Join two prominent China experts to discuss U.S.-U.K.-China relations. As Great Britain enters what some are calling the “Golden Era” of relations with China, the United States continues with its tenuous and tense relationship with the Middle Kingdom. Given the historic closeness and cultural similarities between the US and the UK, what explains this tremendous difference in relations?
Understanding this question is relevant to the future of world peace and stability, and we have invited two speakers eminently qualified to shed light on this issue. Our speakers will describe the stark difference in reception of President Xi in both the US and China, why the UK is going its own way with Chinese relations, and the implications arising from this issue.
Martin Jacques: Author of global best-seller When China Rules the World; Senior Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University; Visiting Professor, Institute of Modern International Relations, Tsinghua University, Beijing; non-resident Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, Washington DC; columnist for the Guardian.
Susan Shirk: Research Professor; Chair, 21st Century China Program at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego, author ofChina: Fragile Superpower, served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia (1997-2000), founder of the Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue.
This program is the second in a series of collaborations between the Committee of 100 and the Commonwealth Club of California. Discounted student tickets are available. For more information and press inquiries please contact [email protected]org.
THE COMMITTEE OF 100
The Committee of 100 is a U.S. 501(c)(3) leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts. For over a quarter century, the Committee has monitored issues affecting Chinese Americans and served as a high-level bridge in the U.S.-China dialogue fostering regular exchanges with the leadership of Beijing, Taipei, and Washington. Members of the Committee of 100 are leading U.S. citizens of Chinese descent who leverage their collective influence, resources and experiences to address important topics shaping U.S.-China relations as well as issues affecting the Chinese American community. The C-100 Speakers Forum Series is a high-level platform that examines major issues in U.S.-China relations and the Asian American community.
THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB
Founded in 1903, The Commonwealth Club, the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Governor Jerry Brown, political commentator David Brooks and author Christopher Hitchens in recent years. It brings over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to more than 20,000 members. The mission of The Commonwealth Club of California is to be the leading national forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues important to the membership, community and nation. The Club has offices in San Francisco and San Jose, with regular events in both cities, as well as programs in Lafayette in the East Bay and in Marin County.