Past Event

China Town Hall Webcast

November 16, 2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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IAB 918

CHINA Town Hall connects leading China experts with Americans around the country for a national conversation on the implications of China’s rise on U.S.-China relations and its impact on our towns, states, and nation. The National Committee is proud to partner with a range of institutions and community groups, colleges and universities, trade and business associations, and world affairs councils to bring this important national conversation to local communities around America for the 16th consecutive year.

This year's webcast will feature Ambassador Jon Huntsman, who has spent considerable time in public service at the state, national and international levels. Huntsman began his career in public service as a staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He has served each of the five U.S. presidents since then in critical roles around the world, including as U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Ambassador to China, and most recently, U.S. Ambassador to Russia. Huntsman is the only American in history to have served as Chief of Mission in both China and Russia. In all four Senate confirmations, he received unanimous votes. Twice elected governor of Utah, Huntsman brought about historic economic and tax reforms, tripled the state’s rainy-day fund, and helped bring unemployment rates to historic lows. While doing so, he was one of Utah’s most popular governors, reaching approval ratings as high as 90 percent. During his tenure, Utah was named the best managed state in America and ranked number one in the nation in job growth. Recognized by others for his service, Huntsman was elected Chair of the Western Governors Association, serving nineteen states throughout the region. He was a candidate for the Presidency in 2012 where he ultimately placed third in the New Hampshire primary before bowing out. He currently serves as Vice Chair of Ford Motor Company.

Cosponsored by the National Committee on US-China Relations; WEAI and the Asia Pacific Affairs Council, Columbia University

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Sarah Jessup