China’s Power: Up for Debate 2021

China’s Power: Up for Debate 2021
China’s Power: Up for Debate 2021
China’s Power: Up for Debate 2021 Top

    China Power will host its sixth annual conference as a series of keynote remarks and five virtual debates, featuring leading experts from both China and the United States to debate core issues underpinning the development of Chinese power. The audience will be polled for their opinion before and after each debate.

    Please save the date and join us for the following events. Additional event details will be released in the coming weeks.

    Proposition 1

    The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the timeline by which China will surpass the United States to become the world’s leading economic power. 

    Friday, November 19, 2021, 9:00 am – 10:15 am ET

    FOR: Dr. Yao Yang
    Professor, China Center for Economic Research and the National School of Development
    Peking University

    AGAINST: Mr. Gerard DiPippo
    Senior Fellow, Economics Program
    Center for Strategic and International Studies

    Watch the event here.

    Keynote Remarks

    Keynote Remarks by the Hon. Christine Wormuth, Secretary of the U.S. Army

    Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 9:30 am – 10:15 am ET

    Register here.

    Proposition 2

    Beijing’s crackdown on tech firms will significantly stifle Chinese technological and scientific innovation.

    Monday, December 6, 2021, 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm ET

    FOR: Mr. Matt Sheehan
    Fellow, Asia Program
    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

    AGAINST: Ms. Rui Ma
    China Tech Analyst; Main Writer and Co-Host
    Tech Buzz China

    Proposition 3 and Keynote Remarks

    Within the next two years, China will establish itself as the most influential external power within Afghanistan. 

    Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 8:45 am – 10:00 am ET

    FOR: Sr. Col. Zhou Bo
    Senior Fellow, Center of Strategy and Security
    Tsinghua University

    AGAINST: Dr. Seth Jones
    Senior Vice President; Harold Brown Chair; and Director, International Security Program
    Center for Strategic and International Studies

    Keynote Remarks by U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Montana), Commissioner, Congressional-Executive Commission on China; Co-Chair, Senate U.S.-China Working Group

    Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 10:15 am – 10:45 am

    Proposition 4

    China will establish a sphere of influence in the Indo-Pacific by 2027. 

    Friday, December 17, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm ET

    FOR: Dr. Graham Allison
    Douglas Dillon Professor of Government
    Harvard University

    AGAINST: Hon. David Stilwell
    Former Assistant Secretary of State, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State

    Proposition 5

    China’s growing assertiveness is mainly driven by a sense of insecurity and perceived threats.

    Date and time TBD

    FOR: Dr. Michael Swaine
    Director, East Asia Program
    Quincy Institute

    AGAINST: Dr. Evan Medeiros
    Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
    Georgetown University

    Photo Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images

    China Power Team. "China’s Power: Up for Debate 2021" China Power. November 3, 2021. Updated November 30, 2021. Accessed December 3, 2021. https://chinapower.csis.org/chinas-power-up-for-debate-2021/