Recent Events

February 27, 2012 | 10:30 PM EST

At a Jones Day program on February 27, Dr. Nicholas Lardy addressed China's economic development in a discussion of his new book, Sustaining China's Economic Growth after the Global Financial Crisis (Peterson Institute Press, 2012).

February 15, 2012 | 4:00 PM EST

At the invitation of Vice President Joseph Biden, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visited Washington, D.C. in mid-February. On Wednesday, February 15, he gave a major policy address on Sino-American relations at a luncheon co-hosted by the National Committee and the US-China Business Council, along with several cooperating organizations, and attended by approximately 600 business leaders, policymakers, heads of cultural and civic organizations, current and former American government officials, and Chinese officials.

January 18, 2012 | 10:30 PM EST

Leading Taiwan scholar Dr. Shelley Rigger discussed her new book, Why Taiwan Matters (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011), at a Jones Day program on January 18, 2012.

December 8, 2011 | 10:30 PM EST

On December 8, Dr. Mary Brown Bullock, Distinguished Visiting Professor of China Studies at Emory University, discussed her latest book, The Oil Prince’s Legacy: Rockefeller Philanthropy in China, at the Luce Foundation office in New York. Using family diaries, letters, interviews in China, and institutional archival records, Dr. Bullock illuminates five generations of Rockefeller philanthropy in China and tells a compelling story about the evolution of U.S.-China cultural relations. BIO

November 30, 2011 | 10:30 PM EST

Harvard University professor emeritus Dr. Ezra F. Vogel discussed his landmark biography, Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China, at the New York office of Covington & Burling on Wednesday, November 30.

October 18, 2011 | 12:00 PM EDT

The National Committee and G+, Gerson Lehrman Group’s new online community for sharing expertise, co-hosted a breakfast and panel on the current state of China's labor market on Tuesday, October 18. The event coincided with the National Committee’s 45th Anniversary Gala.

September 26, 2011 | 5:30 PM EDT

The National Committee hosted a program with Congressmen Charles Boustany (R-LA) and Rick Larsen (D-WA) at the New York University School of Law. The two co-chairs of the bipartisan U.S.-China Working Group shared their perspectives on China and discussed potential China-related legislation.

September 22, 2011 | 3:30 PM EDT

The National Committee held a luncheon in honor of Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on September 22, 2011 in New York City. The event, co-hosted with the US-China Business Council, was timed to coincide with the Foreign Minister’s trip to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly.

September 20, 2011 | 9:30 AM EDT

Richard McGregor discussed his new book The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers. Former Beijing bureau chief for the Financial Times (FT), Mr. McGregor illuminates the complex inner workings of the Chinese Communist Party and examines its influence over the military, local governments, and the Chinese people. Mr. McGregor has been Washington bureau […]

August 25, 2011 | 5:30 PM EDT

In a conference call moderated by National Committee president Stephen Orlins, Dr. Jeffrey Bader, recently retired senior director for East Asian affairs at the National Security Council and special assistant to the President, discussed the China portion of the Vice President Joseph Biden’s August 2011 trip.

July 20, 2011 | 12:30 PM EDT

The director of the China Development Brief Translation Project, Shawn Shieh, discussed the burgeoning relationship between grant-making foundations and independent nonprofit organizations in China in a talk at the Henry Luce Foundation. In the U.S., philanthropic organizations and civil society organizations are natural partners, with grant-making foundations serving as an important source of funding for nonprofits. In China, foundations have long had close ties with the government, and have subsequently shied away from supporting independent nonprofits.

July 18, 2011 | 9:30 PM EDT

National Committee Vice Chairman Henry A. Kissinger discussed his new book, On China, in an interview with National Committee President Steve Orlins. Dr. Kissinger answered questions ranging from the role of the United States in cross-Strait relations, his reflections on the Vietnam conflict, the publication of his book in China, and President Obama’s meeting with the Dalai Lama in Washington, DC. Dr. Kissinger took questions from the audience submitted on note cards. Full video of the event is now available: