programs. Honorary chairmen of the committee include Master Artists Huang Yongyu, Pan He.

THE CREATIVITY & DESIGN COMMITTEE

The Creativity & Design Committee is comprised of professionals in the creativity and design industry. The first chairman of the committee is Deng Tao, President of the Aurora Group.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE

The Government Relations Committee includes government affairs representatives from USCN’s member companies. Committee members meet monthly to exchange information and to strategize on public policy issues at both the federal and state levels as well as between the US and China. The goals and objectives of the Committee are to ensure that the viability of business operation and investment is maintained and that its economic importance is recognized while regulatory agencies deliberate on industry-related public policy issues.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

The Finance Committee is a standing committee of the Board of Directors and is chaired by the Board Treasurer. The committee is responsible for reviewing and providing guidance for the USCN’s financial matters. Specifically, the committee assures internal controls, independent audits, and financial analysis for the organization. The committee provides directions to the Board for fiscal responsibility, reviews the organization’s revenues and expenditures, balance sheet, investments and other matters related to its continued solvency, it also approves the annual budget and submits it to the full Board for approval. The committee ensures the maintenance of an appropriate capital structure and oversees the maintenance of organizational-wide assets, including prudent management of organizational investments.

HEALTH CARE COMMITTEE

We are calling for a responsible individual with resources and experience in this field to assume the leadership role of this committee. Please send us your credentials if you would like to be considered for the chairperson of the committee. Please direct all your correspondence to info@us-cn.org.

ISSUES COMMITTEE

The objective of the Issues Committee is to establish public policy for the Association consistent with the interests of USCN membership. It serves as the senior strategy-setting body for the Association. The Issues Committee advises the Executive Committee and assists the USCN staff on current policy issues important to the business and trade between the USA and China. It reviews, coordinates and develops Association policy that is relevant and representative of the views of USCN’s membership.

LEGAL COMMITTEE

The primary objective of the Legal Committee is to recommend to the Executive Committee legal and litigation strategies to advance the interests of USCN’s members and their industries on issues of interest to the general membership. The Committee also provides guidance to the USCN staff on current litigation and potential legal action on behalf of its members. The Committee forms Legal Task Groups from time to time to focus on specific legal issues. Currently, the following Legal Task Groups are active: Climate Change/ESA; Clean Air Act; and, the Federal Trade Commission.