• Program

    In February 2005, the National Committee brought seven Chinese legal aid professionals to the United States to spend five weeks examining the governance and administration of American professional legal service organizations.

  • Supporting Material / Related Documents / Survey of Programs on United States-China Relations and Security Issues
  • Program

    In 2003, the Ford Foundation commissioned the National Committee to conduct a survey of programs addressing Sino-American relations and security issues. The resulting report was updated in 2005 and again in 2006.

  • Program

    Under the National Committee's auspices, a delegation of 17 young American political leaders — some serving in elected positions at the state or local level, others leaders of political organizations — visited the People's Republic of China in May 1977. Assembled with the cooperation of the American Council of Young Political Leaders, it was the first such visit of its kind.

  • Program

    Between 2000 and 2005, the National Committee held an essay contest in honor of the late scholar A. Doak Barnett. American and Chinese graduate students submitted 1,500-word essays on topics in U.S.-China relations, with authors of the best essays receiving rewards of $1,000.

  • Program

    George H.W. Bush and Deng Xiaoping met for the first time in October 1975, when an 18-member delegation of American leaders active in public education on world affairs visited China to discuss international issues.

  • Supporting Material / Dates of the U.S.-China Dialogues / U.S.-China Distinguished Citizens Dialogue (1984)

    September 3-17, 1984 – First U.S.-China Dialogue (in U.S.) October 11-25, 1985 – Second U.S.-China Dialogue (in China) March 28-April 12, 1987 – Third U.S.-China Dialogue (in U.S.) February 25-March 1, 1990 – Fourth U.S.-China Dialogue (in China) June 12-23, 1991 – Fifth U.S.-China Dialogue (in U.S.) March 30-April 10, 1993 – Sixth U.S.-China Dialogue (in China) October 5-14, 1994 – Seventh U.S.-China Dialogue (in U.S.) December 1995 – U.S.-China Dialogue postponed June 21-30, 1996 – Eighth U.S.-China Dialogue (in China); co-sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations December 10-20, 1997 – U.S.-China Dialogue (in U.S.); co-sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations 1998 – U.S.-China Dialogue postponed June 25-29, 1999 – Mini Dialogue (in China) January 7-19, 2000 – Tenth U.S.-China Dialogue (in China) June 13-23, 2002 – Eleventh U.S.-China Dialogue (in U.S.)

  • Program

    Started in September 1984 as an off-the-record gathering of leading citizens of China and America, the U.S.-China Dialogue was the first formal instance of Track II diplomacy in the Sino-American relationship. It was held every 12-18 months, alternately in China and the United States, until 2002. 

  • Program

    Launched when only a trickle of Chinese graduate students and scholars came to the United States for study, the Scholar Orientation Program was created to supplement academic training that Chinese scholars received at U.S. institutions by providing them with greater exposure to America's history, culture, and key institutions.

  • Program

    In June 2007, the National Committee worked with long-time partner, the National League of Cities (NLC), and new partner, the League of California Cities (LCC) on a ten-day study tour to Beijing, Qingdao and Shanghai for mayors, city council members, and the NLC and LCC leadership.

  • Supporting Material / Related Documents / Conflict Management Conference
  • Program

    In 2006, ten promising graduate students were selected from the United States to join with ten each from mainland China and Taiwan to participate in a National Committee's conflict resolution program.

  • Supporting Material / Related Documents / Conference on Central-Provincial Fiscal Relations
  • Supporting Material / Related Documents / Conference on Central-Provincial Fiscal Relations
  • Program

    The purpose of these seminars for mid-career U.S. military officers who have been fast-tracked for top leadership positions but do not focus on China in their daily work is to provide them with a background on China and to brief them on issues not conventionally covered in their military training — issues such as China's domestic politics, economic development, business and trade, foreign policy, rule of law, growth of civil society, environmental concerns and climate change, energy, and the use of soft power.

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