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China and Africa: A Century of Engagement Release Date Announced
Press Releases - February 17, 2012

This winter, the University of Pennsylvania Press announced the June 2012 release of  the highly anticipated book, China and Africa: A Century of Engagement.

Gen. Richard Myers Leads AFPC Delegation to China
Delegations - January 15, 2012

Between January 7-14, the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) sponsored an eight-person delegation to China led by Gen. Richard Myers, former Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

Former OMB Director Jim Miller Leads AFPC Economic Delegation to China
Delegations - November 13, 2011

From November 4-10, AFPC sponsored a delegation to China led by Dr. James (Jim) Miller, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

AFPC Hosts Dinner for CPC Vice Minister Liu
Delegations - September 8, 2011

On  September 7, AFPC hosted a dinner in Washington, DC with a delegation from the International Department of the Central Committee of the CPC led by Vice Minister Liu Jieyi.

Chinese Regional Head Visits Washington
Delegations - June 9, 2011

On June 8, AFPC hosted a senior political and economic delegation from China in Washington, DC. 

Pirchner and Smith Brief Marine Corps at Pentagon
Other Events - September 9, 2010

On September 9, AFPC President Herman Pirchner, Jr. and Kraemer Strategy Fellow Jeff M. Smith gave a briefing at the Pentagon to the Marine Corps’ Strategic Initiatives Group.

Former National Security Advisor Leads Delegation to China
Delegations - June 8, 2010

From May 30 to June 5, AFPC hosted a delegation to China led by the Hon. Robert  McFarlane, former National Security Advisor (Reagan), and including; Ms. Michelle Van Cleave, former National Counterintelligence Executive; Mrs. Charlotte Ponticelli, former Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor; and the President of the American Foreign Policy Council, Herman Pirchner, J

Jeff Smith appears on Voice of America Mandarin's Issues and Opinions
Media Appearances - November 24, 2009

Jeff Smith appeared on Voice of America Mandarin's Issues and Opinions one-hour program to discuss Sino-Indian tensions and the state visit to the U.S. of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

AFPC Delegation Visits Japan, South Korea
Delegations - September 1, 2009

Between August 17th and 22nd, the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) sponsored a 10-person delegation to Japan and South Korea led by the Honorable Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Jeff Smith interviewed by VOA - Mandarin Service
Media Appearances - April 2, 2009

On April 2, 2009 AFPC Research Fellow Jeff Smith was interviewed by Voice of America's Issues and Opinions Mandarin Service on the security situation in Pakistan, President Obama's new "Af-Pak" strategy, and China's role in South Asia.