October 02, 2002 // 8:30am — 10:00am
Almost a year after joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), China still falls short of completing many of its promises to the international community. Regional political problems and a depressed global economy have increased pressure on the Communist Party leadership to remain protective of domestic agriculture, many state owned industries, and traditional businesses even as the national government remains strongly committed to opening Chinese markets to international trade and financial flows. Expanding international commerce has continued to increase economic opportunities for many Chinese but the greater integration into the world community has not yet translated into greater individual rights. China has arguably become more closed over the past year with its tightening restrictions on religious groups and its increased regulation of the Internet.
September 17, 2002 // 2:00am — 5:45pm
Susan Shirk, Research Director, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, University of California, San Diego; Richard Baum, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles; Lowell Dittmer, Professor, University of California, Berkeley; Cheng Li, Professor, Hamilton College, and Wilson Center Fellow; Lyman Miller, Research Fellow, Hoover Institute; David Shambaugh, Professor, George Washington University, and Wilson Center FellowDownload Asia Program Special Report #105
September 13, 2002 // 3:00am — 4:30pm
Howard J. Wiarda, Senior Scholar, Wilson Center, and Professor of International Politics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
July 24, 2002 // 12:00am
On July 24, 2002, the Asia Program and the Pakistan America Institute sponsored a full day conference on the myriad economic and political challenges facing Pakistan. More than a dozen experts from Pakistan and the United States convened to present their analyses of Pakistan's domestic situation, and to discuss their ideas on the need for systemic reform in Pakistan.
July 23, 2002 // 2:30pm — 3:30pm
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Ranil WickremesinghePrime Minister, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
July 18, 2002 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Recently returned from serving as U.S. Consul General in Surabaya, Robert Pollard discussed(in off-the-record remarks) Indonesia's transition to democracy and the problematic experiment of introducing pluralism at both the federal and local levels. During his tenure, his consulate—which covers Indonesia's eastern half—reported regularly on such issues as democracy, elections, internal security issues, and political Islam. He is thus uniquely qualified to offer an American perspective on Indonesia's opportunities and challenges.
July 11, 2002 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
A luncheon and discussion with His Excellency Ryozo Kato Ambassador of Japan to the United States
July 08, 2002 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Tao Wenzhao, research professor and deputy director, Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Wilson Center public policy scholar
June 18, 2002 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
In a seminar jointly hosted by three Wilson Center programs – the Asia Program, the Nonproliferation Forum, and the Conflict Prevention Project – Selig S. Harrison, Senior Scholar at the Center, spoke about his new book KOREAN ENDGAME: A Strategy for Reunification and U.S. Disengagement, published earlier this year by Princeton University Press.
June 12, 2002 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Summary of a meeting with Thomas Berger, Boston University; John Ikenberry, Georgetown University; Takashi Inoguchi, University of Tokyo; Michael Mastanduno, Dartmouth College; Jitsuo Tsuchiyama, Aoyama Gakuin University