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Carter Center Publishes Report Using Cold War Analogy for Analyzing How Nuclear War Between the U.S. and China Can Be Averted

The Carter Center today published “Modernizing Sino-U.S. Confidence-Building Measures: Cold War Case Studies and Chinese Perspectives,” the latest installment in the Finding Firmer Ground report series examining how rising Sino-American tensions have prompted widespread discussion of a “New Cold War.” Learn more »

Carter Center Hosts The Jimmy Carter Forum on U.S.-China Relations in Honor of 45th Anniversary of Normalization

The Carter Center will honor President Jimmy Carter and commemorate the 45th anniversary of the normalization of U.S.-China relations during a conference on Jan. 9, 2024. Learn more »

Carter Center Report Examines the Dangers of Tech Development in U.S.-China Relations

The latest installment in the Finding Firmer Ground report series examines how technological advancements have increased distrust and uncertainty in U.S.-China relations. From big data to semiconductors, the multiauthor report looks into the geopolitical implications of technological development and what strategies, if any, policymakers in the United States and China can take to mitigate tensions. Learn more »

Carter Center Issues Report Addressing U.S.-China Relations

The Carter Center today released “Finding Firmer Ground: The Role of Civil Society and NGOs in U.S.-China Relations,” a report that addresses how expanded civil society engagement between the U.S. and China can help stabilize the bilateral relationship. Learn more »

Carter Center Hosts Symposium Marking 40 Years of U.S.-China Diplomatic Ties

Forty years after U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping ended three decades of estrangement between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, The Carter Center will convene a three-day symposium on Sino-American relations. Learn more »

Statement from Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Current U.S.-North Korea Relations

The harsh rhetoric from Washington and Pyongyang during recent months has exacerbated an already confrontational relationship between our countries, and has probably eliminated any chance of good faith peace talks between the United States and North Korea. In addition to restraining the warlike rhetoric, our leaders need to encourage talks between North Korea and other countries, especially China and Russia. Learn more »

Carter Center Convenes the Africa-China-United States Consultation for Peace in Lome, Togo

The Carter Center convened its third Africa-China-United States Consultation for Peace and Development in Lome, Togo on July 27-28, 2016 Learn more »

President Carter Receives Lui Che Woo Prize for Positive Energy

President Carter was awarded the Lui Che Woo Prize for Positive Energy for all the good work that he and The Carter Center have done, which has contributed significantly to the promotion of positive life attitude and enhancement of positive energy in the world. Learn more »

Carter Center to Host Major U.S.-China Meeting

The Carter Center today announced plans for a major forum May 6 and 7 on China's wide-ranging domestic and international reforms and their implications for U.S.-China relations. Learn more »

Jordan Ryan Named Vice President for Peace Programs at The Carter Center

Jordan Ryan has been named vice president for peace programs at The Carter Center, effective June 1, 2015. Ryan served 24 years with the United Nations in developing countries and post-crisis settings. Most recently, he was assistant administrator of United Nations Development Programme and director of the UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, serving at the assistant secretary-general level. Learn more »

Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski to Keynote U.S.-China Relations Forum

The Carter Center and Emory University are bringing together renowned American and Chinese leaders and scholars to discuss the future of the bilateral relationship between the United States and China at a public forum Nov. 11-12. Learn more »

Carter Center Hosts Chinese Delegation to Observe U.S. Elections

The Carter Center will host a Chinese delegation to observe U.S. elections in the San Francisco and Washington, D.C., areas on Nov. 4, 2008. Learn more »

Chinese Delegation to Observe Elections in Springfield, Ill.

The Carter Center will host a delegation of election officials from China's Ministry of Civil Affairs for an observation of the U.S. elections on Nov. 7, 2006. Learn more »

The Carter Center Appoints Directors for Elections Programs

The Carter Center has appointed directors for its Democracy Program and China Elections Program. Dr. David Carroll, formerly interim director of the Democracy Program, has been appointed director of the Democracy Program Learn more »

Carter Center Hosts Chinese Election Officials to Observe U.S. Election Day

ATLANTA…The Carter Center will host 35 Chinese electoral officials Nov. 2 around Atlanta and Chattanooga to observe U.S. Election Day. Learn more »

President and Mrs. Carter Travel to Japan, China to Promote Center's Health and Peace Programs

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter promoted the Carter Center's peace and health programs during a recent tour of Japan and China Learn more »

Former U.S. President and Nobel Laureate Jimmy Carter Travels to China to Promote Carter Center's Work on Village Elections

ATLANTA…. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will open a Beijing conference Sept. 8 on village elections and meet with government officials in support of The Carter Center's project to improve electoral procedures of the villager committees. Learn more »

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to Visit China

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will visit China Sept. 3-5 to discuss with leaders there progress in holding elections for local officials in villages nationwide. Learn more »

Postelection Statement on China Township Elections, Jan. 14, 1999

BEIJING, CHINA…At the invitation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples' Congress (NPC) of the People's Republic of China, an eight-person delegation from The Carter Center observed direct elections for township people's congress (TPC) representatives and indirect elections for township government officials in Chongqing municipality in southwest China between January 8-13, 1999. This mission was the first-ever international observation of elections for government officials in China. The Center greatly appreciates this opportunity to learn about the procedures that China uses to elect its local government officials. We also welcome the invitation to share our observations widely and to offer comments on what we have seen. Learn more »

Chinese Officials to Observe Georgia Runoff Elections

High-ranking officials responsible for the conduct of elections in some 930,000 villages in China will be in Atlanta Aug. 9-13 to watch citizens vote in the runoff elections and to learn more about U.S. election procedures. Their visit includes a public forum from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at The Carter Center, at which delegation leaders will discuss China village elections. Learn more »

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