China 101 is a seven-part series which briefs Congressional Staffers on topical issues related to China. The series focuses on China’s historical background, trade policies, military ties, political system, international influence, environmental challenges, and financial connectivity. Past speakers have included experts on China from the Elliott School at George Washington University, Kissinger Institute on China, Congressional Research Service, Center for Strategic and International Studies, CATO Institute, Brookings Institute, and more.
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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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
In conjunction with the U.S. China Working Group, USAI presents: China 101, Session 1: Understanding China with Robert Daly Robert Daly is the Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the U.S. He is a leading authority on Sino-U.S. relations and has worked as a diplomat in Beijing, interpreter for Chinese and U.S. leaders,...Read More
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