Contested Memories, and Reconciliation Challenges: Japan and the Asia Pacific on the 70th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War
March 18, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Seventy years after the end of World War II, unfinished postwar reconciliation continue to haunt relations between Asian nations. Japan finds itself at the heart of the regional politics, and its reflections, attitude and remarks toward this part of history still arouse a strong public sentiment particularly in China and Korea.
February 23, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
It is often understood that contemporary politics in the region is marked by balance of power activity that precedes an inevitable power transition when China’s power “catches up” with that of the United States. In The Struggle for Order: Hegemony, Hierarchy and Transition in Post-Cold War East Asia, however, Australian National University’s Evelyn Goh argues that U.S. hegemony has been consolidated in East Asia in spite of China’s rise, because of the crucial support of other regional states which prefer a U.S.-led order.
December 12, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Educational relations have been an index and vector of national power, culture, and institutional practices since the United States first used Boxer Indemnity funds to offer scholarships to Chinese students in 1911. Today, educational questions are again central to U.S.-China relations, although they are usually relegated to a secondary position in policy discussions. Yong Zhao and Karin Fischer joined the Kissinger Institute in launching a new effort to make education a central bilateral concern on December 12, 2014. Watch the discussion here!
December 04, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
It may be that, during the seven hours they spent together in China, Obama and Xi reached new understandings, found new momentum, or established a new style that can set the U.S. and China on a more constructive path. But 2014 was a hard slog for both countries prior to the APEC meetings.
Influence and Interference Technological and Cultural Issues in Sino-U.S. Relations (影响与干扰：中美关系中的科技创新和文化议题)
December 02, 2014 // 9:00am — 5:00pm
The Kissinger Institute and the Counsellors’ Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China hosted a joint symposium on how national traditions and values yield (or fail to yield) creative cultures, innovative institutions, and soft power, and what governments can do to foster or stymie such dynamism.
Corruption, Constitutionalism & Control: Implications of the 4th Plenum for China and U.S.-China Relations
November 25, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
How will China’s attempts to rectify the Party and strengthen the legal foundations of its governance shape the nation during Xi’s tenure, and how should American leaders, corporations, and other institutions analyze and respond to Xi’s reform program? The Kissinger Institute explored these issues with two of America’s leading experts on corruption and legal reform in China. Watch the discussion or read the summary here!
November 07, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Prime Minister Abe, President Obama and General Secretary Xi met in Beijing at the APEC Summit at a critical moment for both bilateral and trilateral relationships. Three experts in China and Japan discussed what the leaders might do to offer reassurance and set the region and the relationships on a better path. Download the podcast or read the summary here.
Strategic Rebalancing and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Assessing U.S. Security and Trade Policy Toward Asia Under Obama
October 30, 2014 // 9:00am — 4:30pm
Centerpieces of United States policy toward Asia—especially East and Southeast Asia—during the Obama presidency have included the “pivot” or “rebalancing” on the security side and seeking a massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement on the economic side. With midterm congressional elections looming and the Obama administration beset by foreign policy challenges from outside the East and Southeast Asian region, this full-day conference will assess the progress, problems and prospects of “rebalancing” and the TPP.
October 01, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Guest speakers discuss the potential role of Chinese Companies in the burgeoning relationship between China and Latin America.
September 30, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Lester Brown (Earth Policy Institute) will talk about rapid shifts in food production and consumption in China that are threatening the country’s food security and changing global food markets. Amy Celico (Albright Stonebridge Group) will discuss how the gaps in oversight of food producers and growing water and soil contamination are opening up new opportunities for U.S.-China business and policy collaboration.