July 29, 2008 // 11:15am — 12:15pm
Yang Jiechi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China; Henry A. Kissinger, U.S. co-chairman, Kissinger Institute; Stephen J. Hadley, Asst. to the President for National Security Affairs; Joseph B. Gildenhorn, Chairman, Wilson Center Board of Trustees; David A. Metzner, Vice Chairman, Wilson Center Board of Trustees
Chinese direct investment into the United States is more than doubling annually, with over $5 billion in 2010 alone. Despite an overall effective U.S. screening policy for inward investment, political interference and fearmongering threaten to divert legitimate and potentially beneficial investment deals. This Special Report was undertaken to help shape an American response to these inbound Chinese direct investment flows in order to maximize the potential benefits for the United States while appropriately addressing national security concerns.
Few would question the assertion that the U.S.-China relationship is the predominant factor in Asian power interactions. All Asian capitals keep a very close eye on bilateral dealings between these two giants, in particular to see how they will affect their own relations with them.
Both Washington and Beijing consider good bilateral relations of vital importance. But their growing strategic rivalry has the potential to evolve into mutual antagonism. The hard reality is that China and the United States will not be able to lessen strategic mistrust unless and until they are prepared to address a central question: is there an array of military deployments and normal operations that will permit China to defend its core interests while allowing America to continue fully to meet its defense responsibilities in the region and protect vital U.S. interests?
Many talk of China "rising." Chinese view their fortunes as a return to greatness from a "century of humiliation" -- and not a rise from nothing.
Deputy Director, Douglas Spelman Participates in Discussion on the VOA (Chinese) Program, "Pro and Con."
What will be the impact of the China issue on the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election? Will China become a Superpower? Deputy Director Douglas Spelman addresses these questions on a May 27, 2011 segment on VOA Chinese. Watch the discussion here! (In Chinese).
In this Washington Post Op-Ed, Director J. Stapleton Roy and Dr. Ken Lieberthal discuss U.S.-China relations and the growing strategic distrust between these two nations.
The Kissinger Institute is dedicated to Dr. Henry A. Kissinger's legacy and vision of the U.S.-China bilateral relationship. It will promote greater awareness of the relationship as well as its impact on both countries and the world.
Check out KICUS Director, J. Stapleton Roy's presentation on Strategic Challenges for the U.S.-China Relationship at the East-West Center!