Special Assistant to Under Secretary of State at the U.S. State Department
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Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the First Quorum of the Seventy served both as Special Assistant to the US Ambassador in Beijing China and also as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State at the US State Department. He has also served as China Chair and Asia Director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., as personal adviser to the chief justice of the US Supreme Court during his official China visit, and as executive officer for the China visit of President George H.W. Bush.