Recent Events

July 30, 2012 | 8:30 PM EDT

The National Committee hosted Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA), co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional U.S.-China Working group, at an informal round table discussion at the Committee's offices on July 30, 2012. The conversation, moderated by President Stephen Orlins, touched on topics ranging from the role of China in the 2012 elections, bipartisan cooperation in Congress, U.S.-China economic and trade issues, and Congressional views of China.

July 19, 2012 | 6:00 PM EDT

On July 19, 2012, at the National Committee headquarters in New York City, a roundtable discussion on security issues in China was held featuring Dr. Xia Liping, dean of the School of Political Science & International Relations at Tongji University, and his colleagues Dr. Leng Xinyu (China University of Political Science and Law), and Dr. Dai Ying and Dr. Liu Yiqiang (Tsinghua University).

June 1, 2012 | 4:00 AM EDT

What does the modern Chinese consumer want, and how are those desires changing? Advertising guru and frequent television news commentator Tom Doctoroff, North Asia Area Director and Greater China CEO at JWT, discussed these issues and his new book, What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism and China's Modern Consumer at a National Committee public program on June 1, 2012 at Dorsey Whitney New York. The discussion was moderated by National Committee Senior Director for Education Programs Margot Landman. BIO

May 2, 2012 | 7:00 PM EDT

Blind rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng, evading numerous armed guards and many check points, escaped from his home in Linyi County, Shandong, last week and made his way to Beijing. After a few days in hiding with friends, he sought assistance from American diplomats. This dramatic turn of events comes just before the Strategic and Economic […]

April 25, 2012 | 9:30 PM EDT

Michelle Dammon Loyalka discussed her latest book, Eating Bitterness: Stories from the Front Lines of China's Great Urban Migration, at a National Committee program in New York. Eating Bitterness focuses on issues related to labor, migration and urbanization in China, and chronicles the triumphs and tribulations of China’s growing population of rural migrants. The book […]

April 13, 2012 | 7:30 PM EDT

On April 10, 2012, Chinese authorities announced that Politburo member Bo Xilai had been removed from both the Politburo and the Central Committee and that his wife Gu Kailai was implicated in the murder of a British national in Chongqing last fall.

April 2, 2012 | 9:30 PM EDT

On April 2, Dr. Stephen R. Platt, a 2008-2010 fellow in the National Committee's Public Intellectuals Program, discussed his latest book, Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War, at the Luce Foundation office in New York.

March 13, 2012 | 1:00 PM EDT

On March 13, Anthony J. Spires, associate director of the Centre for Civil Society Studies and assistant professor of sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, compared civil society development in Beijing, Guangdong and Yunnan in a program at the Henry Luce Foundation. Dr. Spires shared findings from his extensive research on Chinese NGOs. […]

March 8, 2012 | 10:30 AM EST

President Richard Nixon’s visit to China in February 1972 changed the course of history, reshaping the global balance of power and opening the door to the establishment of relations between the People’s Republic and the United States. It was also a milestone in the history of American journalism. Since the communist revolution of 1949, Beijing […]

March 7, 2012 | 10:30 AM EST

Dr. David M. Finkelstein, vice president of CNA, presents an overview of U.S.-China military relations – its current state, projected future, and essential developments.

March 6, 2012 | 9:00 PM EST

Every year, more than 4 million rural Chinese lose their most important asset – their land – due to government takings. As a result, land grievances accounted for two-thirds of the 187,000 reported mass protests and riots in China in 2010. Premier Wen Jiabao has announced that China needs to adopt a major new land […]

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).