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.