Center Founders

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Center founding supporters include prominent individuals from the U.S. and China who share a common vision of the importance of deepening public knowledge about China. Through leadership gifts starting in 2012, they continue to support UC San Diego’s commitment to developing the program into a world-class research center and thought-leader on China and U.S.-China relations.



Rita and Richard Atkinson
Richard Atkinson is President Emeritus, University of California; Chancellor Emeritus, UC San Diego

April and Lowell Blankfort
Lowell Blankfort is President, Blankfort Newspapers

Colene and Harold Brown
Harold Brown is the Former U.S. Secretary of Defense

Gail Kee and Javade Chaudhri
Javade Chaudhri is Partner, Jones Day; Member of the GPS International Advisory Board 

Lixin Cheng
Lixin Cheng is CEO, ZTE USA and Senior Vice President, ZTE Corporation

James Ding
James Ding is Managing Director, GSR Venture 

Gail and Jeff Donahue
Jeff Donahue is an International Finance Executive, Member of the GPS International Advisory Board

Diana Lady Dougan and J. Lynn Dougan
Diana Lady Dougan is a former U.S. Ambassador; President and CEO, Cyber Century Forum; Member of the GPS International Advisory Board

Andrew Duncan and Bess Weatherman
Andrew Duncan is an independent consultant and philanthropist

Daphne and James Jameson
James Jameson is President, LIDCO, Inc.; Chairman of the GPS International Advisory Board

Mitchell Julis
Mitchell Julis is Co-founder, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of Canyon Partners, LLC.

Susan and Dee Lew
Susan Lew is President, S. Lew & Associates; Member of the GPS International Advisory Board

Zhong Yuan Li
Zhong Yuan Li is Chairman of the Board, Longevity Care Inc.

Lily and Shao-Chi Lin
Shao-Chi Lin is Professor Emeritus, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC San Diego

Peggy and Peter Preuss
Peggy Preuss is a former UC Regent, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, UC San Diego Foundation; Vice President of the Preuss Foundation

Cassidy and Jeremiah “Jere” Robins
Jere Robins is President, The Robins Group, Inc.

Cathy and Larry Robinson
Larry Robinson is President, La Jolla Investment Co., LLC; Emeritus Member of the GPS International Advisory Board

Margaret and Neal Schmale
Neal Schmale is former President and COO, Sempra Energy

Marion and Kwan So
Kwan So is President, EVG Enterprises, Inc.; Member of the GPS International Advisory Board

Monica and Don St. Pierre Jr.
Don St. Pierre Jr., Co-founder, Member of the Board, ASC Fine Wines, and Senior Advisor, Suntory Wines International

Hong Huan Gai and Junling Sun
Junling Sun is President, Sun Engineering Consultants International, Inc.

Jing Wang
Jing Wang was Executive Vice President and President, Global Business Operations, Qualcomm, Inc.

Carolyn and Malcolm Hewitt Wiener
Malcolm Hewitt Wiener Foundation, Inc.

Vivian Lim and Joseph Wong
Joseph Wong is Founder and President of Joseph Wong Design Associates

Thelma and Herbert Yuen
Herbert Yuen is Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University 

Charles Zhang
Charles Zhang is Founder, Chairman, and CEO,

Charlie Zhang and Ling Zhang
Charlie Zhang is a serial entrepreneur and Principal Founder, Zion Enterprises, Inc.

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