China's Civil Society Organizations
November 5, 2007
From June 13 to June 20, 2007, a senior-level delegation organized by the CSIS Task Force on HIV/AIDS traveled to Beijing and Chengdu, China, to examine the current and potential role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in addressing China’s public health care challenges.
The task force delegation to China was led by former U.S. representative Jim Kolbe, who served from 1994 to 2006 as chair of the Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs of the House Appropriations Committee. Since leaving Congress at the end of 2006, he has served as senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. As head of the HIV/AIDS delegation, Kolbe led international and U.S.-based specialists, all of them working at the nexus of health issues and the role of CSOs.