Designed to inform policy leaders and opinion shapers, develop the capacity of next generation leaders, foster dialogue and cooperation on cutting-edge issues, and/or facilitate the exchange of ideas through educational exchanges, National Committee programs engage leading citizens in both the United States and China. While some programs select participants through an application process, most are not open to the general public.

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.

Did you know…?

In 1975, when future president George H.W. Bush was stymied in his efforts to meet future PRC leader Deng Xiaoping, the National Committee played matchmaker. Bush, head of the U.S. Liaison Office, joined our delegation of civic leaders in a meeting with Deng, then first vice premier.

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