22nd Annual Conference – Roundtable I: Strategic Trust Priority

Building Strategic Trust in U.S.-China Relations

With increasingly complex challenges in U.S.-China relations, Washington and Beijing understand the importance of finding common ground to mitigate the risk of potential confrontation over strategic interests. The U.S. pivot towards Asia, China’s rapid military expansion, and key flashpoints from the Korean peninsula to the East and South China Seas underscore the necessity of building strategic trust in U.S.-China relations. This roundtable examines the key foreign policy and national security issues that can be impediments of building mutual trust and cultural understanding. Speakers with seasoned political and security expertise provide insights on the future of the bilateral relations with an assessment of the U.S. foreign policy in the Asia Pacific region.

Thomas J. Christensen, Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War and Director, China and the World Program, Princeton University

Admiral Dennis Blair, Former Director of National Intelligence

James Lewis, Senior Fellow, Technology and Public Policy Program, The Center for Strategic and International Studies

Congressman Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives


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