Upcoming Events

Kelly Sims Gallagher
January 24, 2019 5:30pm to 7:00pm EST
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, New York, NY, 10017

Kelly Sims Gallagher, a Tufts University professor and former U.S. climate policymaker, examines and compares how the United States and China design and implement policies to combat climate change.

Weijian Shan
January 28, 2019 5:30pm to 7:00pm EST
Dorsey & Whitney LLP, New York, NY, 10019

Dr. Weijian Shan recounts his life story, which took him from a childhood in Beijing to a decade in Inner Mongolia during the Cultural Revolution, and then on to graduate school in the United States, in an extraordinary new memoir.

Featured Programs

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    U.S.-China Track II Economic Dialogue

    In January 2019, leading American and Chinese economists as well as business leaders met in New York City at a pivotal moment in the U.S.-China trade talks, to discuss the economic outlook for 2019 in each country; the Trump administration’s trade policies; prospects for a trade deal; technology competition and intellectual property issues; possible structural adjustments and changes in China’s economy; and directions for reform with respect to globalization and international organizations such as the World Trade Organization.

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    Public Intellectuals Program

    The National Committee is now accepting application for the sixth round of its Public Intellectuals Program. Launched in 2005, PIP 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. For more information and how to apply, please scroll to the bottom of this page. 

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

    In December 2018, experts from the American and Chinese governments, the legal field, and academia convened in Beijing to discuss important and timely issues, ranging from safeguarding human rights, including China’s governance in Xinjiang and U.S. immigration law, to government supervision and accountability, and legal protections for specific groups. The Americans also visited the Supreme People's Court, where they met with President Zhou Qiang, and observed a "virtual" civil trial at the Beijing Internet Court.

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    U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on Healthcare

    The third healthcare dialogue was held in November 2018, bringing together experts in the field and representatives of major healthcare companies. The two sides discussed a wide range of topics, including medical technology development; health insurance reform and the role of the private sector; advancing value-based care models; public health; and areas of possible cooperation in healthcare between the United States and China.

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

Reflections on 40 Years: Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Sino-American Diplomatic Relations

A panel of experts who have been instrumental in building the Sino-American relationship reflect on the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Recorded 12/18/18.

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.

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