Upcoming Events

Rory Truex, Benjamin Liebman
October 22, 2018 5:30pm to 7:00pm EDT
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, New York, NY

Professors Rory Truex and Benjamin Liebman discuss challenges faced by American China scholars amid allegations of censorship and self-censorship.  

Andrew Small
October 25, 2018 5:30pm to 7:00pm EDT
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, New York, NY

Andrew Small analyzes reports on the mass detention of ethnic Uyghurs in Xinjiang in the context of international terrorism.

Benjamin Shobert
November 1, 2018 5:30pm to 7:00pm EDT
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, New York, NY, 10017

Benjamin Shobert explores how American attitudes toward China have changed in recent years, and how U.S. domestic politics have affected our understanding of China’s impact on American power.

November 15, 2018 6:30pm EST
Grand Hyatt New York, 109 E. 42nd St., New York, NY, 10017

Join us at our annual black-tie Gala Dinner honoring BlackRock, Inc.

Featured Programs

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    CHINA Town Hall

    Watch the national webcast with Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state and national security advisor. CHINA Town Hall 2018 took place at 100+ venues across the United States and China on October 9, 2018. The national webcast was preceded or followed by in-person discussions with China specialists at each of the venues.

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    U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on Healthcare

    This new dialogue, established in 2017, examines the effectiveness of the healthcare systems in China and the United States and recommends ways to better measure and manage the delivery and efficiency of healthcare in the two countries.

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    China Briefings for Heads of Government Affairs Offices

    Launched in 2018, this new initiative is designed to provide senior corporate leaders with a more holistic view of China, enabling them to better understand the issues faced by their U.S. and China-based staff; it is also designed to better equip them to engage in internal company discussions vis-à-vis China. The briefings touch on issues not routinely examined in the business world, including China’s domestic politics, foreign relations, rule of law, culture, and society.

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    Schwarzman Scholars Partnership

    A new partnership between the National Committee and the Schwarzman Scholars program engages Schwarzman Scholars at all stages, helping further prepare them for leadership roles in the U.S.-China relationship. Through the partnership, current Schwarzman Scholars, recent graduates, and alumni have opportunities to learn from and engage with policymakers, policy influencers, and leading China experts in the National Committee’s network.

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 becoming 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.

Featured Videos

Kai-Fu Lee: AI Superpowers

Dr. Kai-Fu Lee explores the intricacies of artificial intelligence in both China and the United States, and the impact that advances will have on both AI superpowers. Recorded 10/2/18.

2018 CHINA Town Hall with Condoleezza Rice

Secretary Condoleezza Rice headlines the twelfth annual CHINA Town Hall, a national day of programming with audiences in 100+ cities and towns across the United States and China. Recorded 10/9/18...

Ji Li: The Clash of Capitalisms

Dr. Ji Li shares his findings on Chinese commercial activity in the United States, and adherence to U.S. legal and regulatory institutions. Recorded 9/20/18. 

I Traveled to 3 Cities in China

A reflection video created by 2018 Student Leaders Exchange participant Wei Li. Recorded 8/15/18.

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