October 2015 e-Newsletter

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National Committee Receives Chinese President Xi Jinping
President Xi Jinping delivered the only public policy speech of his recent U.S. visit at a dinner co-hosted by the National Committee in Seattle. More info >>

Watch President Xi's speech (Chinese) | Read the transcript | View photos

This event continues a long Committee tradition of hosting events honoring visiting Chinese heads of state. View more senior leader events on our website >>

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NCUSCR to Honor Blackstone's Stephen Schwarzman and Pfizer's Ian Read 
The National Committee will hold its annual black-tie Gala Dinner on Wednesday, October 14, at New York's Plaza Hotel. The evening will recognize Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman, co-founder, and CEO of Blackstone, and Ian C. Read, chairman and CEO of Pfizer, Inc. Both companies are dedicated supporters of the Committee and of constructive Sino-American relations. Their long-term investments and philanthropy in China have helped strengthen bilateral relations.

See who's supporting >>
75 U.S. Venues Participate in the 2015 CHINA Town Hall
A record number of venues tuned in for our live webcast discussion on Chinese foreign direct investment in the United States featuring former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day, and Rhodium Group's Daniel Rosen, in conversation with NCUSCR President Stephen Orlins.

On the same evening, each venue also hosted an on-site discussion on a topic of interest to the local community, led by an NCUSCR-selected China specialist.

Watch the video >> | See which venues participated >>More on this program >>
Committee Welcomes Its Professional Fellows Program Participants
This week the Committee welcomed 11 NGO professionals from China and Mongolia who have come to the States as part of a multi-year NGO capacity-building project sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The NCUSCR arranged month-long placements for these fellows at nonprofits focusing on issue areas such as the environment, legal aid, philanthropy, and community-building among marginalized communities.

More on this program >> | Watch a reflection video from spring 2015 Fellows >>

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 30, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
NCUSCR, New York City

One Country, Two Systems
Join Hong Kong Secretary of Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung for a discussion on the current status of Hong Kong-Mainland relations and the overall implementation of the "One Country, Two Systems" policy.
Tuesday, November 10, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Jones Day, New York City

The China Challenge
Thomas Christensen, director of the China and the World Program at Princeton, argues against the zero-sum vision that China's rise is a threat to U.S. leadership, describing a new paradigm in which the real challenge lies in dissuading China from regional aggression while encouraging the country to contribute to the global order.
Monday, November 23, late afternoon

2015 Barnett-Oksenberg Lecture
David M. Lampton, director of the China Studies Program at SAIS, will deliver the keynote address at the tenth annual Barnett-Oksenberg Lecture on Sino-American Relations, the first and only ongoing lecture series on U.S.-China relations to take place on the Mainland.

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Save the Date!
Monday, November 23, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
New York City

Simon Winchester Explores the Pacific
In Pacific, acclaimed author Simon Winchester takes an expansive look at the world's grandest body of water and identifies three issues involving the Pacific that will continue to play out in our century: the commercial exploitation of the ocean's resources, global warming and environmental pollution, and China's political ambitions in the region.

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Reflecting on the Obama-Xi Summit
NCUSCR PIP fellow Sheena Greitens and our board vice chair J. Stapleton Roy reflect on President Xi Jinping's first state visit to the United States and its implications for U.S.-China relations in an on-the-record teleconference moderated by Stephen Orlins.

Listen to the teleconference >> | More info >>
China, the United States, and the Future of Central Asia
David Denoon discusses the behavior and strategies of the five Central Asian countries, and their relations with each other as well as with China, Russia, and the United States.

Watch the video >> | More info >>

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