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The Middle Kingdom Looks East, West, North and South: China’s Strategies on its Periphery

December 16, 2013 // 9:00am10:30am
China’s recent declaration of an air defense identification zone in the East China Sea and its territorial claims over 80% of the South China Sea are focusing renewed American attention on Chinese strategy. To understand China’s policies, deployments, and ambitions in the Western Pacific, we must analyze China’s attitudes toward all of its 14 border States and Pacific neighbors, and toward its near and more distant seas.
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U.S.-China Relations Year in Review-2013 The Year of the Snake, Sunnylands, and Suppression (and a Plenum and an ADIZ)

December 11, 2013 // 9:00am10:30am
There are no dull years in U.S.-China relations, but 2013 has kept China watchers busier, more concerned, more entertained, and more relevant than most. Please join us for a look at the year that was, and a preview of what 2014 (the Year of the Horse) may have in store for the world’s most important bilateral relationship.

Biden in Asia: Clearing the Air?

December 06, 2013 // 9:00am10:00am
In this "Ground Truth Briefing" experts discussed the challenges and outcomes of Vice President Biden’s Northeast Asia trip.
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Can the U.S. and China Build a New Model of Major Power Relations?

December 05, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
On December 4 and 5, the Kissinger Institute and the China Institute for International Studies will hold a groundbreaking dialog on U.S.-China relations. At this public session of the off-the-record Dialogue, four conference participants will offer their views on prospects for a new model of major power relations.
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The Third Plenum: What Happened and What Does It All Mean? (In Chinese/中文)

November 19, 2013 // 5:25pm6:30pm
The highly anticipated Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress has ended with the release of a communique and decision document outlining China’s policy direction for the next decade. Please join us November 19 as Mr. Li Bin, Economic Counselor at the Chinese Embassy helps us navigate the Third Plenum in a discussion at the Wilson Center. Please Note: This event will be conducted in Chinese. Interpretation will not be provided.

Ground Truth Briefing: Can Xi Jinping Tackle Reform?

November 13, 2013 // 9:30am10:30am
Expectations for China’s Third Plenum meeting are high. The meeting of top leaders is expected to set the direction for domestic policy for the next decade. The risks China faces in deepening its social and economic reforms may be higher still. Growth rates are slowing and public dissatisfaction with pollution, inequality, corruption, and food safety is rising. President Xi Jinping and his allies must decide which powerful interest groups they are willing take on to set China on a path to stable continued development. At this critical time, the Wilson Center brings experts together to discuss events in this Ground Truth Briefing.
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China Dreams: 20 Visions of the Future

November 07, 2013 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Ever since China's new president Xi Jinping described his "China Dream" as the "great rejuvenation of the Chinese people" in November 2012, it has become a key topic in the PRC's domestic politics and foreign affairs. How did this concept emerge? Is there only one "China Dream" or have the grand aspirations and deep anxieties of a broad group of people given rise to multiple interpretations? What are the challenges facing President Xi and the "China Dream" in the years to come? Find out November 7, 2013 at the Wilson Center!
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Taking China Seriously: Replacing the Pivot With a Policy That Works

November 01, 2013 // 9:00am10:30am
Like other Asia-Pacific nations, Australia is hopeful that the regional interests of its treaty ally, the United States, and its most important trading partner, China, can be balanced to its own long-term advantage. Professor of Strategic Studies at Australian National University Hugh White has been a leading advocate for the view that Australia cannot hope to maintain a neutral distance between the U.S. and China; it will have to choose between them. His analysis, if correct, holds major implications not only for Australia, China, and the U.S., but for every Asia-Pacific nation.
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China's Maritime Strategy in the East China Sea

September 24, 2013 // 9:00am10:30am
In the wake of ongoing disputes over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands China has brushed aside calls from Japan to hold a leaders’ summit as “grandstanding,” while Japan’s finance minister is prompting Tokyo to make clear its intention to use the navy to defend the islands. What are China’s objectives and overall strategy in the East China Sea? To what extent will Chinese actions contribute to escalation and what are the prospects of conflict breaking out in the region?

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