Upcoming Events

April 25, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
David P. Willard

David P. Willard, founder and CEO of 52 Capital Partners, explores the primary issues now affecting the U.S.-China economic relationship, including national security risks, heightened regulatory scrutiny, and legal barriers for cross border mergers and acquisitions.

May 7, 2019 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Denise Y. Ho, Louisa Lim, Jeffrey Wasserstrom

What does the future hold for Hong Kong? Will it become just another Chinese city that makes up the Greater Bay Area? The speakers, who have been tracking issues relating to higher education, journalism, protest, and the arts, will address Hong Kong's future under Chinese rule.

Featured Programs

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    U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium

    Applications are now open for this year's U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium (May 28-31, 2019), an exclusive four-day program designed to provide 75 of the best and brightest Chinese graduate students studying at colleges and universities from across the United States a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the complex forces that shape American foreign policy and inform the U.S.-China relationship.

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    U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on the Digital Economy

    In 2019, the National Committee established a new Track II dialogue between the United States and China to discuss issues relating to the digital economy, in partnership with the Guanchao Cyber Forum, a division of Chinese Internet Security Conference. The dialogue focuses on changes affecting corporations doing business globally and on finding ways that American and Chinese companies can cooperate to address these concerns.

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    Congressional Members Delegations to China

    The National Committee regularly sends members of Congress to China, having arranged and escorted eight delegations since 2006. The week-long study tours are designed to educate the congressmen and women about China through personal introductions to senior Chinese leaders and a range of informative site visits and meetings.

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

Chinese Grad Students at U.S. Institutions: Apply for the 2019 U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium!

National Committee staffers Maddie and Hope want you to apply for the 2019 U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium, to be held May 28-May 31 in Washington, D.C.

Nicholas Lardy on The State Strikes Back: The End of Economic Reform in China?

Dr. Nicholas R. Lardy draws upon new data to trace the impact of revived state control over China’s economy, and prospects for future growth. Recorded 3/8/19.

Weijian Shan: Out of the Gobi

Dr. Weijian Shan recounts his life story in an extraordinary new memoir. Recorded 1/28/19.

Kelly Sims Gallagher: Titans of the Climate

Kelly Sims Gallagher examines and compares how the United States and China design and implement policies to combat climate change. Recorded 1/24/19.

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