October 2014
In the Spotlight
President Carter to Headline CHINA Town Hall on 10/16
As national speaker for the 2014 CHINA Town Hall, an annual day of China programming, President Jimmy Carter will provide his thoughts on China and the U.S.-China relationship, and answer questions submitted by audience members at 75 venues across the country via live webcast. Expert-led discussions in each locale will follow.

Other Programs
Tables and individual tickets are available for the National Committee's 2014 Gala Dinner at The Plaza in New York City on Monday, November 10. Join us in honoring Archer Daniels Midland and The Hershey Company for their contributions to U.S.-China relations.

NCUSCR Awarded $400,000 State Dept. Grant to Build NGO Capacity

The Committee is delighted to announce that its proposal to conduct two-way exchanges between emerging Chinese and Mongolian NGO leaders and American experts in the areas of legal aid, environment, philanthropy and community building with marginalized populations has been selected for funding by State's Office of Citizen Exchanges. 


The goal of the new program, underwritten through June 2016, is to develop the capacity and leadership skills of emerging nonprofit leaders and to promote a global professional network among participants and other like-minded professionals. More info available in coming weeks.

Implications of China's Changing Energy Future
Chinese and American energy experts convened in New York for a closed-door U.S.-China Energy Track II Dialogue last month organized by the National Committee and the China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC). Several of the Dialogue members also participated in China Energy 2020a public forum hosted by the National Committee, CEFC, and Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy. The forum examined how China will balance its economic, environmental, and energy goals by the end of the decade, and what China's planned reforms mean for global energy markets, climate change goals, and geopolitics. Keynote remarks were delivered by Zhang Guobao, Former Vice Chairman of China's National Development and Reform Commission, and David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow of Columbia's Center on Global Energy Policy.
President Carter Looks Back on 35 Years of Relations
President Jimmy Carter delivered the keynote at the 2014 Barnett-Oksenberg Lecture, the first and only ongoing lecture series on Sino-American relations to take place on the Chinese mainland. The former president spoke to a capacity crowd of almost 500. This year's commentator was former Shanghai Mayor Xu Kuangdi and the event was moderated by Zhou Mingwei, Honorary President, Shanghai Association of American Studies.

Upcoming Public Events
Wednesday, October 22
Sidley Austin, New York City
5:30-7:00 p.m.

China's Second Continent
Howard French, former New York Times bureau chief in Shanghai and in West and Central Africa, tells the story of China's burgeoning presence in Africa by delving into the lives of Chinese migrants and their African counterparts.

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Save the date! Monday, November 3
Teleconference; Time TBA

After the Fourth Plenum
Following the Fourth Plenum of China's 18th Party Congress, the National Committee will host an on-the-record teleconference with Fordham Law Professor Carl Minzner. Moderated by NCUSCR President Stephen Orlins. Professor Minzner will reflect on the results of the Plenum and its implications for future reforms. A question and answer session will follow his remarks.

Save the Date! Thursday, November 6
Dorsey & Whitney, New York City
5:30-7:00 p.m.

Dr. Nicholas R. Lardy, one of the world's foremost experts on the Chinese economy, traces the increasing role of market forces and argues that the major sources of China's growth in the future will be market-rather than state-driven, with private firms providing the major source of economic growth, the sole source of job creation, and the major contributor to China's still growing role as a global trader.

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New Multimedia
Nationalist Protest in China's Foreign Relations
Dr. Jessica Chen Weiss discusses Chinese government management of nationalist, anti-foreign protests from 1985 to 2012 and their diplomatic consequences. She argues that official response ranges from repression to tolerance to facilitation of such protests - in ways that might surprise the listener.

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