On Tuesday Oct. 24, Boise State hosted the second-ever Idaho US China Town Hall, titled “Local Connections, National Reflections” in conjunction with the National Committee for US China Relations (NCUSCR).
The national portion of the event was chaired by Steve Orlins, NCUSCR chairman, and keynote was delivered by former National Security Advisor Susan Rice. The presentation was simultaneously attended at 86 global venues, including Boise State. The national portion was then followed by a local venue focused on Idaho-China relations chaired by Jack Marr from the College of Business and Economics. The keynote was delivered by Boise State’s Professor of the Practice and former White House Advisor on China, Steve Yates. Participants included local business leaders, students and faculty.
A video of Rice’s portion is available online at: ncuscr.org/content/china-town-hall.
The NCUSCR is celebrating its 50-year anniversary and was a major force in the “ping-pong diplomacy” that began the modern history of relations in the early 70’s between the U.S. and the People’s Republic of China.