December 15, 2018 – Atlanta, GA
On December 15, 1978, the American and Chinese government issued the joint communique, declaring that the two countries will establish full diplomatic relationship on January 1, 1979. This agreement signaled the dawn of a new era. In the past 40 years, this relationship has changed the US, China and the world.
On December 15, 2018, the RUC North America Alumni Association and the China Program of The Carter Center are co-organizing a special event on December 15, 2018 – the exact 40th anniversary date of the Joint Communique – to commemorate this important occasion, and discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by the two countries as well as their global implications.
This is a collective tribute to that historical moment by the witnesses and beneficiaries of Sino-US relations.