Having undergone approximately 3 years’ pandemic challenges, the whole world’s general layout is braving fabulous changes. Now we are again at the turning point of history. The unanticipated global pandemic has helped us fully realize that we, as human individuals, are so weak and fragile. The coming of setbacks, however, sometimes symbolizes a moment, in which the dominant order may be demolished, and a vaster world may be ushered in. We, Chinese students at University of Maryland, an important componential part of younger generation in the new century, are shouldering prominent historic responsibility. Looking back to the past 107 years’ dribs and drabs (odds and ends), how dare we forget our forefathers’ efforts? We, in face of sea of faces, should always examine ourselves and keep telling ourselves: “In line with the conviction that I will do whatever it takes to serve our country even at the cost of our lives, regardless of fortune or misfortune to ourselves”, or “As a superior man, one should be cautious when he is concealed and should feel dread and revered even though he stays where he is heard by nobody else.” From the moment we took the flag from the forefathers on, our mission and journey began — working very hard, on the other side of the Pacific Ocean, to make contribution to the Sino-US communication and interchange. “Let us join our efforts to continue to create something mellow and share it with different people.”
With the change of international situation, the communication between University of Maryland and China almost ceased in recent years and the efforts made by the forefathers are faced with just one step short of success. The status of University of Maryland in the Sino-US interrelation has almost become unimportant, which results in a huge loss to China and the US, two giants all over the world, and which is also a huge loss to many other participants which get benefits in experience and knowledge from these two countries. As early as April 18, 1955, when Enlai, Zhou, the then Primier Minister and Foreign Minister, headed a Chinese delegation to participate in Bandung Chang International Conference, he proposed and upheld the orientation of “putting aside minor differences so as to seek common ground”. Today, in time of globalization, China and the US should follow the trend, trying to let the infiltration, elongation and outburst of the two nations’ thoughts take place. Being contemporary Chinese students at the University of Maryland, we should become men who are going to ignite the light in the night rain among mountains by stepping on the footprints which have been followed for thousands of years. Today we should be established in the University of Maryland, looking at the world. The relationship of the University of Maryland to China is the epitome of both China and the US, whose remembrance and history shine all the time. Those honored guests and participants from all corners of the world are expected, when visiting the University of Maryland, to be like lights, making torches into a sun.
马里兰中美峰会（Maryland China Summit）是美国马里兰大学中国学生学者联合会与乔治城大学中国学生学者联谊会联合主办的集嘉宾研讨、跨校社交、青年交流于一体的年度盛会。2022 年马大中美峰会将于12月3日至4日举办，主题为 “续煎春茶，同异共华”。我们将从以下五个大方面讨论中美未来的合作与发展: 国际关系、经济与金融、科技、青年和多元化。届时各个行业翘楚将与您共同开启对促中美合作的探索。我们将邀请中美优秀学生代表、社会知名企业家、现任及过往政府官员、著名学者以及杰出行业领军人物共聚马大，我们面对面共同探寻中美合作新路线，为中美关系发展在寻找一条新路线。
Jointly held by the University of Maryland and Chinese Students and Scholars Association as well as Georgetown University Students and Scholars Association, Maryland-China Summit is to be held on December 3~4, 2022, which is an annual grand gathering where distinguished guests’ discussion, cross-university social intercourse and youth communication are to take place, with a theme of “joining efforts to continue to create something mellow and share it with different people”. The following five major aspects are to be discussed: relationships between countries; economy and finance; science and technology; youth and Diversity. At that time, leaders of all walks of life will join the discussion about how to promote the cooperation between China and the US. Outstanding student representatives of China and the US, social renowned entrepreneurs, current- and ex-officials of government, well-known scholars, and excellent industry leaders are to be invited to have a face-to-face discussion at the University of Maryland of exploring into and finding a new route resulting in the cooperation and development between China and the US.