Nov 30

Past Event

China on the World Stage: Climate Change, Regional Blocs and Resource Investment

Event Materials


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The world and China’s place in it have transformed over the past year in response to pressure from the most severe global financial crisis in decades. While the economic crisis accelerated China’s emergence as a global superpower, China has yet to fully assess the consequences of its new position on the world stage and the responsibilities that accompany its newfound status.

On November 30, the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings and the Australian National University co-hosted a discussion on China’s emerging position as a global power. Experts from the United States, Australia and China discussed U.S.-Chinese cooperation on clean energy and climate change, looking toward the Copenhagen Summit and developments in China’s international economic policy.

After the program, panelists took audience questions.

Event Agenda

  • Introduction

  • Panel One: The U.S. and China from the Presidential Summit to Copenhagen

    • Ross Garnaut

      Distinguished Professor of Economics, The Australian National University

    • Trevor Houser

      Senior Advisor, U.S. Special Envoy on Climate Change

    • Elliott Diringer

      Vice President for International Strategies, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

  • Panel Two: Are China’s Growth Strategy and International Economic Policy Changing?

    • Daniel Rosen

      Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

    • Ligang Song

      Associate Professor and Director, China Economy and Business Program

      Crawford School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University

    • Wing Thye Woo, Nonresident Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center


November 30, 2009

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW


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