Recent Events

February 9, 2010 | 5:30 PM EST

Professor Deborah Bräutigam discussed her new book, The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa, at the offices of Jones Day in New York. The book examines Chinese aid and state-sponsored economic engagement in Africa. China’s aid in Africa is based on mutual benefit – and goes far beyond a popular western misconception […]

February 9, 2010 | 1:00 PM EST

Peter Hessler, described by the Wall Street Journal as “one of the Western world’s most thoughtful writers on modern China,” discussed his new book, Country Driving: A Journey Through China From Farm to Factory, on the morning of its hardcover release on February 9th, 2010. Interviewed by National Committee President Steve Orlins, Mr. Hessler brought […]

February 8, 2010 | 9:30 PM EST

The National Committee welcomed Christine Loh, the founder and CEO of Hong Kong think tank Civil Exchange, on February 8, 2010 for a roundtable discussion. In her opening remarks, Ms. Loh addressed five areas: the economy, civil society, Hong Kong government, Hong Kong-China relations, and perceptions of Hong Kong today. She then took questions on a wide array of issues.

January 12, 2010 | 10:30 PM EST

Who are China’s leaders? How do they think? What are the implications for China’s future? Robert Lawrence Kuhn discussed his latest book How China’s Leaders Think: The Inside Story of China’s Reform and What This Means for the Future (John Wiley & Sons, 2009) on January 12. Kuhn draws on exclusive interviews with over 100 Chinese leaders, providing an insider’s view on what China’s current and future leaders think about trade, business, finance, media, diplomacy and more.

November 12, 2009 | 5:30 PM EST

Author Zachary Karabell discussed his new book Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends on It at the Jones Day offices in New York on November 12, 2009.  

October 22, 2009 | 8:00 PM EDT

David Barboza, a New York Times correspondent based in Shanghai, shared his personal experiences and insights about China and the role the media plays in the relationship in an informal, off-the-record roundtable discussion hosted by the National Committee on October 22.

October 22, 2009 | 4:00 PM EDT

Journalist, documentary filmmaker, and author Lynne Joiner discussed her new book, Honorable Survivor: Mao’s China, McCarthy’s America, and the Persecution of John S. Service at The Henry Luce Foundation in New York. As in her book, Ms. Joiner fit John Service’s life into the broader historical background of the struggle in 1940s China between the […]

July 28, 2009 | 11:00 PM EDT

The National Committee joined the US-China Business Council as lead hosts for a dinner honoring PRC Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo in Washington, D.C. on July 28, 2009. In addition to Vice Premier Wang and State Councilor Dai, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner […]

July 13, 2009 | 12:30 PM EDT

The National Committee welcomed Dr. Lai Shin-yuan, minister of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, for a roundtable discussion on July 13. Dr. Lai previously served as a National Security Council advisor in Chen Shui-bian’s administration and a legislator representing the Taiwan Solidarity Union party from 2005 to 2008. President Ma Ying-jeou crossed party lines to ask […]

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.