The State of U.S.-China Relations...
... on the Eve of President Obama's Visit to China - A Luncheon Presentation by Professor David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs & Director of China Policy Program, George Washington University
President Barack Obama pays an official visit to China on November 15-17, his first as president. The Sino-American relationship is today widely recognized as among the most important in international affairs. It is a complex relationship with a crowded bilateral and multilateral agenda, but both Presidents Obama and Hu Jintao have pledged to forge a strong partnership to tackle bilateral, regional and global issues. What is the state of this relationship today? What are the strengths and weaknesses? What are the main items on the agenda? What impact will Sino-U.S. ties have on international relations in East Asia and the world?
David Shambaugh is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program, George Washington University and currently a visiting scholar at the China Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. Prior to that he taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He is the author of six books on China and is a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies, National Committee on U.S. China Relations and the World Economic Forum.