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China’s Public Health System: Holding Bull’s Nose Ring or Tail?
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Zhuo (Adam) Chen, University of Georgia

Zoom Webinar 7:30 (EDT)

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Seventeen years after the SARS outbreak, with cities in lockdown and tens of thousands of patients in intensive care units in China because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, disease prevention and control has again been put into spotlight, albeit unwanted. This presentation will discuss China’s disease control prevention systems, its evolution over time, and its key components and structure. I will also provide a comparison between the public health systems in China and that in the US, with a particular focus on the emergency preparedness and response. The presentation will offer some food for thought on China’s public health systems and policy recommendations.

China Town Hall Meeting 2020
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

National Committee on U.S.-China Relations Annual Event

China Townhall Meeting 2020

Tuesday, November 10, 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Now in its fourteenth year, CHINA Town Hall (CTH) has provided Americans across the country a more nuanced understanding of the implications of China’s rise for U.S.-China relations and for their own communities. This year’s local town hall is sponsored by the Carter Center, the China Research Center housed at the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Georgia Tech, and Emory International Relations Association, a student organization at Emory.

Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link before the event.  Click here.  

National Townhall

7:00 pm –8:00 pm

Keynote by Mr. Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater Associates, renowned investor, philanthropist, and New York Times best-selling author

Mr. Ray Dalio interviewed by Mr. Stephen Orlins, President of the National Committee on United States-China Relations

Local Townhall

8:00 pm – 9:15 pm:

Keynote: “Meeting China Halfway:  How to Avert War and Reduce Militarized Rivalry in US-China Relations”

By Professor Lyle Jared Goldstein, the U.S. Naval War College

Moderator:  Dr. Yawei Liu, Senior Advisor on China, The Carter Center


A Puzzling Upheaval: China’s Factional Warfare of 1967-1968
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Andrew Walder, Stanford University

Zoom Webinar 7:30 (EST)

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Some 50 years after its conclusion, many aspects of China’s Cultural Revolution remain obscure, despite the fact that it ranked among the largest political upheavals of the 20th century. Perhaps the most puzzling is the two years of armed warfare between rebel factions that spread across China after a wave of rebel power seizures overthrew local governments in early 1967. Official sources indicate that some 250,000 people died in battles between civilian factions during this period, and another 1.3 million died in political campaigns and military operations to suppress the fighting and restore order. This talk provides an evidence-based overview of these conflicts, based on information extracted from 2,246 local histories published in China since the late 1980s. It addresses two puzzling features of this poorly understood period of recent Chinese history: why did antagonistic factions form, and why did violence break out and prove so difficult to suppress?

China Breakfast Briefing 2020: Rescheduled for Nov.18th
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am

The China  Research Center, in cooperation with International Initiatives at  GSU and the Tennessee China Network, present our annual event:  Updates on the business environment with insights from experts.

A panel discussion with experts from transportation and supply chain, education, economic development and manufacturing backgrounds.

Weds, Nov. 18th, 2020, 8:00 am-9:15 am, EST
Free and open to all; registration required:

Penelope Prime, Founding Director of China Research Center


Haizheng Li, Professor of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology and Associate, China Research Center

Robert Marsh, President, GlobalMesh LLC

Ginger Merritt, Vice President, Performance Colorants & Ingredients, Milliken & Company

Stella Xu, Managing Director, State of Georgia China Office and Initiative, Georgia Department of Economic Development


Susan Thornton presents “Where to From Here in US-China Relations?”
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

SYNOPSIS: 48 years after President Nixon’s trip to China and 42 years after President Carter and Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping made the decision to establish diplomatic relations, the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and China has hit the rock bottom. The growing hostility between two first and second largest economies in the world is threatening to derail the global pursuit for peace and security. Will there be a reset of the relationship in 2021? Can a new paradigm of managing the bilateral relationship be found? What should Washington do and what could Beijing do to stabilize the relationship and find ways to compete to make each nation great and cooperate to respond to global challenges?

SUSAN A. THORNTON is a Senior Fellow and Research Scholar at the Yale University Law School Paul Tsai China Center, Director of the Forum on Asia-Pacific Security at the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Until July 2018, Thornton was Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State and led East Asia policy making amid crises with North Korea, escalating trade tensions with China, and a fast-changing international environment. In previous State Department roles, she worked on U.S. policy toward China, Korea and the former Soviet Union and served in leadership positions at U.S. embassies in Central Asia, Russia, the Caucasus and China.

This event is organized and sponsored by the China Research Center.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom presentation link.   Register here

India-China border standoff: An Indian Perspective of different scenarios and their business implications
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Join us for this discussion on how India-China tensions are affecting the business environment and global transitions.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:15 am (EST), Thursday, Nov. 19th, 2020

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China and India are the two most populous countries in the world respectively having about 1.44 billion and 1.38 billion population in 2020. Both the countries together account for about 36% of total world’s population and 67% of Asia’s population. (

Both the countries are nuclear powers and according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in 2019, China & India had the second- and third-highest military spends in the world. For last five months there has been a border standoff between these major two economies, and we will discuss various scenarios and their business implications on Asia and rest of the World with the help of well-known speakers / moderator.


Mr. PradipBaijal, I.A.S. (Retd.),
Former Secretary, Ministry of Disinvestment,
Government of India & Author

Dr. Anupam Srivastava,
Non-Resident Fellow, The Henry L. Stimson
Center & Former Managing Director, Invest India

Moderator-Dr. Penny Prime,
Founding Director, China Research Center and
Managing Editor, China Currents

Organized by the US-India Business Summit, the CIBER at Georgia Tech, and the ACIR, 
and supported by the China Research Center, the US-India Business Research Center,
and the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy at Georgia Tech. 

2020UIBS IndiaChina Dispute Webinar

Ezra Vogel, the Person, Teacher and Scholar
Jan 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Revitalizing the US-China Science Relationship in a New Administration
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Revitalizing the US-China Science Relationship in a New Administration

The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs is hosting a virtual talk on January 15, 2021 from 10:00-11:15 am. Dr. Deborah Seligsohn from Villanova University will be speaking on “Revitalizing the US-China Relationship in a New Administration.” Dr. Kaye Husbands Fealing will follow with remarks on science diplomacy in the US-China relationship.

Caught in the Crossfire: Student Experiences during the Downturn in U.S.-China Relations
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Caught in the Crossfire: Student Experiences during the Downturn in U.S.-China Relations

The webinar is held jointly by The Carter Center, the US Heartland China Association, and the China Research Center. It will focus on the experiences of both American and Chinese studying abroad in light of recent developments in U.S.-China relations since 2016. It will provide our audience insight into how U.S.-China relations affects the individual experiences of students as they pursue their education abroad.

Upcoming Panel: Caught in the Crossfire of U.S.-China Relations
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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