On the evening of Thursday February 18, the Committee of 100 held the second event in the newly formed U.S.-China Policy Speaker Series in collaboration with the Commonwealth Club of California. This panel was moderated by C-100 member George Koo, and featured a discussion between Martin Jacques, author of When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order and Susan Shirk, author of China: Fragile Superpower.
The discussion shed light on the great difference in bilateral trust between the United States and China as compared to the United Kingdom and China. The contrasting views made for an interesting panel as Dr. Shirk and Dr. Jacques discussed topics including the implications of China’s “One Belt One Road” initiative, cyber theft and intellectual property issues, and the difference in views on military presence in Asia between the U.S. and the U.K.
Special thanks to C-100 members Ken Fong for his generous support and initiation of this Speaker Series, George Koo for organizing the speakers and moderating the discussion, and Dennis Wu for his welcoming/closing remarks and support of the Speaker Forum. Other C-100 members attending included Frank H. Wu, Dan Chao, Joan Chen, and Ambassador Linda Tsao Yang.
For full audio of the event, please see The Commonwealth Club website.
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