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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    U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium

    Now in its twelfth year, the U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium is an exciting three-day conference in Washington, D.C. designed to help Chinese graduate students and visiting scholars of all disciplines better understand the complex forces that shape American foreign policy.

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    U.S.-China Track II Energy Dialogue

    American and Chinese experts from academia, think tanks, and industry gather for a two-day dialogue exploring how significant climate change and energy developments are altering each country's energy outlook.

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    Public Intellectuals Program

    Launched by the National Committee in 2005, the Public Intellectuals Program 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.

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    Congressional Staff Delegations to China

    The National Committee sends two to three bi-partisian delegations of Congressional senior staff members to China each year for a study tour to learn first-hand about issues impacting China and the U.S.-China relationship. Delegation members travel to Beijing and other regions of China to meet with counterparts working for China's central, provincial, and municipal governments, as well as with NGO leaders, academics, business leaders, and members of the media.

Did you know…?

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.

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