Norwich University Office of Communications
September 25, 2015
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University will host Dr. Juefei Wang, Professor of Education Emeritus of the University of Vermont (UVM) and program director of the Freeman Foundation during the 9th annual China Town Hall event to be held on Monday, Oct. 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Wang will speak at 6 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room, followed by a live broadcast of a panel discussion, led by former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin. Wang’s talk is titled, “Initiating Higher Education Exchange and Conducting Business in China, An Ever Changing Society.”
To help Americans better understand the complex U.S.-China relationship and the growing role of Chinese investment, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations(NCUSCR) is conducting the ninth annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections at more than 70 locations nationwide.
The program will feature a live webcast panel discussion with former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin, Mayor Sheldon Day (of Thomasville, Alabama, location of a major Chinese-owned factory) and Daniel Rosen, founding partner of the Rhodium Group. The panel’s discussion and responses to questions submitted by the nationwide audience will be moderated by National Committee President Stephen Orlins.
China has rapidly emerged as one of the fastest growing sources of foreign direct investment in the United States, bringing increasing numbers of Chinese companies into U.S. communities and providing jobs to tens of thousands of Americans, as described in the May 2015 report “New Neighbors: Chinese Investment in the United States by Congressional District,” released by the National Committee and the Rhodium Group. While foreign direct investment is a vital component of U.S. economic growth, employment and competitiveness, media coverage of a few high profile Chinese investments has focused on security and economic risks.
In addition to the national webcast, each local venue will feature an expert speaking on a China-related topic of interest to the local community.
The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is the leading national, non-partisan public affairs organization devoted exclusively to building constructive and durable relationships between the United States and China.
To learn more about the Town Hall, go here; read the “New Neighbors” report, or please contact Joseph Weed, Director of Communications, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations at (646) 604-8001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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