Upcoming Events

Professor Hu Biliang
March 31, 2015 5:30pm to 7:00pm EDT
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

China launched a new urbanization program for the period 2014–2020.

Michael Meyer
April 2, 2015 5:30pm to 7:00pm EDT
The Henry Luce Foundation, New York, NY

Michael Meyer's new book, In Manchuria, is a combination of memoir, reportage, and historical research, presenting a unique profile of China's northeast. 

Featured Programs

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    U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium

    Now in its twelfth year, the U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium is an exciting three-day conference in Washington, D.C. designed to help Chinese graduate students and visiting scholars of all disciplines better understand the complex forces that shape American foreign policy.

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    U.S.-China Track II Energy Dialogue

    American and Chinese experts from academia, think tanks, and industry gather for a two-day dialogue exploring how significant climate change and energy developments are altering each country's energy outlook.

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    Public Intellectuals Program

    Launched by the National Committee in 2005, the Public Intellectuals Program is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of China specialists who, in the tradition of earlier China hands, have the interest and potential to venture outside of academia to engage with the public and policy community.

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    Congressional Staff Delegations to China

    The National Committee sends two to three bi-partisian delegations of Congressional senior staff members to China each year for a study tour to learn first-hand about issues impacting China and the U.S.-China relationship. Delegation members travel to Beijing and other regions of China to meet with counterparts working for China's central, provincial, and municipal governments, as well as with NGO leaders, academics, business leaders, and members of the media.

Historic Firsts

  • In April 1972, the National Committee made history by hosting the Chinese Table Tennis Team in round two of what became widely known as Ping Pong Diplomacy. The watershed visit — the first-ever of a delegation from the People's Republic of China to the United States — set the Committee on its path of becomming the pre-eminent exchange organization between the United States and China.

  • Eight months after the Chinese ping pong team visited the United States, the National Committee made history again by hosting the first performing arts company from the People's Republic of China — the Shenyang Acrobatic Troupe — for a four-week, four-city tour.

  • In September 1973, the National Committee helped facilitate the Philadelphia Orchestra's historic trip to China, paving the way for other American orchestras. The Boston Symphony followed in 1979.

  • Following a cooling of relations in the early 1990s, the National Committee revitalized the U.S.-China military dialogue, sending a group of retired four-star generals and admirals to China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan in 1994 and 1996. Since then, the success of this program has continued to foster constructive exchange, in addition to inspiring other programs like the U.S.-China Strategic Security Dialogue.

  • The National Committee brought the first group of Chinese mayors and deputy mayors to U.S. soil in September, 1978. Led by Beijing Deputy Mayor Zhao Pengfei and Shanghai Deputy Mayor Yen Yumin, the 19-member delegation also included city planners, architects, and engineers. The visit was the first of approximately 50 exchanges the Committee has sponsored in the area of municipal and state/provincial management and planning.

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