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November 14, 2019 6:30 PM EST

The National Committee invites you to join us for our annual black-tie Gala Dinner. This year's esteemed honoree is Ray Dalio, founder, co-chief investment officer and co-chairman of Bridgewater Associates, LP. As the world's largest hedge fund, Bridgewater represents an important and influential presence in global economic relations. Ray is also the author of the bestseller "Principles: Life and Work."

Featured Programs

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    U.S.-China Track II Economic Dialogue

    For over nine years, this bi-annual Track II dialogue has brought together leading American and Chinese economists, economic thinkers and business leaders for a day and a half of off-the-record discussions on important issues related to bilateral economic relations and the global economic system.

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    Subnational Initiatives

    The U.S.-China Subnational Symposium brings together state officials from across the country who work on China issues in the areas of trade and investment, education, culture, agriculture, and development. In this time of heightened tensions in the bilateral relationship, the symposium seeks to educate, foster coordination, and develop best practices among participants.

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    U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on Healthcare

    This ongoing bi-annual 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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    Public Intellectuals Program

    The Public Intellectuals Program (PIP), launched by the National Committee in 2005, 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 communities.

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    U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on the Digital Economy

    In 2019, the National Committee established a new Track II dialogue between the United States and China to discuss issues relating to the digital economy, in partnership with the Guanchao Cyber Forum, a division of Chinese Internet Security Conference. The dialogue focuses on changes affecting corporations doing business globally and on finding ways that American and Chinese companies can cooperate to address these concerns.

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

Jude Blanchette: China's New Red Guards

Jude Blanchette surveys the intellectual and political debates of the last few decades, and concludes that Mao is making a resurgence.

Admiral Philip S. Davidson: Addressing the Complexities of the U.S.-China Relationship

With tensions seemingly on an inexorable rise, how should we think about the U.S.-China military and security relationship? The commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral Philip Davidson, presents his views. Recorded 10/2/19.

Matt Sheehan | The Transpacific Experiment: China and California, Collaboration and Competition

Matt Sheehan examines the varied, broad, and deep ties between the state of California and China to illustrate what is happening on the ground beyond the power centers of Beijing and Washington. Recorded 9/10/19.

Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi Speech on U.S.-China Relations

Chinese State Councilor & Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivers an address and answers questions about the bilateral relationship and issues of mutual concern, including trade, economic relations, security, and climate change. Recorded 9/24/19

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