May 2016 e-Newsletter

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50th Anniversary Activities

With opposition to free trade emerging as a major theme in this election season, what does the future hold for the world's two largest trading nations? Join our 2016 Annual Members Program, featuring former Commerce Secretary Barbara H. Franklin and former U.S. Trade Representatives Carla A. Hills and Susan C. Schwab, for a discussion on the U.S.-China trade and investment relationship. Moderated by National Committee President Steve Orlins, this program is open to the general public.

For more info and a full schedule of events, click here.
Alumni Exclusive!
There’s just about one month remaining to register for the Committee’s 50th Anniversary alumni reunion in Washington, D.C., on June 27! We are delighted to have heard from participants of past NCUSCR delegations, emerging leaders programs, conferences, track II dialogues, and more, and we are hoping that you can join us as well. Please view the online invitation for more details.
Help Us Spread the Word! If you are in touch with fellow program participants, we ask that you forward the invitation to them. The more, the merrier!

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 9, 5:30-7:00 p.m. | Dorsey & Whitney, NYC

China-India Relations
Our 50th Anniversary series continues with author Anja Manuel discussing the important Sino-Indian relationship and its impact on the United States.
Tuesday, May 10, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
NCUSCR, New York City

Maoism at the Grassroots
Join historians Matthew Johnson and Jeremy Brown as they examine the first decades of the People's Republic of China, revealing a surprisingly wide array of individual viewpoints and local experiences.

Tuesday, May 17, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Akin Gump, New York City

Street of Eternal Happiness
Join Rob Schmitz as he launches his new book, a combination of interviews and personal observations of his Shanghai neighbors. Their successes, disappointments, and dreams provide a window on today's China and its hope for the future.

Wednesday, May 18, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Sidley Austin, New York City

China's Economy: Does Growth Have a Future?
Join Arthur Kroeber as he discusses the Chinese economy as it moves in a consumer-driven direction amid demographic and environmental challenges.

More News

Chinese Investment in the U.S. Hits Record Highs
Read the recently released New Neighbors: 2016 Update, our study that documents the impact of China's U.S. investments through the end of 2015 in each state and congressional district.

Read: Full Report | Executive Summary | 摘要 (中文)
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Press: Bloomberg | CNN | FT | Forbes | The Guardian | LA Times | Miami Herald | WSJ
At a Time of Global Energy Transition
Chinese and American energy experts convened in New York last month for a closed-door U.S.-China Energy Track II Dialogue to discuss energy cooperation as the world shifts away from traditional fossil fuels. Organized by NCUSCR and the China Energy Fund Committee, several dialogue members also participated in a public program on the same topic.

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Chinese Diplomats Deepen Understanding of the United States
Fourteen mid-career diplomats posted to the Chinese Embassy, Consulates, and Mission to the U.N., participated in a NCUSCR-run intensive two-week study tour to Colonial Williamsburg, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, and New York.

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NCUSCR Continues Its NGO Capacity Building Project
The National Committee is pleased to continue its work on the Professional Fellows Program, a U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs-funded initiative.

Outbound | Five Americans with expertise in legal aid, child welfare and domestic violence, youth development, and community building among marginalized populations — and whose organizations hosted Chinese Fellows last year — spent two weeks in April working with Chinese program alumni and their colleagues.

Inbound | A new set of eight NGO professionals from China and Mongolia arrived last week to begin month-long fellowships at nonprofits around the country focused on environmental law; teenage pregnancy and sexual abuse; community involvement in conservation; AIDS education, prevention, and services; and labor protection.

Media Library

China and the World: Russia
Dr. Maria Repnikova discusses the Sino-Russian relationship and how the United States should approach it.

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History of China's Foreign Relations
Dr. John Garver explores the dynamic history of the PRC's foreign relations and analyzes China's current foreign policy initiatives.

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China After the Paris Climate Conference
Mark L. Clifford outlines the global and domestic context of China’s energy and environmental policies.

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This Month in NCUSCR History

On May 9, 2006, NCUSCR co-hosted then-Zhejiang Party Secretary Xi Jinping for Zheijiang Week in New York. The event promoted business and trade between the province and the United States. On Xi Jinping's left is Ambassador Liu Biwei, then-Consul General in New York.

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