The Future of U.S.-China Relations: A Discussion with Daniel RusselVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia Society Policy Institute
Tea/ Coffee Reception 5:00pm
A productive, working U.S.-China relationship has been a key pillar of the unprecedented peace and prosperity that East Asia has enjoyed over the past four decades. Through sustained engagement, the U.S. and China have sought to expand areas of cooperation, and address points of disagreement. In the coming years, maintaining this balancing act will be a critical challenge for both Washington and Beijing that will not only have critical ramifications for Asia, but for the entire world. The U.S. and China have shared interests in addressing regional and global challenges such as international terrorism, nuclear proliferation in North Korea and Iran, climate change, and energy security. However, the two sides must also manage their differences over trade, market access, technological exchange, and reduce mutual mistrust on security and military issues such as missile defense and cybersecurity. Daniel Russel, who played a key role in crafting President Obama’s “rebalance” to the Asia-Pacific Region, will provide firsthand insight on US.-.China relations and offer his outlook on the future of the critically important bilateral relationship between the U.S. and China.
Daniel Russel is a Senior Fellow and Diplomat in Residence at the Asia Society Policy Institute. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service at the US Department of State, he served until March 2017 as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Prior to his appointment in 2013, Mr. Russel served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for Asian Affairs. During his tenure there, he helped formulate President Obama’s strategic rebalance to the Asia Pacific region, including efforts to strengthen alliances, deepen US engagement with multilateral organizations, and expand cooperation with emerging powers in the region. In 1996, Mr. Russel was awarded the State Department's Una Chapman Cox Fellowship sabbatical and authored America’s Place in the World. Mr. Russel was educated at Sarah Lawrence College and University College, University of London, U.K.
Wei Du is Channel NewsAsia’s Northeast Asia Correspondent. Before her current assignment, she was a business presenter in Singapore, co-hosting Asia Connect, a one-hour program that was broadcast live out of Singapore’s financial district. Ms. Du had also hosted the channel’s business reality show, Invest in Me and Asia Market Report. Prior to joining Channel NewsAsia, Ms. Du worked as a reporter for Bloomberg TV in Hong Kong. Her career in broadcasting started after graduating from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she joined CNBC at its global headquarters in the United States. Ms.Du is a native of the Chinese city of Chongqing. (Moderator)
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