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Robert Daly, Elizabeth Economy, Paul Haenle, and Katherine Kaup Elected to the National Committee's Board of Directors

The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is pleased to announce the election of four new members to its board of directors on May 22, 2018. We are honored to welcome Directors Robert Daly, Elizabeth Economy, Paul Haenle, and Katherine Kaup, who will help guide the National Committee’s mission to promote understanding and cooperation between the United States and Greater China at this critical period in the relationship.

Perfect World: Connecting Cultures through Technology

Since its founding, the National Committee has been at the forefront in the promotion of mutual understanding between citizens of the United States and China. As we face the global challenges of the twenty-first century, we are pleased to welcome the support of Perfect World Investment & Holding Group, a leader in bringing people together around the world through exciting new technologies.

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2017 Gala Dinner: Remarks from NCUSCR President Stephen Orlins

Secretary Kissinger, Secretary Lew, Ambassador Cui, Ambassador Randt, members, and friends:

President Xi Jinping frequently says, “不 忘 初 心,方 得 始 终,” or “Never forget why you started and what was in your heart, and your mission can be accomplished.”

Watch Highlights from CHINA Town Hall 2017 with Ambassador Susan Rice



More than 10,000 people across the United States (and beyond) tuned in to watch Ambassador Susan E. Rice headline  CHINA Town Hall on October 24, 2017. Ambassador Rice answered questions from the live audience on a range of critical bilateral issues, from North Korea to the war on drugs, and also shared her thoughts on President Trump's upcoming state visit to China.


The National Committee - Schwarzman Scholars Partnership

The National Committee is delighted to enter into a unique partnership with the Schwarzman Scholars program, made possible by a 50th Anniversary Campaign gift of $2 million by Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Blackstone. Schwarzman’s visionary creation of Schwarzman Scholars, a fully funded one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University, is designed to give accomplished American, Chinese, and international students the leadership skills and professional networks needed to become global leaders.

Leaders in the U.S.-China Relationship: Ernie Thrasher and Xcoal

The National Committee is pleased to announce a $1.1 million donation from Xcoal Energy & Resources in support of the Now More Than Ever 50th Anniversary Campaign.  Xcoal’s gift will underwrite flagship programs such as the Young Leaders Forum and the track II economic and energy dialogues; support new initiatives including the Leaders Speak series; and build capacity through the technology and talent funds. Mr. Thrasher’s 40 years of experience in the coal industry, during a time when the sector has undergone many changes, has enabled him to lead Xcoal in becoming the largest exporter of U.S. coal to Asia, and to seek innovation in a changing energy landscape by broadening its scope to include natural gas exploration and infrastructure projects.

NCUSCR to Launch New Track II Dialogue on Healthcare

The National Committee is pleased to announce that it is launching a new track II dialogue between the United States and China to discuss issues surrounding healthcare faced by both nations. Under the overall theme of “Providing Effective Healthcare,” the dialogue will examine the effectiveness of the healthcare systems in China and the United States and recommend ways to better measure and manage the delivery and efficiency of healthcare in the two countries. Dr. Olivier Brandicourt, CEO of the global healthcare provider Sanofi and a director of the National Committee, has encouraged and supported the Committee to undertake this project, which is one of the new initiatives celebrating the Committee’s 50th Anniversary.

Philanthropy and Education: Yihai’s Linda Wong

For fifty years, the success of the National Committee’s initiatives has depended on our partners and members, who represent many viewpoints but share the vision that constructive U.S.-China relations are essential to the global community. It is this vision, and the belief that strong communities are built on the cornerstone of education, that inspires the work of Yihai Property Holdings Co. Ltd., led by CEO Linda Wong.

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