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October 4, 2006

Zheng Shao
First Secretary, Political Section
Embassy of China
Washington DC

to address

China's Rise: Its Implications for Asia and the United States

ICAS Fall Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Security
October 11, 2006 Wednesday 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
United States House Rayburn Office Building Room 2200
Capitol Hill, Washington DC 20515

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Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that First Secretary Zheng Shao will address "China's Rise: Its Implications for Asia and the United States" at the ICAS Fall Symposium 2006 on October 11, 2006 at the United States House Rayburn Office Building Room 2200, Capitol Hill, Washington DC.

Zheng was an interpreter for President Jiang Zemin, Premier Zhu Rongji and other top Chinese leaders.

Below is his brief vitae.
1980-1986: Hangzhou Foreign Languages School. English studies
1986-1992: Foreign Affairs College, Beijing. Major in international law and international relations

Work experience:
1992-1996: Interpreter at the Department of Translation and Interpretation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Interpreter for President Jiang Zemin, Premier Zhu Rongji and other Chinese leaders. Attend many UN conferences, including conferences by the World Health Organization, World Food and Agriculture Organization, International Labour Organization, etc.
1996-1997: Department of International Organizations and Conferences, MFA. Dealt with China's multilateral diplomacy, especially China's cooperation with European and Asian countries
1997-2001: Chinese Embassy in Britain before and after the Hong Kong hand-over. Served as the special assistant to the Ambassador. Organized President Jiang's state visit to Britain and the Asia-Europe Summit Meeting in London.
2001-2005: Director, Foreign Ministry Spokesman's Office. Dealt with 400 foreign correspondents in China and organized around 100 press conferences by China's leaders and Foreign Ministry Spokesmen every year. Traveled widely to give lectures on public diplomacy. Attended three rounds of the Six Party Talks as press officer.
2005.5- : First Secretary, Political Section, Chinese Embassy in U.S.. Work with the White House and State Department on bilateral relations, including visits by President Hu Jintao and President Bush. Special interest in international law, U.S. policy towards China, human rights issue, Taiwan, Tibet, Korea and other issues

Family and Interest:
Married, one 5-year-old son. Wife also works at the Embassy as interpreter for the Ambassador and as congressional relations officer.
Love reading, traveling and sports, including tennis, table tennis, basketball and football.

Experience in Visits and Conferences
1993: International Olympic Committee Meeting, Monaco
1993: World Bank Mission to Xiaolangdi Water Conservation Project
1994: Visit to Singapore by President Ren Jianxin, Supreme People's Court of China
1994: World Bank Mission on Capital Market Development in China
1994: International Conference on Shanghai's Status as a Financial Market, Shanghai
1994: International Conference on Western China Development, Chengdu
1994: Visit by Prime Minister of Pakistan to China
1994: Visit to India by the State Planning Commission
1994: Visit to Burma for border inspection
1994/1995/1996: International Labour Conference, Geneva
1995: Visit to Cyprus for talks on the Agreement on Judicial Assistance
1995: Food and Agriculture Organization Meeting, Rome
1995: General Assembly of the Organization of International Criminal Police, Beijing. Interpretation for President Jiang Zemin
1995: Visit to China by the Canadian Prime Minister
1995: Meeting between Prime Minister Zhu Rongji and World Bank officials
1995: Visit by the Chairman, Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Australia
1996: Ministerial Meeting for the Development of the Mekong River, Malaysia
1996: Asia-Europe Business Forum, Paris
1996: Senior Officials' Meeting, Asia Europe Meeting, Ireland
1997: Expert Meeting on Asia-Europe Technological Cooperation, Beijing
1997-2001: Interpreter for the Chinese Ambassador to Britain
1997: Visit to Britain by the Chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
1998: Premier Zhu Rongji's participation in the Asia-Europe Summit Meeting, London
1999: Visit to Britain by President Jiang Zemin
1999/2000/2001: Wilton Park Conferences, London
2000: China-Britain Human Rights Dialogue, London
2000: China-Britain Dialogue on Disarmament, London
2000: International Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament in South Asia, London
2000: Visit to Britain by Vice Premier Wu Bangguo
2001: Visit to Britain by Vice Premier Wen Jiabao
2001: Visit to Britain by Chairman, Taiwan Affairs Office, State Council
2001: International Conference on New Religious Movement, London
2001/2002: Simultaneous Interpretation for the Press Conferences of the Foreign Ministry Spokesman (Twice a week)
2001: International Seminar on European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
2001: First International Conference on Aids/STD, Beijing
2002: President Bush's visit to China
2002: President Jiang Zemin's visit to the Baltic countries and Iceland
2002-5: Visit by foreign correspondents to Tibet, Tianjin, Heilongjiang, Jinlin, Liaoning, etc
2002: World Health Organization General Assembly in Geneva
2003: China-Africa Cooperation Forum in Ethiopia
2004/5: Three rounds of Six Party Talks in Beijing
2004/5: Premier Wen Jiabao's Press Conferences
2005: Visit to China by Secretary Rice
2005: Conferences on China by Brookings, AEI, Heritage Foundation, Wilson Center, SAIS, Asia Foundation, etc
2005: Visit to the U.S. by State Councillor Tang Jiaxuan
2005: Visit to Ohio with Deputy Chief of the Mission
2005: ICAS Fall Symposium
2005: Preparation work for the visit to China by President Bush
2005: Global Interdependence Center China Conference in Pennsylvania
2005: China-U.S. Strategic Dialogue
2006: Visit to the United States by President Hu Jintao
2006: Lecture on China to University of Tokyo graduate students
2006: Visit to Michigan with Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong

Translations and Publications:
Compilation of Latest Diplomatic and Political Words and Phrases
Translation of the Government Work Report of the National People's Congress (1995)
Translation of Diplomatic Activities of Zhou Enlai
Translation of Selected Menu of Diaoyutai

Thank you.

Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow