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Oct 29

China Calling: Co-Managing Crisis in East Asia

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

A recent article in the New York Times began with this sentence: "George W. Bush, embattled at home, tied down in Iraq and watching the clock run out on his presidency, has found a diplomatic crutch in an unlikely place: China."

For the United States, as a member of NATO, a treaty ally of Japan, Australia, and other nations, seeing China as a "diplomatic crutch" would be odd indeed.  But China is taking on great power status.  The U.S. is relying on it in dealing with crises in Burma and North Korea.  And China routinely calls on the U.S. to exercise its influence on Taiwan. 

Is the U.S. consigning its interests in East Asia to Co-management?

More About the Speakers

Randy Schriver
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for
East Asia and Pacific Affairs

Bonnie Glaser
Senior Associate,
Center for Strategic and International Studies

John J. Tkacik
Senior Fellow,
Asian Studies Center,
The Heritage Foundation