U.S. Consul General Sean Stein and Public Affairs Officer Pauline Kao attended the first International Education Innovation Conference in Shanghai. At the opening ceremony, Consul General Sean Stein clarified the misinformation on U.S. student visa policies and expressed continued welcome of Chinese students to the United States. PAO Officer Pauline Kao discussed the excellence of American education and emphasized the importance of open, interactive, and international education with education professionals at the forum for Sino-foreign joint education institutions and projects. About 1,500 education practitioners from 260 educational institutions took part in the event. The forums also attracted more than 30,000 attendees.