We conclude 2012 with another strong year of advancing C-100’s mission. Three signature achievements benchmark my strategic priorities of leveraging C-100’s convening power in the U.S.-China dialogue, our leadership role on Chinese American issues, and our capabilities in delivering products that elevate the quality of discourse on U.S.-China relations.
China Policy Debate. Leveraging our convening power, the Committee in partnership with the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC convened a China policy debate – the only China policy-focused debate endorsed by both U.S. presidential campaigns – in October, two weeks before the U.S. presidential election. Senior representatives from both campaigns engaged in a highly substantive exchange on U.S. policy toward China. As one seasoned Washington insider commented, “This debate was high in content, low in polemics; one of the very few debates of deep substance in Washington DC.” Over 400 attended the event and even more viewed the debate on C-SPAN and contributed questions via social media.