Upcoming Events

Anja Manuel
May 9, 2016 5:30pm to 7:00pm EDT
Dorsey & Whitney LLP, New York

Join us for the third installment in our 50th Anniversary series, China and the World, as Anja Manuel discusses Sino-Indian relations, and their impact on the United States. 

Matthew Johnson, Jeremy Brown
May 10, 2016 5:30pm to 7:00pm EDT
National Committee on US-China Relations, New York

Join us as historians Matthew Johnson and Jeremy Brown reevaluate the history of Maoism and its impact on Chinese society. 

Rob Schmitz
May 17, 2016 5:30pm to 7:00pm EDT
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, New York

Join us as author Rob Schmitz reveals how a street in Shanghai exemplifies the profound social changes underway in contemporary China.

Arthur Kroeber
May 18, 2016 5:30pm to 7:00pm EDT
Sidley Austin LLP, New York

Join us as economic scholar Arthur Kroeber dispels misconceptions about the state of the Chinese economy, and offers his analysis of the future of the world’s second largest economy. 

Barbara H. Franklin, Carla A. Hills
May 24, 2016 5:00pm to 6:30pm EDT
TBC, New York, NY

What does record Chinese investment in the United States mean for Sino-American relations?  What are the biggest benefits from and challenges to the U.S.-China trade relationship?  We will explore these issues and more in a program featuring former Commerce Secretary Barbara H. Franklin and former U.S. Trade Representative Carla A. Hills, in conversation with National Committee President Steve Orlins.  

June 27, 2016 3:30pm to 7:00pm 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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    Diplomat Orientation Program

    The Diplomat Orientation Program is an intensive two-week study tour that provides mid-career Chinese diplomats with a deeper, more hands-on understanding of America’s history and values and how these may shape American policies and perspectives. Through a varied mix of meetings and site visits ranging from the New York Stock Exchange to a dairy farm in central Pennsylvania, participants have the opportunity to engage in direct dialogue with Americans outside their particular spheres of expertise.

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

    An updated 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, New Neighbors: 2016 Update, 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.

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 and the World: Russia | Dr. Maria Repnikova

Dr. Maria Repnikova discusses the Sino-Russian relationship and how the United States should approach it. Recorded 4/18/16.

History of China’s Foreign Relations with John Garver

Author and scholar John Garver explores the dynamic history of the foreign relations of the People’s Republic of China. Recorded 4/14/16.

New Neighbors: 2016 Update | Chinese Chinese Investment in the U.S. by Congressional District

The authors of the latest version of our New Neighbors report present data that reveals the patterns and growing local impact of Chinese investment in the United States. Recorded 4/13/16.

Global Energy Transition & China's Energy Revolution

Experts from our Track II Energy Dialogue discuss Sino-American energy cooperation & how China can achieve the energy goals outlined in its 13th Five-Year Plan. Recorded 4/7/16.

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