Elaine Chao ??????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????Elaine Chao ??????????? --- Minister of the United States Department of Labor Elaine Chao ? In 2001, as U.S. secretary of labor, Elaine Chao, her history of Chinese politics in the United States, a cabinet minister. 1. People Profile ? Elaine Chao (Chinese name of Elaine Chao), Chinese-American. Born in Taipei in 1953, native of Shanghai, Jiading. Moved to the U.S. with his parents in 1963. From 1984 to 1986 of any U.S. commercial banks in San Francisco, vice president of international finance. 1986, leaving the business in politics, then-Deputy Director of the Federal Government Ministry of Transportation shipping. 1988, he was Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission. In 1989 he was Deputy Minister of Communications. U.S. Peace Corps in December 1991 appointed the 12th captain. After candidates to serve as chairman of the Joint Fund. In February 1993 with U.S. Senator Maikangnaer (McConnell) marriage. In 1996 she resigned as chairman of the Joint Foundation office to help her husband run for Senate. January 11, 2001, President-elect George Bush's nominee as Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao. She is the first one in U.S. history to enter the cabinet of ethnic Chinese, but also the cabinet's first Asian women. 2. U.S. President inviting as Minister of Labour ? In 2001, U.S. President George W. Bush inviting Elaine Chao as secretary of labor, Elaine Chao was surprising that repeated declined, she thought that time had not come. Until Bush came forward to speak, she gladly accepted. January 29, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved President Bush's nomination. January 31, Elaine Chao was sworn in as the first ethnic Chinese minister in U.S. history. She not only Chinese-American politics has set a new monument, but also several generations of people round the "American dream." With her own talent and strength, as Chinese immigrants 200 years, the first Chinese American cabinet minister. George W. Bush in the nomination of Elaine Chao as secretary of labor, the news conference, praised her strong administrative capacity, a high work ethic and sense of responsibility for the welfare of the people. Bush accepted the nomination, according to U.S. law, Elaine Chao to quit other duties, for which she gave up an annual income of 100 million U.S. dollars of work. She said that was willing to accept the nomination, do not because the government wanted to, but this position can help more people. You know that I choose not boring government. I am very lucky, and when I grow up, my parents always encouraged me to conduct real exploration, and develop my vision. So this is the starting point of my adventure, I want to try different things. My father is a entrepreneur, but I think this world is not the only business there are many other things. That is why, when I was banker, I would like to seize the opportunity to enter government work. At that time I have heard members of Congress, the White House. So I went for it, and was selected. Although I did not know anyone, nor how to understand the circumstances of this matter, just know that this is a very good, very prestigious thing. What really inspired my interest is to find different things. When bankers do and I do private debit transactions, I am the borrower, only myself. Then he (she) a lawyer, in most cases, he himself, and my lawyer and I do a deal as long as two hours. But I also do business with the federal government. First, the time when the transaction near the end, there will be a large base of documents, to do a deal would take several weeks. I want a large group of lawyers to help me, borrowers also have a large group of lawyers, the government also. So while I was still a young man, young businessman, but I think the Government should seek a fair and effective commercial for sure there will be a coordination between the bond. Maybe I know more about the government, I can be such a link, I can help the parties understand each other's ideas. This is the reason I chose government work. Elaine Chao's life review process, described as "step by step": 1961, emigrated to the U.S. in 1971, graduated from high school in 1975 graduated from the University of He Like Hill, 1979, was awarded the all- A Harvard Business School, MBA, from 1983 to 1984 was elected as "a White House Fellow," as assistant to senior White House officials in 1986 as Deputy Director of the Federal Maritime and soon switch to U.S. Bank senior vice president, President Ronald Reagan in 1988 was appointed Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission , 1989, President Bush has been appointed as Deputy Minister of Communications. From 1991 to 1992, served as head of the United States Peace Corps, from 1992 to 1996 as the nation's largest charities - United Charitable Foundation President, in 1996 as the U.S. think tank Heritage Foundation Fellow in 1998, he became the Association of Asia Research Institute Advisory Committee. Elaine Chao to do their own talents and strength, hard work and dedication to the spirit of courage to embark on a road leading to ideal. She was ordered in hard, to the chairmanship of United Charitable Foundation, the Foundation is the financial constraints. Colleagues rallied to make the determination set her own salary reduced from more than 40 million U.S. dollars 19 million, and required only when you travel economy class, she is no exception. Spirit, together with her staff, after five years of hard work, finally got the Foundation turnaround. Later, when Elaine Chao departure, the Board of Directors in recognition of her contribution and performance, all his own money to give her the prize money awarded 300,000 U.S. dollars, but she declined. If young people work, will be able to find it, I can tell you that my life experience. I never thought I could come here. You know I just graduated college goals? I just want to survive. I just want to find a job. I just want to be able to financially help my family. So, I think I have a good goal. I want my work I can do some changes, more than in my own ability. I think everyone can have more than his own dream, and then to pursue. Life will be very exciting, very broad. I am very lucky, I have mentioned. But I have many interests. In my life I have a lot of fun. I very much hope that more Asian Americans, and I can share it all. Because in my experience, I often think: "Oh, God, it was so wonderful." You know this is very simple. I want more people to share. I hope I have confidence there will be more Asian- Americans come to mainstream society. Where they can increasingly meet the culture and language. They can also see more and more exciting things, business, art, science, sports, music, etc. in the field have the opportunity, and here there are many risks. I hope that everyone, you, the audience can really feel that life is a great adventure. You can also, like me. 3. The US-China bridge ? Because my father's homeland feelings and Zhao Xicheng Jiang Zemin in Shanghai Jiaotong University Yan deep friendship, Elaine Chao and senior Chinese government has good relations. In recent years, Elaine Chao visited China many times, by Jiang Zemin and other state leaders had a cordial meeting. Chinese President Jiang Zemin and Premier Zhu Rongji visited the United States, is also busy meeting with Elaine Chao, and had a cordial conversation. Elaine Chao served on the Minister of the United States Department of Labor hearing, Member of Parliament, words that carry double probing Elaine Chao: "You became secretary of labor, whether it will become a bridge between the United States?" Elaine Chao is neither overbearing nor answered: "Bush the family itself and the Chinese leaders have a very good relationship, I am Chinese American, of course, The US-China hopes to become a bridge of friendship between the two countries and contribute to the development. "has always been loyal to ethnic Chinese to the United States has repeatedly been suspected of Many people in the U.S. political arena was defeated, which in itself is tired of the ethnic Chinese political opponents has become a critical time in the killer. Elaine Chao has never denied that his immigration status, even in his inaugural speech, she first of all that, he was sitting in a boat came to this country. She said she experienced the suffering of immigrant families, received a taste of racial discrimination, so she did her best ability, to eliminate racial discrimination, helping immigrant families achieve their dreams. I want to say I do not want you to be, "Elaine," I hope that you become your own. The United States is a very good country, it has many many opportunities. Today, "Elaine Chao" may have reached a very high position, tomorrow may not. Tomorrow may be more opportunities for new, higher goals to pursue, I just might get the position I've arrived, I could not up, so we need new leaders have different ideas of the people, Therefore, they should strive to be their own. I think this is very important, they should go find themselves in the end want to do, to find in this community given the opportunity, because the opportunities are endless. For example, when I grow up, I was very timid, I am very afraid because, as Asians, we do not have a lot of opportunities. Do you know if we have an opportunity to have his life for them. So sometimes we would be very afraid of engaging in new things, or we are too concerned about a small chance, because the opportunities in those countries is not as much in this country. Here a chance to play around in your flying. If you miss one, you do not have to worry too much. You can look for other opportunities. I remember first met the Chinese villagers, a farmer. He is trying to become a degree, he hopes that by learning to put cattle out of the point where kerosene lamp. They only have a chance to take part in a test, go to Beijing, but they failed. After 20 years of their life is being destroyed. They hope, pray and then be able to take part in a 20 years ago that examination. This is not the United States, the United States if you wrong thing, not worry too much, you can continue to move forward. I think I know this is the single most important reason. Because in the past I was so afraid of making mistakes, because I think if I made a mistake I will never have a second chance, and ruin my life will be, will shame my parents. New York Times Magazine to write Elaine Chao to shame her family. The United States is not the case, there are many opportunities, so you want to work hard to do, of course, must consider the matter carefully, not reckless, we must consider the good, but if you really want to do it, you really like to do something , then do it, think about it, then do it. If you fail, does not matter. This is a country full of opportunity. If you fail, you still have a lot of opportunities. Oriental Phoenix new wings, Elaine Chao has took office. She was in charge of the annual budget of 40 billion U.S. dollars, leading more than 17,000 employees, manages tens of millions of dollars in labor, she should pay more for their hard work. Now, her 15 six-hour working day, it is necessary to communicate with the trade unions, but also big companies with big business ties, but also with Congress, and subordinates contact, really busy. But she has been in high spirits and confident. No wonder members of Congress said at the hearing: "Elaine Chao will be an outstanding Secretary of Labor." She stressed that under the leadership of the Labor Department in the use of her legal principle protecting the interests of workers can not change, including the guarantee that workers have safe working environment to ensure that they work every day can be real honest remuneration ensuring for them from racial discrimination in treatment. She said that the new century's economic development model and the traditional development pattern is very different, it will bring challenges to both employers and employees, Wei Lai employers will not find a suitable workers had headache, but they want those workers to be read training to posts. The functions of the Ministry of Labour in the new century is to help people adapt to new changes. Elaine Chao took office, set up two offices, one is "the twenty-first century, the labor office" is a "Disability Employment Policy Office." She said that we must focus on those who because of disability is denied opportunities for people who work. I would like 100 days I have to do first is to understand the sector, to those professional staff to express my respect for them, to understand their work in this general period, ask them to help me and us as soon as possible, Mr. President work. So the first day I took office, I met the all the staff. I hosted a coffee hour will be short. Then I inspected the entire building, I get to know the building to the cleaners, for their entire floor was so clean clean. I also visited the printing and publishing room staff room. I just say thank you to the relative who, for their work in this general period, they can continue our work. Secondly, I want to simply learn more about our all important issues. We have many very important issues. I want to make sure I made the right decision. So I make sure they are in the professional expertise of staff based on the decision. And I not only organized labor associations, I would like to organize business associations, large, small businesses and the labor sector on behalf of all members. So I'm going to know a lot of different people, hear their ideas, so I can make good decisions. My third goal is my long-term plans. In this regard, I might talk about how much I prepare for the future of our workforce. This is the Department of Labor, which represents all of the labor personnel, currently it has 20% of the labor organization officer. The remaining are those scattered small businessmen. But I also represent them. Census shows that the U.S. is entering an aging population. This means that in future we will be there for 50 years the lack of city workers. Therefore, this issue concerns how we come to care for our aging population, to ensure they get what they deserve financial security. But also involves how we ensure there is a need for new staff, so there is an immigration problem here. We will have new jobs and employees. I also worry about technology issues on behalf of the missing. You know that there are many well-paid technology jobs. Reward those who work well, and have consequently a large number of millionaires. But there are many, many people can not do the job. So there is a missing generation of technical problems. Our department's goal is to solve this problem on behalf of the labor shortage. Of course, technology is the lack of on behalf of the nature of the problem, our task is to help our country for the 21st century a truly global and highly competitive labor market. Four or five years from the 19th century, large numbers of Chinese immigrants to the western United States gold rush began, and now have 160 years of history. During this period the United States often use a variety of popular grounds for preventing diseases, carry out anti- Chinese action. In 1882 the United States through the Chinese Exclusion Act, to prevent Chinese laborers into the United States, and prohibited the Chinese to obtain U.S. citizenship through naturalization. Until December 1943 17 Sub-Roosevelt signed the Chinese Exclusion Act repealed. Notorious Chinese Exclusion Act, passing into history. During the 61 years of anti-Chinese law was the first time in U.S. history, a race against a bill into the United States. No one thought of 120 years, the United States from the Chinese "coolies", "exploitation" that when any of the Minister of Labour, how is traversed a long and miserable road. I think we have opened more than 30 years ago. Of course there is no doubt there will be many problems. Example, difficulties, challenges, obstacles, why not fair. But I believe we will do. Because the population is changing, we will see that day will be closer. Now, you know, us Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, African-American majority. Electoral politics before they have a growing influence. And you know, this is a pluralistic country, we all have influence in elections. 4. Chinese and Western culture and life ? Sworn in later, Elaine Chao issued a rather philosophical speech. She said: the earnest parents to teach and the United States to provide her with the possibility of leading to success, but success hinges on the realization of their continuous efforts and constant competition; and the American spirit of excellence and Chinese modesty, hard work combine the spirit, it is her biggest competition in the capital. As a cultural gap in the elegant ferry who, Elaine Chao can be said that people who fish and eat it, when the past became a stumbling block in the United States when she was, she never remember the past, but concentrate on the present. She absorbed the most advanced things in the West, while not giving up its own rich tradition. She maintained contact with overseas Chinese, often visit Chinatown, the Chinese community to participate actively in the activities. I think the impact of the Asian tradition of my particularly deep, I think it is a part of me, and always will be. I learned from my Asian tradition has been a lot of power. I think she gave me a lot of support, emotional support. In my difficulties, she really have to give me endless confidence. I think we Asians often have a long-term view. You know, we always try not to be too high nor too low, we always try to maintain a balance, very strong. We Asian emphasis on family and education. So I think those are very, very good, and to support our tradition. For me, my Asian culture and Asian background are all aspects of power. For example, you know, I'm at my desk arrayed with many photos, I like to do so. One of them is my father to visit the home when it is shot. He and I visited China in 1981, when China started to carry out modernization, is still relatively poor, but my father wanted to take a look at home, take a look at the situation over there. In order to welcome the village have built a special road, very clean and pack up the whole village, and sent their best gift. Do you think I shot this photo over there, it is a very backward place. A group of kids around, next to a pig. I shot this picture is like in my difficulties is that it can remind myself that since my father to survive, they did so very well, and come out from that environment, so if I was her daughter, and I certainly be able to face and overcome any difficulties. This reminds me a lot of confidence and strength. When I face difficulties, I told myself I am a Chinese, we have 5,000 years of history, although we have experienced difficulties. I will survive, so that we must use these to encourage ourselves, we come from a great history, great people. We are all Americans now, it is also part of our heritage, our cultural traditions will become more rich and powerful. Elaine Chao, and parents for the first time in 1981, returned to his hometown Shanghai Malu Town, Jiading, contributions to two million yuan to build the kernel kindergarten to her grandfather's name is Jen. Elaine Chao 8-year-old with his parents emigrated to the U.S., from a little girl did not know the word to more than 17,000 employees of the United States led the Minister of Labour, some assessment of her intelligence, diligence, strong at the same time without losing the gentle and filial piety. In her body, not only has the Chinese modesty, the virtue of hard work, but also American competition, the advantages of tolerance and honesty. Elaine likes to play golf, horse riding and ice skating, but also a good piano playing is first-hand. I have very good parents, and very good family. I think that the understanding of our vision is very important. I'm lucky I have a very good family background, I have received a good education, and when I do some risky things such as access to government, I always get the support from my parents. Because the Government is not very safe, you know, to me the President, the President go I left, I do not want to stay with the new president, for fear of mistakes, because the idea of the government work so unsafe, but I hope I parents as I am proud to bring glory to my family, I always like to wish our community a better place, but it also means I have to take risks, sometimes I have to do something does not succeed in the beginning thing. Do you know these things are not sure of. So I constantly update my thoughts. If there is anything I failed, I can always go home. Elaine Chao's father, Zhao Xicheng early 40s graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University, current chairman and general manager of the United States Linfair shipping companies, shipping U.S. financial circles. Mulan Zhu mother is a model wife and mother. Some harsh talk about Elaine Chao's success, the media are all also praised Road, "Elaine Chao that neither haughty nor humble, reserved and with a moderate ethnic Chinese honor the temperament, the family from her special education." Even the Bush president in office, have very seriously to his wife Barbara, said Zhao should be open-minded and learn how to raise the children! . "Love not Johnson, not strictly tied" is a method of educating children Zhao father; "knowledge is power" and "contribute more to society" concept, is training his children home. Elaine Chao is the home of the eldest of five sisters, her parents the most stringent requirements. Young, every Saturday afternoon, his father must bring home some of their sisters, the dandelion dig up the grass, turn around the backyard swimming pool clean of garbage, in front of 120 yards of asphalt Drive is also a father to lead them a little paved. Every night, five sisters together serious homework, homework. As parents, strict education, Zhao five daughters excel in skills and learn something special, called "Zhao Five Golden Flowers." Elaine Chao is the boss, she and Er Mei Siu Mei, Simei kiosk, fifth sister Angie is a graduate of Harvard University, Sanmei small just is Doctor of Law at Columbia University. Elaine Chao is always filled grew up in Western culture, excellent tutoring has made her the virtue of adhering to the Chinese nation. Fresh out of college, her father's shipping company to a course, especially to her father to do some difficult task, she always make the work done, well, not because his father is chairman of the choosers, sloppy engaged. Elaine Chao into Huantu the years, develop the virtue Quesihaowei small change. No matter how busy, no matter in what place she called home every week must know I was safe. Even when the Deputy Minister of Communications, home for dinner, they often compete to hold rice a tea for the elders. During festive seasons or parents birthday, Betty always have to fly back to her parents, and family members to share their grandchildren. My father told me just a natural guide, more of my own interest I hope to do more useful in this industry things aspirations. He always try to help them. He also passed on these things to his children. We can help others, we should help others, so With this concept, you know, I participated in many additional cultural activities. School extra-curricular activities I have always been particularly active. And when I am a banker, though I'm busy, but I always participate in voluntary work, always try to help people. So when I became a director of Peace in my volunteer work is a natural extension of this area. Only this time is to do volunteer work for a peaceful organization, but also threw himself to. Elaine Chao is Chao's last unmarried daughter, Elaine Chao in early 1993 engaged in industry and 51-year-old Kentucky Republican Senator Mai Kangnuo married, the year she was four years old. I try to find a Chinese boy, but I was too high, my mother always worried about me. You know, she is also very high, so very late marriage. I heard that my husband and I want to get married is a bit funny. I want him to go to my home, and it must come to me when I marry him for the whole family. So he went to visit my family. We sat at the table, the side of our sister sitting at the table, my father sitting at the table of one, my mother sitting on the other end. I sat next to his father, looking to find my husband, my fiance. My friends and me. He had told me that his father and sister to do what he wanted to marry me, he would take care of me. So my sisters looked at him again from scratch in place, he nodded his head, they agreed. You know, Mitch is 10 years old than me, so think he has such a person to undergo this kind of thing is a bit ridiculous.