Briefings

13Aug
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The 12th Congressional staff delegation to China, organized by the US-Asia Institute and the National People’s Congress (NPC), sent Congressional staff to Beijing, Sichuan Province, and Tibet. The trip was from August 4 to August 13, 2018 and  US-Asia Institute Chairman Glenn Lau-Kee traveled with the delegation. Welcome back!  

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07Aug

Kenneth Walsh, USAI’s Global Leadership Board Chairman and Director of Project Development at Fairfield Maxwell, recently met with Secretary-General of ASEAN H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi to discuss US-ASEAN relations and explore possible collaborations. Initiated in 2015, the Global Leadership Board (GLB) is the US-Asia Institute’s international advisory board. It was created to extend USAI’s outreach...

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25Jul
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The Future of Trade on the Korean Peninsula featured Young Jin Jang, Minister for Economic Affairs at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea as our speaker. Eileen Block from The Asan Institute for Policy studies was the moderator . Axel Catellier from Us-Asia institute provided the introductory and closing remarks. Thank you to everyone...

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23Jul
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The Importance of U.S.-China Financial Connectivity featured Richard Nash as our speaker and Shantell Isaac as our moderator. USAI’s Congressional Circle member Chris McCannell provided the introductory and closing remarks. Mr. Nash used his position as Vice President and Head of Global Relations at Paypal to discuss Paypal’s experience conducting business in the context of...

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23Jul
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From June 25 – July 20, 2018 the 11th Annual USAI-Szymanski Rule of Law Program for Chinese students took place in Washington, DC. For four weeks each summer, this program hosts a small group of English-fluent Chinese law students in Washington, DC to meet U.S. officials and observe the U.S. legal and political system. On weekdays, they attended...

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19Jul
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A Battle for Influence on the Korean Peninsula featured Troy Stangarone from the Korea Economic Institute of America and Mark E. Manyin from the Congressional Research Service as our featured speakers. Dan Aum from The National Bureau of Asian Research was our moderator. Rachel MacKnight, USAI’s Vice President of Global Engagement provided the introductory remarks. We thank...

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16Jul
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The Impact of China’s Energy and Environmental Challenges featured Dr. Judith Shapiro as our speaker and Jane Leggett as our moderator. USAI’s Congressional Circle member and Executive Director of Small Business Finance Association, Steve Denis provided the introductory remarks. Dr. Shapiro aimed to put a human face on China’s environmental issues, using images to highlight...

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16Jul
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The 118th Congressional Staff Delegation to China, organized by the US-Asia Institute and the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA), sent Texas District Directors to Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Xi’an. The trip was from July 7 to July 15, 2018 and had a focus on energy. Welcome back!

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09Jul
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China’s Influence Abroad: What it Means for the U.S. featured Dr. Yukon Huang as our speaker and Dr. Thomas Lum as our moderator. USAI’s Congressional Circle member and Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy at American Refugee Committee, Jeremy Haldeman provided the introductory and closing remarks. Dr. Huang discussed conventional wisdom in foreign policy versus...

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08Jul
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The 11th Congressional Staff Delegation to China, organized by the US-Asia Institute and the National People’s Congress (NPC), traveled to Beijing, Chongqing, and Sichuan Province. The trip was from June 29 to July 8, 2019 and was focused on poverty alleviation.

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