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Briefings at the US-Asia Institute cover a variety of subjects with participants from various fields regarding issues significant to U.S.-Asia relations. Generally, all briefings are off-the-record in order to facilitate open and candid discussion. Upcoming briefings will be made known via our mailing list and the homepage of our website.

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Delegation #115 visits Beijing, Guilin, and Shanghai


The 115th Congressional Staff Delegation to China, organized by the US-Asia Institute and the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs (CPIFA) visited Beijing, Guilin, and Shanghai from November 27th to December 7th, 2017. This delegation was comprised of District and State Directors from around the country.Read More

Mine to Ours: a Global Perspective on the Shared Economy


The US-Asia Institute hosted Mine to Ours: A Global Perspective on the Sharing Economy. For this briefing, the Institute recruited panelists from Airbnb China, the Consumer Technology Association, and Heritage Foundation and the Internet Education Foundation to discuss the benefits and challenges created by embracing a, internet-based sector of economy.Read More

Sustaining Development Through Public-Private Partnership


On October 13, the US-Asia Institute was pleased to co-host a Capitol Hill Forum with the Asian Development Bank for a discussion on sustainable development via Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). Read More

RECAP: Japan 101 Congressional Briefing Series, 2017


About The Series: The US-Asia Institute in partnership with the US-Japan Caucus, and with the help of Sasakawa USA hosted the Inaugural Japan 101 Seminar Series in the summer of 2017. This year, more than 200 congressional staff attended at least one Japan 101 seminar. Nearly 60 staffers received a Professional Development Certificate from USAI...Read More

Institute Insider Insights: China Folk House Project


Alison Steinbach, a Program Assistant in the summer of 2017, spent two weeks of July in Yunnan Province’s Tibetan Plateau to assist with a documentation and relocation project of a traditional farmstead house. For more information about the project, see here. In southwestern China – neighboring Tibet and Myanmar, intersected by the “Three Parallel Rivers,”...Read More

2017 China 101 and Rule of Law Reception


On the evening of Wednesday, July 19, the US-Asia Institute held a reception to celebrate the successful conclusion of our annual China 101 Briefing Series and to congratulate the Rule of Law students on the end of their program. The guests of honor included the congressional staff members who attended the China 101 briefings, the six Chinese students who participated in the 10th annual Matthew J. Szymanski Rule of Law program, our Professional Development Fellow Eveleen Wan, and the congressional staff members who have travelled to China with USAI. It was an evening filled with wonderful people and a fantastic spirit. Thank you to all who attended!Read More

Japan 101 Session 3: Crucial Security Perspective- US-Japan Strategic Bonds


At the third and final installment of the 2017 Japan 101 Series, Admiral Dennis Blair, who serves as the Chairman of Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Professor Andrew Oros from Washington College, and Professor Balbina Hwang from Georgetown University spoke about the security challenges surrounding Japan and the military aspect of the US-Japan relationship.Read More

Japan 101 Session 2: US-Japan Trade Policy, TPP 11, and Domestic Politics


The second installment of the 2017 Japan 101 Briefing Series featured two experts on Japan as keynote speakers: Dr. Mireya Solis, the Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies at the Brookings Institution, and Dr. Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow of Japan Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. The two experts spoke about Japan's economic policy and domestic politics in the wake of the ongoing changes in the East Asian region.Read More