Taking Stock of the U.S.-China Relationship

Experts from Washington and Beijing Forecast Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Presidential Meeting

On October 13 and 14, the Center for American Progress will convene a group of U.S. and Chinese experts to assess progress in U.S.-China relations since the Sunnylands Summit and to offer policy recommendations for both sides as President Barack Obama prepares for his next China trip. The scholars participating in this dialogue are top foreign policy experts in their 30s and 40s who began their careers when the diplomatic door was open and U.S.-China exchanges were allowed and encouraged. This group of rising scholars has spent more time immersed in each other’s language, political environment, and cultural environment than any generation before them. That gives this new generation of rising experts in both nations a unique perspective and a profound opportunity to work together and seek innovative solutions to currently intractable challenges. CAP will release written reports in November featuring this group’s views and recommendations.

Please join the Center for American Progress, in collaboration with China Foreign Affairs University, on Tuesday, October 14, for the public portion of these discussions where we will host a public session to preview their thinking and to provide an opportunity for audience questions.

Speakers from Washington:
Scott Harold, Political Scientist, RAND Corporation
Joanna Lewis, Associate Professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs, Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Ely Ratner, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security

Speakers from Beijing:
Liu Feitao, Deputy Director, Department of American Studies, China Institute of International Studies
Wang Ke, Assistant Director for the Program of Energy and Climate Economics and Lecturer for the School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China
Wang Yiwei, Professor, School of International Relations, Renmin University

Melanie Hart, Director for China Policy, Center for American Progress


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