Coexistence 2.0: U.S.-China Relations in a Changing World
A Symposium with the Task Force on U.S.-China Policy
The U.S.-China relationship is the most important in the world, with decisions affecting the world’s chances for global peace, prosperity, and sustainability. Each country has its own view of what its role, and the other’s role, in the world should be in the 21st Century. These views are not entirely in sync. This has created tensions, and could become more destabilizing. However, it’s in the interests of both countries to find a way forward together that leaves room for cooperation, competition, perhaps even confrontation, without leading to war — Coexistence 2.0, a more complex and engaged form of coexistence than the United States had with the Soviet Union in the last century.
"Coexistence 2.0: U.S.-China Relations in a Changing World", held at Harvard University on November 18, 2022, aimed to provoke thought on these questions, and to deepen understanding of the U.S.-China relationship. The conference was co-presented by the Harvard University Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Harvard Kennedy Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia, with support from the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations and UC San Diego’s 21st Century China Center. The conference featured a wide range of experts on China and U.S.-China Relations, including many members of the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations’ Task Force on U.S.-China Policy.
You can view the conference agenda here.