China's rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of just about everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.
The National Committee has been involved with U.S.-China educational exchange for longer than the two countries have had diplomatic relations. In 1973, we sent the first group of American teachers to the People's Republic and welcomed back a group of Chinese language teachers. The following year, we sent the first group of American university and college presidents.