Recent Events

June 11, 2009 | 5:30 PM EDT

Dr. Ashley Esarey, An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, and Dr. Yang Guobin, associate professor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard College, Columbia University, spoke about the internet and Chinese society and the Green Dam software controversy on June 11, 2009 in New York. Each discussed ongoing changes in […]

May 1, 2009 | 5:00 PM EDT

Renowned author, journalist and broadcaster Simon Winchester discussed his New York Times Best Seller The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom (HarperCollins 2008) at a luncheon program held at the New York offices of Jones Day on May 1, 2009.

April 20, 2009 | 9:30 PM EDT

In its continuing celebration of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and China, the National Committee featured former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury W. Michael Blumenthal in a conversation with National Committee President Stephen Orlins on April 20, 2009 in Washington, D.C. Their discussion shed light on the current global financial crisis via the prism of the historical Sino-American financial relationship, its ramifications for the present and potential for the future.

March 23, 2009 | 8:30 AM EDT

On March 8, sixty miles off of Hainan Island, an American surveillance ship, the USNS Impeccable, and five Chinese ships were involved in what Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair called the “most serious” military dispute between United States and China since the April, 2001 EP-3 incident. The United States protested the action and […]

March 19, 2009 | 4:00 AM EDT

The National Committee was delighted to welcome Zhang Jingjing to a roundtable discussion held on March 19, 2009. Ms. Zhang, an environmental litigator, first came to the United States in 2005 as a participant in a National Committee program on strengthening the work of legal aid centers in China; she reported that the program had […]

March 4, 2009 | 1:30 PM EST

The National Committee hosted an informative discussion with Peter Wilson, political counsellor at the British Embassy in Beijing, on March 4, 2009, in New York. In his introductory comments and the roundtable discussion that followed, Mr. Wilson addressed issues of U.K.-China relations, focusing on The UK and China: A Framework for Engagement, which was recently […]

January 12, 2009 | 5:00 AM EST

In mid-January a two-day seminar was held in Beijing that brought together many of those who were involved in the 1979 normalization of relations between China and the United States. The Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA) and the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States were the sponsors, the National Committee was a co-sponsor and the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided support.

December 11, 2008 | 2:30 PM EST

Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy and Major General John Fugh share the remarkable story of General Fugh's fulfillment of a promise to his father, to bury the ashes of family friend and diplomat John Leighton Stuart in his birthplace of Hangzhou.

December 9, 2008 | 12:00 AM EST

The ambassadors candidly reflect on the challenges, excitement, crises and achievements of their tenures, and share insights on the future of U.S.-China relations.

November 24, 2008 | 12:00 AM EST

The National Committee hosted a ground-breaking visit to the United States by a ten-person delegation focusing on human rights, philanthropy, and economics. Led by Huang Mengfu, chairman of the China Foundation for Human Rights Development, the group was in the United States (New York, Washington, D.C. and Boston) November 16 through 24, 2008. The visit came at an opportune time, closely following China’s announcement that it is drafting a national action plan to protect human rights.

November 11, 2008 | 12:00 AM EST

The National Committee and the American Jewish Committee hosted a talk by Professor Pan Guang on Sino-Middle Eastern relations, focusing on Chinese policies toward Israel and Iran on Tuesday, November 11, 2008. China’s earliest and leading scholar on Jewish and Middle Eastern issues and author of several books and articles (in English and Chinese) on […]

November 10, 2008 | 12:00 AM EST

The National Committee will host a roundtable discussion with Professor Cui Liru, president of the China Institutes of Contemporary International Research (CICIR), and his colleagues, on Monday afternoon, November 10. Professor Cui and his colleagues are interested in the foreign policy of the new U.S. administration, particularly regarding China, the Middle East, South Korea, and the DPRK.