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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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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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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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25Jun
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Understanding China’s Political System featured Susan Lawrence as our speaker and Colin Willett as our moderator. USAI’s Vice President of Engagement, Rachel MacKnight, provided the introductory and closing remarks. Lawrence covered the nuances of China’s political system, including the detailed powers and responsibilities of various departments, agencies, and people.

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18Jun
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U.S.-China Strategic Interaction: The Importance of Military-to-Military Ties featured Dr. Robert Sutter as our speaker and Carter Cornick as our moderator. USAI’s Vice-President of Engagement, Rachel MacKnight, provided the introductory and closing remarks. Dr. Sutter covered U.S. policy towards China, the rise of China, and future prospects for U.S.-China relations.

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06Jun
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The first China 101 session of 2018, Understanding China, features Robert Daly, the Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the U.S. Daly uses a historical lens to analyze oscillating U.S.-China relations and both countries’ changing positions in a multilateral world.

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