China’s Power: Up for Debate 2018

China’s Power: Up for Debate 2018
China’s Power: Up for Debate 2018
China’s Power: Up for Debate 2018 Top

    The challenges and opportunities presented by China’s rise are hotly contested. To help make sense of the issue, ChinaPower hosted its third annual conference on November 29, 2018. 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.

    Morning Keynote

        Senator Edward J. Markey


    Proposition 1

    FOR: Ely Ratner
    Executive Vice President and Director of Studies
    Center for a New American Security
    AGAINST: J. Stapleton Roy
    Former U.S. Ambassador to China
    Founding Director Emeritus and Distinguished Scholar
    Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Wilson Center

    Proposition 2

    FOR: Pei Minxin
    Tom and Margot Pritzker ‘72 Professor of Government
    George R. Roberts Fellow
    Claremont McKenna College
    AGAINST: Wu Xinbo
    Professor and Dean, Institute of International Studies
    Director, Center for American Studies
    Fudan University

    Proposition 3

    FOR: Scott Kennedy
    Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies
    AGAINST: Mu Rongping
    Director-General, Center for Innovation and Development
    Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Proposition 4

    FOR: Edward Tse
    Founder and CEO
    Gao Feng Advisory Company
    AGAINST: Samm Sacks
    Cybersecurity Policy Fellow
    New America

    Proposition 5

    FOR: Bryan Clark
    Senior Fellow
    Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
    AGAINST: Peter Dutton
    Professor and Director, China Maritime Studies Institute
    U.S. Naval War College

    Afternoon Keynote (VTC)

        Admiral Philip S. Davidson
        25th Commander of United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM)
    Photo Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images

    China Power Team. "China’s Power: Up for Debate 2018" China Power. November 30, 2018. Updated March 13, 2020. Accessed June 16, 2024.