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    The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations offers the following internship opportunities. Click to learn more:

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    Daya Martin joined the National Committee in April 1999 as the administrative assistant. Prior to joining the Committee, she taught English as a second language in New York City.

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    Jonathan Lowet joined the National Committee in 2004. During his tenure, he has focused on building its next-generation programs. He oversees the Committee's Congressional education efforts, including leading staff trips to China and programming its Hill Briefings for New Members of Congress, and its "40-Under-40"-style Young Leaders Forum.

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    Margot E. Landman joined the National Committee in June 2002 as director of the U.S.-China Teachers Exchange Program (TEP). As senior director for education programs from 2003 until early 2019, she continued running TEP until the end of its 18-year run in 2014. She now oversees a variety of programs at the Committee, including the Professional Fellows Program, public events, and an on-going series on the Chinese International NGO Management Law.

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    Jan Berris has been with the National Committee on United States-China Relations since 1971 – beginning as program associate, moving on to program director, and then vice president. She is responsible for overseeing all program activities of the Committee. This includes being actively involved in preparation and operations for the visits to the United States of hundreds of Chinese delegations (including the 1972 Chinese Ping Pong Team, the first PRC group to come to this country), and sending hundreds of American delegations to China (she has traveled to China over 165 times since 1973, with people and groups as diverse as a tennis team and a Supreme Court Justice). It also includes developing such ongoing flagship programs as the Public Intellectuals Program, U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium, Young Leaders Forum, and the Committee’s Track II projects. At the request of the State Department, she coordinated Chinese press activities during Premier Deng Xiaoping's February 1979 visit to the United States, and has been the lead for the Committee’s hosting of major welcoming events for all of the senior-most Chinese leaders.

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    Steve Orlins has been president of the National Committee since 2005. Prior to that, he was the managing director of Carlyle Asia and the chairman of the board of Taiwan Broadband Communications, one of Taiwan's largest cable television and high speed internet providers. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Orlins was a senior advisor to AEA Investors Inc., a New York based leveraged buyout firm, with responsibility for AEA's business activities throughout Asia.

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    The National Committee's knowledgeable staff has decades of collective experience working with and creating programs for mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Staffers come to the Committee with a variety of experiences, including from both the public and private sectors. Please follow the links on the right to learn more.  

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    The National Committee on United States-China Relations is a nonprofit educational organization that encourages understanding of China and the United States between citizens of both countries. The Committee's continuity of experience and depth of associations with senior officials and distinguished citizens of China and the United States make it a unique national resource. Established in 1966 by a broad coalition of scholars and civic, religious, and business leaders, the Committee was founded in the belief that vigorous debate of China policy among Americans was essential and that balanced public education could clarify U.S. interests and strengthen our foreign policy. Similarly, the founders believed that over time dialogue with Chinese citizens would enhance mutual understanding, a basic requirement for stable and productive relations.

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    The National Committee on United States-China Relations promotes understanding and cooperation between the United States and Greater China in the belief that sound and productive Sino-American relations serve vital American and world interests.

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    For press inquiries, please contact: Joseph Weed Director of Communications ​jweed@ncuscr.org 646-604-8001

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    For more than half a century, the National Committee has been on the front lines of the dynamic Sino-American relationship, from the historic U.S. tour of the Chinese table tennis team to President Xi Jinping's 2015 visit to Seattle. Throughout our history, we have fostered constructive relations for the benefit of both countries and the global community. As the relationship has evolved and grown in complexity over time, the National Committee has responded to immediate crises and systemic shifts by providing a platform for dialogue and by creating relevant, high-impact programs.

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    The inaugural CHINA Town Hall webcast speaker was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Christensen. The discussion was moderated by National Committee President Stephen A. Orlins. Video no longer available.

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