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China, Northeast Asia and the Next American Administration

CNAPS convened its annual fall conference, held each year in a different Asian city, in Hong Kong on December 2. The 2004 conference, “China, Northeast Asia and the Next American Administration,” was co-sponsored by the Asia Society Hong Kong Center and the University of Hong Kong and featured panels on U.S. policy in East Asia, China’s domestic situation, and China’s external policies.

Hon. Henry Tang, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, made opening remarks at the event. John Thornton, Chair of Brookings Board of Trustees, delivered welcoming remarks.

A number of Brookings scholars made presentations, including Brookings President Strobe Talbott, Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy Studies Jim Steinberg, CNAPS Director Richard Bush, Senior Fellow Jing Huang, and Visiting Fellow Ken Lieberthal.

CNAPS Advisory Council members Frank Ching (Hong Kong), Yoichi Funabashi (Japan), Victor Fung (Hong Kong), Paul S.P. Hsu (Taiwan), and Hong-Choo Hyun (Korea) also had speaking roles in the conference.

Former CNAPS Visiting Fellows Jae Ho Chung (Korea, 2002-2003) and Jia Qingguo (China, 2001-2002) made presentations, and 15 other former and current Visiting Fellows traveled to Hong Kong to participate.


Keynote Speaker

Opening Remarks and Introduction



Gordon Wu

Chairman of the Board, Hopewell Holdings Limited


Hong-Choo Hyun

Senior Partner, Kim & Chang, former Ambassador to the United States


Jae Ho Chung

Professor of International Relations, Seoul National University


James B. Steinberg

Former Brookings Expert

University Professor, Social Science, International Affairs, and Law - Maxwell School, Syracuse University


Jia Qingguo

Dean and Professor - School of International Studies, Peking University

Panel I: The Next American Administration and U.S. Policy in East Asia; Moderated by


Frank Ching

Senior Columnist, South China Morning Post; CNAPS Advisory Council Member

Panel II: China's Domestic Scene; Moderated by

Panel III: China's External Policy; Moderated by


Paul S.P. Hsu

President, Epoch Foundation and Chairman and CEO, PHYCOS International Co.

Welcoming Remarks

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