Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to Address the Pacific Council at the Unveiling of a Study on Responding to the Economic Rise of China and India

Oct 03, 2006, 01:00 ET from Pacific Council on International Policy

    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of his trip to Asia,
 Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles, will join the Pacific Council
 on International Policy in the unveiling of a binational U.S.-Japan task
 force report, entitled Engaging China and India: An Economic Agenda for
 Japan and the United States during a special meeting on October 5.
     The report contends that Japan and the United States should resist the
 temptations of protectionism and economic nationalism and makes specific
 recommendations about how to pursue a strategy of economic engagement China
 and India to generate win-win outcomes for all four countries in trade and
 finance, energy and the environment, and technology and innovation.
     "We are extremely honored to welcome Mayor Villaraigosa to the Pacific
 Council," said Geoffrey Garrett, president of the Pacific Council. "Given
 Los Angeles' status as the principal gateway for U.S.-Asia trade and
 commerce, the Mayor's insights will set the stage for a discussion of how
 the United States and Japan should respond to Asia's emerging economic
     The meeting for Pacific Council members and invited guests in downtown
 Los Angeles will be chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Warren
 Christopher, who is Co-Chair of the Pacific Council's Board of Directors.
 Task Force co-chairmen Kenneth Dam (former U.S. Deputy Secretary of both
 State and Treasury) and Noboru Hatakeyama (former Japanese Vice Minister of
 International Trade and Industry) will brief the Mayor and outline the key
 recommendations of the report.
     The Pacific Council acknowledges Union Bank of California for
 co-sponsoring the event as well as task force partners the Japan Economic
 Foundation and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
     About the Pacific Council on International Policy
     The Pacific Council on International Policy is a non-partisan
 membership organization comprising globally-oriented business, civic and
 government leaders whose mission is to give more effective voice to West
 Coast perspectives on international affairs.
     Founded in 1995 in partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations
 and the University of Southern California, the Council is an independent
 501(c) 3 organization headquartered in Los Angeles. For more information
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