In this edition of Wilson Center NOW our guest is the Kissinger Institute’s Robert Daly who provides an update on the latest developments from China. Among the topics he discusses are continued tensions on the trade front, Hong Kong protests, and the status of China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” six years after its introduction.


Robert Daly, the Director of the Wilson Center’s on China and the United States, has compiled an unusually diverse portfolio of high-level work: He has served as a U.S. diplomat in Beijing; as an interpreter for Chinese and U.S. leaders, including President Carter and Secretary of State Kissinger; as head of China programs at Johns Hopkins, Syracuse, and the University of Maryland; and as a producer of Chinese-language versions of Sesame Street. Recognized East and West as a leading authority on Sino-U.S. relations, he has testified before Congress, lectured widely in both countries, and regularly offers analysis for top media outlets.


John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming.