How do we answer the age-old question of what happens when a rising power meets an established power? For centuries, this questions has hung over great power politics and posed a continual challenge to policymakers and international relations theorists alike.
When then Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping first raised the prospect of “a new type of relationship between major countries” in 2012, he called for the United States and China to chart a new course for their bilateral relationship. Since this initial call, American and Chinese officials have worked to build a new model of major power relations, including an informal “shirt-sleeve summit” between President Obama and President Xi last year.
As part of this effort, the Center for American Progress and the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation have partnered together to author a volume on a new model of major power relations between the U.S. and China and provide a vision for a comprehensive, positive relationship between both nations to work through differences and maximize opportunities.
Please join CAP and CUSEF as we release our new jointly-produced report, “U.S.-China Relations: Toward a New Model of Major Power Relationship,” with a conversation featuring four of the key contributors to the report from both the American and Chinese delegations.
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
Samuel R. Berger, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; former U.S. National Security Advisor
C.H. Tung, Founding Chairman, China-U.S. Exchange Foundation; former Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Rudy deLeon, Senior Vice President for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress; former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
Yang Jiemian, Director of Academic Committee, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies