Luncheon Panel on The U.S. and China: Where Do We Go from Here?
September 29, 2008
Committee of 100 Luncheon Discussion on U.S. -- China issues
This is an opportune moment to step back and assess the direction of pending U.S. -- China issues. The Olympics and the Olympic hype are past. At the same time, looking ahead, there are a number of major economic and political developments with important implications -- the global economic downturn, high energy costs, the bailout of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the upcoming 30th anniversary in December of the launch of China's "reform and opening" policies, and the upcoming U.S. presidential election. 1) What might we expect to see in China with respect to currency and trade issues, responses to domestic protests on environment and corruption, debates on political reform and greater democracy, the rural versus urban gap, the environment, and Tibet? What reactions can we expect in the U.S.? 2) Have the Olympics changed China's perceptions about itself and the U.S.? How could different perceptions in the U.S. and China about each other and the world shape relations going forward?
Please join Dr. Minxin Pei, Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy, Charles Cook and Juan Williams for both an informed and lively discussion on these key issues.