Monday, May 16, 2011
100,000 Strong Initiative Gets Boost from Chicago Ties to China
VOAVideo: 100,000 Strong Initiative Gets Boost from Chicago Ties to China
The Advisory Committee of President Barack Obama's 100,000 Strong Initiative, which encourages Americans to study in China, is led by former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel and departing Chicago Mayor Richard Daly. Daly, who's been mayor for 22 years, led Chicago in engaging China and promoting cross-cultural programs. His efforts earned the Windy City the distinction of being the "the most China-friendly city" when President Hu Jintao visited in January. As VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports, that distinction is helping Chicago support President Obama's goal.