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.
In 1975, when future president George H.W. Bush was stymied in his efforts to meet future PRC leader Deng Xiaoping, the National Committee played matchmaker. Bush, head of the U.S. Liaison Office, joined our delegation of civic leaders in a meeting with Deng, then first vice premier.