January 2016 e-Newsletter

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In the Spotlight

2015 Year in Review
This past year was an outstanding one for the National Committee, with activities as disparate as co-hosting a welcome dinner for President Xi Jinping in Seattle to commissioning a study on Chinese direct investment in the United States (a first for us!). Check out these images highlighting programs and events from our 2015 calendar.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, January 11, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Leaders Speak: Defense Secretaries
Our 50th Anniversary celebrations will begin with the first in our Leaders Speak series: Defense Secretaries Harold Brown, William Perry, William S. Cohen, and Chuck Hagel, in conversation with NCUSCR President Steve Orlins, will reflect on their experiences and lessons learned, as well as their suggestions for the future of the U.S.-China security relationship. Registration closes Friday at noon.
Thursday, February 11, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
NCUSCR, New York City

John Birch, China, and the Cold War
Join National Committee director Terry Lautz, a longtime scholar of U.S.-China relations, as he discusses the extraordinary life and times of John Birch, an American missionary-turned-soldier in pre-communist China who became a polarizing figure in the United States following his violent death just days after Japan's surrender.

December Programs

Education Delegation Gains Insights into U.S. Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Ten officials and administrators from Chinese colleges and universities spent two weeks touring Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Athens, GA, and Seattle, visiting sites where impressive entrepreneurship and innovation are taking place: university incubators and accelerators, social enterprises, and primary and secondary schools.

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Track II Focuses on the Rule of Law & Human Rights
American and Chinese experts from government, academia, and the legal field met in Beijing for the Committee's ongoing Sino-American Dialogue on the Rule of Law and Human Rights. The closed-door meetings focused on the role of government lawyers, judges, and law enforcement, as well as the legal reforms taking place in both countries.

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Congressional Staffers Make First Trip to China
A delegation of senior Senate and House staffers explored China’s economic transition from manufacturer to service provider in Beijing, Hangzhou, and Nanjing. The first-time China visitors, all from state and district offices, focused on China's efforts in sustainable development, urbanization, and innovation, in relation to China's 13th Five Year Plan.

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Media Library

Bringing China to the American Classroom
The curriculum projects created by the American K-12 educators who participated in the summer 2015 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program to China, designed for use by interested educators and covering a variety of topics and levels, are now available on our website.

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