In conversation with Alison Friedman, Pete Millwood argues that people-to-people exchange between the United States and China influenced bilateral diplomatic relations and contributed to changes in post-Mao China.
Jan Berris tells stories from her Ping Pong Diplomacy days and reflects on the legacy of the ping pong teams’ visits to each country on U.S.-China relations today.
A collection of events, interviews, and photos commemorating the 50th anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy.
Jing Tsu and Pete Millwood discuss cultural exchange in the context of the U.S.-China relationship with Keisha Brown.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
Explore the fascinating role that sports, food, and film play in the U.S.-China relationship: MLB China baseball operations manager Raymond Chang, Forbes 30 Under 30 restaurateur Lucas Sin, and film producer Janet Yang examine how aspects of our shared humanity can forge unique ties during times of political tensions, and how these rich intersections enhance American and Chinese society.
In April 1972, the National Committee made history by hosting the Chinese Table Tennis Team in round two of what became widely known as Ping Pong Diplomacy. The watershed visit — the first-ever of a delegation from the People's Republic of China to the United States — set the Committee on its path of becoming the pre-eminent exchange organization between the United States and China.
In the spring of 2011, The Visionaries, a non-profit educational organization that produces a PBS program by the same name, approached the National Committee to create a documentary on our work and history. Now in its 17th season and hosted by actor Sam Waterston, The Visionaries profiles not-for-profit organizations around the world and is broadcast by PBS stations nationwide.