Event Details

Event Description

To help Americans better understand the complex U.S.-China relationship, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is conducting the tenth annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections at more than 70 locations nationwide. The program held at Yale Center Beijing will feature a webcast discussion with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, moderated by National Committee President Stephen Orlins. After the webcast, David Rank, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in China, will provide keynote remarks and lead an off-the-record panel discussion on the future of U.S.-China relations with leaders from business and society.


The language of the event will be English.

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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Videoconference: Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, former Secretary of State
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Panel Discussion and Q&A
Panel Discussion Keynote Speaker: David H. Rank, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Beijing


  • Henry A. Kissinger (former Secretary of State)

    Henry A. Kissinger

    former Secretary of State

    Henry Alfred Kissinger served as the 56th U.S. Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977. He also served as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. At present, Dr. Kissinger is Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. Dr. Kissinger was born in Germany and came to the United States in 1938. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1950 and received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University in 1952 and 1954. In 2012, Dr. Kissinger donated his papers to Yale University. The collection consists of approximately one million documents and objects covering Dr. Kissinger’s extraordinary life as a diplomat, scholar, teacher, and private citizen.

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  • David H. Rank (Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Beijing)

    David H. Rank

    Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Beijing

    Prior to assuming the position of Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy Beijing in January 2016, David (Dave) Rank served as the Director of the State Department’s Office of Afghanistan Affairs and as a Senior Advisor to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. In 2015 he received the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award for his role in securing the return of the only American service member held by the enemy in Afghanistan.

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