Public Events The center promotes a deeper mutual understanding between the U.S. and China by providing a regular forum for dialogue and hosts panels, talks and cultural events. China Town Hall: Issues in U.S.-China Relations
Oct. 16, 2014 The program opened with a webcast featuring U.S. President Jimmy CARTER discussing 35 years of U.S.-China relations in conversation with National Committee on U.S.-China relations President Steve ORLINS. Local speakers included Lyle MORRIS, project associate for RAND Corp., and Susan SHIRK.
Spotlight on Hong Kong | Oct. 19, 2014
Richard MADSEN, Susan SHIRK and Victor SHIH held an informal discussion on the core issues affecting Hong Kong-mainland China relations.
How High Is Too High? Investment Share and the Chinese Economy | Nov. 18, 2014
ZHANG Jun, of Fudan University and Barry NAUGHTON explained why China’s investment share is most likely to be overestimated by the China National Bureau of Statistics.
The Rule of Law in China: Prospects and Challenges
Jan. 14, 2015 The resolution that emerged from October 2014’s Fourth Plenary session of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee promised aggressive and far-reaching legal reforms. The panelists discussed the realistic situation of the rule of law in China. Panelists included Susan SHIRK, WANG Zhiqiang of Fudan University Law School and Benjamin VAN ROOI of UC Irvine.
Hukou Reform and Rural Dispossession in China
Jan. 20, 2015 Joel ANDREAS, associate professor of sociology of Johns Hopkins University, reexamined the evolution of the hukou system, focusing on access to rural land and considering the implications for the rural population of the current shift from hukou-based to market-based land rights.
The Rule of Law Under Xi Jinping | Feb. 24, 2015
Jerome COHEN, professor of law at New York University School of Law, discussed recent developments in China’s legal system as well as the fallout from the Zhou Yongkang corruption case and the recently announced decisions following the Fourth Plenum.
U.S.-China Economic Relationship: Opportunities and Prospects | March 2, 2015
Robert HORMATS, vice chair of Kissinger Associates Inc. and former secretary of state for Economic, Energy and Environmental Affairs, discussed China’s foreign policy under Xi Jinping, as well as the challenges and opportunities faced by the U.S. as China’s influence abroad continues to expand.
China’s Economic Strategy in the Midst of the ‘New Normal’ | April 28, 2015
ZHANG Xiaojing, professor and head of the macro-economics department at the Institute of Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, discussed how the economic growth rates in China have slowed such that many are wondering if the country will be able to maintain the stability it has achieved over the past two decades.
China’s Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations | May 20, 2015
Jessica CHEN WEISS, Yale University assistant professor and MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies fellow, discussed how that nationalist street demonstrations can provide diplomatic leverage for authoritarian governments that are not electorally accountable to public opinion, enabling Chinese and other authoritarian leaders to signal their intentions and tie their hands in international negotiations.
China’s Coming Water Crisis | May 27, 2015
Dai QING, activist and journalist, explored how China’s upcoming water crisis will affect its economic and political future—a dilemma shared by both China and California is the increased scarcity of water owing to poor resource management and climate change.
Economic Impact of Mobile Technologies in China and India | June 2, 2015
Nate Tibbits, senior vice president of government affairs at Qualcomm, Inc., and David MICHAEL, senior partner at Boston Consulting Group, discussed their research on how mobile technology has had an enormous impact on the global economy, putting a spotlight on China and India as two case study markets.
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