Upcoming Events

February 25, 2016 5:30pm to 7:00pm EST
Dorsey & Whitney LLP, New York, NY

Join us for the first in our China and the World series as NCUSCR director Deborah Bräutigam examines Chinese agricultural investment in Africa and state-sponsored land acquisition throughout the continent. The series is part of the National Committee’s 50th anniversary celebration.

June 27, 2016 3:30pm to 5:30pm EDT
Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC, 20008

We are thrilled to be able to reconnect with friends both old and new over the next year as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. As part of this celebration, we will be hosting a reunion in Washington, D.C. for all participants of our past programs.

Featured Programs

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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.

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    Briefings and China Trips for Mid-Career Military Officers

    The purpose of these seminars for mid-career U.S. military officers who have been fast-tracked for top leadership positions but do not focus on China in their daily work is to provide them with a background on China and to brief them on issues not conventionally covered in their military training — issues such as China's domestic politics, economic development, business and trade, foreign policy, rule of law, growth of civil society, environmental concerns and climate change, energy, and the use of soft power.

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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.

Featured Videos

Leaders Speak: Defense Secretaries ft. Harold Brown, William Perry, William S. Cohen & Chuck Hagel

Harold Brown, William Perry, William S. Cohen, and Chuck Hagel reflect on their experiences at DoD and the future of the U.S.-China security relationship. Recorded 1/11/16.

China's Economy 2016: Currency and Specific Reform Issues

Forecast of China’s Economy for 2016. Recorded 1/7/16.

China RMB Internationalization & Offshore Markets: Qin Xiao

Forecast of China’s Economy for 2016. Recorded 1/7/16.

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