The U.S.-Asia Dynamic in the 21st Century: Challenges Ahead


A complex set of new realities is taking shape in Asia where rising powers like China and India wield new influence and challenge American global dominance. However, despite Asia's rise as a unified phenomenon, there is competition between nations, and suspicions and counterbalances remain. Arguably, the region has a fair way to go before it can truly play a global role.

What are the prospects for U.S.-Asia relations as China’s rise coincides with, what appears to be, an American downturn? What are the possible trajectories for the world’s second largest economy? What shifts are taking place within the intra-Asian dynamic? How will the persistence of 20th-century threats and the emergence of new ones impact Asia’s growth and stability and its relations with the U.S.?

This one-day conference, co-presented by the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, the Brookings Institution’s Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, and the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Social Sciences, is intended to provide a set of well-informed opinions on some of the major factors that will influence interaction in the medium term between the U.S. and Asia, and within Asia.

Confirmed speakers include:

Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution
Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Properties Ltd.; Co-chair, Asia Society
Victor Fung, Chairman, Li & Fung
Fred Hu, Founder & Chairman, Primavera Capital; former Chairman, Goldman Sachs Greater China
Simon Tay, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
C. Raja Mohan, Center for Policy Research, India
Shen Dingli, Fudan University, China
Jusuf Wanandi, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia
Tsuyoshi Sunohara, Japan Center for Economic Research
Lim Wonhyuk, Korea Development Institute
Takeshi Kasai, World Health Organization

Media Partner:
The Wall Street Journal Asia

Asia Society/Brookings/HKU/Wall Street Journal Asia Subscribers HK$1,200
Others HK$1,500

STANDARD FEE (September 20 onwards)
Asia Society/Brookings/HKU/Wall Street Journal Asia Subscribers HK$1,500
Others HK$1,900

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Event Details

Tue 18 Oct 2011
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

JW Marriott Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong

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