China Education Television Interviews Howard Milstein During Visit to BeijingOctober 10th, 2014
China Education Television (CETV) interviewed Howard Milstein during his recent visit to Beijing, the second time the network spoke to Mr. Milstein in two years. In the interview Mr. Milstein discussed his philanthropic activities in China and Asia through the Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership (MMAAP) Foundation as well as his thoughts on leadership, education, and China.
“The purpose of my visit to China this time is to develop and enhance the cooperation among China, America, and other Asian countries in the field of healthcare.” Mr. Milstein said. “The MMAAP Foundation aims to improve healthcare standards for people around the world by connecting different countries, and promoting cross-country and cross-sector cooperation. The foundation has subsidiaries in various countries so that it is able to provide a platform for medical institutions worldwide to effectively communicate with each other and form solid cooperation. The MMAAP Foundation also supports healthcare institutions by providing resources, including funds, professionals and technologies.”
On the subject of leadership, Mr. Milstein told CETV that he believes leaders must think first of the public interest in any action they take. The MMAAP Foundation, for example, is one aspect of Mr. Milstein’s leadership in the philanthropic sector and takes up a considerable amount of his time, CETV said. MMAAP Foundation’s projects include skin disease and melanoma research, blood research, and support of senior healthcare.
Education has been an area of focus for the Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation as well as the Milstein family. “Education creates an equal path for people to strive for a better life,” Mr. Milstein told CETV. “We deem this as a basic right enjoyed by all people and we put a lot of effort into making progress in education.”
Mr. Milstein told CETV that he feels strongly that China has become more and more open and international. The country plays an increasingly important role in international affairs and is tightly connected with the world in every field. He also said he feels excited and happy every time he comes to China because his Chinese friends treat him well and make him feel at home. The Chinese people are hard-working and kind, qualities he cherishes, he added. Mr. Milstein promised to continue his philanthropy in various fields, including healthcare, education and culture, to help the Chinese people achieve a better life while promoting Sino-U.S. relations.
Howard Milstein meeting with Liu Qian, the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Health.