Virtual Meeting

Transition 2021 Series: Confronting the China Challenge

Monday, February 8, 2021
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Speakers

Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies and Cling Family Distinguished Fellow in U.S.-China Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council (2013–2015); CFR Member

Tom and Margot Pritzker '72 Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow, Claremont McKenna College; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Asia Program, German Marshall Fund; CFR Member

Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School; Former Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State (2017–2018); CFR Member

Presider

Senior Vice President and Director of Programs, China Institute; CFR Member

Transition 2021 Series

Panelists discuss the challenges the Biden administration will confront navigating the U.S.-China relationship, including negotiating trade agreements, cybersecurity, relations with Taiwan, and Chinese repression in Hong Kong and Xinjiang.

The Transition 2021 series examines the major issues confronting the administration in the foreign policy arena.

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