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Oct. 18: 'CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections'

National webcast will feature former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

2016-10-19
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 10-12-2016

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s College of Business and the University’s Global Education unit are bringing an annual national webcast on U.S.-China relations to campus on Tuesday, Oct. 18. This year’s webcast, sponsored by the National Committee on U.S. and China Relations, features former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and will be held in Centennial Student Union 245 from 6-8 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public (RSVP required), and refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. To RSVP, visit cob.mnsu.edu/events.

Minnesota State Mankato is one of approximately 70 locations throughout the United States at which the webcast will be shown.

From 6-7 p.m., Kissinger will lead a discussion on America’s economic, political and security relations with China in the 10th annual national webcast discussion, “CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections.” The discussion will be moderated by Stephen Orlins, president of the National Committee on U.S. and China Relations.

After the webcast with Kissinger, Brian Chang, managing director of China Plus Capital, will join from 7-8 p.m. for on-site reflection and dialogue on the Minnesota marketplace and its connection to China. More information is available online here.

The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations conducts this annual webcast to help Americans better understand the complex U.S.-China relationship. According to the committee, China’s rapid emergence as a global player and potential partner on many U.S. policy priorities has ensured that the Sino-American relationship will have a direct impact on the lives of nearly everyone in both countries.

For more information about the event, please contact Amy Linde, director of communication & events in the College of Business, by phone at 507-389-5424 or by email at amy.linde@mnsu.edu.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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