The challenges and opportunities presented by China’s rise are hotly contested. To help make sense of the issue, ChinaPower hosted its inaugural conference on November 29, 2016. The conference featured a series of debates between leading experts on the nature of Chinese power. The audience was polled for their opinion both before and after each debate. Polling results, debate descriptions, and conference video are posted below.
Opening Panel: Current trends in Chinese power and their implications for regional security.
No voting occurred for this panel.
William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War
Director China and the World Program, Princeton University
Professor of International Political Economy, School of International Studies
Against: Admiral Dennis Blair (Ret.)
Chairman of the Board and CEO, Sasakawa USA Former U.S. Director of National Intelligence
Against: Zhao Suisheng
Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver founding editor and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Contemporary China
AGAINST: Evan Feigenbaum
Vice Chairman, Paulson Institute at the University of Chicago
Nonresident Senior Associate, Asia Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Against: David Dollar
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development
John L. Thornton China Center, The Brookings Institution
Against: Daniel A. Bell
Chair Professor, Schwarzman Scholar Program Tsinghua University
Senator Dan Sullivan
Committee on Armed Services
United States Senate