The challenges and opportunities presented by China’s rise are hotly contested. China Power will host its fifth annual conference as a series of five live debates, featuring leading experts from both China and the U.S. to debate core issues underpinning the development of Chinese power. The audience will be polled for their opinion before and after each debate. The results of these polls will be added to this page.
Please save the date and join us for the following debates. Additional event details will be released in the coming weeks.
The U.S.-China relationship can best be described as a “new Cold War.”
November 19, 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm EST
FOR: Hal Brands
Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
AGAINST: Melvyn Leffler
Edward Stettinius Professor of History Emeritus
University of Virginia
Watch the debate here.
“One country, two systems” in Hong Kong is dead.
November 24, 9:00 am – 10:15 am EST
FOR: Daniel Russel
Vice President, International Security and Diplomacy, Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI); former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
AGAINST: Regina Ip
Legislator and Member of Hong Kong’s Executive Council
Watch the debate here.
China will exploit the COVID-19 pandemic to shift the geopolitical balance of power in its favor.
December 3, 9:00 am – 10:15 am EST
FOR: Yan Xuetong
Dean, Institute of Modern International Relations
AGAINST: Aaron Friedberg
Professor of Politics and International Affairs
Within the next five years, China will use significant military force against a country on its periphery.
December 9, 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm EST
FOR: Oriana Skylar Mastro
Center Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
Foreign and Defense Policy Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
AGAINST: M. Taylor Fravel
Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science, and Director, Security Studies Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Selective U.S.-China economic decoupling will set back China’s emergence as a global high-tech leader.
December 15, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm EST
FOR: Matthew Turpin
The Hoover Institution
AGAINST: Rebecca Fannin
Silicon Dragon Ventures