Recent Events

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.

November 7, 2008 | 1:00 PM EST

The National Committee hosted a breakfast meeting with Sun Chao on Friday, November 7, 2008. Mr. Sun has been first party secretary of the Minhang District for a year. Prior to that he was Xuhui District mayor, a position he held since 2004. He was born and raised in the Xuhui District, the former French Concession with exceptional architecture and a rich cultural history. Sun is a graduate of East China University of Politics and Law with a major in Constitution and Legislature.

October 9, 2008 | 12:00 AM EDT

Mr. Fung offers his views on the multilateral trading system from the Asia/Pacific perspective and discusses ways to engage Asia in international forums, especially in light of the current economic environment.

September 23, 2008 | 4:00 AM EDT

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao delivered an address on Sino-American relations to 550 guests at a luncheon held in his honor by the National Committee and the US-China Business Council in New York on September 23.

August 8, 2008 | 4:00 AM EDT

During the Beijing Olympics, the National Committee is emailing its members and friends a series of “postcards” from China. The cards, intended to provide local color to complement the extensive media coverage of the Games, come from friends of the Committee attending events, observing the proceedings in Beijing and beyond, and reflecting on what they […]

June 18, 2008 | 12:00 AM EDT

On June 18, 2008, the National Committee co-hosted a dinner in Washington, DC, in honor of Wang Qishan, Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. Informally concluding the 4th round of the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED), the dinner provided the occasion for Vice Premier Wang and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Paulson to give public addresses concerning SED’s progress.

May 16, 2008 | 12:00 AM EDT

Business has been a driving force in expanding U.S.-China relations, and American companies of all sizes continue to enter the China market or expand their current operations at an unprecedented rate. What do American businesses operating in China see as key issues, and what steps can both countries’ governments take to improve the business climate? […]