Since 2004, the National Committee has been selecting twelve graduating U.S. high school seniors who have received national recognition for their accomplishments to participate in the yearly U.S.-China Student Leaders Exchange. For the young American participants, the heart of the program is a two-week study visit to China during the summer between high school and college. Americans participants learn about China's successes and challenges and have unusual opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with their Chinese counterparts as a consequence of homestays throughout most of the program.
In 1968, NCUSCR executive director Cecil Thomas and other Committee members briefed President Lyndon Johnson on ways to improve U.S.-China relations. Today, we continue our discussions with administration officials and share our Track II consensus papers with them.