Issue No. 230 | Oct. 13, 2021
Strengthening American capacity for effective engagement
俗语 from Xi Jinping's Speeches
wēi rán yì lì

Meaning: to stand tall and rock-solid; towering majestically; (of a person) to stand up against sb

Original: "辛亥革命永远是中华民族伟大复兴征程上一座巍然屹立的里程碑!"

Translation: "The Revolution of 1911 will always be a towering milestone in the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation."

Source: This speech by Xi Jinping, delivered at a meeting commemorating the 110th anniversary of Xinhai Revolution at the Great Hall of the People on October 9, 2021, has been making headlines for its vow to achieve "peaceful reunification" with Taiwan. We encourage you to read the full text of the speech.
This week’s reading is an important speech by PBOC Governor Yi Gang to the BIS.

Yi covers lots of important ground as he addresses digital finance and the governance and regulation of related financial holding companies, platform companies, data, and privacy. For anyone watching related sectors this is a must read.

Job Opportunities

"The Program Officer (PO) works with the Program Manager (PM) and Resident Program Officer (RPO) in the design and implementation of the China program portfolio. S/he closely monitors and analyzes political and economic developments in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, develops program ideas, identifies program partners, and develops and maintains close relationships with them and with funders. This position will be based with the program team in Washington, DC."

"The Program Officer will be responsible primarily for the administration and operations of overseas programs for Chinese-language learners and for Turkish-language learners and for the administration of assessments for Flagship language programs. The Program Office will also provide support for series of workshops for language instructors and for other activities as needed."

"This position is responsible for providing programmatic, administrative, and research support for a portfolio of projects and countries. The ideal candidate will be able to handle multiple detail-oriented tasks with limited supervision, have a demonstrable interest in economic development and democratic reform in East and Southeast Asia, and work well as part of a diverse team and within a dynamic international organization." 
China Town Hall 2021
Join the National Committee on Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. EDT for a nationwide virtual event, including Q&A with one of America's leading foreign policy commentators. He will examine the challenges and opportunities for both countries as they confront the most critical issues of the 21st century.

CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria will be the featured speaker for CHINA Town Hall 2021, a national conversation on how the U.S.-China relationship affects our cities, towns, and communities. From supply chains to national security, new technologies to climate change, the future of both countries will be determined by their relations with one another and the global community.
The China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) is hosting Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Chad Sbragia to speak at a virtual Town Hall discussion in partnership with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations CHINA Town Hall with Fareed Zakaria. CASI's Program will be held Tuesday, October 19 at 6:00PM EDT and will be followed by the National Committee's program. 
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