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Seeking a Solution in the East China Sea: A View from China

AsiaConnect Briefing with Dr. Wu Xinbo, Director of the Center for American Studies, Fudan University
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (2L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping (3rd L) during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People April 9, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Relations in Northeast Asia are strained by tension over a chain of islands in the East China Sea to which both China and Japan lay territorial claims. The approaches that China and Japan take to managing the situation are widely seen as indicating the future direction of international security in Asia—whether conflict or cooperation will dominate in 21st century Asia.

For the May installment of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s AsiaConnect teleconference series, Dr. Wu Xinbo, Director of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University, will discuss the East China Sea dispute and explore the policy options available to China and Japan, as well as the United States. In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, Dr. Wu argued that the U.S. has been “a destabilizing force” in the dispute and should avoid taking a direct role in it.

Dr. Wu Xinbo is Professor and Executive Dean, Institute of International Studies, and Director of the Center for American Studies, Fudan University. He teaches and researches China’s foreign and security policy, Sino-U.S. relations, and U.S. Asia-Pacific policy. Dr. Wu is the author of four books on China-U.S. relations, most recently The New Landscape in Sino-U.S. Relations in the Early 21st Century, and has published numerous articles and book chapters. Dr. Wu is on the editorial board of The Washington Quarterly and on the International Board of the Studies in Asian Security book series.

ASPI's AsiaConnect is a monthly telephone briefing series on pressing issues in Asia and U.S.-Asia relations made possible through the generous support of Asia Society Trustee Mitch Julis.

To register and obtain call-in information, please email [email protected] or call +1 212 327 9238.


Event Details

Wed 14 May 2014
10:00am - 10:45am