East-West Center President Helped Shape Relations with China, Taiwan

By Bernardo, Rosemarie | Honolulu Star - Advertiser, September 21, 2013 | Go to article overview

East-West Center President Helped Shape Relations with China, Taiwan


Bernardo, Rosemarie, Honolulu Star - Advertiser


Before Zhao Ziyang, the premier of China, made Hawaii his first stop on his first official visit to the United States in 1984, Victor Hao Li, then president of the East-West Center traveled to China to formally extend an invitation.

Li, who served as East-West Center president from 1981 to 1989, died Wednesday in Oakland, Calif. He was 72.

He is known for his vital role in shaping the Taiwan Relations Act in 1979, said East-West Center President Charles E. Morrison.

Morrison regarded Li as an important mentor and inspiring leader. "He was devoted to helping Americans, particularly young Americans, understand Asia better and worked with EWC staff to create the center's Asian Studies Development Program and the AsiaPacificEd program (then called CTAPS) to improve awareness of Asia among small college and K-12 faculty," he said in a written statement.

After he resigned as center president, Li co-chaired the Asia Pacific Consulting Group of the law firm Wata­nabe Ing & Kawa­shima with former Gov. George Ari­yo­shi. Li helped U.S. companies set up operations in China while Ari­yo­shi did similar work in Japan, according to Li's son, Justin.

He spent most of his time doing nonprofit work in China in education and energy. Li helped introduce the popular children's show "Sesame Street" to the country.

Justin Li said one of his proud accomplishments was working with Smile Train, a nonprofit international organization that provides free cleft lip and palate surgeries to children worldwide. …

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