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Ford Motor Company

On behalf of the thousands of Ford Motor Company employees around the world, I am pleased to salute all of those involved in presenting China: 5,000 Years. Their unique collaboration offers the people of the United States and Spain this extraordinary exhibition, which demonstrates the full scope of Chinese artistic development over the last five thousand years.

Our thanks go to the Guggenheim Museum; Qian Qichen, Vice Premier and Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China; Li Daoyu, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the United States; the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China; the National Administration for Cultural Heritage of the People's Republic of China; China International Exhibition Agency; and Art Exhibitions China for organizing this major cultural exchange between the United States and the People's Republic of China.

We at Ford Motor Company believe deeply in shared understanding between nations, and especially in strengthening the relationship between the governments, businesses, and people of the United States and China. We are particularly pleased to serve as a partner in bringing the rich cultural heritage of China to the people of the United States and Spain, and look forward to introducing the people of China to American art when the exchange exhibition America: 300 Years is presented in Beijing and Shanghai in late 1998 and 1999.

To learn more about Ford Motor Company, China: 5,000 Years, and other programs made possible by Ford Motor Company, visit

Alex Trotman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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