China’s Power: Up for Debate 2017

China’s Power: Up for Debate 2017
China’s Power: Up for Debate 2017
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    The challenges and opportunities presented by China’s rise are hotly contested. To help make sense of the issue, ChinaPower hosted its second annual conference on November 14, 2017. 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.

    Keynote Speech

    Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)


    Proposition 1

    FOR: Zhou Fangyin
    Senior Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

    AGAINST: Joshua Eisenman 
    Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

    Proposition 2

    FOR: Graham Allison 
    Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

    AGAINST: Evan Medeiros
    Managing Director for Asia, Eurasia Group

    Proposition 3

    FOR: Huang Can 
    Professor, Head of Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
    Co-Director of Institute for Intellectual Property Management, School of Management, Zhejiang University

    AGAINST: Adam Segal
    Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security
    Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

    Proposition 4

    FOR: Chen Dingding
    Professor of International Relations, Jinan University
    Founding Director, Intellisia Institute

    AGAINST: Evan Feigenbaum
    Vice Chairman, Paulson Institute

    Proposition 5

    FOR: Damien Ma
    Fellow and Associate Director, Think Tank, Paulson Institute
    Adjunct Lecturer of Global Initiatives in Management, Northwestern University

    AGAINST: Anne Stevenson-Yang
    Co-Founder, Research Director, J Capital Research Co. Ltd.

    Photo Credit: Xinhua/Liu Rui via Getty Images

    China Power Team. "China’s Power: Up for Debate 2017" China Power. December 22, 2017. Updated March 20, 2020. Accessed May 28, 2024.