Upcoming Events

Cathy Barbash, Chas W. Freeman, Jr., Maurice R. Greenberg, David M. Lampton
December 18, 2018 5:00pm to 7:00pm EST
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, New York, 10036

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the announcement of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, the National Committee will convene a panel of experts who have been instrumental to building the relationship.

Featured Programs

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    U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on the Rule of Law & Human Rights

    To promote high-level exchange and discussion of law and human rights issues in the United States and China, the National Committee and the China Foundation for Human Rights Development co-organize an annual U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on the Rule of Law & Human Rights. Established in December 2009, this Track II dialogue is the first of its kind to be jointly hosted by U.S. and Chinese non-government organizations.

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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.

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

Barbara FInamore: Will China Save the Planet?

Barbara Finamore, expert in environmental law and Chinese energy policy, explains the significance of China’s new role in international efforts to combat climate change. Recorded 11/28/18.

National Committee on U.S.-China Relations 2018 Gala Dinner

The National Committee honored BlackRock, Inc., at its annual black-tie Gala Dinner in New York City on November 15, 2018.

Benjamin Shobert: Blaming China

Benjamin Shobert explores how American attitudes toward China have changed in recent years. Recorded 11/1/18.

Andrew Small: China, Xinjiang, and the Terrorism Question

Andrew Small analyzes reports on the mass detention of ethnic Uyghurs in Xinjiang in the context of international terrorism. Recorded 10/25/18.

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