On March 7, 2016, OIEP Director Mengxue Li represented the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at a diplomatic ceremony held at the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Washington, DC. The occasion was the formal installation of Mr. Jianjun Cen as minister-counselor of the embassy. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Walter Douglas was among the dignitaries in attendance.
At right, Minister-Counselor Jianjun Cen (right) with Mengxue Li.
During the reception, Dr. Li invited Minister-Counselor Cen to visit the University of Maryland at his earliest convenience and later praised him as "an outstanding career diplomat who will materially contribute to Sino-American understanding in the coming years."
The Hon. Walter Douglas speaking at the Chinese embassy