2021 marks the 42nd anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relationship between China and the United States. There have been ups and downs in the bilateral relationship, but the comprehensive engagement between Washington and Beijing in the past four decades has served as an anchor for global peace and prosperity. However, more recently, in response to the rise of China and its perceived aggressive expansion in trade, technology, and global influence, what began as a “pivot” to Asia by the U.S. has increasingly become an effort to contain and decouple from China. Engagement policy was declared dead by top American officials. The bilateral relationship is under significant stress. Against this backdrop, the Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD) and The Carter Center have decided to organize an online dialogue for prominent Chinese and American experts to reflect on the significance of the past bilateral engagement and how to influence the future realignment of the relationship.
Agenda: January 27th, 2021 EST
|8:00-8:35 PM||Opening Remarks||« Barbara Smith, Vice President for Peace Programs, The Carter Center
« Tao Tao (陶涛), Deputy Secretary General, CPAPD
« Congratulatory message from Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the U.S.
« Remarks by Max Baucus, former U.S. Ambassador to China
« Remarks by Cui Tiankai (崔天凯), Chinese Ambassador to the U.S.
|8:35-9:45 PM||Panel Discussion||Moderator: Elizabeth Knup, Regional Director and Chief Representative in China, Ford Foundation
« Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council
|9:45-10:15 PM||Questions & Answers||Moderator: Su Xiaohui (苏晓晖), Deputy Director, Department for American Studies, China Institute of International Studies|
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