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    The Land Use and Public Participation program provided opportunities for sharing the successes and challenges of the American and Chinese experiences of public participation in land use decisions. Government officials, scholars, and experts in both countries benefited from this timely program, which was conducted in three phases in 2009.

  • Program

    The National Committee hosted a roundtable discussion with Ambassador Wu Jianmin, former Chinese ambassador to France and former president of the China Foreign Affairs University on September 9, 2009, in New York. Ambassador Wu was joined by Ambassador Lü Fengding, former Chinese ambassador to Sweden; Dr. Zhang Yuyan, director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; and Ms. Xu Heming, deputy director of the Foreign Ministry Department of Policy Planning.

  • Public Event

    In honor of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the National Committee is e-mailing its members and friends a series of “postcards” from China. The cards, intended to capture a sense of the proceedings in Beijing, come from friends of the Committee attending events, observing the activities around them, and reflecting on what they see and hear.

  • Public Event

    The National Committee welcomed Dr. Lai Shin-yuan, minister of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, for a roundtable discussion on July 13. Dr. Lai previously served as a National Security Council advisor in Chen Shui-bian’s administration and a legislator representing the Taiwan Solidarity Union party from 2005 to 2008. President Ma Ying-jeou crossed party lines to ask Dr.

  • Public Event

    Dr. Ashley Esarey, An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, and Dr. Yang Guobin, associate professor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard College, Columbia University, spoke about the internet and Chinese society and the Green Dam software controversy on June 11, 2009 in New York. Each discussed ongoing changes in internet restrictions and the predicted ramifications of increased government control.

  • Public Event

    The National Committee was delighted to welcome Zhang Jingjing to a roundtable discussion held on March 19, 2009. Ms. Zhang, an environmental litigator, first came to the United States in 2005 as a participant in a National Committee program on strengthening the work of legal aid centers in China; she reported that the program had changed her, inspiring her to encourage active public participation towards environmental protection in China.

  • Program

    In 1989, after the National People's Congress adopted legislation that permitted Chinese citizens to sue their government, the National Committee invited a delegation of seven Chinese legal experts — responsible for drafting legislation guiding government liability — to study the American legal system.

  • Program

    In the summer of 1996, the National Committee brought together a group of NGO experts from the United States, Canada, and Thailand to meet with NGO leaders in Greater China.

  • Program

    In 1990, as Congress debated whether to renew trade benefits for China after the break over Tiananmen, the National Committee organized the first post-Tiananmen visit of a high-level Chinese delegation to the United States. Led by Shanghai mayor and future PRC premier Zhu Rongji, the delegation included former Shanghai mayor Wang Daohan and the mayors of Wuhan, Chongqing, Taiyuan, Hefei, and Ningbo — six of China's largest and most outward-looking cities.

  • Public Event

    The National Committee hosted a ground-breaking visit to the United States by a ten-person delegation focusing on human rights, philanthropy, and economics. Led by Huang Mengfu, chairman of the China Foundation for Human Rights Development, the group was in the United States (New York, Washington, D.C. and Boston) November 16 through 24, 2008. The visit came at an opportune time, closely following China’s announcement that it is drafting a national action plan to protect human rights.

  • Public Event

    On June 18, 2008, the National Committee co-hosted a dinner in Washington, DC, in honor of Wang Qishan, Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. Informally concluding the 4th round of the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED), the dinner provided the occasion for Vice Premier Wang and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Paulson to give public addresses concerning SED’s progress.

  • Program

    The Master Teacher China Seminar is a half-day of China programming for some of the top educators in the country.

  • Public Event

    Professor A. Tom Grunfeld led a conference call discussion for National Committee members on April 16, which included a concise historical overview, a summary of the present situation in Tibet and consideration of the implications of recent events for U.S.-China relations and the Beijing Olympics.

  • Public Event

    Discussion with author David Shambaugh, professor of political science and international affairs, George Washington University. Audio of the event is available on the website of the Asia Society, the event co-sponsor.

  • Program

    Watch the national webcast with Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state and national security advisor. CHINA Town Hall 2018 took place at 100+ venues across the United States and China on October 9, 2018. The national webcast was preceded or followed by in-person discussions with China specialists at each of the venues.

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