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U.S.-China Relations Year in Review-2013 The Year of the Snake, Sunnylands, and Suppression (and a Plenum and an ADIZ)

December 11, 2013 // 9:00am10:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
There are no dull years in U.S.-China relations, but 2013 has kept China watchers busier, more concerned, more entertained, and more relevant than most. Please join us for a look at the year that was, and a preview of what 2014 (the Year of the Horse) may have in store for the world’s most important bilateral relationship.
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The Curse of the Two-Thirds

December 09, 2013 // 11:00am12:30pm
Asia Program
Ali Riaz looks at “landslide elections” – where the winning side received close to two-thirds of the votes cast -- in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka over the past four decades.
Podcast

Biden in Asia: Clearing the Air?

December 06, 2013 // 9:00am10:00am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
In this "Ground Truth Briefing" experts discussed the challenges and outcomes of Vice President Biden’s Northeast Asia trip.
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Can the U.S. and China Build a New Model of Major Power Relations?

December 05, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
On December 4 and 5, the Kissinger Institute and the China Institute for International Studies will hold a groundbreaking dialog on U.S.-China relations. At this public session of the off-the-record Dialogue, four conference participants will offer their views on prospects for a new model of major power relations.
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The Third Plenum: What Happened and What Does It All Mean? (In Chinese/中文)

November 19, 2013 // 5:25pm6:30pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The highly anticipated Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress has ended with the release of a communique and decision document outlining China’s policy direction for the next decade. Please join us November 19 as Mr. Li Bin, Economic Counselor at the Chinese Embassy helps us navigate the Third Plenum in a discussion at the Wilson Center. Please Note: This event will be conducted in Chinese. Interpretation will not be provided.

Bangladesh on the Brink

November 13, 2013 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Asia Program
Bangladesh, a nation with a history of volatile and sometimes violent politics, is entering into a critical political phase. National elections are scheduled to take place by the end of January, and the constitutionally mandated three-month interim period before elections began on October 25. The main opposition party has suggested it may boycott elections, and there are concerns that elections may not be held at all.
Podcast

Ground Truth Briefing: Can Xi Jinping Tackle Reform?

November 13, 2013 // 9:30am10:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Expectations for China’s Third Plenum meeting are high. The meeting of top leaders is expected to set the direction for domestic policy for the next decade. The risks China faces in deepening its social and economic reforms may be higher still. Growth rates are slowing and public dissatisfaction with pollution, inequality, corruption, and food safety is rising. President Xi Jinping and his allies must decide which powerful interest groups they are willing take on to set China on a path to stable continued development. At this critical time, the Wilson Center brings experts together to discuss events in this Ground Truth Briefing.
Webcast

China Dreams: 20 Visions of the Future

November 07, 2013 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Ever since China's new president Xi Jinping described his "China Dream" as the "great rejuvenation of the Chinese people" in November 2012, it has become a key topic in the PRC's domestic politics and foreign affairs. How did this concept emerge? Is there only one "China Dream" or have the grand aspirations and deep anxieties of a broad group of people given rise to multiple interpretations? What are the challenges facing President Xi and the "China Dream" in the years to come? Find out November 7, 2013 at the Wilson Center!
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Pakistan's Galloping Urbanization

November 06, 2013 // 9:00am4:00pm
Asia Program
A full-day conference on Pakistan's rapidly growing cities, and what can be done to address this irreversible phenomenon.
Webcast

Lessons Learned? The U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq and What it May Mean for Afghanistan

November 05, 2013 // 12:00pm1:20pm
This event will look at a newly released RAND study titled Ending the U.S. War in Iraq: The Final Transition, Operational Maneuver, and Disestablishment of the United States Forces–Iraq, which explores how our experience in the military exit and transition of responsibilities in Iraq might help to inform future U.S. transition planning in Afghanistan.

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