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The United States and China: The Next Five Years

Past Event

The United States and China: The Next Five Years

As the United States and China emerge from the global financial crisis, both countries face exceptionally difficult challenges to their domestic economies. In response, both are embarking on major domestic economic restructuring programs that are likely to have substantial ripple effects on their bilateral relationship and the global economy. Each country has important interests in the success of the other country’s domestic economic outcomes, as the changes sought by each arguably meet the interests of the other.

On May 19, the Brookings Institution and China’s Caixin Media hosted a conference examining the substance and prospects for economic restructuring in China and the U.S. over the next five years and the impact on their bilateral relationship. Zhu Min, special advisor to the managing director of International Monetary Fund, gave a keynote address.

After each panel, the speakers took audience questions.


9:00 AM: Panel 1 - Economic Restructuring Agendas in the United States

Karen Dynan

Professor of the Practice of Economics - Harvard University

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Peterson Institute for International Economics


Laya Li

Professor of Econometrics, Huaqiao University

10:45 AM: Panel 2 - Economic Restructuring Agendas in China


Huang Yiping

Jin Guang Chair Professor of Economics, Deputy Dean - National School of Development, Peking University


Xu Chenggang

Quoin Professor in Economic Development, University of Hong Kong


Pan Gongsheng

Senior Executive Vice President, Agricultural Bank of China


Nicholas Lardy

Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

12:30 PM: Lunch Keynote


Zhu Min

Special Advisor to the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

2:00 PM: Panel 3 - Impact on the Global Stage of U.S. and Chinese Economic Restructuring

Jin Liqun

President and Chair of the Board of Directors - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

3:15 PM: Panel 4 - Trade and Direct Investment


Susan Schwab

Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy

4:30 PM: Panel 5 - U.S.-China Relations


Shi Yinhong

Professor of International Relations and Director, Center on American Studies, Renmin University of China

David M. Lampton

Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies Emeritus - Johns Hopkins University SAIS

Douglas H. Paal

Vice President for Studies - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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