Chaos to Crisis? Creating a Coherent U.S. Response to China
The U.S.-China relationship is at a crossroads. The Trump administration’s recent statements on issues such as the South China Sea, the One China Policy, and North Korea’s missile launch have disrupted America’s traditional approach to China, creating more uncertainty than coherence. At the same time, leaders in Beijing are acting more assertively in Asia, more mercantilist in their economic strategies, and more authoritarian in their domestic policies. How will the Trump administration’s policy on China evolve in the coming years? Will the cornerstones of modern Sino-U.S. relations—such as the One China Policy—remain unchanged? Join Asia Society as we convene leading experts to discuss where America’s relationship with China is headed under the Trump administration. The event will also launch a new Asia Society report, “U.S. Policy Toward China: Recommendations for a New Administration,” which identifies six contentious, high-priority issues where U.S. interests are immediately at stake and where missteps could undermine the foundation of the U.S.-China relationship. The Task Force’s report provides guidance and policy recommendations for the U.S. which will defend U.S. interests and encourage China to act in productive ways. Read the Task Force report at AsiaSociety.org/USChinaTaskForce.
12:00-12:30 Registration and Lunch
12:30-2:00 Dialogue and Audience Q&A
Location: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Karl Eikenberry, Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow, Director of the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative; Faculty, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations
Susan Shirk, Research Professor; Chair, 21st Century China Center, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy
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ABOUT THE REPORT:
The Task Force comprises a group of 20 prominent China specialists that include former U.S. government officials, scholars, and think tank researchers, many of whom served under both political parties and every U.S. president since the Nixon administration. The goal has been to reflect on how the U.S.-China relationship has evolved and to draft a set of recommendations for the incoming presidential administration on how the United States can best advance U.S. interests given the current political climate. We hope this report can provide the starting point for a public conversation on these vitally important questions.
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This project was made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, with additional support from The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands, Henry Luce Foundation, Janet and Arthur Ross Foundation, and Harold and Ruth Newman.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Courtyard 2B
650 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304