Programs in this category are central to defining the National Committee’s role as the premier American organization dedicated to building constructive relations between the United States and China. They enhance the impact of our work through participants’ influence on the policy process and through the media interest they generate.
Our current suite of leadership development programs represents the National Committee’s investment in the future of U.S.-China relations. These programs also invest in the future of our organization by helping us develop relationships with potential leaders at an early stage in their careers; in addition, these are an immediate source of contacts and ideas for current programs and proposals on a wide range of topics.
The National Committee has earned its reputation as the leader in the field of U.S.-China exchanges by virtue of its capacity to develop innovative programs and its flexibility to respond to new and emerging needs and opportunities. These programs are noteworthy for their capacity to provide resources that help American and Chinese specialists consider sensitive issues, their multi-sectoral engagement and, when appropriate, their inclusion of participants from both sides of the Taiwan Strait
As the bilateral relationship expands, American and Chinese citizens can benefit from enhanced understanding of the other society. The National Committee facilitates this through exchange programs that give educators direct exposure to the other country, thereby enriching their teaching and increasing their students’ awareness, and through public education programs that share the insights of specialists on aspects of U.S.-China relations or on China’s development.