China's Rising Leaders
"I truly appreciate the opportunity I had to join this prestigious delegation visit, which has enhanced my understanding of American politics, economy and society, and strengthened my capability in studying U.S.-China relations in this era of historic transitions."
—Dr. Wei Ling, China Foreign Affairs University
About the Program
The relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) will define the Asia-Pacific region in the years to come. NBR’s annual China’s Rising Leaders program seeks to enhance mutual understanding on issues of common concern, reduce mistrust, and forge vital new networks among PRC and U.S. leaders.
Each delegation consists of a select group of mid-career rising leaders from China. Past delegation members have included a sitting judge, a vice-president at Baidu, several influential scholars, and well-known journalists.
The program has featured meetings with key decision-makers in Seattle, New York, and Washington, D.C., including:
Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Dr. Cheng Li
The Brookings Institution