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China 101 Briefings 2019

Attendees at Congressional 101 Series Event

Attendees at Congressional 101 Series Event

China 101 Briefings 2019 launched on Monday, June 3 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building (T&I Committee Room).  Mr. Robert Daly, Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at The Wilson Center, gave an introduction to the series titled “Understanding China: Its Past, Its Leaders, and Its Policies” and provided insights into major challenges and prospects for the bilateral relations.  

Now in its ninth year, the China 101 briefing series for congressional staff provides unique insight into timely topics in US-China relations, featuring speakers with firsthand knowledge of China. The series will include 6 one-hour session focused on key areas of interest to US policymakers and their advisors, offering congressional staff the opportunity to hear from and interact with diverse experts. Those who attend at least three of the six sessions will receive a professional development certificate in recognition of their participation. China 101 is organized by the US-Asia Institute, in cooperation with the US-China Working Groups from the US Senate and House of Representatives. 

Seating is limited for sessions in 2167 Rayburn, so please RSVP via Google Forms or email if you plan to attend.



[Speakers will be updated on a weekly basis]

June 3 | Understanding China: Its Past, Its Leaders, and Its Policies
Robert Daly, Director of the Kissinger Institute at the Wilson Center
13:00 - 14:00, 2167 Rayburn HOB

June 10 | US-China Economic Interconnectivity
Erin Ennis, Senior Vice President of the US-China Business Council
13:00 - 14:00, 902 Hart

June 17 | One Country, Two Systems: Understanding Hong Kong
Michael F. Martin, Ph.D., Specialist in Asian Affairs for the Congressional Research Service
Robert Keatley, Former Editor of the South China Morning Post and Wall Street Journal Asia
13:00 - 14:00, 2167 Rayburn

June 24 | Can China Become the World’s Green Leader?
Jennifer L. Turner, Ph.D., Director of the China Environment Forum at the Wilson Center
13:00 - 14:00, 902 Hart

July 8 | Chinese Influence Abroad
13:00 - 14:00, 2167 Rayburn

July 15 | Difficult Conversations: Taiwan, Tibet & Human Rights in China
13:00 - 14:00, 902 Hart

July 18 | China 101 Reception for all participants
Come and pick up your professional development certificate!
18:30 - 20:30, Location TBD