About the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The Kissinger Institute on China and the United States is dedicated to promoting greater understanding of issues in the U.S.-China relationship and its impact on both countries and the world. It does so by exploring the political, economic, historical, and cultural factors that underlie the respective behavior patterns and world views of China and the United States.

Inspired by and dedicated to Dr. Henry A. Kissinger’s vision of the importance of the relationship between these two nations, the Kissinger Institute brings together the most expert thinkers and the most promising policymakers and public officials to promote cross-cultural dialogue and enhanced understanding on a variety of issues.

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The Latest from the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

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)

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December 02, 2014 // 9:00am5:00pm
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. more
President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China greet children during the State Arrival Welcome Ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Nov. 12, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The Year of the Horse, Viruses, Tigers, Flies, Ravenous Carp, and Vanishing Pangolins

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December 04, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
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. more

US-China Relations After APEC: The nature of Sino-American relations is rapidly changing. And that’s a good thing.

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Nov 18, 2014
"Overall, China’s rise to greater regional power and America’s loss of global hegemon status are inevitable. The only real question is whether that transition will lead to more cooperation between a China and U.S. who increasingly share responsibility for major global issues, or to conflict," writes Jack A. Goldstone. more

Obama-Xi Meeting: Lowering Expectations?

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November 07, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
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. more
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Corruption, Constitutionalism & Control: Implications of the 4th Plenum for China and U.S.-China Relations

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November 25, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
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 invites explored these issues with two of America’s leading experts on corruption and legal reform in China. more

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