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Jan 10

2012: Facing Political Changes in the U.S. and China

The U.S. and China both face potentially important political transitions in 2012. American elections often see a round of China-bashing, while previous Chinese transfers of power have been characterized by prickliness and even more secretiveness than usual. The fact that the two events are occurring simultaneously, for the first time in 20 years, raises the possibility of ugly misunderstandings, perhaps even conflict. Our two outstanding panels will examine both the role the United States will play in the Chinese transition and the role China will play in the American election.

 

PANEL 1 – THE U.S. ROLE IN THE 2012 CHINESE POLITICAL TRANSITION
Bruce Dickson
, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University
Phil Saunders, Director, Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs, Institute for National Strategic Studies
Derek Scissors, Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation
Dean Cheng, Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation (Moderator)

PANEL 2 – THE PRC’S ROLE IN THE 2012 AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Dan Blumenthal
, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Philip Levy, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Jeremie Waterman, Executive Director for Greater China, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Michael Franc, Vice President, Government Studies, The Heritage Foundation (Moderator)

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