China's rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of nearly everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall is a national conversation about China that provides Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.

The thirteenth annual CHINA Town Hall will place on Monday, November 18, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. EST. See below to learn more.

  • 2019 CHINA Town Hall

    November 18, 2019

    The thirteenth annual CHINA Town Hall will take place on Monday, November 18, at 6:00 p.m. EST.

    This year, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is shifting the CTH format slightly, as we feel that today’s political climate warrants community discussions on the Sino-American relationship and the issues that are having an impact on us, our businesses, our educational institutions, our communities, our states, and our country.

    Our plan is to shift the national webcast from a headline speaker to a conversation-style format. George Stephanopoulos will moderate this year’s webcast discussion; he will be joined by NCUSCR President Stephen Orlins, Melanie Hart, and Yasheng Huang.

    The National Committee is delighted to once again partner with a wide range of institutions and community groups across the country, including colleges and universities, world affairs councils, and trade and business associations. Following the national webcast, we are requesting that our 2019 CTH partners host town hall-style discussions, with the goal of encouraging community members to talk candidly about their attitudes, concerns, and feelings surrounding the bilateral relationship. In most instances, community members will facilitate the discussions.

    If you have any questions, please email


  • Biography: George Stephanopoulos

    George Stephanopoulos is ABC News’ chief anchor. He also serves as anchor of Good Morning America and anchor of This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

  • Biography: Melanie Hart

    Dr. Melanie Hart is a senior fellow and director for China policy at the Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan policy institute.

  • Biography: Yasheng Huang

    Dr. Yasheng Huang is Epoch Foundation professor of international management and faculty director of action learning at Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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