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See Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy Demonstration at The Carter Center

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will provide remarks at an exhibit of Chinese paintings to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the normalization of U.S.-China relations on Thursday, July 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel.  The exhibit is co-sponsored by The Carter Center and the Chinese Artists Association, which is China’s premier art …

Q&A with Yawei Liu: China’s Impact on African Continent is Focus of New Website

The Carter Center’s China Program recently launched a “China in Africa” website (http://www.sinoafrica.org) to feature original content from African contributors expressing their views on China’s impact in their respective communities. The project aims to bridge the gap of understanding between Chinese decision-makers and African communities about China’s impact on the African continent.

China Program Director Yawei Liu explains the project.…

Delegation Observes Village Elections in China

A small Carter Center delegation is in China this week to advance the Center’s programming efforts there. The Center has worked to help standardize the vast array of electoral procedures taking place in local communities and foster better governance for more than a decade, at the invitation of the Chinese government.

Today, while continuing to monitor local elections, the China …

Political Reform in China | Q&A with Yawei Liu, director, Carter Center China Program

Q:  You were in China in early March.  What has changed most about China over the last five to 10 years?

What struck me most about the country is not how the people have changed:  it is how the government has changed because of people.  The government seems to be more keenly aware of the people’s needs, of the growing …