Friday, December 21, 2007, 2:36 PM

Womble Carlyle Attorneys Attend Chinese Embassy Reception in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Chinese Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong

Former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich, communications consultant Greg Massoni, both of Womble Carlyle and attorney Ed Miller, attended the Maryland China Business Council's annual reception at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. on November 14, 2007, hosted by China's Ambassador to the U.S. Zhou Wenzhong. They were joined by over 100 Maryland business leaders and senior embassy staff at this event designed to foster stronger relations between the State of Maryland and China.

Gov. Ehrlich received special recognition at the event for his efforts to improve ties with China, which he undertook while serving in the United States Congress and as Maryland's governor. The State of Maryland has enjoyed an especially close relationship with China over many years in part due to its establishing the first ever state office in China, which Gov. Ehrlich visited in 2004 to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of its inception.

(attendees listen to Chinese Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong, right)

Gov. Ehrlich first met Ambassador Zhou at Government House in Annapolis, Maryland in 2005 , shortly after Gov. Ehrlich’s return from China, when the Governor hosted a reception welcoming Ambassador Zhou to his new posting in the U.S.

Since joining Womble Carlyle, Gov. Ehrlich has drawn on his extensive contacts and knowledge of China to help the Firm grow its China Practice.


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