October 9, 2018

The twelfth annual CHINA Town Hall took place on Tuesday, October 9, at 100+ venues across the United States and Greater China, and featured Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state and national security advisor, as the national webcast speaker.

CHINA Town Hall has two components: (1) an interactive webcast featuring the national webcast speaker, interviewed by National Committee President Stephen Orlins; and (2) an on-site China specialist presenting on a China-related topic of the local partner's choosing. The webcast took place from 6:00 to 6:45 pm EDT, and was preceded or followed (depending on the time zone) by the local speaker's presentation.

The National Committee was proud to partner with a wide range of institutions and community groups, including colleges and universities, world affairs councils, and trade and business associations to implement this program. The Committee would also like to thank its media partner SupChina for its help in promoting the webcast. And of course, we thank our national webcast speaker, the Honorable Condoleezza Rice, as well as the scores of specialists at the 100+ venues, some of whom are local, but many of whom traveled afar to speak to audiences scattered around the United States.

National Webcast Speaker:

Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, and professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC. From January 2005 to 2009, Secretary Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. She also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001 to 2005, the first woman to hold the position. Read Secretary Rice's full bio.

CHINA Town Hall

CHINA Town Hall

China's rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of nearly everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall is a national conversation about China that provides Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.

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