As China’s economic power has grown, its foreign policy has evolved. It now has greater political influence in regional and global affairs, and is increasingly seeking the exercise that influence. This evolution in China’s role in the world will impact the United States and Japan, two close allies. Understanding the character and trajectory of a reviving China is a crucial task for Washington and Tokyo, which is made more complicated by a plurality of views on China in and between the two allies.
On February 27, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies hosted a seminar examining American and Japanese interpretations of China’s security and foreign policies. In two sessions, leading China specialists from the United States and Japan examined factors that may drive China’s policies, including domestic and institutional politics, increasing resources and capacities, and actions of other countries. They analyzed China’s approaches to countries in East Asia and outside the region. Panel moderators and participants analyzed the policy implications of gaps in interpretation.
China's security and foreign policies: Comparing American and Japanese perspectives
Panel 1: Defense and security policies
9:15 amMasafumi Iida Senior Research Fellow, Department of Area Studies - National Institute for Defense StudiesMichael E. O’Hanlon Director of Research - Foreign Policy, Director - Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology, Co-Director - Africa Security Initiative, Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology, Philip H. Knight Chair in Defense and Strategy
Panel 2: Foreign policy