Recent Events

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? […]

May 13, 2008 | 12:00 AM EDT

China’s judiciary is a key component in furthering development of the rule of law throughout the country. In recent years, the educational and professional standards of judges and the quality of judicial opinions have been raised, yet much work remains to be done in order to improve the administration of the courts, ensure enforcement of laws and judgments, and remove corrupt influences from the courts.

May 12, 2008 | 12:00 AM EDT

Discussion with author David Shambaugh, professor of political science and international affairs, George Washington University. Audio of the event is available on the website of the Asia Society, the event co-sponsor.

May 7, 2008 | 12:00 AM EDT

The evolving security environment in Northeast Asia continues to be a major focus for U.S. Pacific Command. Although events and trends have challenged regional stability, Northeast Asia remains stable and secure, enabling prosperity and growth. Admiral Timothy J. Keating, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, will discuss transformed U.S. alliances with Japan and the Republic of Korea; […]

May 6, 2008 | 12:00 AM EDT

Dr. David M. Lampton shares his perspective on how China’s strengths are changing, where vulnerabilities and uncertainties lie, and how the rest of the world, not least the United States, should view these trends.

April 29, 2008 | 12:00 AM EDT

Rapid growth in China’s aviation sector – now estimated at 8.8 percent per year – increases the challenge of providing effective safety and system capacity. James Filippatos, the Federal Aviation Administration’s assistant administrator for international aviation, discussed Sino-American cooperation in the aviation field. One highlight is the U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP), jointly organized by […]