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October 19, 2021

CHINA Town Hall 2021

Event Series: Other Initiative Events

Joe Biden and Xi Jinping shaking hands

On October 19, 2021, dozens of communities participated in a national conversation on how the U.S.-China relationship affects our cities, towns, and communities, hosted by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

Prior to the nationwide virtual event with Fareed Zakaria, Dennis Wilder, managing director of the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues hosted Daniel B. Wright, a long time China expert in a robust, practical conversation about the challenges and opportunities in the bilateral relationship. Given the realities of diplomatic tension in the U.S.-China relationship, plummeting public opinion in each country towards the other, and significant domestic challenges in both the United States and China, is the U.S.-China relationship destined for an unfortunate and inescapable outcome?

This event was sponsored by the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues.


Daniel B. Wright is founder, president, and CEO of GreenPoint Group. Dr. Wright was formerly senior vice president and China practice head of the Albright Stonebridge Group. He also served at the U.S. Treasury Department as managing director for China and the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (SED), where he provided strategic counsel to Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson, Jr., and SED Special Envoy Alan F. Holmer for this Cabinet-level economic exchange with China.

Dennis Wilder (moderator) is the managing director and a senior fellow with the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues at Georgetown University.