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Nobel Pushback: “Zhou Enlai Peace Institute” formed to Offer Competing Peace Prize
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U.S. - China Peace Organization: Leaders Speak Out About Announcement During APEC

The Zhou Enlai Peace Institute Will Host a Landmark Luncheon During the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference (APEC) on November 11th in Honolulu, Hawaii

HONOLULU, Nov 4, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- The Zhou Enlai Peace Institute will host a landmark luncheon during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference (APEC) next week in Honolulu, Hawaii. At noon on November 11th at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, the establishment of the Institute will be announced, honoring former Premier Zhou Enlai as a hero of peace from China. Several of Hawaii's business, political and academic leaders are attending, and explained why in a series of recent interviews.

At the luncheon will be Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle, who will speak; special guests Speaker of the House Calvin Say; former U.S. Congressman Ed Case; and seven members of the Hawaii State Legislature, including State Senators Brickwood Galuteria and Les Ihara, and State Assembly members Karen Leinani Awana, Connie Ching, Gil Riviere and Joseph Souki.

Former Hawai'i Governor John Waihee explained why he is speaking at the luncheon: "I have always admired Zhou Enlai, his statesmanship and his achievement in bringing about reconciliation between the West and China. The Zhou Enlai Peace Institute establishes a bridge between our countries. Many people in Hawaii have their roots in China -- so we've always known a special relationship. Hawaii truly is the crossroads of the Pacific -- where East meets West. It is a bridge that we can help grow on behalf of the entire United States."

Roger Epstein, senior partner at Cades-Schutte Law Firm in Honolulu and corporate supporter of the event, says the November 11th luncheon is important for two reasons: "First, peace and cooperation between the United States and China are essential for the world community because the Chinese will increasingly become our neighbors, our partners, our employers, our investors, and our customers. My firm recognizes and embraces this. Second, I believe there is about to be an explosion of business investments and other acquisitions by the Chinese in the United States. So our countries need to be partners in order for all parties to fully benefit."

Stanley Kuriyama, CEO of Honolulu-based Alexander & Baldwin, said, "The task of creating and sustaining peace is vital for everyone. The original way the Zhou Enlai Peace Institute has developed to promote peace between America and China could make a significant contribution to productive relations with one of our country's most important trading partners."

Cynthia Ning, U.S. director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, also supports the Institute's mission. "Hawaii is geographically halfway between the mainland United States and China. Due to our historical ties with China and our multicultural society, the Chinese people feel comfortable here. Hawaii has a central role in developing productive cultural and business relationships with China."

Catherine Lin is the President of Nihao Media, a new media publishing company that focuses exclusively on Chinese visitors to Hawaii. She said, "Our company, like the Zhou Enlai Peace Institute, is part American and part Chinese. This kind of co-operation should continue to build across many fields -- political, economic, investment, tourism and more. That is the essence of peace."

Laura Iaea, president of Got Mortgage in Honolulu, said, "Complete commitment to peace between China and America is critical now. Our company supports this initiative 100% -- we will work together to support it."

Special guest speakers from Beijing will include the niece of Zhou Enlai, Zhou Bing De; the head of the Zhou Enlai Study Centre at the Central Party, Liao Xinwen; the Deputy Consul at the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles, Liu Xianfu, representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Xie Yuan, Director-General of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries; and from Huaian, Zhang Jin, the Director of the National Zhou Enlai Memorial. An original short film from award-winning Hawaii producer Edgy Lee will premiere, and a new song adaptation from Grammy award winner Owana Salazar will be introduced.

The Zhou Enlai Peace Institute seeks to improve peaceful ties between the United States and China. The November 11th event affords Hawaii's corporate and government leaders the opportunity to learn about Chinese culture, future priorities and business style through the example of visionary peacemaker Zhou Enlai. Upcoming projects include an annual Peace Awards presentation and Visitor Center in Beijing; publication in English of the book "My Uncle Zhou Enlai"; a touring exhibition; an international network of peace institutes; and a student arts exchange program.

Requests for press accreditation may be addressed to Krista Sherkey; see the head of this release for details. Doors open at 11 am; a special press availability with several key speakers, starts at 11:30 AM in the Coral Ballroom.

Links:

The Zhou Enlai Peace Institute is a non-profit organization based in Honolulu, Hawaii seeking to improve peaceful ties between the United States and China by fostering cultural understanding through the life and history of peacemaker Zhou Enlai. For more information, please visit: http://www.zhouenlaipeaceinstitute.org/en

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Peking Duck: Peace Prize is part of CCP Pushback after Nobel Peace Prize went to Imprisoned Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo, The Zhou Enlai Peace Prize

Funded by Green Energy Scammers: http://americachinaenergy.com/en/,

America-China Energy Trust

The first round of capital formation will be $500 million, with a second round planned for $5.5 billion. Advisors include Morgan-Stanley, and CCB Finance.

America-China Energy Trust will contribute 10% of its net revenues to the Zhou Enlai Peace Institute, as our contribution to building understanding and respect between two great nations. See http://www.zhouenlaiinstitute.com

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