Designed to inform policy leaders and opinion shapers, develop the capacity of next generation leaders, foster dialogue and cooperation on cutting-edge issues, and/or facilitate the exchange of ideas through educational exchanges, National Committee programs engage leading citizens in both the United States and China. While some programs select participants through an application process, most are not open to the general public.

Featured Programs

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    China Briefings for Heads of Government Affairs Offices

    Launched in 2018, this new initiative is designed to provide senior corporate leaders with a more holistic view of China, enabling them to better understand the issues faced by their U.S. and China-based staff; it is also designed to better equip them to engage in internal company discussions vis-à-vis China. The briefings touch on issues not routinely examined in the business world, including China’s domestic politics, foreign relations, rule of law, culture, and society.

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    U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on Healthcare

    This new dialogue, established in 2017, examines the effectiveness of the healthcare systems in China and the United States and recommends ways to better measure and manage the delivery and efficiency of healthcare in the two countries.

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    U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on Maritime Issues & International Law

    This dialogue convenes American and Chinese legal experts to explore the issues surrounding China’s recent maritime disputes and escalated tensions in the Pacific, better understand the impact on regional and U.S.-China relations, and provide suggestions for improving the management and settlement of current disputes.

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    U.S.-China Track II Economic Dialogue

    For over eight years, this dialogue has brought together leading Chinese and American economists, economic thinkers and business leaders for a day and a half of off-the-record discussions of important issues related to U.S.-China economic relations and the global economic system.

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    Public Intellectuals Program

    The National Committee is pleased to announce the selection of 21 new fellows for the fifth round of our Public Intellectuals Program (PIP) and the renewal of a generous grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York that makes the program possible. Launched in 2005, PIP is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of China specialists who, in the tradition of earlier China hands, have the interest and potential to venture outside of academia to engage with the public and policy community.

Did you know…?

In the early 1980s, the National Committee purchased shoushan (alibaster found in Fujian) stone topped by a mythological beast and commissioned a local artist in China to carve the Committee's name in Chinese into it. The resulting seal — nine traditional characters, 美中關系全國委員會, read top to bottom, right to left — quickly became the basis for the National Committee's logo.

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