China's rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of just about everyone in the United States. CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, is a national day of programming designed to provide Americans across the United States and beyond the opportunity to discuss issues in the relationship with leading experts.
Chinese president Xi Jinping and his father Xi Zhongxun are just one of several notable father/son duos who have participated in our programs. As Guangdong's governor, the senior Xi led a 1980 provincial leaders delegation to the United States that the Committee arranged. Thirty-two years later the junior Xi, then vice president, was the guest of honor at a National Committee luncheon in Washington, D.C. Other father-son pairs who've engaged with the Committee include Deng Xiaoping/Deng Pufang and Zhu Rongji/Zhu Yunlai.