Live Webcast on China with Condoleezza Rice and an in-person presentation by Kaiser Kuo on China and

former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum and the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan present CHINA Town Hall with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Secretary Rice will talk to audiences in Grand Rapids and 95+ locations across the United States during the 12th annual CHINA Town Hall on October 9. The two-part event, sponsored by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, features an interactive webcast discussion and Q&A with Secretary Rice. After the webcast, Kaiser Kuo, China tech specialist and co-founder of the Sinica Podcast, will give on-site remarks and answer audience questions related to China’s emergence as a major player in the technology sector and how that impacts American communities, businesses, and U.S.-Chinese relations.

China’s emergence as a global power, its role as a major trade partner amid recent frictions, and its potential as a collaborator on key U.S. global policy initiatives ensure that U.S.-China relations will affect the lives of all Americans. CHINA Town Hall will help audiences around the country understand the challenges and opportunities of what has been characterized as the most important bilateral relationship of the 21st century.

Condoleezza Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. She also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001 to 2005, the first woman to hold the position. Secretary Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, and professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC.

Kaiser Kuo is an editor-at-large at and co-founder of the Sinica Podcast, the most popular English-language podcast on current affairs in China. Until April 2016, he served as director of international communications for Baidu, China’s leading search engine.

The Tuesday, October 9 program is from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. The event is at the Gerald R. Ford Museum, located at 303 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI. The public is invited to attend this free event. No reservations are needed and free parking is available at the museum. More information is available at: