As President Obama prepares for his first trip to Beijing in November, the spotlight will once again turn to China, the U.S.-China relationship, and China’s growing role in world affairs. From the global financial crisis, to climate change and terrorism, China is shaping the ability of the world to effectively tackle the full range of global challenges. In the coming decades, China’s influence will only continue to grow.
China 2025 will address the core questions of China’s domestic and foreign policy priorities and their likely implications for the rest of the world. Going forward, how will China’s political, economic, and social trends shape its domestic development? How will its diplomatic and strategic engagement with the developing world and rising powers shape global dynamics? What are the implications of China’s military development and the drive to achieve asymmetric advantages? Does China’s economic future hold more potential for, or challenges to, the international economy and climate change? What challenges is China forecasted to present for U.S. strategic interests in the next few decades?
The conference will include three keynote addresses by Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell, Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia Stephen S. Roach, and Princeton University Professor of Politics and International Affairs Aaron L. Friedberg.
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