China 101 Session 1- Understanding China: Its Past, Leaders, Political System, and Policies
The first session of the 11th Annual China 101 Congressional Briefing Series lays a foundation for the entire program. To better understand Chinese policy and decision making and US policy toward China, one must first understand China's history, political system, and prominent leaders. In this briefing, the foremost China experts will explain China's history and structure in order to illuminate China's motivations. With this understanding, policymakers will learn how specific policies and legislation should be adopted to build a long-term beneficiary relationship with China.
China 101 2021 offers a 7-part series throughout June and July to provide unique insight into the US-China relationship. Featuring speakers with firsthand knowledge of China – its culture, its people, and its policies—the 2021 series focuses on seven key areas of interest to U.S. policymakers and their advisors. Designed to increase awareness and understanding, the one-hour sessions offer staff the opportunity to hear from and interact with diverse experts from on and off the Hill. The 2021 China 101 Congressional Briefing Series will connect Congressional staff with academic, government, and business leaders with direct experience and expertise on US policy toward China and Chinese domestic activities.
This series is open exclusively to Congressional staff and staffers who attend 4 out of the 7 sessions will receive a Professional Development Certificate for their participation.