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Jan Berris: A Lifetime Later, the Show Still Goes On

In 1971, when a junior U.S. diplomat decided to take temporary leave from her diplomatic post in Hong Kong, it barely dawned on her that a year would turn into a lifetime. Forty-eight years later, Jan Berris, vice president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, reminisces about a career that has provided her a front-row seat to chapters of history filled with drama and tumult.

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