U.S.-Asia Update Roundtable Series

Directors: Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, and Adam Segal, Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies
July 1, 2007 - Present

The U.S.-Asia Update Roundtable Series is an ongoing series that provides a forum for the discussion of the major issues that shape Chinese domestic policies and that have an impact on the U.S. relationship with China and the rest of the region. The Roundtable cosponsors events with the Council’s General Meetings and Corporate programs. Recent sessions have included speakers such as Michael Green, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; Major General Karl Eikenberry; and Randall Schriver, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Approximately six sessions are held each program year.

This series is made possible through generous support from the Starr Foundation.

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China

Speaker:

Stephen S. Roach, Senior Fellow, Yale University

Presider:

Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 7, 2014

This meeting is not for attribution.

Academic Conference Call

Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-First Century

Speakers:

Orville H. Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society, John Delury, Assistant Professor, Yonsei University

Presider:

Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
July 22, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Shadow Banking in China: Risks to Financial Stability

Speaker:

Sheri T. Prasso, Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg News

Presider:

Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 8, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Roundtable Meeting

Pigs, Pollution, and Pandemics: Challenges to Public Health in China

Speaker:

Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
April 1, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Tiger Head, Snake Tails: China's Unfinished Revolution

Speaker:

Jonathan Fenby, Founding Partner and Managing Director, Trusted Sources

Presider:

Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
March 11, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

China's Search for Security: Understanding Beijing's Geostrategic Challenges

Speakers:

Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University, Andrew Scobell, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

Presider:

Adam Segal, Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
December 7, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

The Real Story Behind China's Economy

Speakers:

Leland R. Miller, President, China Beige Book International, Craig Charney, Director of Research and Polling, China Beige Book International

Presider:

David R. Malpass, President, Encima Global
October 11, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

China’s Slowing Economy: Soft or Hard Landing?

Speaker:

Patrick Chovanec, Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

Presider:

Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
June 6, 2012 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Reception
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

China and Africa: Engagement or Exploitation?

Speakers:

David H. Shinn, Adjunct Professor, George Washington University, Joshua Eisenman, Senior Fellow for China Studies, American Foreign Policy Council

Presider:

Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 31, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with David F. Helvey

Speaker:

David F. Helvey, Active Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia

Presiders:

Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 23, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Elite Politics in Contemporary China: Band of Brothers or Gang of Thieves?

Speaker:

Kerry Brown, Asia Program Head, Chatham House

Presider:

Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
April 5, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Failing Fast: Innovation and Competition in China

Speaker:

Douglas Raymond, Founder and CEO, Julu Mobile

Presider:

Adam Segal, Ira A. Lipman Senior Fellow for Counterterrorism and National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
October 24, 2011 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Hu Shuli on Politics, Economics, and the Media in China

Speaker:

Hu Shuli, Caixin Media

Presider:

Elizabeth C. Economy, Council on Foreign Relations
March 8, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with Fred Hochberg

Speaker:

Fred P. Hochberg, Export-Import Bank of the United States

Presider:

Edward Alden, Council on Foreign Relations
February 14, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

China's Energy Future

Speaker:

Jonathan Sinton, International Energy Agency

Presider:

Elizabeth C. Economy, Council on Foreign Relations

Commentator:

Michael A. Levi, Council on Foreign Relations
January 13, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

After the Crisis: China's Role in the Global Economy

Speaker:

Min Zhu, Special Advisor to the Managing Editor, International Monetary Fund

Presider:

L. Gordon Crovitz, Wall Street Journal
December 6, 2010

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

What's Next for U.S.-China Relations?

Speaker:

David Loevinger, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Presider:

Elizabeth C. Economy, Council on Foreign Relations
June 2, 2010

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Reflections on Cross-Strait Relations

Speaker:

Lien Chan, Vice President of the Republic of China, 1996-2000; Honorary Chairman, Kuomintang Party

Presider:

Jerome A. Cohen, Council on Foreign Relations
April 13, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting

The Chinese Economy

Speaker:

Elizabeth C. Economy, Council on Foreign Relations
January 7, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York, NY

The New Silk Road: How a Rising Arab World is Turning Away from the West and Rediscovering China

Speaker:

Ben Simpfendorfer, Chief China Economist, Royal Bank of Scotland, Hong Kong

Presider:

Adam Segal, Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies, CFR
November 19, 2009

This meeting is not for attribution.

Academic Conference Call ⁄ New York, NY

U.S-China Relations and the Financial Crisis

Speaker:

Li Yuanchao, Communist Party of China
October 17, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

From Stimulus to Savings: Rethinking U.S.-China Trade and Economic Relations

Speaker:

Franklin L. Lavin, Chairman of the Public Affairs Practice, Edelman Asia Pacific

Presider:

Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
September 15, 2009 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Lunch

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Roundtable Meeting

China's Foreign Policy: The Road Ahead

Speaker:

Wu Jianmin, China Foreign Affairs University

Presider:

Adam Segal, Maurice R. Greenberg Sr. Fellow for China Studies, CFR
September 10, 2009 12:30-2:00 p.m.

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Roundtable Meeting

China Faces the Future

Speaker:

Siwei Cheng, Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Presider:

James F. Hoge Jr., Council on Foreign Relations
May 11, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

Twenty Years Since Tiananmen: China's Changes and Prospects for Reform

Panelists:

Xiao Qiang, University of California, Berkeley, James McGregor, Fan Li, World and China Institute

Presider:

Minky Worden, Human Rights Watch
May 8, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

Discussion with the China Reform Forum

Speakers:

Jingtian Li, China Reform Forum, Elizabeth C. Economy, Council on Foreign Relations
April 17, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

How East Asians View Democracy

Speakers:

Andrew J. Nathan, Columbia University, Yun-han Chu, Academia Sinica and National Taiwan University

Presider:

Adam Segal, Council on Foreign Relations
November 11, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting

The Role of NGOs in China's Environmental Movement

Presider:

Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Lo Sze Ping, Campaign Director, Greenpeace China
May 15, 2008

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with Jack Perkowski

Presider:

Marcus Brauchli, Managing Editor, Wall Street Journal

Speaker:

Jack Perkowski, Chairman & CEO, ASIMCO Technologies, Inc., Author, Managing the Dragon: How I'm Building a Billion-Dollar Business in China
April 2, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting

The East Has Risen: A Book Talk with Four Authors

Presider:

Harry Harding, University Professor of International Affairs, The George Washington University

Speakers:

David B. H. Denoon, Professor of Politics and Economics, New York University, Nina L. Hachigian, Center for American Progress, David C. Kang, Dartmouth College, Mona K. Sutphen, Managing Director, Stonebridge International LLC
February 29, 2008 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. - Meeting

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with James Shinn

Presider:

Evans J. R. Revere, President, Korea Society

Speaker:

James J. Shinn, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
January 29, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Can India Catch Up With Itself?

Presider:

Adam Segal, Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Sean Dougherty, Senior Economist, OECD
December 3, 2007 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Tokyo's Grand Strategy and the Future of East Asia

Presider:

Adam Segal, Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Richard J. Samuels, Ford International Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
October 30, 2007 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. - Meeting

This meeting is not for attribution.