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2007 Annual Report

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November 2006 - November 2007

CHAIR Keith Abell David R. Gergen Cheng Li

Carla A. Hills Madeleine K. Albright Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Kenneth Lieberthal
Dennis C. Blair Thomas B. Gold Sean Maloney
VICE CHAIRMEN Ray Bracy Thomas M. Gorrie David R. Malpass
Maurice R. Greenberg Mary Brown Bullock Harry Harding D. Bruce McMahan
Lee H. Hamilton Lincoln Chen Jamie P. Horsley Robert S. McNamara
J. Stapleton Roy Edward T. Cloonan David A. Jones, Jr. Douglas H. Paal
James R. Sasser Jerome A. Cohen Virginia Kamsky John G. Parker
Lorne W. Craner Muhtar Kent Joseph W. Prueher
TREASURER Michael L. Ducker Henry A. Kissinger James R. Schlesinger
Herbert J. Hansell William Ferguson Geraldine S. Kunstadter John L. Thornton
Barbara H. Franklin David M. Lampton I. Peter Wolff
Charles W. Freeman, III James A. Leach
Terrill E. Lautz Peter F. Geithner Robert A. Levinson

71 West 23rd Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10010-4102  (212) 645-9677
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The National Committee on United States - China

Relations is a nonprofit educational organization that

encourages understanding of China and the United

States among citizens of both countries. The

Committee focuses its exchange, educational and policy

activities on politics and security, education, governance

and civil society, economic cooperation, media

and transnational issues, addressing these issues with

respect to mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

The Committee’s programs draw strength from its

members, who now number more than 700 Americans

from all parts of the country and about 70 corporations

and professional firms. They represent many viewpoints,

but share the belief that productive U.S.-China

relations require ongoing public education, face-to-face

contact and forthright exchange of ideas.

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Letter from the Chair & President

s the winds of economic change buffet the United States and the rest of
the world, the importance of China in the global system only
increases. At our annual dinner in 2005, Deputy Secretary of State
Robert Zoellick articulated a policy that called on China to be a responsible
stakeholder in the system that has helped China prosper over the last thirty
years. As China assumes that mantle, we should take pride in the fact that the
programs the Committee has conducted over the last forty-two years have
helped in that process.
Today we stand at the beginning of a different economic era, when the
need for mutual understanding is even more important. In that environment,
the National Committee’s focus on informing policy makers, educating the
next generation of leaders, providing forums for direct communication,
discussing cutting-edge issues, and educating Americans and Chinese about
each other’s country, is of utmost importance.
We welcome the challenges of the coming year and promise to
redouble our efforts in this critical time.

Carla A. Hills

Stephen A. Orlins

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Exchanges & Conferences

Co-chairs of the Congressional U.S.-China Working Group Mark Kirk (R-IL) (left)
and Rick Larsen (D-WA) (center) meet with Wu Bangguo, chairman of the National
People’s Congress

or more than forty years, the National Committee has
been at the forefront of building a foundation of
mutual trust and collaboration between the United
States and China. National Committee exchanges and
conferences bring together leaders in their fields from
both sides of the Pacific, and promote intellectual dialogue
and productive engagement. From diplomats to artists,
entrepreneurs to astronauts, scientists to policy makers,
the National Committee’s programs help to educate and
forge connections that result in strong personal relation-
ships and informed decision-making across a range of
disciplines in both the United States and Greater China.

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Informing Policy Makers

s China’s prominence in global debates at the national and local levels.
affairs expands and Sino-American U.S.-China Working Group co-chairs
interactions develop on multiple Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Rick Larsen (D-WA)
levels, National Committee exchanges in traveled to China in August, meeting with
the areas of politics and security play an Wu Bangguo, chairman of the National
increasingly vital role. These programs People’s Congress, and Jiang Enzhu, chair-
enable policy makers, elected officials and man of the National People’s Congress
military leaders from the United States and Foreign Affairs Committee, among other
Greater China to meet, develop working senior officials. Talks covered issues of
relationships and discuss sensitive and Sino-American trade, banking and financial
important issues. reform, counter-terrorism measures, the
In 2007, the National Committee environment, and food and product safety.
cooperated with the Congressional U.S.- Two highlights of the trip were the
China Working Group (USCWG), the overview of China’s space program at the
National People’s Congress and the China Astronaut Research and Training
Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Center with Yang Liwei, China’s renowned
visits to China for USCWG Congressional first man in space, and several days in
representatives and members of their Xinjiang, including a visit to China’s
staffs. The U.S.-China Working Group is a western border with Kyrgyzstan, to learn
bipartisan initiative at the forefront of firsthand about counter-terror, border secu-
Congressional dealings with issues of Sino- rity and narcotics control initiatives.
American relations, and focuses on A related program provided inten-
educating Congress about China. sive briefings, meetings and site visits in
Having sent the first delegation of China for U.S.-China Working Group staff
Congressional staff members to China in members in July. The exchange provided a
1976, the National Committee is pleased to wealth of informative content along with
renew these informative exchanges. The opportunities to forge personal relation-
most recent visits focused on meetings ships for these staffers who work on a
with senior officials to discuss issues of range of China-related issues for Congress.
importance to the Representatives, their The productive briefings and high-level
constituents and Congress, and have contact of both visits highlighted the impor-
helped bring firsthand experience to policy tant role the U.S.-China Working Group
plays in raising the level of awareness
about the complexity of the Sino-American
A dozen new members of Congress
and several USCWG members received a
singular and highly informative briefing on
China by former secretaries of state Henry
Kissinger and Madeleine Albright on
February 28 in Washington, D.C. Hosted
by the National Committee, the dinner
meeting gave the House members insights
into China’s recent history and current
developments as well as an opportunity to
have their questions and concerns
addressed at a time of growing Congres-
sional attention on China.
Participants in the National Committee’s new program for In September, the National Commit-
the next generation of senior military officers tee initiated a new phase of programming

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with a well-received four-day briefing for February, was comprised of diplomats

mid-career officers of the U.S. Navy, to posted in the United States. The second,
help balance their existing knowledge of conducted in October, was for a delegation
military and security matters with other of mid-career officials from various Chinese
aspects of China, such as economics, ministries and government agencies who
domestic politics, environmental chal- traveled to the United States for the
lenges and culture. The program provides program. Members of both groups, whose
a broader overall context in which to make interactions with Americans are generally
informed decisions. Planning is underway limited to their professional spheres,
for the successful program to be expanded responded enthusiastically to the briefings,
to other branches of the armed services and site visits, home stays and informal discus-
to include visits to China. sions offered in Williamsburg, Washington,
The Policy Leaders Orientation D.C., Gettysburg, Philadelphia and New
Program renewed an earlier program that York. Two study tours scheduled for 2008
provided U.S.-based Chinese diplomats will continue this outstanding opportunity
with an overview of American history, for young Chinese officials to gain a
culture and society. This iteration of the personal perspective of the United States
program included a pair of intensive two- that will inform their work and create an
week study tours. The first, conducted in ongoing association with the National

Informing Policy Makers - 2007 Programs

Policy Leaders Orientation Program Congressional Staff Members Delegation to China

Williamsburg, Washington, D.C., June 29-July 8
Gettysburg, Philadelphia, New York Funder: Unrestricted funds
January 28-February 10; Partners: U.S.-China Working Group,
September 29-October 12 National People’s Congress, Embassy of
Funder: Starr Foundation the People’s Republic of China in the
Partners: Chinese People’s Institute of United States
Foreign Affairs, Embassy of the People’s
Republic of China in the United States, Congressional Members Delegation to China
Permanent Mission of the People’s August 24-September 1
Republic of China to the UN, Consulates Funder: Unrestricted funds
General of the People’s Republic of China Partners: U.S.-China Working Group,
in the United States National People’s Congress; Embassy of
the People’s Republic of China in the
Briefing for Members of Congress with United States
Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright
Washington, D.C. China Briefing for Senior U.S. Naval Officers
February 28 Warrington, VA
Funder: Starr Foundation September 25-28
Partner: U.S.-China Working Group Funder: Starr Foundation
Partner: United States Navy

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potent means of fostering lasting in the community and, in the case of the
understanding between cultures Chinese teachers, socialize with host fami-
and countries as diverse as the lies and their friends.
United States and China is through the After participants return home, they
education of youth. As multi-layered bilat- continue to act as cultural and educational
eral relations continue to develop and bridges in their own communities.
China’s global influence increases, interest Returned teachers develop and share inno-
in China is on the rise around the world. vative concepts in volunteerism, special
In the United States, this has resulted in education, teacher and student assessment
more courses on China being offered, and a and course evaluation, educational admin-
marked increase in demand for Chinese istration and diversity and tolerance. They
language instruction in K-12 schools. The have gone on to become administrators
National Committee has been at the fore- and principals, to promote community
front of this trend by administering the service and to support education for under-
U.S.-China Teachers Exchange Program, privileged children. Above all, they
the only national program in the United continue to teach, and in doing so they
States that sends professional American touch the lives of tens of thousands of
and Chinese teachers to spend an academic students, and have an impact on the way
year teaching in the other country. the next generation thinks about its own
This year, the program placed country and the world.
twenty-four Chinese teachers in a range of For more than twenty-five years, the
schools throughout the United States, National Committee has carried out
while eight American teachers worked at exchange programs for U.S. and Chinese
schools in five Chinese cities. The impact educators on behalf of the U.S. Department
of these exchanges is profound. The teach- of Education and China’s Ministry of
ers bring the wealth of their experience, Education, under a Memorandum of
cultural background and creativity to the Understanding signed by the two coun-
classrooms, where they collectively have tries. Each year, the National Committee
direct contact with an average of more than brings two groups of Chinese educators to
3,000 American and 5,000 Chinese students the United States for two-week study tours
each year. They exchange ideas with that provide an abundance of insights,
colleagues, serve as a resource for people information and innovative ideas. High-
lights of the 2007 visits, which focused on
secondary school reform, included sessions
on the role of various levels of government
in the U.S. education system, public educa-
tion financing, special education, teacher
recruitment, training and evaluation, and
the roles of school boards, volunteers and
teachers unions.
The groups visited a range of
schools, both public and private, and those
serving a variety of student backgrounds in
Washington, D.C., and cities in California,
Indiana, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas.
Several visits were built on relationships
with participants in past Fulbright-Hays
Seminars Abroad to China, who had
gained an understanding of China’s educa-
Participants in the U.S.-China Teachers Exchange Program tion system through that program and
preparing a presentation at the annual conference in New York were eager to reciprocate.

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Of particular interest were visits to

the Academy of Science in Loudon County,
Virginia, which offers an independent
math and science program for students
from multiple schools. In Fishers, Indiana,
a memorably warm welcome and compre-
hensive overview of the school system was
augmented by briefings at the Indiana
State Department of Education the follow-
ing day. A visit with student leaders at
Bishop O’Dowd High School, a parochial
school in San Francisco, provided fascinat-
ing insights into the role of student
government and the link between student
representatives and the administration. At
the renowned Oregon Museum of Science
and Industry in Portland, educators
observed the palpable inspiration of
children and parents experiencing the
interactive exhibits, and saw the ways that
a museum can complement the work of
teachers and schools.
The 2007 Fulbright-Hays Seminars
Abroad Program provided two groups of Members of the Fulbright-Hays Seminars
American educators with month-long Abroad Program visiting Juqianjie Primary
study tours in mainland China and Hong School in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province
Kong. The Chinese History and Culture
Seminar offered an intensive series of brief- their Chinese counterparts while observing
ings and related site visits in Beijing, Xi’an, programs teaching Chinese to native and
Shanghai and Guiyang. The itinerary non-native speakers, and programs teach-
highlighted some of the fascinating ing English and other foreign languages.
contrasts of China: the cities of the devel- The busy schedule included a primary and
oped coastal region and the beauty of the secondary school with programs in both
rural interior, the diverse ethnicities of the Korean and Chinese language; the
Chinese population and the juxtaposition renowned Nanjing Foreign Language
of thousands of years of history with a School, known for its stellar instruction in
rapidly modernizing economy. English, French, German and Japanese;
At the request of the Department of and private language schools in Beijing.
Education, the National Committee Participant Nancy Svendsen, a high
conducted a second seminar this year, school teacher from Falls Church, Virginia,
focused on native and foreign language fell ill during the trip and was diagnosed
instruction in China. Within the limita- with leukemia. She was airlifted home and
tions of a relatively brief visit, the itinerary was able to be with her family until her
was designed to show some of the diver- passing two months later. The National
sity of China, and the challenges that it Committee extends its sympathy to
presents to its educators. The trip began in Nancy’s family, and its deep gratitude to
Shanghai, and continued to Changzhou, the hosts in Yanji, who made every effort
Nanjing, Beijing, and Yanji, a city in the to provide for all of Nancy’s needs.
Yanbian Autonomous Region of Liaoning The visiting teachers were particu-
Province near the North Korean border. larly moved by the Dandelion School, a
The educators shared best practices with vibrant junior high boarding school for

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underprivileged migrant children in

Beijing. Equally inspiring were school
director Zheng Hong, educated at
Harvard’s Kennedy School, and the
students, many of whom had excellent
English skills and conversed directly with
the visitors. On their return to the United
States, the teachers in the program made a
donation to the Dandelion School for the
purchase of microscopes, dedicated to the
memory of Nancy Svendsen, who taught
science to ESL students.
Of note were the well-received Hong
Kong extension trips, offered through the
support of an anonymous donor, which
included a series of briefings and visits that
The U.S.-China Teachers Exchange Program study tour visited provided a very different perspective from
Washington, D.C., Williamsburg, Virginia, and New York City what the group had seen in China.

Education - 2007 programs

U.S.-China Teachers Exchange Program Partners: Chinese Ministry of Education,

2006-2007 and 2007-2008 Academic Years China Education Association for
Funder: Freeman Foundation International Exchange
Partners: China Education Association for
International Exchange; six host schools in Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad: History
five Chinese cities and twenty-one host and Culture in China
schools in fifteen American cities and Beijing, Xi’an, Guiyang, Shanghai; optional
towns Hong Kong extension
June 24-July 24
Education Delegation on Secondary Funders: U.S. Department of Education,
School Reform Chinese Ministry of Education,
Washington, D.C., Tulsa, Oklahoma City, anonymous donor (Hong Kong)
Portland, OR, San Francisco Partners: Chinese Ministry of Education,
April 28-May 11 China Education Association for
Funder: U.S. Department of Education International Exchange
Partners: Chinese Ministry of Education,
China Education Association for Education Delegation: Secondary School
International Exchange Reform
Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, San
Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad: Native Antonio, San Francisco
and Foreign Language Instruction and October 13-26
Training Funder: U.S. Department of Education
Shanghai, Changzhou, Nanjing, Beijing, Partners: Chinese Ministry of Education,
Yanji; optional Hong Kong extension China Education Association for
June 17-July 17 International Exchange
Funder: U.S. Department of Education,
anonymous donor (Hong Kong)

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U.S.-China Teachers Exchange Program alumnus Bai Fan

with students outside Yan’an, Shaanxi Province, at one of
several schools for which he has organized support

Students Come First

Bai Fan was an accomplished and has brought those values to his own
secondary school English language teacher work. Since English is a subject on the
with two decades of experience when he highly competitive college entrance exams in
was selected to participate in the U.S.-China China, he realized that access to effective
Teachers Exchange Program. He spent the language instruction by students in impover-
1998-1999 academic year teaching at Logan ished districts could have a distinct influence
High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin, on their future. With colleague Zhai
gaining firsthand understanding of Ameri- Guanjun, also a TEP alumnus and chair of
can life. He describes having “a wonderful the World Language Department at their
year both teaching and learning in this school, Bai started a program to enhance
caring community—a year that increased English instruction capacity in centrally
my flexibility, strength and confidence, and designated “poor areas” near Luoyang.
has also improved my language and school- They and their colleagues give lectures for
management skills.” On departing, he was teachers in the schools and support profes-
determined to apply what he had experi- sional development workshops that include
enced to expand the horizons of his students visits by foreign educators (including Ameri-
in China. can TEP participants). They convene regular
After returning to his home school in meetings of school principals to share effec-
the north central Chinese city of Luoyang, tive teaching and management practices, and
he was promoted to assistant principal, and started an ongoing donation drive that has
went on to establish the Luoyang No. 2 garnered nearly $800,000 worth of books,
Foreign Language School, where he is now computers, desks, chairs and teaching aids
principal. Inspired by the teamwork, for regional schools.
accountability and professionalism that he Bai Fan credits the Teachers Exchange
encountered in the American educational Program with having an extraordinary influ-
system, Bai has integrated new ideas into his ence on his work and the innovations that he
school, and shared them with other schools has shared with the schools of his city and
in the region. He strives to maintain a region. While working within the world’s
collaborative team approach to school largest educational system, he knows that a
management that has won the enthusiasm of single individual can make a difference. “I
his staff and students. have my own philosophy of education,” he
Bai was impressed with the consider- notes, summarizing it with an expression he
able amount of volunteer activity he saw learned during his year in America:
among people in the La Crosse community, “Students come first.”

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Governance & Civil Society

he rapid growth of China’s economy of labor legislation to protect the rights of
in the reform era has produced workers, and developing curriculum for
financial benefits for many in the labor inspector training and strategies for
Chinese work force. But the growth labor law enforcement.
process has also caused striking changes in The labor legislation portion of the
a labor environment that only a few program successfully culminated with the
decades ago consisted almost entirely of recent passage of the Labor Contract Law
state-owned enterprises, bringing to light in China, which established certain rights
new issues of workers’ rights, private for workers in line with internationally
sector employer-employee relations and recognized standards.
economic migration. In 2007, a curriculum for training
The five-year U.S.-China Labor Law labor inspectors was developed, and a
Cooperation Project, completed in 2007, series of training-of-trainers workshops
was designed to address these emerging was conducted using the new materials.
issues, and will have an impact on the lives The curriculum was created through a
of millions of Chinese workers by both collaboration between American specialists
promoting the development of labor laws, and Chinese labor experts that included an
and improving their nationwide enforce- intensive drafting session in Beijing in
ment. Initiated by a Memorandum of May. It resulted in the production of a
Understanding between the U.S. Depart- ground-breaking manual that integrates
ment of Labor and China’s Ministry of innovative training techniques into a
Labor and Social Security (MOLSS, now curriculum adapted to labor inspectors
the Ministry of Human Resources and working in China.
Social Security), the project was imple- The manual and specially produced
mented by a consortium that included the role-playing videos formed the basis for
National Committee, The Asia Foundation two pilot training-of-trainers workshops,
and Worldwide Strategies. The National held in July and August in Beijing for fifty-
Committee’s role focused on the drafting nine labor inspectors from twenty-two

The Municipal Leaders Delegation to China views a scale model of Shanghai’s Xintiandi with
developer Vincent Lo

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provinces and municipalities. The sessions

were hailed as a milestone in labor inspec-
tion training in China, and led to
endorsement of the training program by
MOLSS, which is scheduled to establish a
new Department of Labor Inspection in
2008. The Ministry estimates that about
20,000 labor inspectors will be trained by
the pilot workshop participants in 2008
and 2009. The U.S.-China Labor Law
Cooperation Project will enhance the lives
of countless workers and improve the
general business environment in China as
its role in the global marketplace continues
to grow. (A comprehensive report on the
U.S.-China Labor Law Cooperation Project
is available at
us-china-labor-law-cooperation-project.) Participants of the municipal e-governance exchange meet
China’s economic growth has with Taichung City mayor Jason Hu
brought rapid development to many cities
and municipalities, raising complex issues
of service delivery, city planning, manage-
ment and environmentally sensitive officials in the United States, mainland
development for Chinese municipal China and Taiwan share a common interest
leaders. In 2007, two National Committee in delivering services to citizens, promot-
delegations continued a multi-year initia- ing economic development and efficiently
tive to promote the exchange of ideas and managing government resources. Many
best practices between Chinese and municipalities have taken advantage of the
American municipal leaders. Internet by introducing innovative web
The Municipal Leaders Delegation sites that streamline service delivery and
to China provided the senior leadership of open new channels for civic engagement.
the National League of Cities and the To promote the sharing of best practices in
League of California Cities with a ten-day this field, the National Committee is imple-
program in China in June that included menting an ambitious three-way exchange
“green” development at the Qingdao for specialists and representatives of
Olympic sailing site, briefings on grass- municipal governments in mainland
roots service delivery at a Shanghai China, Taiwan and the United States.
neighborhood community center, and The first segment of the exchange
national and local environmental protec- took e-governance specialists from Seattle,
tion initiatives in Beijing. The group’s Tampa and Washington, D.C. (the only
primary focus was on the difficult balance three cities to have twice won the presti-
between economic expansion and sustain- gious “Best of Web” award), along with
able development in China. Many key specialists in the field, to meet with
delegation members were also deeply their counterparts in mainland China and
impressed by the sense of community they Taiwan in June and early July. Site visits,
saw among people in public spaces of meetings and briefings in Beijing,
Chinese cities, and expressed determina- Hangzhou and Taichung—all cities under-
tion to cultivate such attitudes in their own taking preeminent projects in
communities. e-governance— and meetings with officials
Despite differences in political tradi- from six other major cities, resulted in a
tions and practices, municipal government productive exchange of cutting-edge ideas.

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The meetings inspired a three-way

exchange, where participants from the
United States, mainland China and Taiwan
all gave presentations and shared innova-
tions. Of particular interest to American
specialists were advances in Taiwan (which
has some of the top rated e-governance
programs in the world) and in Beijing’s
Dongcheng district, which employs a
creative system of grids, mobile data
management and on-site inspectors to
provide services for the district’s one
million residents.
The second portion of the exchange,
during which specialists from mainland
China and Taiwan will visit American
Participants in the ground-breaking interactive training cities, will be conducted in early 2008. A
sessions that were attended by labor inspection trainers final report that will serve as a resource on
from across China best practices in e-government will be
published as part of the National Commit-
tee’s China Policy Series.

Governance & Civil Society - 2007 programs

Conference on Labor Inspection Partners: National League of Cities,

Beijing League of California Cities, Chinese
May 16-18 People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs
Funder: U.S. Department of Labor
Partner: Chinese Ministry of Labor and Municipal E-Governance to Mainland
Social Security China and Taiwan
Beijing, Hangzhou, Taichung
Labor Curriculum Expert Group Meeting June 29-July 11
Beijing Funder: U.S. Department of State, Bureau
May 21-23 of Education and Cultural Affairs
Funder: U.S. Department of Labor
Partner: Chinese Ministry of Labor and Labor Inspection Training of Trainer
Social Security Sessions
Municipal Leaders Delegation July 30-August 10
Beijing, Qingdao, Shanghai Funder: U.S. Department of Labor
June 15-25 Partner: Chinese Ministry of Labor and
Funder: Private sources, Starr Foundation Social Security

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Young Leaders Forum fellows Erik Paulsen, majority leader of the

Minnesota House of Representatives (center), Angela Chao, senior
vice president of Foremost Maritime Corporation (left) and Hu
Kanping, founder and editor of the Green China Times (right) at a
Heifer International program site outside of Chengdu, Sichuan

Bringing Mandarin to Minnesota

Erik Paulsen was serving as the and Minnesota into a global perspective.
Republican Majority Leader of the After returning from China, he worked on
Minnesota House of Representatives when initiatives in the state legislature to encour-
he was named a fellow in the 2005 Young age constructive relations between
Leaders Forum. Although well-traveled Minnesota and China as partners in
and informed on matters of U.S. foreign economic progress. He authored laws to
relations, he saw the forum as an opportu- initiate a Chinese language curriculum in
nity to learn in-depth about issues of Minnesota schools and drafted legislation
American relations with China, meet a to provide support for students to study
broad network of Chinese and American abroad. He has strengthened relations
leaders, and visit China to learn more with the Minnesota Chinese-American
about trade, development and political community and he and his family hosted
issues. two Chinese students from Beijing over the
At the 2005 forum in Sichuan summer. Paulsen has also announced his
province, Paulsen joined a dynamic group candidacy for Congress in the 2008 elec-
of Chinese and Americans that included tion.
government leaders, writers, artists, entre- “State leaders have played an
preneurs, journalists, lawyers, educators integral role in deepening connections
and corporate leaders. Discussions and between Minnesota and China, as well as
presentations focused on innovative ideas promoting a greater understanding of
and cutting-edge developments in the global relations,” he notes. “There is an
fields of science, the arts, business and established connection between China and
finance, education and civil society. The Minnesota. It is not based on fear but on
Young Leaders Forum gave Paulsen the progress. Creating a bold vision for
rare opportunity to forge personal connec- Minnesota and its relationship with China
tions with key members of Chinese society means success for Minnesota and our citi-
while experiencing some of China’s many zens in the twenty-first century global
contrasts, from its remarkable economic economy.”
development to the poverty of remote Erik Paulsen is pleased that he
areas, from the natural beauty of its land- already has firsthand evidence of his influ-
scape to its distinct regions and ethnicities. ence on U.S.-China relations in the next
Paulsen found that the program generation: one of his daughters has
helped him put the roles of America, China begun studying Mandarin

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Next Generation Leaders

central objective of the National care and poverty. Author Elizabeth
Committee’s mission is the Gaffney noted how agreement on issues
education of next generation often fell along professional lines more
leaders from the United States and China than national ones, which drew the group
about one another’s country. Several note- together. The sessions were augmented
worthy programs with this goal were with activities in which American partici-
conducted in 2007. pants had the opportunity to learn about
The Young Leaders Forum is an the society around them and, as in past
annual event that brings together three years, participants from the host country
dozen outstanding Chinese and Americans gained a valuable perspective as they inter-
under the age of forty from diverse profes- preted their own culture for those who
sions. Invitations to participate are were first-time visitors.
extended on the basis of accomplishments, Connections made at the Young
leadership and participation in civic and Leaders Forum since its inception in 2002
international affairs. The Forum is held in have developed into fertile relationships
China and the United States in alternating and collaborations, forming a productive
years, and provides a unique environment nexus of expanding relations that help
for the development of relationships across close the divide between our two societies.
a wide range of disciplines and profes- The National Committee’s Public
sional fields. Participants, who include Intellectuals Program focuses on expanding
authors, bankers, scientists, entrepreneurs, the knowledge base and professional and
educators and activists, develop a founda- personal contacts of outstanding members
tion for ongoing communication, of the next generation of American China
collaboration, and understanding. scholars and specialists. The two-and-one-
Discussions at the 2007 Forum, half year program provides twenty fellows
which was held in Nanjing, focused on the the tools to broaden their understanding of
theme of “meeting the challenge.” Under China beyond their own specialties and
that heading, several issues of common develop their ability to engage in policy
concern were addressed, among them debate and public education about China.
world hunger, intellectual property, civil This is accomplished through Washington-
rights, and the weighing of government based policy seminars, study tours in
spending on the arts and theoretical China, opportunities to serve as scholar
sciences versus concerns such as health escorts for National Committee delega-
tions, and planning and implementation of
public outreach projects.
The first class of fellows concluded
in December, 2007, with a study trip to
Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Dujiangyan
and Taipei. Participating fellows interacted
with a variety of senior government offi-
cials and policy makers, business leaders,
artists and activists at a range of institu-
tions. The fact that all of the meetings were
conducted in Chinese elicited praise from
Chinese interlocutors. The fellows made
contacts in China and Taiwan, as well as
among their peers, that will broaden the
Young Leaders Forum Fellows Christopher Howard, resources available to them throughout
Vice President for Strategic & Leadership Initiatives, their careers.
University of Oklahoma, and Yuan Ming, Director of An integral component of the Public
External Affairs and Anchor, Global News, Dragon TV Intellectuals Program engages fellows in

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public education through the creation of

programs about China or U.S.-China rela-
tions. Programs conducted by fellows in
2007 included Citizen Kentucky, Citizen
China: Exploring a World of Ideas, a Lexing-
ton roundtable focusing on the many
China-Kentucky connections, which will
also appear on Kentucky Educational Tele-
vision; a traveling multimedia and
photographic exhibit, China Through My
Eyes, that has been shown in numerous
Rhode Island schools and will become a
permanent display at Bryant University;
public talks on China’s global activism
given at a series of events in California; a
day-long public conference in Greenville,
American participants of the U.S.-China Student Leaders
South Carolina, The Dragon and the
Exchange relax with their host siblings
Palmetto: A Symposium on China and South
Carolina in the 21st Century; and a program
in Syracuse, New York, The Impact of U.S.- in 2007 with the first visit by a group of
China Economic Relations at Home and in Chinese student leaders to the United
China, which brought together union States. The group of twelve students
leaders, economists, academics and China enjoyed a range of events, lectures, sight-
specialists for a ground-breaking and seeing and interaction with American
edifying exchange. educators, students and community
The Public Intellectuals Program leaders in Boston, New York, Washington,
was so successful that its funders, the D.C., and New Hampshire. Highlights of
Henry Luce Foundation and the Starr the exchange included attending classes at
Foundation, have renewed the grant for a Harvard University, meeting with New
second round, which will run from 2008 Hampshire Governor John Lynch at the
through 2010. Concord State House, volunteering at the
Since 2004, the U.S.-China Student largest homeless shelter in the world in
Leaders Exchange has selected a dozen Washington, D.C., and participating in
Presidential Scholars (designated by the home stays, which provided an intimate
U.S. Department of Education as some of perspective on life in the United States.
the most promising graduating high school In 2007 the program was expanded
seniors in the nation) for an intensive two- to include a Master Teacher China Seminar,
week study trip to China. In July, this designed to provide an intensive introduc-
year’s group stayed with host families in tion to China for the exceptional teachers
Beijing, Xi’an and Luoyang, took part in chosen by the Presidential Scholars to
cultural activities and site visits with accompany them to Washington, D.C.,
Chinese peers and were briefed by experts during National Recognition Week, when
in China’s history, culture, education and the Scholars receive their commendations.
politics. Participants have characterized Attendees appreciated the intellectual
the program as a “life-changing experi- content provided by the excellent panel of
ence” that altered their perspectives on speakers, as well as the materials and
global issues and inspired many to study books provided for further study.
China and Chinese language in college and The fifth annual U.S. Foreign Policy
to return to China in subsequent years. Colloquium in Washington, D.C., provided
The U.S.-China Student Leaders 165 Chinese students in graduate programs
Exchange entered an exciting new chapter at American universities with an inside

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view of American foreign policy and its

development. Conducted by the National
Committee and the Elliott School of Inter-
national Affairs at The George Washington
University, the colloquium gives partici-
pants an understanding of the complex
influences that shape American foreign
policy through presentations, panels and
direct interaction with speakers.
Speakers at the 2007 program
included Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao,
former Secretary of State Madeleine
Albright and Dennis Wilder, National
Security Council Senior Director for Asian
Affairs, as well as other senior government,
corporate, NGO and media leaders. The
dynamic three-day program provided this
group of accomplished students with
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright with insights and contacts that will inform their
participants in the U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium in careers as they help shape China’s policies
Washington, D.C. in the next generation.

Next Generation Leaders - 2007 programs

U.S.-China Student Leaders Exchange

to the United States U.S.-China Student Leaders Exchange
Boston, New Hampshire, New York City, to China
Washington, D.C. Beijing, Xi’an, Luoyang
February 1-14 July 11-25
Funder: Wall Street English Funders: Wall Street English
Partner: Jiangsu Education Association for Partners: China Education Association for
International Exchange International Exchange, U.S. Department
of Education
Foreign Policy Colloquium
Washington, D.C. Young Leaders Forum
June 6-9 Nanjing
Funders: American International Group, November 28-December 2
Inc., Anheuser-Busch Companies, The Funders: ACE Limited, The John Thornton
Coca-Cola Company Foundation, Time Warner, UPS
Partner: Elliott School of International Partner: Chinese People’s Institute of
Affairs, The George Washington University Foreign Affairs

Master Teacher China Seminar Public Intellectuals Program Fellows Trip

Washington, D.C. to China
June 26 December 1-12
Funder: Private sources Funders: Henry Luce Foundation, Starr
Partner: U.S. Department of Education Foundation

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Student Leaders Exchange participant Lauren

Zletz at the Xi’an Foreign Language School

A Deep and Lasting Impression

While Presidential Scholar Lauren more honest, inclusive introduction to this

Zletz had some prior interest in East Asian great and complex country.”
studies, her first trip to China, with the By the end of the program, Zletz was
National Committee’s 2005 Student determined to return to learn more, a
Leaders Exchange, provided her with an resolve that has not diminished since. She
unforgettable experience that galvanized visited China again in 2006 for an intensive
her focus. study program while on summer break
During the program, Zletz seized the from Harvard University. In 2007, with the
opportunity to experience as much of National Committee’s help, she worked for
China as possible, from the natural beauty a month to help establish a new NGO
of a climb up the misted slopes of Mt. Tai, resource center at the Sanchuan
to the profound tradition of the Temple of Development Association, a rural
Confucius, to the popular culture of assistance nonprofit in western China
Beijing’s urban youth. founded and directed by Young Leaders
“I like to immerse myself in the Forum fellow Zhu Yongzhong. She has
environment and soak up the sights in my taken college courses in Mandarin and on
own way,” she notes. “I try to experience a China’s politics and economy. She will
site on a personal level. To me, this is the spend the summer of 2008 in Shanghai
only way to ingrain a deep and lasting developing a thesis on reforms in Chinese
impression.” higher education, followed by an intern-
She appreciated that the itinerary ship at Lehman Brothers in Hong Kong.
presented China with a balance and Her first visit with the National
nuance that ordinary visitors rarely see. Committee gave Zletz a “multifaceted
“On the trip, we were encouraged to shed image of China, from ancient history to
any previous images we might have had. contemporary China. I learned about the
We visited rural, urban and natural trends and changes that characterize
environments, and stayed with host modern China, and the China of the
families of varying economic backgrounds. future,” she says. When asked what advice
We went to tourist sites, but also visited she would give to future participants of the
schools and hospitals. Because of the Student Leaders Exchange, her response is
diversity of activities, I felt like I obtained a emphatic: “Don’t hold back!”

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Public Education & Outreach

he National Committee regularly Jones Day China Lecture Series
provides timely information directly Rising Star: China’s New Security
from leading specialists on major Diplomacy
issues of U.S.-China relations through Bates Gill, Freeman Chair in China Studies,
seminars, panel programs, publications, Center for Strategic and International
e-mail briefings and conference calls. These Studies
offerings are coordinated with the National
Committee’s web site (, April 12
which includes video, audio and tran- China: Fragile Superpower
scripts from selected programs, as well as Susan Shirk, Director, Institute on Global
updates and publications. The programs Conflict and Cooperation, University of
below were held in New York City, unless California; Professor, Graduate School of
otherwise indicated. International Relations and Pacific Studies,
University of California, San Diego
March 7 Washington, D.C.
Jones Day China Lecture Series
Chinese and American Interests in Asia April 17
Professor Wang Jisi, Dean, School of Inter- Developing Shanghai’s Financial Center
national Studies, Peking University Fang Xinghai, Deputy Director, Office for
Financial Services
March 21 Shanghai Municipal Government
Barnett-Oksenberg Lecture on Sino-American
Relations April 23
From the Shanghai Communiqué to Jones Day China Lecture Series
Global Stakeholders Changes and Challenges in Reporting
Robert Zoellick, Vice Chair, International, From China
Goldman Sachs Group Richard Bernstein, first Time Beijing bureau
Shanghai chief (1980-1982) and Joseph Kahn, New
York Times Beijing bureau chief
April 11

Former assistant secretaries of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Richard C. Holbrooke
(1977-1981) (left) and Stanley O. Roth (1997-2001) (center) with National Committee
President Stephen Orlins (right) at the annual members program

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May 14
Annual Members Program
Through Experienced Eyes: Current Issues
in U.S.-China Relations
Former assistant secretaries of State for
East Asian and Pacific Affairs William
Clark, Jr. (1992-1993), Richard C.
Holbrooke (1977-1981), Stanley O. Roth
(1997-2001), Richard H. Solomon (1989-

May 31, June 4, June 5

CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections,
National Reflections
National Speaker: Tom Christiansen, Journalists Richard Bernstein (left) and Joseph Kahn discuss
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East the challenges of reporting from China
Asian and Pacific Affairs;
Speakers at each location in twenty-eight
cities nationwide (May 31) September 24
Colchester, VT (June 4) Jones Day China Lecture Series
San Francisco, CA (June 5) Doing Business With China: How to Profit
in the World’s Fastest Growing Market
June 18 Ted Plafker, The Economist Beijing
Luncheon discussion with U.S. correspondent
Ambassador to China Clark T. Randt, Jr.
October 3
July 20 China’s Participation in International
Luncheon discussion on U.S.-China Rela- Financial Markets: Chinese and American
tions with Ambassador Ma Zhengang, Perspectives
President, China Institute of International Gong Shaolin, Chairman, China Merchant
Studies Securities Company;
Senator Adlai E. Stevenson, III, Chairman,
July 24 SC&M Investment Management Company
Jones Day China Lecture Series
China Road: A Journey Into the Future of a October 10
Rising Power Current Views on China’s Rule of Law
Rob Gifford, NPR London correspondent Development
(NPR China correspondent, 1999-2005) Professor James Feinerman, Georgetown
University Law Center; Professor Titi Liu,
August 7 University of Washington School of Law
Jones Day China Lecture Series Washington, D.C.
Luncheon discussion with Kenneth Jarrett,
U.S. Consul General in Shanghai October 19
Product Safety Concerns, Roots of the
August 23 Issue, Responses to the Problem: Members
Breakfast discussion with Foundation for Conference Call with Charles W. Freeman
International & Cross Strait Studies (FICS) III, Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center
delegation led by FICS chairman, Dr. King- for Strategic & International Studies; Janis
Yuh Chang Lazda, International Trade and Economic

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Henry Levine, Senior Vice President,

Stonebridge International

October 24
Jones Day China Lecture Series
China’s 17th Party Congress—An Initial
Dr. Cheng Li, Brookings Institution;
Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy, Kissinger
Associates, Inc.

December 11
American and Chinese Views on the World
and Each Other
Andrew Kohut, President, Pew Research
Center; Victor Yuan, Founder, Horizon
Research Consultancy Group
Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Ma Zhengang, president of the China Institute

of International Studies

CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

On May 31, 2007, the National the program, audiences at each of the
Committee held the first annual CHINA thirty venues heard presentations from on-
Town Hall: Local Connections, National site China experts on subjects of local
Reflections, a nationwide program on importance.
China conducted simultaneously in thirty CHINA Town Hall provided a
cities across the United States. unique opportunity for national discussion
The program featured a live web- on the ways that developments in China
cast with Tom Christiansen, Deputy have a direct impact on the lives of every
Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian American, and enabled people across the
and Pacific Affairs, who gave the U.S. country to have the questions that matter
government’s current view on China and to them answered by leading China
Sino-American relations. This was specialists.
followed by a conversation moderated by The program was made possible
National Committee President Stephen A. through the cooperation of the World
Orlins that included questions e-mailed Affairs Council of America and local host
from audience members around the institutions, with the support of a generous
country. Following the national portion of grant from the Starr Foundation.

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National Committee Gala Dinner

he National Committee and 400
guests at its 2007 Gala Dinner saluted
the contributions of two business
leaders for their support of productive
U.S.-China relations.
The event, held on the evening of
October 24 in New York City, honored
Michael T. Duke, vice chairman of Wal-
Mart Stores, Inc., and Peter G. Peterson,
co-founder and senior chairman of The
Blackstone Group L.P. As vice chairman of
Wal-Mart, Mike Duke has helped expand
the range of affordable choices available to
Chinese consumers. Pete Peterson, a giant
in the field of finance, and his colleagues
negotiated a groundbreaking investment
National Committee Chair Carla Hills (second from right)
and President Stephen Orlins (left) congratulate honorees
Peter G. Peterson (second from left) and Michael Duke (right)

by China’s central bank into The Black-

stone Group. The work of these honorees
demonstrates the benefits that flow to both
sides of the Pacific through improved U.S.-
China relations and increasing business
and financial bonds.
Deputy Secretary of State John D.
Negroponte was the evening’s keynote
speaker. In his remarks, he identified five
major challenges that will require Sino-
Deputy Sectetary of State John Negroponte with American cooperation now and in the
Ambassador Cong Jun, wife of UN Ambassador generation to come: combating terrorism;
Wang Guangya weak, poorly governed and failing states;
ensuring continued global economic pros-
perity; enforcement of non-proliferation
norms; and the combined challenge of
energy security, economic growth and
climate change. He said the administration
actively invites China “to play a larger role
on the international stage to ensure stabil-
ity and prosperity long into the future by
confronting global challenges together.”
The Gala is an important source of
unrestricted support for the Committee’s
programs. For the third consecutive year,
the Gala raised more than $1 million,
thanks to the generous support of nearly
Lulu Wang of Tupelo Capital Management (left), fifty companies and dozens of individuals.
Wang Lin Martello of Wal-Mart (center) and The National Committee gratefully
Citigroup Vice Chairman William R. Rhodes acknowledges their contributions.

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he activities and programs of the National Committee are made possible through the support of
U.S. government agencies (particularly the Department of State, the Department of Education
and the Department of Labor), foundations, business firms, members and friends. This support
enables the National Committee to offer services to the public at large and to undertake exchanges and
special programs that further the advancement of knowledge and the strengthening of relationships on
both sides of the Pacific.
The National Committee is grateful to those who made financial contributions during 2007. We
are also indebted to the many individuals who gave their time, creativity and in-kind assistance.
Financial contributions for the year are listed below and on succeeding pages.

Business and Professional Foundations & Special

Contributors Contributors

Leaders ($25,000 and above) Jones Day The Gerald Abell Foundation
Levcor International, Inc. ACE INA Foundation
The ACE Group Mattel, Inc. Jeanne Badeau Barnett Trust
AEA Investors LLC Merck & Co., Inc. Tristan E. Beplat Charitable Trust
American International Group, Inc. Newell Rubbermaid The C. E. & S. Foundation
Anheuser-Busch International, Inc. PepsiCo International The Ford Foundation
Argent Financial Group Pfizer The Freeman Foundation
Campbell’s Sony Corporation of America Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Foundation
Chevron Corporation Strategy XXI The Maurice R. & Corinne P.
Citigroup Inc. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Greenberg Foundation, Inc.
The Coca-Cola Company Two Sigma Investments, LLC The Jeanne & Herbert Hansell Fund
FedEx Corporation IBM Foundation
Lehman Brothers Patrons ($5,000 - $9,999) The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.
Motorola, Inc. The Albright Group, LLC The John D. & Catherine T.
The Procter & Gamble Company Blenheim Capital Management, MacArthur Foundation
Sara Lee Corporation LLC The Robert & Bethany Millard
Time Warner Inc. Broadway China Ventures Charitable Foundation
Tyco Electronics Goldman, Sachs & Co. The Paturick Foundation Inc.
Unilever L’Oreal Consumer Products The Peter G. Peterson Fund
Wall Street English Division The Rockefeller Foundation
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. United Parcel Service The Starr Foundation
The Thornton Foundation
Benefactors ($10,000 - $24,999) Other Contributors (below $5,000) U.S. Department of Education
American Securities Capital Barbara Franklin Enterprises U.S. Department of Labor
Partners, LLC Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. U.S. Department of State
Credit Suisse Beiersdorf Inc. Wang Yu Fa Foundation
DIAGEO The Dial Corporation
Direct Marketing Association Fujifilm USA, Inc. Individual Contributors
Ford Motor Company Greater China Corporation
Hill & Knowlton Kraft Foods Benefactor ($2,500 and above)
Hills & Company Standard Chartered Bank Kathryn D. Christopherson*
Hong Kong Economic & Trade Welch’s Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
Office Wrigley Sales Company Maurice R. Greenberg
Intel Corporation Harry Harding
Johnson & Johnson William Helman

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David A. Jones, Jr. Charles W. Freeman III John Burns

Geraldine S. Kunstadter Peter F. Geithner Richard C. Bush III
John D. Langlois, Jr. Norman Paul Givant Janet A. Cady
David R. Malpass Joel N. Glassman Peggy Castle+
Robert Millard Thomas M. Gorrie Amy P. Celico
A. Kenneth Nilsson Richard A. Herold Winberg Chai
Peter G. Peterson James A. Kelly Beryl Y. Chang
William R. Rhodes Susan V. Lawrence Lincoln Chen
David Rockefeller Diane E. Long Wilfred Kaida Chow
Wolfgang & Catherine June Mei Joan Lebold Cohen
Reinhardt Traber David A. Miller Paul A. Cohen
Satoru Murase J. Donald Cohon, Jr.
Patron ($1,000 - $2,499) Lois Oksenberg Dalton Conley
Jan C. K. Anderson Lucian W. Pye Jill M. Considine
W. Michael Blumenthal Daniel & Joanna Rose Michael A. Craig
Kay Boulware-Miller Arthur H. Rosen Charles T. Cross
Angela Chen Gene Rostov Kevin & Tracy Crotchett+
Jerome A. Cohen James R. Schlesinger William J. Cunningham
William T. Coleman, Jr. Mervyn W. Adams Seldon Lawrence Daks
William M. Daley Roy C. Sheldon David James Davies
Martin S. Feldstein Denis Fred Simon Deborah Davis
Christine H. Fox Adlai E. Stevenson III Yong Deng
Barbara H. Franklin Carl F. Stover Richard & Carol Elliott+
George J. Green Patricia Stranahan John R. Evans
Herbert J. Hansell Charles Pei Wang Andrew L. Fair
Henry A. Kissinger Elizabeth B. Wang Adrienne Fazzolara+
Samuel Y. Kupper John Wang Nicholas W. Fels
David M. Lampton Raymond H. & Valerie Y. C. Wong Aaron L. Friedberg
Nicholas R. Lardy Diane T. Woo Alton Frye
Terrill E. Lautz Martin Garbus
Susan B. Levine Member ($100 - $499) Gloria & Barry Garfinkel
Natalie G. Lichtenstein Steven E. Adkins Sidney J. Gluck
Kenneth Lieberthal Donald Anderson Thomas B. Gold
Sean Maloney Peter H. Antoniou Linda Greenhouse
Phil L. Midland David M. Bachman Leslie C. Griffin
Ken Miller Bryan S. Bachner David L. Grossman
Nicholas Platt Perry Bradford Badgley+ Richard N. Haass
J. Stapleton Roy Cynthia A. Baldwin Scott S. Hallford
Matthew J. Stover I. Allen Barber II Eugene J. Hanratty, III
Robert C. L. Timpson, Jr. Carol Edler Baumann Robert M. Hathaway
William K. Zinke Richard Belsky Richard G. Heggie
Amanda Bennett Ruth G. Hinerfeld
Sponsor ($500 - $999) Jean-Marc F. Blanchard Dean T. W. Ho
Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Bailey P. Richard Bohr John L. Holden
Jeanne B. Barnett David L. Boren Frederick W. Hong
Joseph Battat Joseph J. Borich Jamie P. Horsley
Lucy Wilson Benson Donald J. Borut Franklin W. Houn
Carlos M. Bhola John Brademas Eileen Hsieh
Frank Ching Robert P. Brannigan Yanzhong Huang
Ralph A. Cossa J. Alan Brewster Betty Lou Hummel
Lee Cullum William Bronski+ Bobby R. Inman
Robert L. Daly David G. & Erna Brown David E. Jeremiah
Darryl Norman Johnson

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Joseph Kahn Virginia L. P'an Katherine Whitman

Joyce K. Kallgren Todd Parker+ Margaret C. Whitman
Debra Kam Joanne Parkhouse+ Laurence F. Whittemore
John Thomas Kamm Roberta & Charles Paturick John A. Wickham Jr.
Roy D. Kamphausen Ira Perelson+ Harold Wolchok
Robert A. Kapp Ciro & Marcia Perozo+ Lani L. Wong
Irving J. Karp Krista Piazza+ Molly Read Woo
Virginia Kassel Nancy T. Pickford S. B. Woo
Katherine Palmer Kaup David Pietz Larry M. Wortzel
Robert L. Keatley David W. Plant Wei-ling Wu+
Elizabeth E. Keck Sheridan T. Prasso Regina L. Yan
William Kirby Richard E. Radez Renqiu Yu
Albert Bruce Knapp Philip T. Reeker Donald S. Zagoria
Jessie Koenig+ Julie Reinganum Dorothy S. Zinberg
John A. & Nancy H. Koltes A. J. Robinson Eric & Andrea Zinn+
Michael Kulma Alan D. Romberg
Lawrence J. Lau Madelyn C. Ross Other (below $100)
James F. Leonard Ira S. Rubenstein Jonathan M. Adams
Herbert Levin Martha A. Rubin Roy Bergeson+
Steven I. Levine Richard Sanford+ Gail Chou+
Cheng Li Harold H. Saunders Huntly Collins
Winston & Bette Bao Lord George D. Schwab William Dyson+
Abraham F. Lowenthal Busbong Sears Christopher Fray+
Guozhen Lu Richard Seldin Donna M. Guenther
Lu Weiming Janet D. Shanberge James T. Harris
Nancy Lublin Daniel A. Sharp Donald W. Klein
Mark Lundstrom Howard Smith David M. Krueger+
Richard W. Lyman Dorothy J. Solinger Gloria A. Levien
Virginia Magboo+ Richard H. & Anne G. K. Solomon Karen Levin+
John S. Major Carl J. Spector Benjamin L. Liebman
Ananda Martin Thomas M. Spiro Maureen Makarechi
G. Eugene Martin Lisa Spivey Walter E. Parham
David & Patricia Maslowski+ Kristin Stapleton Benjamin L. Read
Helen McCabe Roger W. Sullivan John M. Regan+
William C. McCahill, Jr. Robert G. Sutter Edward J. M. Rhoads
Tun-Hsu McCoy Donald J. Swanz Robert A. Scalapino
Michael A. McDevitt David S. Tappan, Jr. Janet Schoor+
W. Clark McFadden II Harry E.T. Thayer John Shanks+
Adrienne Medawar Stephen C. Thomas William M. Speidel
Andrew C. Mertha Lorraine Toly Ronald Suleski
June & Bret Miles+ Seymour Topping Christine Walderhaug+
James A. Millward David M. Trebing Tobias Watson+
W Mitchell Peter Van Ness
Dorothy A. Moore Lyman P. Van Slyke * All or a portion of contribution
Douglas P. Murray Wang Chi designated for the A. Doak Barnett
Christopher D.W. Nelson Ted Wang Memorial Fund
Michel P. Neville Hongying Wang
Eugene A. Nojek Rebecca Weiner + All or a portion of contribution
Diane B. Obenchain Anita C. Welch designated for the U.S.-China
Donald Oberdorfer Lynn T. White III Teachers Exchange Program
Kevin J. O'Brien Peter C. White
Steven R. Okun Susan H. Whiting

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Governance & Membership

he 81st Meeting of the Board of Directors was held in New York City on
May 15, 2007. The 41st Annual Members’ Meeting was held on May 14, 2007.
Members present (or by proxy) elected the Board Class of 2010; five
individuals were also elected to the Class of 2008.

Class of 2010 Class of 2008

Ray Bracy Lee H. Hamilton William Ferguson

Lincoln C. Chen Virginia Kamsky Muhtar Kent
Edward T. Cloonan David M. Lampton Douglas Paal
Jerome A. Cohen Terrill E. Lautz James R. Sasser
Barbara Hackman Franklin Sean Maloney I. Peter Wolff
Peter F. Geithner John G. Parker
Thomas Gold

Fifteen Directors left the Board through rotation or retirement as of May 14,
2007: Kathryn D. Christopherson, Ken W. Cole, Ralph A. Cossa, William M. Daley,
Martin S. Feldstein, Bates Gill, John T. Kamm, Thomas H. Kean, Nicholas R. Lardy,
Douglas P. Murray, Thomas R. Pickering, William R. Rhodes, Matt Salmon, Mark
A. Schulz and David K. Y. Tang
Madeleine K. Albright was appointed a Director at the 81st Meeting of the
Board on May 15. James A. Leach was appointed a Director at the 65th Meeting of
the Executive Committee on November 8, 2007.
Also at the 81st session of the Board, Directors elected the following officers
of the Committee: Carla A. Hills, chair; Maurice R. Greenberg, Lee H. Hamilton,
J. Stapleton Roy and James R. Sasser, vice chairmen; Herbert J. Hansell, treasurer;
Terrill E. Lautz, secretary, and Stephen A. Orlins, president.
At-large Board Members Dennis C. Blair, Mary B. Bullock, Jerome A. Cohen,
Barbara H. Franklin, Peter F. Geithner, David M. Lampton, Robert A. Levinson,
Kenneth J. Lieberthal, D. Bruce McMahan, Robert S. McNamara, Joseph W. Prueher
and John L. Thornton joined the officers to comprise the Executive Committee.
Herbert J. Hansell was appointed chairman of the Audit & Budget
Committee; Carla A. Hills, chair of the Compensation Committee; Edward T.
Cloonan and D. Bruce McMahan, co-chairmen of the Development Committee;
David M. Lampton, chairman of the Management Committee; Kathryn D.
Christopherson and Terrill E. Lautz, co-chairmen of the Nominating Committee;
and Mary B. Bullock, chairman of the Program Committee.

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Statement of Financial Position

Condensed Statement of Financial Position January 1 – December 31, 2007

December 31, 2007
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,072,340
Investments 5,595,901
Grants and contributions receivable, net 250,079
Other receivables 370,382
Program advances, exchanges and other assets 133,036
Grants and Contributions Receivable (long term portion) 1,000,000
Security deposits 5,692
Property and equipment 67,516

TOTAL ASSETS $ 8,494,946


Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 174,418

Deferred rent 3,519


Unrestricted 3,217,965
Undesignated 1,340,850
Board-designated 4,558,815

Temporarily restricted 3,758,194



Condensed Statement of Activities for Year Ended December 31, 2007

Temporarily December 31, 2007

Unrestricted Restricted Total
U.S. Government grants $ -- $765,818 $765,818
Contributions 317,243 633,257 950,500
Special events (net) 906,581 -- 906,581
Investment income and other 262,992 -- 262,992
Net assets released from restrictions 3,658,981 (3,658,981) --
TOTAL SUPPORT AND REVENUE 5,145,797 (2,259,906) 2,885,891

Program services 2,882,892 -- 2,882,892
Management and administration 771,368 -- 771,368
Fund-raising 229,010 -- 229,010
TOTAL EXPENSES 3,883,270 -- 3,883,270

Change in net assets 1,262,527 (2,259,906) (997,379)

Net assets beginning of year 3,296,288 6,018,100 9,314,388

Net assets end of year $ 4,558,815 $ 3,758,194 $ 8,317,009

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Staff 2007

Stephen A. Orlins

Jan Carol Berris


Rosalind Daly


Margot E. Landman


Anne Phelan


Ling Li


Jonathan G. Lowet

Anna Bautista

Jenna Crouch
Katherine Forshay

Daya Martin

Catherine Tafur

Patricia Gilani

Amy Lu
Sean Lyngaas
Christopher Magnani
Nicholas McBurney
Hao Yan
Lei Yu

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