May 23, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
A comparative look at urbanization in the world's two most populous nations.
April 24, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
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April 24, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Every year over 200 million peasants flock to China’s urban centers, providing a profusion of cheap labor that helps fuel the country’s staggering economic growth. Award-winning journalist Michelle Dammon Loyalka follows the trials and triumphs of eight such migrants,offering an inside look at the pain, self-sacrifice, and uncertainty underlying China’s dramatic national transformation.
March 27, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:15pm
China has recently been a major force in political games in the Asia-Pacific. For example, it has succeeded in partly disengaging the United States from the trade framework in Southeast Asia by promoting “low quality” Free Trade Agreements in the region. China has also viewed the ASEAN Regional Forum and East Asia Summit as convenient non-binding and consensus-based arenas that allow Beijing to avoid dealing with hard issues such as maritime disputes in the South China Sea. The Obama administration’s much-discussed “Asia Pivot” is an attempt to reinsert the United States into regional political games and is perhaps most evident in the administration’s focus on the Trans-Pacific Partnership multilateral FTA. How is the United States’ reemergence as a regional player changing the existing components of the political game? What trade and strategic initiatives is Washington undertaking? How will other regional players, such as Japan and India, respond to American and Chinese moves?
March 21, 2012 // 3:00pm — 5:30pm
On March 26-27, Seoul will host the second Nuclear Security Summit, an initiative established by the Obama administration in Washington in 2010. Fifty world leaders, as well as scores of NGOs and industry and business representatives on the periphery of the central meeting, will discuss the summit’s main aim: to prevent loose nuclear materials from falling into the hands of terrorists. Naturally, different regional actors will have different agendas and priorities for the summit, and it is therefore important to consider the issues and concerns for Northeast Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern, and former Soviet states and stakeholders.
March 12, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:15pm
"Peaceful coexistence," long a key phrase in China’s strategic thinking, is a constructive doctrine that offers China a path for influencing the international system. So argues Liselotte Odgaard in this timely analysis of China's national security strategy in the context of its foreign policy practice. China’s program of peaceful coexistence emphasizes absolute sovereignty and non-interference in the internal affairs of other states. Odgaard suggests that China’s policy of working within the international community and with non-state actors such as the UN aims to win for China greater power and influence without requiring widespread exercise of military or economic pressure.
Book Discussion - World Under Pressure: How China and India are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment
December 09, 2011 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Join us for a discussion of Carl Dahlman's new book "World Under Pressure: How China and India are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment."
November 16, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:00am
How is it that the Communist Party in China remains in power more than 20 years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall and changes in Moscow triggered confident talk of an impending "Leninist Extinction"? What kind of impact on the world is China's economic boom and rising influence in global affairs having?
October 25, 2011 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Increasing numbers of Chinese travel to the US for business, tourism, or education, while others study American history and culture in local schools and universities. The Wilson Center was joined by experts from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to discuss Chinese views of American society, politics, and culture.
October 14, 2011 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
The rapid growth of religious activity in China, especially among Christians but including other religions as well, raises profound questions about the relationship of religion to government and its potential effects on the emerging social challenges facing China.