• September 18, 2019
    Jude D. Blanchette

    Jude Blanchette surveys the intellectual and political debates of the last few decades, and concludes that Mao is making a resurgence.

  • September 12, 2019
    Matt Sheehan

    Matt Sheehan describes his professional path, lending insight into non-traditional careers in the China space and the challenges and opportunities these paths present.

  • September 10, 2019
    Matt Sheehan

    Matt Sheehan examines the varied, broad, and deep ties between the state of California and China to illustrate what is happening on the ground beyond the power centers of Beijing and Washington.

  • September 4, 2019
    Ezra F. Vogel

    Dr. Ezra Vogel examines the long history of Sino-Japanese relations, arguing that both sides must acknowledge the other country’s grievances for their own sake, as well as for the benefit of the region and the world.

  • August 7, 2019
    Brian Goldberg, Lucas Sin

    Brian Goldberg of Mr Bing and Lucas Sin of Junzi share their insights on current trends in the Chinese cuisine landscape in America. They also discuss how missions drive their businesses, and the role food plays in transcending cultural boundaries.

  • June 11, 2019
    Winston Lord

    In a new collection of interviews, Ambassador Winston Lord chronicles Dr. Kissinger’s diplomatic adventures. Understanding Dr. Kissinger’s thoughts on leadership and strategy provides a timely lens through which to view today’s challenging geopolitical landscape.

  • May 21, 2019
    Carla A. Hills, Kenneth G. Lieberthal, Evan S. Medeiros, Stephen A. Orlins, Douglas H. Paal, Daniel R. Russel, Susan A. Thornton

    A discussion focusing on how the United States and China have moved from strategic cooperation to strategic competition, and what can be done to help ease bilateral tensions.

  • May 15, 2019
    Susan A. Thornton

    Now in its twelfth year, this annual lecture—the first and only ongoing lecture series on U.S.-China relations that takes place on the Mainland—affords its guests the opportunity for a frank and forthright discussion of current and potential issues between the two countries.

  • May 8, 2019
    Thilo Hanemann, Constance L. Hunter, Stephen A. Orlins, Catherine Pan-Giordano, Daniel H. Rosen

    NCUSCR and Rhodium Group release a new report detailing two-way investment flows between the United States and China.

  • May 7, 2019
    Denise Y. Ho, Louisa Lim, Jeffrey Wasserstrom

    What does the future hold for Hong Kong? Will it become just another Chinese city that makes up the Greater Bay Area? The speakers, who have been tracking issues relating to higher education, journalism, protest, and the arts, address Hong Kong's future under Chinese rule.

  • May 2, 2019
    Nicholas Consonery

    Nicholas Consonery, director at Rhodium Group, presents and leads an interactive discussion on the U.S.-China trade war.

  • April 25, 2019
    David P. Willard

    David P. Willard, founder and CEO of 52 Capital Partners, explores the primary issues now affecting the U.S.-China economic relationship, including national security risks, heightened regulatory scrutiny, and legal barriers for cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

  • March 8, 2019
    Nicholas R. Lardy

    Dr. Nicholas R. Lardy draws upon new data to trace the impact of revived state control over China’s economy, and prospects for future growth.

  • January 28, 2019
    Weijian Shan

    Dr. Weijian Shan recounts his life story, which took him from a childhood in Beijing to a decade in Inner Mongolia during the Cultural Revolution, and then on to graduate school in the United States, in an extraordinary new memoir.

  • January 24, 2019
    Kelly Sims Gallagher

    Dr. Kelly Sims Gallagher, a Tufts University professor and former U.S. climate policymaker, examines and compares how the United States and China design and implement policies to combat climate change.

  • January 10, 2019
    Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Huang Haizhou, Huang Yiping, Nicholas R. Lardy, Justin Yifu Lin, Liang Hong, Lu Feng, Catherine L. Mann, Stephen A. Orlins, Qin Xiao, Daniel H. Rosen, Xiang Songzuo, Xu Gao, Yao Yang

    Leading Chinese and American economists discuss China's economic outlook for 2019 and beyond.

  • December 18, 2018
    Cathy Barbash, Chas W. Freeman, Jr., Maurice R. Greenberg, David M. Lampton

    To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the announcement of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, the National Committee convenes a panel of experts who have been instrumental to building the relationship.

  • November 28, 2018
    Barbara Finamore

    Barbara Finamore, expert in environmental law and Chinese energy policy, explains the significance of China’s new leadership role in international efforts to combat climate change.

  • November 26, 2018
    Rongbin Han

    Rongbin Han analyzes the dynamics of online expression in China, and how China’s digital infrastructure has allowed the authoritarian regime to withstand internal pressures. 

  • November 15, 2018

    The National Committee honored BlackRock, Inc., at our annual black-tie Gala Dinner in New York City.

  • November 1, 2018
    Benjamin Shobert

    Benjamin Shobert explores how American attitudes toward China have changed in recent years, and how U.S. domestic politics have affected our understanding of China’s impact on American power.

  • October 25, 2018
    Andrew Small

    Andrew Small analyzes reports on the mass detention of ethnic Uyghurs in Xinjiang in the context of international terrorism.

  • October 22, 2018
    Rory Truex, Benjamin L. Liebman

    Professors Rory Truex and Benjamin Liebman discuss challenges faced by American China scholars amid allegations of censorship and self-censorship.  

  • October 18, 2018
    Pieter Bottelier

    Pieter Bottelier analyzes the evolution of economic policy in China since the establishment of the People’s Republic, as shifts in the political landscape often determined whether policy was driven by economic pragmatism or ideology.

  • October 2, 2018
    Kai-Fu Lee

    Dr. Kai-Fu Lee explores the intricacies of artificial intelligence in both China and the United States, and the impact that advances will have on both AI superpowers.    

  • September 20, 2018
    Ji Li

    Dr. Ji Li shares his findings on Chinese commercial activity in the United States, and adherence to U.S. legal and regulatory institutions.  

  • July 12, 2018
    Stephen R. Platt

    Stephen R. Platt discusses his new book, offering a unique perspective on one of the most consequential events in Chinese history.

  • June 26, 2018
    Kurt W. Tong

    Consul General Kurt W. Tong of the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong reflects on political and economic issues facing the city, and their impact on U.S. policy in the region. 

  • June 21, 2018
    Daniel Kurtz-Phelan

    Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses his new book and the impact of General Marshall’s mission to China on American domestic and foreign policy.

  • June 4, 2018
    Peggy Blumenthal, David Zweig

    Peggy Blumenthal and David Zweig discuss the impact of Chinese students on American academic institutions and what happens when the students return to China.

  • May 22, 2018
    Amy P. Celico, Robert L. Daly, Evan S. Medeiros, Stephen A. Orlins

    National Committee President Stephen Orlins, along with panelists Amy Celico, Robert Daly, and Evan Medeiros, reflect on the recent challenges in the U.S.-China relationship.

  • May 17, 2018
    Scott D. Seligman

    Scott D. Seligman tells the forgotten story of a young man’s abuse by the police and his arduous, seven-year journey through the legal system that culminated in a landmark Supreme Court ruling, setting the stage for Miranda v. Arizona many years later.

  • May 8, 2018
    Denise Y. Ho

    Dr. Denise Ho discusses her new book, museum curation, and the narrative legacy of China's historical artifacts.

  • May 2, 2018
    Natalie Lichtenstein

    Natalie Lichtenstein offers an inside look at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as the bank’s former general counsel and principal architect of it's charter. 

  • April 30, 2018
    Nelson G. Dong, Constance L. Hunter, Stephen A. Orlins, Daniel H. Rosen

    The fourth and final launch event of two important studies on the state of U.S.-China FDI in 2018, with brand new data and analysis on recent policy developments.

  • April 26, 2018
    Gary Liu

    CEO Gary Liu offers an exclusive look into Hong Kong’s newspaper of record, the South China Morning Post.

  • April 19, 2018
    Thilo Hanemann, Kenneth Jarrett, Stephen A. Orlins, Daniel H. Rosen, Lester Ross

    The Beijing launch of two important studies on the state of U.S.-China FDI in 2018, with brand new data and analysis on recent policy developments.

  • April 17, 2018
    Thilo Hanemann, Stephen A. Orlins, Daniel H. Rosen, Stephen M. Shafer

    The China launch of an important study on the state of U.S.-China FDI in 2018, with brand new data and analysis on recent policy developments.

  • April 10, 2018
    Amy P. Celico, Eric Chewning, David Fagan, Steven R. Foland, Thilo Hanemann, Kenneth Jarrett, Alan P. Larson, Stephen A. Orlins, Daniel H. Rosen

    The official launch of two important studies on the state of U.S.-China FDI in 2018, with brand new data and analysis on recent policy developments.

  • April 9, 2018
    Diana Fu

    Dr. Diana Fu looks at the world of Chinese labor activists, and the methods used to silence them.  

  • March 27, 2018
    Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Maura Cunningham

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Maura Cunningham outline how to understand China in the 21st century.

  • March 26, 2018
    Szu-chien Hsu

    Dr. Szu-chien Hsu discusses attitudes among Taiwanese youth towards pressing political questions.

  • March 14, 2018
    Carl Minzner

    Carl Minzner discusses his new book and the future of China's reforms. 

  • March 5, 2018
    Roseann Lake

    Roseann Lake discusses her new book and how single women in China are shaping the world's next superpower. 

  • February 20, 2018
    David Denoon

    David Denoon discussed Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and South America as emerging areas of U.S.-China strategic competition. 

  • February 7, 2018
    Ann Lee

    Ann Lee discusses her book and why China's economy is more resilient than commonly thought. 

  • January 31, 2018
    Bin Xu

    Bin Xu discusses his new book and civic engagement following the Sichuan earthquake. 

  • January 29, 2018
    Wang Yongmei, Anthony Saich

    Wang Yongmei and Anthony Saich discuss the current environment for domestic and foreign NGOs in China.

  • January 24, 2018
    Jennifer Lin

    Jennifer Lin discusses her new book and Christianity in China. 

  • January 9, 2018
    Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Huang Haizhou, Huang Yiping, Nicholas R. Lardy, Liang Hong, Justin Yifu Lin, Lu Feng, Stephen A. Orlins, Qin Xiao, Daniel H. Rosen, Xiang Songzuo, Xu Gao

    Chinese and American economists discuss the outlook for China's economy in 2018.

  • December 18, 2017
    Scott Tong, James Carter

    Scott Tong discusses his new book and the historical roots of modern China. 

  • December 12, 2017
    Mary Gallagher

    Mary Gallagher discusses her book and recent developments in China's Labor laws.

  • November 20, 2017

    We conclude our 50th Anniversary year, and honor Microsoft Corporation and Qualcomm Incorporated at our annual Gala Dinner.

  • November 8, 2017
    Nancy Liu, Lawrence Sullivan

    Nancy Liu and Lawrence Sullivan discuss the role of science and technology in U.S.-China relations.

  • November 2, 2017
    Maria Repnikova

    Dr. Maria Repnikova discusses her new book on the role of the media in China and what it means to be a Chinese journalist in the Xi Jinping era.

  • October 26, 2017
    Ian Johnson

    Ian Johnson discusses his new book and the religious revival underway in China.

  • October 24, 2017
    Isaac Stone Fish

    This program is part of the 2017 CHINA Town Hall, one of over 80 programs hosted by local partners across the United States.

  • October 20, 2017
    Pan Guang

    Dr. Pan Guang discusses Chinese engagement in the Middle East as well as opportunities and challenges posed by the Belt and Road Initiative.

  • October 19, 2017
    Robert Gottlieb, Simon Ng

    Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng discuss the environmental challenges facing city governments in the United States, Hong Kong, and China.

  • September 18, 2017
    Lenora Chu, Gish Jen

    Lenora Chu and Gish Jen discuss their recent books and the east-west creativity gap.

  • September 6, 2017
    Cheng Li

    Dr. Cheng Li discusses his new book on the growing importance of Chinese think tanks. 

  • June 30, 2017
    Bagrin Angelov, Thilo Hanemann, Kenneth Jarrett, Roberta Lipson, Stephen A. Orlins, Daniel H. Rosen, Lester Ross

    A briefing on 2016 foreign direct investment trends and the future outlook of U.S.-China FDI.

  • June 29, 2017
    Alison Friedman, Fajer Al-Kaisi, Timothy Douglas, Rachel Leslie

    Alison Friedman, Fajer Al-Kaisi, Timothy Douglas, and Rachel Leslie discuss the recent tour of the award-winning drama "Disgraced" through China. 

  • June 26, 2017
    Michelle Vosper

    Michelle Vosper discusses her new edited volume Creating Across Cultures: Women in the Arts from China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.                

  • June 26, 2017
    Eddy Chan, Tom Chang, Thilo Hanemann, David He, Kenneth Jarrett, Stephen A. Orlins

    A briefing on 2016 foreign direct investment trends and the future outlook of U.S.-China FDI.

  • June 20, 2017
    Liang Huijiang, Wang Wen, Zha Daojiong , Zhai Kun

    A briefing on the Belt and Road forum with leading Chinese scholars of economics and finance. 

  • June 19, 2017
    Gerard Postiglione

    Gerard Postiglione discusses China's higher education model and its global ambitions in the Belt and Road era. 

  • June 12, 2017
    Julian Gewirtz

    Julian Gewirtz discusses his new book and the dynamic partnerships that helped shape China's economic development. 

  • June 5, 2017 to June 6, 2017
    James Stent

    James Stent discusses his new book on China's banking system.

  • May 23, 2017
    Dennis C. Blair, Timothy J. Keating, Samuel J. Locklear III, Joseph W. Prueher

    Four former commanders of the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), in conversation with National Committee President Stephen A. Orlins, reflect on their time as leaders of the largest military command in the world.

  • May 18, 2017
    Thilo Hanemann, Daniel H. Rosen, Stephen A. Orlins

    A briefing on 2016 foreign direct investment trends and the future outlook of U.S.-China FDI.

  • May 17, 2017
    David Fagan, Steven Foland, Thilo Hanemann, Stephen A. Orlins, Daniel H. Rosen

    Experts from government, industry, and the research community discuss implications of 2016 foreign direct investment data and recent policy changes affecting U.S.-China FDI.

  • May 15, 2017
    David Zweig

    David Zweig discusses the current political mood in Hong Kong, and the city's tensions with Beijing. 

  • May 10, 2017
    Qin Gao, Mark Frazier

    Dr. Qin Gao and Dr. Mark Frazier discuss the development and expansion of China's social welfare system, the dibao, as well as its policy implications for China and other countries.

  • May 2, 2017
    Howard French

    Howard French discusses how China's imperial past helps shape its quest for global influence and offers strategies for engaging a resurgent China.

  • April 26, 2017
    Sheena Greitens

    Dr. Sheena Greitens discusses China's internal security spending and what it says about contemporary China. 

  • April 12, 2017
    Olivier Brandicourt, Peter A. Cohen, Ellen J. Kullman

    Global business leaders Olivier Brandicourt, Peter A. Cohen, and Ellen J. Kullman, in conversation with National Committee President Stephen A. Orlins, reflect on their experiences in business and investment in China.

  • March 29, 2017
    W. Michael Blumenthal, Timothy F. Geithner, Jacob J. Lew, Robert E. Rubin

    Former Treasury Secretaries W. Michael Blumenthal, Timothy Geithner, Jacob Lew, and Robert Rubin, in conversation with National Committee President Stephen A. Orlins, discuss U.S. financial and economic policy toward China.

  • March 28, 2017
    Michael Green

    Dr. Michael Green discusses American grand strategy in the Asia Pacific. 

  • March 13, 2017
    Brad Parks

    Dr. Brad Parks from AidData discusses the character and impact of Chinese development aid. 

  • February 27, 2017
    Aynne Kokas

    Dr. Aynne Kokas examines Hollywood's commercial ties to China and how they affect the production of major American films. 

  • February 22, 2017
    Yuen Yuen Ang

    Dr. Yuen Yuen Ang discusses China's development path and its implications for the rest of the world.

  • February 21, 2017
    Winston Lord, J. Stapleton Roy

    Former U.S. Ambassadors to China Winston Lord and Stapleton Roy discuss the significance of the Shanghai Communiqué. 

  • January 25, 2017
    Cheng Li

    Dr. Cheng Li discusses Xi Jinping and party politics in contemporary China. 

  • January 23, 2017
    John Pomfret

    John Pomfret takes a look at the long history of Sino-American relations

  • January 5, 2017
    Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, ​Huang Haizhou, Huang Yiping, Nicholas R. Lardy, Justin Yifu Lin, Lu Feng, Stephen A. Orlins, Qin Xiao, Daniel H. Rosen, Xu Gao, Yao Yang

    How do Chinese economists view the president-elect’s proposed economic policies toward China? Leading Chinese and American economists gather to discuss the progress of China's current reform, the real estate, credit & stock markets and beyond.

  • December 15, 2016

    At our 50th Anniversary celebration, we honor those whose extraordinary decades-long commitment has ensured our success and present our vision for our future work.

  • December 13, 2016
    Sue Williams, Darrin Magee

    Sue Williams' new film examines the environmental and health impact of the consumer electronics industry. 

  • December 12, 2016
    Jiayang Fan, Jeffrey Wasserstrom

    Jiayang Fan and Jeffrey Wasserstrom discuss mutual misunderstanding and fascination between Chinese and Americans.

  • December 7, 2016
    Richard C. Bush

    Dr. Richard C. Bush discusses the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong and what it means for the United States and China.

  • December 5, 2016
    Madeleine K. Albright, Henry A. Kissinger

    Former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Henry Kissinger reflect on the evolution of Sino-American relations and offer their views on the future of the relationship.

  • December 1, 2016
    Aaron Halegua

    Aaron Halegua discusses his new report on the legal challenges facing Chinese workers.

  • November 14, 2016
    Zhuo Han, Thilo Hanemann, Kenneth Jarrett, Stephen A. Orlins, Daniel H. Rosen, Jack S. Wadsworth

    A new report that unveils the full picture of two-way direct investment flows between the United States and China in the past 25 years. 

  • November 10, 2016
    Kerry Brown

    Dr. Kerry Brown discusses Chinese leaders and the role of biography in understanding history and current events.  

  • November 7, 2016
    Hongqiao Liu

    Hongqiao Liu discusses her recent research on drinking water contamination and rare earth metals mining in China.

  • November 3, 2016
    Syaru Shirley Lin

    Dr. Syaru Shirley Lin discusses Taiwan's economic policy towards mainland China and her new book Taiwan's China Dilemma. 

  • October 20, 2016
    John Frisbie

    John Frisbie discusses China's changing economic landscape and the results of the US-China Business Council's annual membership survey. 

  • October 18, 2016
    Jerome A. Cohen, Henry A. Kissinger (live webcast), A. Robert Pietrzak

    Professor Jerome A. Cohen discusses the political, legal, and economic ramifications of the present situation in the South China Sea, and analyzes the drivers of geopolitical competition in the region.

  • October 6, 2016
    Philippe Le Corre

    Philippe Le Corre discusses the current landscape of Europe-China relations, and his new book, China’s Offensive in Europe. 

  • September 20, 2016

    The National Committee was pleased to join with the Economic Club of New York and the US-China Business Council in welcoming Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at a 2016 dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York.

  • July 14, 2016
    Kurt M. Campbell

    Author and diplomat Kurt M. Campbell discusses his role in crafting the Obama Administration’s ‘pivot to Asia’, and what America’s role in Asia will be in the years to come.

  • June 27, 2016
    Richard V. Allen, Stephen J. Hadley, Robert McFarlane

    Every morning, the national security advisor briefs the president of the United States on the world’s most pressing security threats, from ISIS to the Zika virus. Our collective security is increasingly reliant upon cooperation between the United States and China, whether it is minimizing the risk of conflict in the South China Sea, dealing with North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, or responding to climate change. We explore these issues and more in a program featuring former National Security Advisors Richard V. Allen, Stephen J. Hadley, and Robert McFarlane in conversation with National Committee President Stephen A. Orlins.

  • June 27, 2016

    We are thrilled to be able to reconnect with friends both old and new over the next year as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. As part of this celebration, we hosted a reunion in Washington, D.C. for all participants of our past programs.

  • June 20, 2016
    Bates Gill, Evelyn Goh, Chin-Hao Huang

    For the fourth installment of our 50th Anniversary series, China and the World, Drs. Bates Gill, Evelyn Goh, and Chin-Hao Huang discuss the current strategic landscape in Southeast Asia, and what options the United States and China have in the region. 

  • May 24, 2016
    Barbara H. Franklin, Carla A. Hills, Susan C. Schwab

    What does record Chinese investment in the United States mean for Sino-American relations? What are the biggest benefits from and challenges to the U.S.-China trade relationship? We explore these issues and more in a program featuring former Commerce Secretary Barbara H. Franklin and former U.S. Trade Representatives Carla A. Hills and Susan C. Schwab, in conversation with National Committee President Stephen A. Orlins.

  • May 18, 2016
    Arthur Kroeber

    Economic scholar Arthur Kroeber dispels misconceptions about the state of the Chinese economy, and offers his analysis of the future of the world’s second largest economy. 

  • May 17, 2016
    Rob Schmitz

    Author and Journalist Rob Schmitz reveals how a street in Shanghai exemplifies the profound social changes underway in contemporary China.

  • May 10, 2016
    Jeremy Brown, Matthew D. Johnson

    Historians Jeremy Brown and Matthew Johnson reevaluate the history of Maoism and its impact on Chinese society. 

  • May 9, 2016
    Anja Manuel

    For the third installment in our 50th anniversary series, China and the World, Anja Manuel discusses Sino-Indian relations, and their impact on the United States. 

  • April 18, 2016
    Maria Repnikova

    Dr. Maria Repnikova discusses the Sino-Russian relationship and how the United States should approach it.

  • April 14, 2016
    John W. Garver

    Author and scholar John Garver explores the dynamic history of the foreign relations of the People’s Republic of China.

  • April 13, 2016
    John Balzano, Thilo Hanemann, Stephen Orlins, Daniel H. Rosen

    The authors of the latest version of our New Neighbors report present data that reveals the patterns and growing local impact of Chinese investment in the United States, including job creation and provision.

  • April 12, 2016
    David Fagan, Thilo Hanemann, Stephen Orlins, Daniel H. Rosen

    The authors of the latest version of our New Neighbors report present data that reveals the patterns and growing local impact of Chinese investment in the United States, including job creation and provision.

  • April 7, 2016
    Chen Weidong, Joanna I. Lewis, Liu Yadong, Stephen A. Orlins, Meghan L. O'Sullivan

    Experts from our U.S.-China Track II Energy Dialogue discuss Sino-American energy cooperation and how China can achieve the renewable energy and energy efficiency goals outlined in its 13th Five-Year Plan.

  • April 5, 2016
    Mark L. Clifford

    Author Mark L. Clifford outlines the global and domestic context of China’s energy and environmental policies.

  • March 15, 2016
    Elanah Uretsky

    Dr. Elanah Uretsky reveales the business and networking practices of Chinese businessmen and officials, and the associated risks of contracting HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.  

  • March 8, 2016
    Mei Fong

    Author and journalist Mei Fong discusses the origins of the one child policy and its unintended consequences.

  • February 25, 2016
    Deborah Bräutigam

    For the first installment of our China and the World series, NCUSCR Director Deborah Bräutigam examines Chinese agricultural investment in Africa and state-sponsored land acquisition throughout the continent. The series is part of the National Committee’s 50th anniversary celebration.

  • February 11, 2016
    Terry Lautz

    Terry Lautz discusses the extraordinary life and times of John Birch, an American missionary and soldier in pre-communist China who became a polarizing figure in the United States following his violent death.

  • February 2, 2016
    Michael Schuman

    Michael Schuman analyzes the revival of Confucianism in contemporary China and its significance to the Chinese government and society.

  • January 19, 2016
    Douglas H. Paal, Shelley Rigger

    In an on-the-record teleconference moderated by NCUSCR President Stephen A. Orlins, the two discuss the outcome of the election, its significance for cross-Strait relations, and likely impact on U.S. relations with both Taiwan and the mainland. 

  • January 11, 2016
    Harold Brown, William S. Cohen, Chuck Hagel, William J. Perry

    Defense Secretaries Harold Brown, William Cohen, Chuck Hagel, and  William J. Perry, in conversation with National Committee President Stephen A. Orlins, reflect on their experiences at DoD and the future of the U.S.-China security relationship.

  • January 7, 2016
    Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Huang Haizhou, Huang Yiping, Lu Feng, Justin Yifu Lin, Stephen A. Orlins, Qin Xiao, Xiang Songzuo, Xu Gao, Yao Yang, Zha Daojiong

    China is at a critical turning point as it approaches the start of its thirteenth Five-Year Plan in 2016. Several of the most expert economists from Beijing make their predictions for China's economy in 2016.

  • November 23, 2015
    Simon Winchester

    Renowned author and scholar Simon Winchester discusses the significance of the Pacific Ocean, and analyzes the impact the ocean will have on the geopolitics of the twenty-first century.

  • November 10, 2015
    Thomas Christensen

    Thomas Christensen offers his assesment on the U.S.-China relationship, and how internal Chinese politics will continue to shape Chinese foreign policy objectives.

  • October 30, 2015
    Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung

    A discussion on the current status of Hong Kong-Mainland relations, as well as the overall implementation of the 'One Country, Two Systems' policy with Hong Kong Secretary of Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung. 

  • October 14, 2015

    The evening recognized Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman & CEO of Blackstone, and Ian C. Read, Chairman & CEO of Pfizer, Inc.

  • September 29, 2015
    David Denoon

    Since the break-up of the Soviet Union, the independent countries of Central Europe have played a little-discussed role in Sino-U.S.

  • September 28, 2015
    Sheena Greitens, Stapleton Roy

    In an on-the-record teleconference moderated by NCUSCR President Steve Orlins, the two reflect on Xi’s trip and its implications for U.S.-China relations.

  • September 22, 2015
    Mark Fields, Carla A. Hills, Jay Inslee, Henry A. Kissinger, Gary Locke, Ed Murray, Penny Pritzker, Xi Jinping

    Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers the only public policy speech of his U.S. visit during a dinner co-hosted by the National Committee.

  • June 25, 2015
    Lyle Goldstein

    Lyle Goldstein focuses on American and Chinese perceptions of where their interests clash and proposes ways to ease bilateral tensions through compromise.

  • June 17, 2015
    David Dollar, Cheng Li, Kenneth G. Lieberthal

    David Dollar, Cheng Li and Kenneth Lierberthal discuss the then upcoming June 2015 Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

  • May 20, 2015
    Aaron S. Brickman, Cho Tak Wong, Sheldon Day, Thilo Hanemann, Daniel H. Rosen, Stephen Orlins

    After a slow start, China has emerged as one the fastest growing sources of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. To date, debates about potential national security risks from these investments have dominated headlines. However, there has been no comprehensive assessment of the impact of growing Chinese FDI on U.S. communities – until now.

  • May 11, 2015
    Sheila Smith

    Sheila Smith discusses the implications of the Sino-Japanese relationship on U.S.-China relations.

  • April 7, 2015
    Bill Hayton

    Bill Hayton, a journalist with extensive experience in the South China Sea, examines the quality of the evidence behind the claims to the region which originated in debates in the 1930s; the claims have been repeated ever since without consideration of their basis in fact.

  • April 2, 2015
    Michael Meyer

    Michael Meyer's new book, In Manchuria, is a combination of memoir, reportage, and historical research, presenting a unique profile of China's northeast. 

  • March 31, 2015
    Hu Biliang

    Professor Hu Biliang discusses China’s new urbanization program for the period 2014-2020 and suggests how the government might minimize negative effects of the new policy.

  • March 12, 2015
    Susan Brownell

    Susan Brownell, a world-renowned authority on Chinese sports and the Olympics, discusses the significance of the bid for China, what it says about China and about the rest of the world.

  • February 18, 2015
    Jerome A. Cohen, Ezra F. Vogel

    Jerome Cohen and Ezra Vogel reflect on normalization and how academic study of China has changed over the course of their careers.

  • January 29, 2015
    Eric Liu

    Eric Liu pieces together a sense of the Chinese-American identity at a time when China is emerging at the center of the global scene.

  • January 13, 2015
    Richard Bernstein

    Richard Bernstein discusses his new book, China 1945, which examines the first episode in which American power and good intentions came face-to-face with a formidable Chinese revolutionary movement.

  • January 7, 2015

    The National Committee's sixth annual forum on China's economy will include Justin Lin Yifu and other leading Chinese economists predicting what might happen in 2015.

  • December 17, 2014
    Jeremy Wallace

    China's management of urbanization is an under-appreciated factor in the regime's longevity.

  • December 15, 2014
    Zhou Dan

    Zhou Dan discusses LGBT rights in China in an off-the-record roundtable discussion.

  • November 25, 2014
    Joanna Lewis, Alex Wang

  • November 10, 2014

    The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations held its annual black-tie Gala Dinner on Monday, November 10, 2014 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The evening recognized Patricia A. Woertz, Chairman & CEO of Archer Daniels Midland Company, and John P. Bilbrey, President & CEO of The Hershey Company.

  • November 6, 2014
    Nicholas R. Lardy

    Nicholas R. Lardy, one of the world's foremost experts on the Chinese economy, discusses the increasing role the market forces play in Chinese economic progress.

  • November 3, 2014
    Carl Minzner

    Carl Minzner, professor at the Fordham University School of Law. discusses the Fourth Plenum and its implications for the development of China's legal system and governance.

  • October 22, 2014
    Howard French

    Prizewinning foreign correspondent and former New York Times bureau chief in Shanghai and in West and Central Africa Howard French discusses his latest book, an accounting of China in Africa.

  • October 2, 2014
    William C. Kirby

    In this thought-provoking book, noted China experts from Harvard Business School and the Wharton School assert that while China has experienced remarkable economic growth in recent decades, it now

  • September 11, 2014
    Jason Bordoff, Chen Weidong, Zhang Guobao, Zhuang Jianzhong, Joanna I. Lewis, Kenneth G. Lieberthal, Stephen A. Orlins, David Sandalow, Xu Xiaojie

    China’s energy policy exerts a profound influence on the global economy and the environment.

  • September 4, 2014
    Jessica Chen Weiss

    Dr. Jessica Chen Weiss explores the role of nationalism and popular protest in China's foreign relations.

  • July 21, 2014
    Leta Hong Fincher

    A century ago, Chinese feminists fighting for the emancipation of women helped spark the Republican Revolution, which overthrew the Qing empire. After China's Communist revolution of 1949, Chairman Mao famously proclaimed that "women hold up half the sky." In the early years of the People's Republic, the Communist Party sought to transform gender relations with expansive initiatives including the Marriage Law and assigning urban women jobs. Those gains have been eroded in the post-socialist era; women in China have experienced a dramatic rollback of many rights and gains relative to men.

  • June 25, 2014
    Dorinda Elliot, Jonathan Lowet, Frank Upham

    Assignment: China - Tiananmen Square tells the behind-the-scenes story of the American reporters who covered the tumultuous events of spring 1989 in Beijing.

  • June 3, 2014
    Evan Osnos

    From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy—or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruptio

  • May 19, 2014
    Norton Wheeler

    In the waning years of the Cold War, the United States and China began to cautiously engage in cultural, educational, and policy exchanges, which in turn strengthened new security and economic ties. These links have helped shape the most important bilateral relationship in the late-twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

  • May 7, 2014
    James Carter

    The Buddhist monk Tanxu surmounted extraordinary obstacles--poverty, wars, famine, and foreign occupation--to become one of the most prominent monks in China, founding numerous temples and schools, and attracting crowds of students and disciples wherever he went. Now, in Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth Century Monk, James Carter draws on untapped archival materials to provide a book that is part travelogue, part history, and part biography of this remarkable man.

  • April 29, 2014
    Andrew Mertha

    When the Khmer Rouge came to power in Cambodia in 1975, they inherited a war-ravaged and internationally isolated country.

  • March 26, 2014
    David M. Lampton

    A year has passed since China installed a new president, Xi Jinping; he has moved forcefully in several areas but many challenges remain. How will the country move forward as its double-digit rate of economic growth slows? How does it plan to deal with international calls for political reform and cope with an aging and increasingly polarized population? How do China's leaders see the nation's future, including its strategic role in the region and beyond?

  • March 6, 2014
    Mary Brown Bullock

    Mary Brown Bullock, founding executive vice chancellor of DKU, discussed Duke Kunshan University in the context of the globalization of higher education.

  • February 27, 2014

    At a National Committee program hosted by Sidley Austin on February 27, 2014, a delegation from the Consensus Media Group (CMG) led by CMG CEO Zhou Zhixing took part in a wide-ranging discussion of

  • February 13, 2014
    Stephen Roach

    In his new book, Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China, Stephen Roach examines the pitfalls of the current U.S.-China economic relationship.

  • December 19, 2013
    Michael Yahuda

    Since the end of the Cold War, China and Japan have faced each other as powers of relatively equal strength for the first time in their long history. As the two great powers of East Asia, the way they both compete and cooperate with each other, and the way they conduct their relations in the new era, will play a big part in the evolution of the region as a whole.

  • November 22, 2013

    On the third and last stop of her U.S. visit, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong was honored at a cultural symposium and luncheon at Carnegie Hall on November 22, co-hosted by the National Committee and the Chinese Consulate General in New York. The symposium, on Sino-American cultural exchange and cooperation, featured the signing of five cultural cooperation agreements and was attended by a diverse group of American leaders in the fields of the arts and education.

  • November 13, 2013

    The new book, Challenge to China, by Jerome A. Cohen and Margaret K Lewis, draws attention to an underappreciated aspect of legal reforms in Taiwan and asks how Taiwan’s experience might be relevant to its neighbor across the Taiwan Strait. 

  • November 8, 2013

    The National Committee welcomed Ambassador Jin Yongjian, head of the China Society for People’s Friendship Studies, for a roundtable discussion on topics ranging from educational exchanges to the upcoming midterm elections in the United States.

  • October 10, 2013

    The Taiping Rebellion was one of the costliest civil wars in human history. Tens of millions of people lost their lives as Chinese rebels, imperial armies, and local militias clashed across the Yangzi Delta. 

  • October 3, 2013

    China will soon have the world’s largest economy, but authors Damien Ma and William Adams argue that China’s economic growth will constrain it, not empower it.

  • September 18, 2013

    In The China Fallacy: How the U.S. Can Benefit from China’s Rise and Avoid Another Cold War, Donald Gross challenges attempts to contain China and warns against protectionism.

  • September 9, 2013

    To celebrate the release of the English-language edition of a new collection of speeches and writings by former premier Zhu Rongji during his term as vice premier of China, the National Committee

  • August 28, 2013

    The trial of Bo Xilai, former Party Secretary of Chongqing, has been called the most important political trial in China in decades. On Wednesday, August 28 the National Committee convened a discussion with two American experts on Chinese legal development and politics, Ira Belkin and Cheng Li, respectively.

  • July 11, 2013

    At the conclusion of the fifth round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in Washington, D.C., the National Committee on US-China Relations co-hosted a reception and dinner with the U.S.-China Business Council, honoring Chinese participants Vice Premier Wang Yang and State Councilor Yang Jiechi, and U.S. participants Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

  • June 27, 2013

    Commentators have long debated whether the space for civil society is growing or shrinking in China, or whether the concept of civil society is even relevant to China. But to many of those working in the civil society sector in China, the picture is quite clear. Two major trends are emerging in China's civil society space: the rapid growth of grassroots NGOs and the increased use of public advocacy, carried out by actors ranging from NGO networks to microbloggers. 

  • June 13, 2013

    Chinese in America endured abuse and discrimination in the late 19th century, but they had a leader and a fighter in Wong Chin Foo (1847–1898), whose story is a forgotten chapter in the struggle for equal rights in America. 

  • June 13, 2013

    Not since Nixon met Mao in ’72 have the top leaders from the United States and China engaged in such extended informal discussions as they did last week at Sunnylands.

  • June 11, 2013

    China is undergoing the largest migration in human history: Since the mid-1980s, roughly 300 million people have moved from China's countryside into its cities; between now and 2025, its expected that another 300 million Chinese will make their ways in. Without appropriate urban planning, design, and construction focused on sustainable development, the consequences of this massive urbanization could be dire for China and the world.

  • May 16, 2013

    In The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction James Millward explores the historical background against which the silk road flourished, discusses the significance of old-world intercultural exchange, and puts the silk road into the context of world history. Professor Millward will discuss the historical significance and contemporary uses of the silk road at a National Committee program on May 16 at the Institute of International Education in New York City. Click below for a podcast interview with James Millward:

  • May 6, 2013

    Lee Kuan Yew, the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, is known around the world as an innovative leader and respected scholar of global strategy. Lee has been a mentor to every Chinese leader from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping, and a counselor to every U.S. president from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama.

  • May 2, 2013

    In her new book, Civil Society in China: The Legal Framework from Ancient Times to the “New Reform Era,” Catholic University Professor Karla Simon provides both an historical and contemporary anal

  • April 10, 2013

    The United States-China relationship is at a critical juncture as both countries undergo great changes.

  • March 18, 2013

    At a National Committee program on Monday, March 18 Richard Bush, a senior fellow at Brookings, discussed his new book at Dorsey & Whitney in New York City.

  • March 15, 2013

    In 2008 when Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, was working on his book, China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know, China was in the headlines: it was the year of the Olympic Games, a major earthquake in Sichuan, demonstrations in Tibet, environmental protests in the Yangzi Delta, and nationalist outbursts in Beijing.

  • February 21, 2013

    Over the past decades China has experienced massive urbanization: its cities are now home to 10% of the world’s population and over 50% of the Chinese population. In The Chinese City, Weiping Wu and Piper Gaubatz explore how Chinese cities display unprecedented dynamism under the country’s growing economic power, challenging conventional urban theories and experiences of cities elsewhere. Dr. Wu discussed her new book at a National Committee program on Thursday, February 21 at the Henry Luce Foundation.

  • February 13, 2013

    Since 2007, the National Committee has run a series of multi-day briefings for mid-career officers in the United States armed services who have been fast-tracked for top leadership positions. The purpose of these seminars is to provide the participants with a general background on China and to brief them on issues not conventionally covered in their military training – such as China’s domestic politics, economic development, business and trade, foreign policy, rule of law, growth of civil society, environmental concerns and climate change, energy, and the use of soft power.

  • February 12, 2013

    As the greatest coal producing and consuming nation in the world, China would seem an unlikely haven for wind power. Yet the country now boasts a world-class industry that promises to make low-carbon technology more affordable and available to all.

  • February 7, 2013

    Christine Loh, undersecretary for the environment in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, discussed recent developments in Hong Kong as well as environmental issues in Hong Kong and neighboring Guangdong Province on Thursday, February 7 in New York. This National Committee event was co-sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office.  

  • January 24, 2013

    What underlies China’s policies toward the countries of the Middle East? Dr. Pan Guang, vice chairman and professor of political science and history at the Shanghai Center for International Studies of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), discussed his views with moderator Jan Berris, National Committee Vice President, and the audience on January 24, 2013 at Jones Day New York.

  • December 18, 2012 to December 19, 2012

    With the new make-up of China’s highest political bodies no longer a mystery, the question now turns to how these fifth generation leaders will impact the regional and global world orders over the

  • December 12, 2012 to December 13, 2012

    Prominent rights activist, legislator and professor Wu Qing joined the National Committee Vice President Jan Berris in a program co-hosted by the National Committee and Asia Society on December 12, 2012. A well-known public figure in China, Wu Qing has built a reputation as a fearless legislator, human rights activist – particularly on behalf of women, and dedicated teacher. Program Video:

  • December 6, 2012
    Andrew J. Nathan, Andrew Scobell

    Despite its impressive size and population, economic vitality, and drive to upgrade its military capabilities, China remains a vulnerable nation surrounded by powerful rivals and potential foes.

  • October 4, 2012

    The National Committee hosted a public program with Fred P. Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, on U.S.-China trade tensions and opportunities.

  • October 3, 2012 to October 4, 2012
    Sidney Rittenberg, Irv Drasnin

    Sidney Rittenberg may not have the nine lives of a cat, but he has lived at least three: first, he spent his childhood in Charleston, S.C., going on to college in North Carolina; he then moved to China at the end of World War II, observing and participating in the Chinese revolution, remaining there for the next 35 years; he returned to the United States in 1980 to become a highly regarded consultant, advising major corporate clients on doing business in China.

  • July 30, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • April 25, 2012

    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.

  • April 13, 2012

    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

    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

  • March 8, 2012

  • March 7, 2012
    David M. Finkelstein

    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

  • February 27, 2012 to February 28, 2012

    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
    Xi Jinping

    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 to January 19, 2012

    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 to December 9, 2011

    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 to December 1, 2011

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • August 25, 2011

    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

    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
    Henry A. Kissinger

    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:

  • May 24, 2011

    National Committee Director Dr. Kenneth Lieberthal discussed his new book, Managing the China Challenge: How to Achieve Corporate Success in the People's Republic, during a public program on May 24, 2011. Dr. Lieberthal's book focuses on the implications of China's political economy for multinational corporate strategies.

  • May 19, 2011

    At a National Committee public program on May 19, author Michael Meyer discussed living in one of Beijing's oldest hutongs, a traditional alleyway neighborhood which defined the city's layout for centuries. Mr. Meyer's first book, The Last Days of Old Beijing, chronicles the destruction of many of these neighborhoods as the city was redesigned for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

  • April 25, 2011

    Susan Shirk, professor of political science at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego, discussed how the Internet and media are changing Chinese politics and vice versa during a National Committee program on April 25. Video of the program can be found below.

  • April 13, 2011

    The National Committee co-hosted a program with the New York University School of Law featuring Ira Belkin, program officer for law and rights at the Ford Foundation in Beijing. Mr. Belkin discussed recent developments in China’s criminal justice system. The program was moderated by National Committee President Stephen Orlins and NYU School of Law Professor Jerome Cohen and took place on April 13 at NYU’s School of Law.

  • April 7, 2011

    In early March, China’s central government proposed a defense budget for 2011 that increases military spending nearly 13 percent over 2010.

  • March 15, 2011

    Some 130,000 students from China now study a variety of fields in colleges and universities around the United States. What about the first Chinese students in this country? In a lecture and discussion at the Luce Foundation offices in New York, Edward Rhoads shared stories and research from his new book Stepping Forth into the World: The Chinese Educational Mission to the United States, 1872-81, which examines the individual and collective histories of the first 120 Chinese students in the United States.

  • February 14, 2011

    With the rise of tensions in Northeast Asia over the past few months, understanding the complex interactions among China, Japan and the two Koreas has become more important than ever, as has understanding the effect such tensions have on the United States and its interaction with these countries. The National Committee, in cooperation with the Japan Society, brought together three experts to provide insights into the current state of the regional security relationships: the Brookings Institution’s Richard Bush, the Eurasia Group’s Ian Bremmer, and Johns Hopkins University’s Kent Calder.

  • January 20, 2011

    Chinese President Hu Jintao expressed confidence in the current U.S.-China relationship and optimism for future cooperation at a luncheon in Washington, DC, co-hosted by the National Committee and the US-China Business Council. The luncheon was held on January 20, 2011 at Marriott Wardman Park hotel, in cooperation with nine other organizations.

  • November 2, 2010 to November 3, 2010

    National Committee Director Edward Steinfeld discussed his new book, Playing Our Game: Why China's Rise Doesn't Threaten the West (Oxford University Press, 2010), at a Jones Day program on

  • September 22, 2010 to September 23, 2010

    His Excellency Wen Jiabao, Premier of People’s Republic of China, expressed optimism about the future of U.S.-China bilateral relations at a dinner co-hosted in his honor by the National Committee and the US-China Business Council. Held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City, the dinner began with remarks by Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who both marveled at China’s rapid growth and stressed the importance of the bilateral relationship.

  • June 23, 2010

    Ambassador Nicholas Platt discussed his new book China Boys: How U.S.

  • April 29, 2010

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Joseph Kahn discussed the challenges of writing about China from the perspectives of an academic and a journalist at Jones Day in New York. Dr. Wasserstrom is a professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, and Mr. Kahn is deputy foreign editor of The New York Times.

  • April 20, 2010

    The National Committee hosted an evening of stories and reflection with Jerome Alan Cohen on Tuesday, April 20 in New York City. National Committee President Stephen A. Orlins interviewed his law school professor, mentor and friend as we celebrated Professor Cohen’s 80th birthday.

  • April 16, 2010

    Ma Zhengang, former Chinese ambassador to the United Kingdom and current president of the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), visited the National Committee office for a small, off-the-record roundtable discussion. Ambassador Ma was joined by scholars from CIIS and Peking University, and an official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • April 7, 2010

    On April 7, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations held a roundtable discussion with Professor David Zweig. He examined China’s search for energy and other resources and its impact on Sino-American relations. Professor Zweig proposed that, while China is rising as a world power, it is simplistic to say that this is China’s century: China is rising but doing so within a system that is still dominated by the United States, the “hegemon.” We should not think about China’s rise without considering the role and the responses of the United States.

  • April 1, 2010

    Former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs Timothy P. Stratford discussed challenges in U.S.-China economic relations in an off-the record program at the Covington and Burling office in New York on April 1, 2010. He highlighted some of the core trade issues in the U.S.-China relationship, discussed the available tools and approaches for addressing these issues, and described the complex context in which these tools may be used.

  • February 10, 2010

    The National Committee held a roundtable discussion with Ira Belkin on February 10, 2010 in New York. Belkin shared his insights on trends in human rights and the rule of law in China. He also discussed the Ford Foundation’s work in these areas. The proceedings of the roundtable were off-the-record.

  • February 9, 2010

    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.

  • February 9, 2010

    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 C

  • February 8, 2010

    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 to January 13, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • July 28, 2009 to July 29, 2009

    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.

  • July 13, 2009

    The National Committee welcomed Dr. Lai Shin-yuan, minister of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, for a roundtable discussion on July 13. Dr.

  • June 11, 2009

    Dr. Ashley Esarey, An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, and Dr.

  • May 1, 2009

    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

    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.

  • March 23, 2009

    On March 8, sixty miles off of Hainan Island, an American surveillance ship, the USNS Impeccable, and five Chinese ships were involved in what Director of National Intelligence Dennis C.

  • March 19, 2009

    The National Committee was delighted to welcome Zhang Jingjing to a roundtable discussion held on March 19, 2009. Ms.

  • March 4, 2009

    The National Committee hosted an informative discussion with Peter Wilson, political counsellor at the British Embassy in Beijing, on March 4, 2009, in New York.

  • January 12, 2009 to January 13, 2009

    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
    John Fugh, J. Stapleton Roy

    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
    Winston Lord, James Lilley, Joseph Prueher, J. Stapleton Roy, James R. Sasser

    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
    Huang Mengfu

    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
    Pan Guang

  • November 10, 2008
    Cui Liru

    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
    Sun Chao

    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
    Victor K. Fung

    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

    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 to August 24, 2008

    During the Beijing Olympics, the National Committee is emailing its members and friends a series of "postcards" from China.

  • June 18, 2008

    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
    Michael Barbalas, John Watkins, James Zimmerman

    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 ra

  • May 13, 2008
    Judge J. Clifford Wallace

    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
    David Shambaugh

    Discussion with author David Shambaugh, professor of political science and international affairs, George Washington University.

  • May 7, 2008
    Admiral Timothy J. Keating

    The evolving security environment in Northeast Asia continues to be a major focus for U.S. Pacific Command.

  • May 6, 2008
    David M. Lampton

    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
    James Filippatos

    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.

  • April 22, 2008
    Alexandra Harney

    Alexandra Harney examines some of the reasons why China is able to offer such low prices on its manufactured goods. She also highlights the consequences of the “China price,” including the health and safety of workers and environmental degradation.

  • April 16, 2008
    A. Tom Grunfeld

    Professor A. Tom Grunfeld led a conference call discussion for National Committee members on April 16, which included a concise historical overview, a summary of the present situation in Tibet and consideration of the implications of recent events for U.S.-China relations and the Beijing Olympics.

  • April 9, 2008
    James Heimowitz

    James Heimowitz, President & CEO, North Asia and Chairman, China of Hill & Knowlton Asia Ltd., gave National Committee members an insider’s view of the media and public relations issues su

  • April 8, 2008
    Sue Williams

    The National Committee and the Asia Society cosponsored the premiere of Young & Restless in China, a documentary film that follows the lives of nine young Chinese over the course of four years.

  • March 24, 2008
    Douglas Paal, Shelley Rigger

    The National Committee convened a conference call program for its members on the morning of March 24, to discuss the outcome of the March 22 Taiwan presidential election.

  • March 19, 2008
    Jack Perkowski

    Jack Perkowski, chairman and CEO of ASIMCO Technologies, gave National Committee members and guests a snapshot view of his experiences in building an automotive parts business in China.

  • February 26, 2008
    Rob Bradley, Joanna Lewis

    The December 2007 UN-sponsored Bali climate summit highlighted the main challenge to negotiating a post-Kyoto framework to address climate change: American and Chinese unwillingness to accept bind

  • January 8, 2008
    David Denoon

    David Denoon, an economist and political scientist on the faculty of New York University, gave National Committee members and guests an overview of the key findings of his recently published study, The Economic and Strategic Rise of China and India: Asian Realignments After the 1997 Financial Crisis. This public program was held on the evening of January 8 in New York.

  • January 3, 2008
    Susan Lawrence, John Pomfret, Kellee Tsai, Timothy Weston

    How do academics and journalists write about China? How might they draw upon each others’ work in order to give Americans a more accurate picture of developments – current and historical – in China?

  • October 19, 2007
    Charles W. Freeman III, Janis Lazda, Henry Levine

    Concern about the safety of products imported from China has added a new source of tension to U.S.-China trade relations.

  • October 10, 2007
    James Feinerman, Titi Liu

    China has made great strides in introducing a modern body of law and legal institutions over the course of the past 30 years. In the process, it also has raised the legal awareness and expectations of its citizens. Yet the country still faces major hurdles in enforcing laws, ensuring an independent judiciary and facilitating the access of ordinary citizens to the legal system.

  • September 24, 2007
    Ted Plafker

    Ted Plafker is a Beijing-based correspondent for The Economist. In his book, Doing Business in China: How to Profit in the World’s Fastest Growing Market, he highlights promising economic sectors, provides information on China’s legal landscape, and offers advice on how to promote and distribute products to Chinese consumers, among other topics.

  • July 24, 2007
    Rob Gifford

    National Public Radio correspondent Rob Gifford traveled along China’s Route 312, from the dynamic metropolis of Shanghai to the remote border region with Kazakhstan. In China Road, Mr.

  • May 1, 2007
    Dennis Blair, Carla Hills

    In April 2007, the Council on Foreign Relations published the report of the independent task force it had convened to consider to a range of critical issues in the U.S.-China relationship.

  • April 23, 2007
    Richard Bernstein, Joe Kahn

    This public program examined had a “then and now” focus, as it examined how the work of foreign journalists in China has changed in the 35 years since the signing of the Shanghai Communique.

  • April 17, 2007
    Fang Xinghai

    Fang Xinghai, an alumnus of the National Committee’s Young Leaders Forum and former deputy director of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, became deputy di

  • April 11, 2007
    Bates Gill

    In his book, Rising Star: China’s New Security Diplomacy, Bates Gill, Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies, traces the shift in China’s security diplomacy to several factors, among them its concern with American primacy in the post-Cold War world, its vision for its own peaceful rise and the emergence of “new thinkers” in China who have provided the theoretical underpinnings for a more pragmatic approach.

  • March 7, 2007
    Wang Jisi

    At this program, Professor Wang Jisi, dean, School of International Studies, Peking University, reprised one of the themes raised in his 2005 Foreign Affairs article, “China’s Search for Stability with America,” (see the Sept/Oct 2005 Foreign Affairs issue) and focused on areas where Chinese and American interests converge and diverge in Asia.

  • May 3, 2006
    Lucian Pye, Robert A. Scalapino

    Professor Lucian Pye and Professor Robert A. Scalapino, two distinguished scholars in the field of U.S.-China relations who have served as National Committee chairmen, discussed the founding of the National Committee, its work over the past 40 years and the role it might play in the future at a May 3 anniversary program in New York City. National Committee chair Carla Hills welcomed the many current and former directors, members and guests who attended the program.

  • April 20, 2006

    On April 20, 2006, the National Committee co-hosted a dinner in Washington, DC in honor of Hu Jintao, president of the People’s Republic of China.

  • October 11, 2005
    Christopher Hill

    In his remarks, Ambassador Hill underscored the essential role of multilateralism in the Six-Party process, as it provided the means for different countries with the same interests to bear on the challenge of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula.