The highest representative of China in the Midwest will speak next week on U.S. and China relations to the campus of Eastern Illinois University.
Consul General Zhao Weiping will lead a delegation of four consuls to meet with and speak to students and faculty members on a lecture titled, “What has happened to the US. and China Relations?” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2 in the Buzzard Auditorium in Buzzard Hall.
As the consul general to Chicago since 2013, Weiping serves more than 300,000 Chinese nationals and about 50,000 Chinese students in nine states in the Midwest including Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
EIU’s College of Sciences and the College of Arts and Humanities will host a reception from 6-7:15 p.m. in 7th Street Underground in the MLK Jr. University Union to meet the consul general.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and it is sponsored by EIU’s Public Policy Institute.