Upcoming Events

October 14, 2015 6:30pm EDT
The Plaza Hotel, New York, NY

The evening will recognize Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman & CEO of Blackstone, and Ian C. Read, Chairman & CEO of Pfizer, Inc.

Hong Kong Secretary of Justice Rimsky Yuen Kowk-keung
October 30, 2015 9:00am to 10:30am EDT
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Join us for a discussion on the current status of Hong Kong-Mainland relations, as well as the overall implementation of the “One Country, Two Systems” policy with Hong Kong Secretary of Justice Rimsky Yuen Kowk-keung. 

Thomas Christensen
November 10, 2015 5:30pm to 7:00pm EST
Jones Day, New York, NY

Join Thomas Christensen as he analyzes the fundamental nature of the U.S.-China relationship and challenges the notion that China represents a threat to American hegemony.

David M. Lampton
November 23, 2015 (All day)

Now in its tenth year, this annual forum -- the first and only ongoing lecture series on U.S.-China relations to take place on the Mainland -- affords its guests the opportunity for a frank and forthright discussion of current and potential issues between the two countries.

Featured Programs

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    CHINA Town Hall

    China's rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of just about everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.

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    New Neighbors: Chinese Investment in the United States by Congressional District

    A new report by the National Committee and Rhodium Group finds that Chinese foreign direct investment into the United States has taken off in recent years, bringing a growing number of firms from China face-to-face with American communities. The report, titled "New Neighbors: Chinese Investment in the United States by Congressional District," documents the new corporate neighbors who are moving into towns across America and details – for the first time – Chinese commercial investment in the United States by congressional district.

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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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    Professional Fellows Program

    The Professional Fellows Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is a two-way capacity building exchange for emerging NGO leaders in China and Mongolia in the fields of the environment, legal aid, philanthropy, and community building among marginalized populations. The National Committee will work with NGO's in the United States, China, and Mongolia to carry out the program with a total of 22 Asian fellows and 14 American counterparts.

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.

Featured Videos

China, the United States and Central Asia: David Denoon

David Denoon discusses the behavior and strategies of the United States and China as they compete for influence in Central Asia. Recorded 9/29/15.


中国国家主席习近平日前在西雅图由美中关系全国委员会联合举办的欢迎晚宴上发表了此次访美的唯一一场讲话。 录制于9/22/15. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping Policy Speech Seattle September 22, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers the only public policy speech of his U.S. visit at a dinner co-hosted by the National Committee in Seattle. Recorded 9/22/15.

SLE China 2015 Reflection

A reflection video created by 2015 SLE participant Ien Li. Recorded 8/10/2015.

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