On November 9, 2021, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations held its black-tie Gala Dinner at The Plaza New York. Members and friends gathered to celebrate the over $2.6 million raised to support the National Committee’s mission and work.

This year’s esteemed honoree was Ming Hsieh, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Fulgent Genetics, Inc., and a board member of the National Committee. Mr. Hsieh was selected to serve on the board because of his years of entrepreneurial expertise and experience in both the United States and China, as well as for his lifelong dedication to bridging and improving health technologies across the East and West. Mr. Hsieh exemplifies the enormous contributions of Chinese Americans to our society and to the strengthening of U.S.-China ties.

Former Transportation Secretary and Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao presented the award to Mr. Hsieh. The evening also featured video remarks from Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, as well as in-person remarks by Chinese Ambassador to the United States, Qin Gang, NCUSCR Chair and former Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, and NCUSCR President Stephen A. Orlins. The Joyous String Ensemble performed for Gala guests. Both President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping sent letters of congratulations.