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Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 7:30pm – 10:30pm EST

Shanghai Communiqué 50th Anniversary Celebration

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Shanghai Communiqué, the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and the Committee of 100 welcome members to attend a half-day hybrid forum: the in-person event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. February 25 (Shanghai time) which includes a post-event reception at the Hyatt on the Bund. It can also be watched via Zoom on February 24 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. EST.

Prominent representatives of the diplomatic, business, and academic communities will examine how people-to-people relations, economic cooperation, and diplomatic interactions have influenced the Sino-American relationship and how bi-lateral relations might evolve in the coming 50 years. All NCUSCR members and friends are welcome to attend virtually. Shanghai-based NCUSCR members will receive an email with instructions for those wishing to attend in-person. The event schedule is as follows:

Remarks by the following (in chronological order):

  • Dr. Henry Kissinger
  • Madam Zhou Bingde (Zhou Enlai’s Niece)
  • Ambassador Cui Tiankai (Invited)
  • Ambassador Gary Locke

Panel 1 | Diplomatic Roundtable: Former diplomats and leading academics will discuss how diplomacy has evolved since the Shanghai Communiqué, the political environment in both countries in 1972 compared to today, and predictions for how the bilateral relationship will evolve

  • Panelists: Kenneth Jarrett (Albright Stonebridge), Susan Thornton (Yale Law School), Beatrice Camp(American Diplomacy), Huang Renwei (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences)
  • Moderator: Stephen Orlins (National Committee on U.S.-China Relations)

Panel 2 | Beyond Politics: Perspectives on Past, Present and Future of People-to-People and Business Ties:Business and academic leaders will discuss the impact of Sino-American relations on people-to-people and business links between the two countries

  • Panelists: Christine Lam (Citi), Walter Liu (American Express), Jeffrey Lehman (NYU), Joe Schott (Shanghai Disney Resort; Invited)
  • Moderator: Sean Stein (Covington & Burling LLP)