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    This two-way exchange project introduced and facilitated community planning for HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and treatment through training workshops, observation of working models, and dialogue between American and Chinese government officials, public health professionals, and staff of community-based organizations. The main project focuses were the community planning models used by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in particular, and the role of the community in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in general.

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    While a few staff members had joined their bosses on early trips to China made by the Senate and House leadership, it was the National Committee, in the summer of 1976, that sent the first group composed solely of staff members to China. This presaged the MEACA (Mutual Education and Cultural Act) program the Committee currently runs for both D.C and state/district-based staff members.

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    The National Committee is pleased to announce the sixth round of fellows in its Public Intellectuals Program, which 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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    Click here to browse the National Committee's FDI studies, annual reports, China Policy Series, and Notes.

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    The National Committee's membership includes over 700 prominent Americans from all parts of the country. They represent many viewpoints, but share the belief that increased public knowledge of China, U.S.-China relations, and developments in Greater China is vital to the common future of both peoples.

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    The National Committee is most grateful to its institutional funders, including corporations and private foundations for their generous annual contributions. NCUSCR's corporate membership includes America's leading business and professional firms.

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    The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations offers both full- and part-time internships for undergraduate and graduate students. The internship is unpaid, but commuting costs are reimbursed. This is an entry-level position which generally includes a variety of administrative and program assignments.

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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 150 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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