Author: CIE

美国国际商会赞助联盟智库

世界亚裔小姐选美大赛是由美国国际商会(AICC)拥有的国际知名品牌,也是每年主办的世界上最负盛名的选美比赛之一,通过大赛在世界范围内选拔、评估和推广世界亚裔小姐大赛的获胜者是亚裔妇女的杰出代表。她们的外表形象、才华和精神上的东方美是亚裔女性整体特征的缩影,也是全世界亚裔民族的共同骄傲。目前,已成功举办过29届。第30届世界亚裔小姐总决赛将于2018年12月8日在洛杉矶千禧酒店举行。

今年世界亚裔小姐大赛中国赛区已于今年9月和10月分别在沈阳和成都成功举行了分赛区总决赛。11月11日,中国总决赛在北京成功举行。

一年一度的世界亚裔小姐选美大赛已经在亚洲及中国成为最著名的选美比赛。通过选美大赛,展示了美国亚裔民族文化的多样性,以及亚裔女性既有共同特征又有鲜明特征的魅力。该比赛是一个巨大的公共文化活动,2018世界亚裔小姐大赛的全部赞助和门票收益,都将捐赠给501(c)(3)非营利性文化教育研究机构——联盟智库(CIE),帮助实现“亚洲青年文化创新创业志愿者项目”的公益事业,促进少数民裔文化的创新创业研究合作与交流。

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Upcoming: 2018 Miss Asia International Pageant Final – Los Angeles

2018 Miss Asian International Pageant sponsored by the American International Chamber of Commerce will be held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles at 3:00PM on December 8th, 2018.

We cordially invite you to join us in this grand occasion.

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Hollywood Glamour and Cultural History in Downtown Los Angeles

The home of Hollywood glamour, the historic and beloved Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles has been the choice of celebrities, presidents, and dignitaries, as well as the backdrop for many movies and TV shows. This 1923 hotel–a worthy sightseeing destination in its own right– is a designated a historic-cultural landmark. Its unique interior features frescos and murals, carved marble fountains and columns, crystal chandeliers, and embroidered tapestries. These elements all come together to create an elegant, incomparable option for an overnight stay or event venue in Downtown Los Angeles. All 683 guest rooms and suites are richly appointed, and facilities include a sauna, steam room and Roman-style pool. Newly-refurbished rooms uphold the hotel’s timeless elegance, combined with modern conveniences that ensure a comfortable stay.

Set in the heart of LA’s vibrant cultural district, visiting nearby attractions like The Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Ahmanson Theatre, Grand Park, L.A. LIVE, and the Los Angeles Convention Center could not be easier. Nearby Pershing Square, a public park and amphitheater, offers an inner city oasis, while the Geffen Contemporary at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and the Japanese American National Museum are both a scenic walk or short drive away. Just around the corner, discover hidden boutique shops, filled with everything from locally-made goods to big brand names and one-of-a-kind vintage finds.

Pairing stunning, historic accommodations with a location allowing you to make the most of your time in Los Angeles, Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles is ready for its close-up.

Meetings and Events
Make an impression on your guests or meeting attendees at this one-of-a-kind Los Angeles hotel, with some 70,000 sq. ft (6,503 sqm) of flexible event space. It was right here, at the award-winning Biltmore L.A hotel, that the concept of the Academy Awards was founded during a banquet in the Crystal Ballroom in 1927, followed by the hosting of eight Academy Award ceremonies.
Discover more about your conference and meeting venues in Los Angeles here.

On-Site Dining
Biltmore Los Angeles also has some of the best places to eat in L.A all under one roof. Experience the flavors of Italy and get stuck into traditional pizza at Smeraldi’s trattoria, or tantalize your taste buds with Singaporean, Malaysian, and Chinese inspired dishes at Bugis Street Brasserie.

2018 Miss Asia International, Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles is happy to offer package handling, late check-out, parking, and other services.

RSVP and Tickets:
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Upcoming Event: 2018 National Book Festival

Leading Historians, Novelists, Poets and Children’s Writers Among Authors to be Featured in 2018 National Book Festival

Lineup Includes Madeleine Albright, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jon Meacham, Junot Diaz and U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

Dozens of best-selling authors, leading historians, American poets and children’s writers will be featured speakers at the 2018 National Book Festival, the Library of Congress announced today. This year’s festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

This year’s schedule includes a wide-ranging mix of authors and genres.

History and Biography

• Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will discuss her new book, “Fascism: A Warning,” a history of fascism in the 20th century and how its legacy shapes the world.

• Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak about her new book, “Leadership in Turbulent Times,” an examination of leadership based on four presidents she has studied most closely.

• Historian Jon Meacham will discuss his new book, “The Soul of America,” about critical times in our history when hope overcame fear and division.

• Alexander Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow is back with a new biography of Ulysses S. Grant.

Poetry and Writing

• Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith will join the festival for a conversation with former Poet Laureate Robert Hass about the making of poetry.

• Best-selling author Amy Tan will discuss her new memoir, “Where the Past Begins,” delving into memories of her traumatic childhood, the inspiration behind her fiction writings and the workings of her mind as a writer.

Children and Teens

• Children’s author and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz will discuss his debut picture book, “Islandborn,” about a girl who can’t remember the island where she immigrated from – so she imagines it with help from family and friends.

• Matt de la Peña and Loren Long will discuss their new children’s book, “Love.”

• Leigh Bardugo will speak about her series, “Six of Crows,” a young adult best-seller.

• Jacqueline Woodson, the Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, will discuss two new books she has been writing.

Novelists

• Isabel Allende will discuss her novel “In the Midst of Winter.” The story is about an academic who rear-ends a car driven by an undocumented immigrant and an adventure that unfolds.

• Dave Eggers tells the true story of a young Yemeni American man’s quest to resurrect the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but is trapped by civil war in his new book, “The Monk of Mokha.”

• Jennifer Egan will discuss her historical novel “Manhattan Beach,” set in the docks of Brooklyn during World War II when a girl becomes the first female diver on the squad.

Additional authors—including the Main Stage lineup—and other details of the festival will be announced in the coming months. More information and updates will be available on the National Book Festival website at loc.gov/bookfest/.

The National Book Festival is made possible by the generous support of private- and public-sector sponsors who share the Library’s commitment to reading and literacy, led by National Book Festival Co-Chairman David M. Rubenstein. Charter sponsors include the Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Washington Post and Wells Fargo; Patron sponsors The James Madison Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities; PBS is the Champion-level sponsor; Contributor-level sponsors National Geographic and Scholastic Inc.; and, in the Friends category, Booklovers Circle members, Marshall B. Coyne Foundation Inc., Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction administered by The University of Alabama School of Law, J.J. Medveckis Foundation, Timothy and Diane Naughton, Reading Is Fundamental and Small Press Expo (SPX). Those interested in supporting the National Book Festival can contact the Library at devofc@loc.gov.

Later this summer, the National Book Festival app will be updated with complete presenter, schedule and wayfinding information for iOS or Android smartphones. Follow the festival on Twitter @librarycongress with hashtag #NatBookFest.

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States—and extensive materials from around the world—both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at loc.gov, access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at congress.gov, and register creative works of authorship at copyright.gov.

President Donald J. Trump Signs H.R. 294, H.R. 452, H.R. 535, H.R. 3656, and S. 831 into Law

On Friday, March 16, 2018, the President signed into law:

H.R. 294, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Endy Nddiobong Ekpanya Post Office Building;

H.R. 452, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office;

H.R. 535, the “Taiwan Travel Act,” which encourages visits between officials of the United States and Taiwan at all levels;

H.R. 3656, which establishes a consistent applicability date for eligibility of certain persons for VA-provided memorial headstones and markers; and

S. 831, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Police Officer Scott Bashioum Post Office Building.

Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding House Passage of the STOP School Violence Act of 2018

March 13, White House

President Donald J. Trump applauds the House for passing H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act of 2018, an important step towards keeping American students safe.

This legislation helps protect our Nation’s youth and educators by authorizing State-based grants that will support evidence-based violence prevention programs. It is critical that we strengthen our laws in order to aid our law enforcement, address the needs of individuals struggling with serious mental illness, and develop proactive strategies for identifying and preventing violence in schools.

This Administration is pleased with the progress we have made toward securing our schools over the last few weeks alone, and looks forward to working with the Senate to protect America’s students.

By White House News

美国总统特朗普将出席达沃斯论坛

白宫宣布,美国总统特朗普将出席今年在瑞士达沃斯举行的世界经济论坛。这是历年来美国总统第二次参加这一峰会,也是18年来的第一次。

总统发言人萨拉·哈克比·桑德斯星期二对记者说:“总统乐见跟世界领导人推动他的美国优先议程的机会。在今年的世界经济论坛上,总统盼望着推广他壮大美国公司、美国产业和美国员工政策的机会。”

历届美国总统一般避免亲自出席达沃斯论坛,免得给外界造成总统与超级富翁阶层过从甚密的印象。克林顿总统2000年成为首次出席论坛的美国总统,但在那之后再无别的总统与会。过去里根总统通过卫星连线对论坛发表了讲话。

美国一般都派高级代表团参加这项年度活动。切尼副总统和拜登副总统出席过达沃斯论坛。前副总统戈尔、音乐家博诺、巴西作家保罗·科尔贺和前英国首相布莱尔是论坛的常客。来自欧洲和非洲的国家元首也常与会。

世界经济论坛是瑞士的一个非营利组织。该组织说,他们的使命是汇聚商界、政界、学界和其他社会领袖,共同制定全球、区域和行业议程,从而改善世界状况。

1月间在达沃斯召开的年度大会是世界经济论坛最出名的活动,每年吸引大约2500人参加。但是该组织还在全年各时段举行区域会议,讨论全球面临的经济问题和其他议题。

CFTC Statement on Self-Certification of Bitcoin Products by CME, CFE and Cantor Exchange

Washington, DC — December 1, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (CME) and the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) self-certified new contracts for bitcoin futures products, and the Cantor Exchange (Cantor) self-certified a new contract for bitcoin binary options.

“Bitcoin, a virtual currency, is a commodity unlike any the Commission has dealt with in the past,” said CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo. “As a result, we have had extensive discussions with the exchanges regarding the proposed contracts, and CME, CFE and Cantor have agreed to significant enhancements to protect customers and maintain orderly markets. In working with the Commission, CME, CFE and Cantor have set an appropriate standard for oversight over these bitcoin contracts given the CFTC’s limited statutory ability to oversee the cash market for bitcoin.”

“Market participants should take note that the relatively nascent underlying cash markets and exchanges for bitcoin remain largely unregulated markets over which the CFTC has limited statutory authority. There are concerns about the price volatility and trading practices of participants in these markets. We expect that the futures exchanges, through information sharing agreements, will be monitoring the trading activity on the relevant cash platforms for potential impacts on the futures contracts’ price discovery process, including potential market manipulation and market dislocations due to flash rallies and crashes and trading outages. Nevertheless, investors should be aware of the potentially high level of volatility and risk in trading these contracts.”

Commission staff held rigorous discussions with CME over the course of six weeks, CFE over the course of four months, and had numerous calls with Cantor. CME, CFE and Cantor agreed to significant enhancements to contract design and settlement, and CME to margining, at the request of Commission staff, as well as more information sharing with the underlying cash bitcoin exchanges to assist CME, CFE, Cantor and the CFTC in surveillance. The Commission, CME, CFE and Cantor will also coordinate to the extent possible in any surveillance activities, including providing the CFTC with additional surveillance information.

As trading on these DCMs evolves, the Commission will continue to assess whether further changes are required to the contract design and settlement processes and work with the DCMs to effect any changes.
Once the contracts are launched, Commission staff will engage in a variety of risk-monitoring activities. These activities include monitoring and analyzing the size and development of the market, positions and changes in positions over time, open interest, initial margin requirements, and variation margin payments, as well as stress testing positions. Commission staff will additionally conduct reviews of designated contract markets, derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs), clearing firms and individual traders involved in trading and clearing bitcoin futures.

The CFTC will also work closely with the National Futures Association (NFA). NFA has issued an investor advisory on this topic to its members, including futures commission merchants and introducing brokers that are involved in the trading of any virtual currency futures product, and will closely monitor its member firms trading this product. If the Commission determines that the margin the DCOs hold against bitcoin futures positions is inadequate, it can take measures to require that the margin held at the DCOs be increased, including requiring that they use a longer margin period of risk to generate margin requirements.

As with all contracts offered through Commission-regulated exchanges and cleared through Commission-regulated clearinghouses, the completion of the processes described above is not a Commission approval. It does not constitute a Commission endorsement of the use or value of virtual currency products or derivatives. It is incumbent on market participants to conduct appropriate due diligence to determine the particular appropriateness of these products, which at times have exhibited extreme volatility and unique risks.

The Commission, pursuant to its statutory mission, will continue to foster open, transparent, competitive and financially sound markets. The CFTC will monitor markets and work closely with the exchanges to avoid systemic risk and to protect market users and their funds, consumers and the public from fraud, manipulation and abusive practices related to products that are subject to the Commodity Exchange Act.

Last Updated: December 1, 2017

President Trump renews America’s partnership with Asian economies

President Donald J. Trump outlined his vision for a “free and open Indo-Pacific region” to business leaders from Asia-Pacific economies meeting in Danang, Vietnam.

In his address on November 10, the President called for “a place where sovereign and independent nations, with diverse cultures and many different dreams, can all prosper side-by-side and thrive in freedom and in peace.”

In his remarks to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit, President Trump hailed the economic transformation that has occurred across the Indo-Pacific region, which stretches from the Indian subcontinent to the West Coast of North America. This region, the world’s most economically vibrant, promotes private property and the rule of law, he said, and embraces systems that value hard work and individual enterprise.

The President said he is willing to work with all the APEC member economies to achieve “mutually beneficial commerce.”
“I will make bilateral trade agreements with any Indo-Pacific nation that wants to be our partner and that will abide by the principles of fair and reciprocal trade,” he said.

President Donald J. Trump outlined his vision for a “free and open Indo-Pacific region” to business leaders from Asia-Pacific economies meeting in Danang, Vietnam.

In his address on November 10, the President called for “a place where sovereign and independent nations, with diverse cultures and many different dreams, can all prosper side-by-side and thrive in freedom and in peace.”

In his remarks to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit, President Trump hailed the economic transformation that has occurred across the Indo-Pacific region, which stretches from the Indian subcontinent to the West Coast of North America. This region, the world’s most economically vibrant, promotes private property and the rule of law, he said, and embraces systems that value hard work and individual enterprise.

The President said he is willing to work with all the APEC member economies to achieve “mutually beneficial commerce.”
“I will make bilateral trade agreements with any Indo-Pacific nation that wants to be our partner and that will abide by the principles of fair and reciprocal trade,” he said.

On the security front, the President called on allies to work together to defeat terrorism and stop North Korea’s illegal nuclear weapons program. “Every single step the North Korean regime takes toward more weapons is a step it takes into greater and greater danger,” the President said.

“The future of this region and its beautiful people must not be held hostage to a dictator’s twisted fantasies of violent conquest and nuclear blackmail.”

The President emphasized America’s pride in belonging to the gathered community of economic leaders. “We have been friends, partners, and allies in the Indo-Pacific for a long, long time, and we will be friends, partners, and allies for a long time to come,” the President said.

By ShareAmerica
Photo: AMTV USA

特朗普总统重申美国与亚洲经济体的伙伴关系

11月10日,美国总统唐纳德∙特朗普在越南岘港(Danang)出席亚太经合组织首席执行长峰会(Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit),对亚太经济体工商领导人发表讲话,阐述他对自由和开放的印度-太平洋(Indo-Pacific)地区前景的看法。

他在讲话中强调,“在这个地区,拥有主权和独立的国家富有文化多样性,也存在各种不同的梦想,但都能够在自由与和平的环境下共同繁荣,兴旺发达。”

特朗普总统对从印度次大陆到北美(North America)西海岸广大的印度-太平洋地区的经济转型表示赞赏。他说,这个地区作为全世界经济最活跃的地区,倡导私人财产和法治,鼓励辛勤工作和个人创业的制度。

总统指出,他愿意与亚太经合组织的经济体共同努力实现贸易互惠。

他说,“我将与任何希望成为我们的伙伴并且将遵守公平与互利贸易原则的印度-太平洋国家达成双边贸易协议。”

在安全问题上,总统呼吁各盟国共同努力战胜恐怖主义,制止北韩非法的核武器项目。他指出,“北韩政权为获取更多的武器每走出一步,就是向越来越深重的危险迈入一步。这个地区及其美好人民的前景绝不能被一个独裁者暴力征服及核讹诈行径的扭曲妄想所挟持。”
总统强调,美国很高兴与在场经济领导人同为经济共同体的成员。他表示,“在很长、很长的时期内,我们都是印度-太平洋地区的朋友、伙伴和盟友。我们将在今后的长时期内继续是朋友、伙伴和盟友。”

文章通过:ShareAmerica
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First Lady Melania Trump and Mrs. Abe visit with school children in Japan

Nov 06, First Lady Melania Trump and Mrs. Abe visit with school children in Japan | November 6, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

Nov 07, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will participate in an Embassy meet and greet in Seoul, Republic of Korea, followed by a courtesy call with National Assembly leaders. Then, the President will deliver remarks to the National Assembly. After the President’s remarks, President Trump and the First Lady will participate in a wreath laying ceremony, and then depart the Republic of Korea en route to Beijing, People’s Republic of China. After arriving at the Beijing Airport, the President and First Lady will participate in a welcome tea with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China and Madame Peng Liyuan, followed by a tour of the Forbidden City and viewing of an opera performance. Later, the President and First Lady will have dinner with President Xi and Madame Peng.

Vice President Pence will travel to the U.S. Capitol to participate in a series of meetings with lawmakers and take part in the Senate Republican Policy Lunch.