Atlanta, January 3, 2019 — Former President Jimmy Carter will be a honorary guest in the The Ruby Gala, celebrating forty years of U.S.-China relations on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

The Gala will take place at Fernbank Museum of Natural History and is organized jointly by National Association of Chinese Americans (NACA) and The Carter Center.

Craig Allen, President of U.S.-China Business Council has confirmed to be the keynote speaker at the Gala, according to NACA spokesperson.

Among the dignitaries scheduled to attend the Gala includes His Excellency Cui Tiankai, Ambassador of People’s Republic of China to U.S. and Li Xiaolin, President of Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC).

The event is open to public and tickets are available online at