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Peggy Blumenthal, David Zweig
June 4, 2018 5:30pm to 7:00pm EDT
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, New York, NY, 10017

Peggy Blumenthal and David Zweig discuss the impact of Chinese students on American academic institutions and what happens when the students return to China.

Featured Programs

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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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    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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    U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on Maritime Issues & International Law

    This dialogue convenes American and Chinese legal experts to explore the issues surrounding China’s recent maritime disputes and escalated tensions in the Pacific, better understand the impact on regional and U.S.-China relations, and provide suggestions for improving the management and settlement of current disputes.

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    U.S.-China Track II Economic Dialogue

    For over eight years, this dialogue has brought together leading Chinese and American economists, economic thinkers and business leaders for a day and a half of off-the-record discussions of important issues related to U.S.-China economic relations and the global economic system.

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

Denise Ho: Curating Revolution in Mao's China

Dr. Ho discussed her new book, museum curation, and the narrative legacy of China's historical artifacts. Recorded 5/8/18.

Natalie Lichtenstein: A Guide to AIIB

Natalie Lichtenstein offered an inside look at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as the bank’s former general counsel and principal architect of its charter. Recorded 5/2/18.

U.S.-China FDI Update 2018 New York

The fourth and final launch event of two important studies on the state of U.S.-China FDI in 2018, with brand new data and analysis on recent policy developments. Recorded 4/30/18.

Gary Liu: Running the South China Morning Post

CEO Gary Liu offers an exclusive look into Hong Kong’s newspaper of record, the South China Morning Post. Recorded 4/26/18.

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