Category: Forums on US-China Relations

Participants Debate the Arrival of a Tipping Point in China-U.S. Relations at the 2018 Young Scholars Forum

The U.S.-China Young Scholars Forum (YSF), initiated by the Carter Center and The Global Times since 2014, took place this year on January 30-31. On Tuesday, January 30, young Chinese and American scholars presented their research in panel presentations. In the round table discussion on the second day of the YSF, five well-known Chinese and American opinion makers discussed the potential impact of the 2018 U.S. National Security Strategy (NSS) on the most consequential relationship in the 21st century and what can be done to reduce misperception and hostility between Washington and Beijing. Unveiled by the Trump administration last...

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Can the First North Korean Nuclear Crisis Inform the Current Challenge?

(Presentation at The Sixth TCC-CPAFFC Forum on US-China Relations by Marion V. Creekmore, Jr.)   Unlike the other panel members and most of the conference attendees, I am not an expert on China, the Korean Peninsula, or Northeast Asia.  I am speaking because I accompanied former US President Jimmy Carter to North Korea in 1994 where he achieved a negotiating breakthrough that led to a peaceful resolution of the first North Korean nuclear crisis. I think there are lessons from the first North Korean nuclear crisis that could be useful in dealing with today’s challenge.  Let’s review what happened....

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Report on the Great Powers and Global Peace Forum

On October 24, 2017, The Carter Center and the Halle Institute for Global Learning at Emory University invited Arun K. Singh, former Indian Ambassador to the United States and Henry Levine, former American consult general to Shanghai. to speak on great powers and world peace. Dr. Philip Wainwright, Vice Provost for International and Strategic Initiatives at Emory Unviersity opened the conversation and Dr. Yawei Liu, Director of the China Program at The Carter Center, moderated the dialogue that touched on how India, the U.S. and China interact on the global stage and if three great powers could enter into...

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Habits of Highly Effective Collaboration: Kurt Campbell on U.S.-China Relations

Image Source: The Strategist, June 30th, 2016 Since the Mar-a-Lago Summit in early April: questions about how the Sino-American relationship will congeal under the Trump administration have been brought to the forefront.  Kurt Campbell, former Assistant Secretary of State under President Obama, gave his thoughts at a recent event held by The United States Institute for Peace (USIP) in conjunction with The Carter Center. The topic: where can the United States and China work together in Africa in the realm of security. Having been instrumental in formulating the new American policy toward China known as the “pivot” , Mr....

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SR: The Week’s China Reads

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Every week, China Program’s Senior Advisor Dr. Robert A. Kapp compiles a reading list and provides commentary, for you to better understand China.

Robert A. Kapp is senior advisor to the China Program at the Carter Center. He has been principal of Robert A. Kapp and Associates, a business consulting firm, since 2004. From 1994 through 2004 he served as President of the United States-China Business Council…