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China Faces the Future

As the political and economic power of the People’s Republic of China continues to increase, the international community’s stake in its relationship with China will also grow. The current trajectory of China’s growth seems clear and consistent. Less obvious, over the medium and long term, are the ways in which China will wield its increasing influence, conduct its relations with the United States and Taiwan, and play a role in the international economy.

On July 14 and 15, the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) at Brookings and the Institute of International Relations (IIR) at Taiwan’s National Chengchi University hosted, for the first time, leading experts from Taiwan and the United States for the 38th Taiwan-U.S. Conference on Contemporary China.

Lai Shin-Yuan, minister of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, will provide a keynote address following opening remarks by Brookings Senior Fellow and CNAPS Director Richard Bush and IIR Director Tuan Y. Cheng. The conference will also feature expert presentations on China’s external strategy; U.S.-China relations under President Barack Obama; cross-Strait relations under Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou; and China’s response to the global economic crisis. After each panel, participants will take audience questions.

See conference agenda »
Read the Keynote Address »

Conference Papers
Read a Panel I paper by Arthur Ding »
Read a Panel I paper by David M. Finkelstein »
Read a Panel I paper by Vincent Wang »
Read a Panel II paper by Tuan Y. Cheng »
Read a Panel II paper by Michael Green »
Read a Panel III paper by Richard Bush »
Read a Panel III paper by Szu-chien Hsu »
Read a Panel III paper by Francis Y. Kan »
Read a Panel IV paper by Yih-Chyi Chuang »
Read a Panel IV paper by Albert Keidel »


Opening Remarks

Keynote Address

10:45 AM -- Panel 1: China’s External Grand Strategy

1:45 PM -- Panel 2: U.S.-China Relations Under President Obama

Michael Green

Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies

3:30 PM -- Panel 3: Cross-Strait Relations Under President Ma

9:00 AM -- Panel 4: Global Economic Crisis and China’s Response

10:45 AM -- Panel 5: Closing Discussion

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