CHINA Town Hall connects leading China experts with Americans around the country for a national conversation on the implications of China’s rise on U.S.-China relations and its impact on our towns, states, and  nation.  The National Committee is proud to partner with a range of institutions and community groups, colleges and universities, trade and business associations, and world affairs councils to bring this important national conversation to local communities around America for the 14th consecutive year.

In light of the growing downturn in U.S.-China relations over the past year, CHINA Town Hall has expanded from a single night into a multi-night series of programming to address the range of issues confronting the relationship. The series will kick off with a keynote event with renowned investor Ray Dalio, followed by events on three subsequent evenings, each focused on a specific issue area: economics and trade, climate and health, and society and culture. In addition, a fifth Mandarin-language event will be held for Chinese-speaking audiences in the United States, China, and around the world.


2020 CHINA Town Hall Events

 


Keynote Event

CHINA Town Hall: Ray Dalio

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST

 

Join renowned investor, philanthropist and New York Times best-selling author Ray Dalio for the CHINA Town Hall keynote on the forces that underpin the most important global issues of our time, and the critical roles of the United States and China in an era of monumental worldwide change.

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Additional Events

CHINA Town Hall: Society & Culture

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST

 

Explore the fascinating role that sports, food, and film play in the U.S.-China relationship: MLB China baseball operations manager Raymond Chang, Forbes 30 Under 30 restaurateur Lucas Sin, and film producer Janet Yang examine how aspects of our shared humanity can forge unique ties during times of political tensions, and how these rich intersections enhance American and Chinese society.

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CHINA Town Hall: U.S. Perspectives in Chinese

Monday, November 16, 2020 | 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. EST

 

In a Chinese-language conversation, American experts on China Robert Daly, June Mei, and Matt Sheehan will share insights about the ways that Sino-American relations have affected the lives of every American, how perceptions of China are changing as a result, and the ways both societies can learn to view one another through the lens of our shared humanity.

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CHINA Town Hall: Economics & Trade

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST

 

As trade tensions, political frictions, and COVID-19 fuel growing uncertainties in the highly interdependent U.S.-China economic relationship, a special conversation among American and Chinese experts Amy Celico, Huang Yiping, and Andy Rothman will examine current trade issues, opportunities for post-COVID economic growth, and prospects for the future of Sino-American economic ties.

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CHINA Town Hall: Health & Climate

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST

 

As the United States and China face an increasing array of global issues, cooperation and coordination between the world's two great powers will be essential. Margaret Hamburg, Ryan Hass, and Angel Hsu examine this dynamic from the perspectives of climate change and global health, as both countries address the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

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Check back as we continue to update this webpage with more information and resources in the lead-up to CHINA Town Hall 2020.
For any questions, please send us an email at CTH@ncuscr.org.

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