Category: Global Collaboration

China Program Reports: August 29, 2019

On May 31-June 1, 2019, The Carter Center hosted “The Rise of China and Its Impact on Developing Countries,” the sixth annual conference of the International Consortium for China Studies. The event was co-organized by The Carter Center’s China Program and Latin America and Caribbean Program, the International Consortium for China Studies of Peking University, the China Research Center of Atlanta, and the Institute of Developing Nations of Emory University. The primary objective was to understand China’s growing presence in LAC and its impact on the region’s sustainable development. The presentations also explored prospective areas of trilateral cooperation in areas such as health, sustainable energy, peacebuilding, and security (anti-organized crime cooperation). The Carter Center commissioned three papers to analyze the impact of China’s increasing presence in Latin America and the Caribbean within the framework of global competition between China and the U.S. The papers also include the implications of the Chinese approach to development for the region. Each paper presents a different perspective on these topics: 1) Building Development Partnership: Engagement Between China and Latin America by Haibin Niu (the Chinese perspective ) 2) China in Latin America: Major Impacts and Avenues for Constructive Engagement by Margaret Myers and Rebecca Ray (the U.S. perspective) 3)China’s Recent Engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean: Current Conditions and Challenges by Enrique Dussel Peters (the Latin American and Caribbean...

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China Program’s Africa-US-China Trilateral Cooperation Timeline

This page serves as a timeline of the Carter Center China Program’s involvement in Africa-US-China trilateral cooperation from 2015 to 2019. March 5-6, 2015 1st Africa-China-US Consultation for Peace and Development was held at The Carter Center with a focus on China-US cooperation in Sudan and South Sudan. January 13-14, 2016 2nd Africa-China-US Consultation for Peace and Development was held at The Carter Center. In addition to Ambassadors Zhong and Lyman, Ambassador Mohamed Chambas, UN Secretary General Special Envoy to Africa participated in the consultation via telephone from New York. A list of 36 recommendations on trilateral cooperation was developed at this consultation. Per suggestion from Ambassador Chambas, the Consultation began to look at the prospect of trilateral cooperation on anti-piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. July 26, 2016 3rd Africa-China-US Consultation for Peace and Consultation was held in Lomé, Togo. The Foreign Ministry of the Togo government sponsored the meeting. The meeting focused on maritime security in West Africa. November 17-18, 2016 Following the meeting held in Lomé, a technical workshop on trilateral cooperation on maritime security was held in Beijing. For the first time, military representatives from Africa, China and the US all attended the meeting. March 2017 An article entitled “Where Beijing, Washington, and African Governments Can Work Together: From Competition to Cooperation” was published online by Foreign Affairs. The article was coauthored by Ambassadors Princeton Lyman, Zhong Jianhua, Mohamed...

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Chinese and US Engagement with Developing Countries News Roundup: Mar.11 – Mar.29, 2019

Every two weeks, The Carter Center’s China Program releases an overview of major events involving Chinese and US global engagement, with a particular focus on emerging issues in Africa and Latin America. In addition to using news sources, the news roundup will analyze papers and reports from academic journals, governmental bodies, and NGOs, and will also summarize debates and other events organized by think tanks on select issues. The news roundup is intended to be a platform and resource for both China watchers and for readers interested in political and economic development in developing countries. It aims to deepen...

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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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For China, the South China Sea Represents a Window of Opportunity

For China, the South China Sea Represents a Window of Opportunity Responding to the geopolitical tensions in the South China Sea has been one of the most critical challenges facing the Chinese government. Xue Li is the Director of the Department of International Strategy at the Institute of World Economics and Politics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Cheng Zhangxi has a PhD from the University of St. Andrews. In their co-written article, Xue and Cheng argue that the next few years offer a significant window of opportunity for the claimants to put forward a solution to...

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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…