China’s Power: Up for Debate

China’s Power: Up for Debate
China’s Power: Up for Debate
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    The challenges and opportunities presented by China’s rise are hotly contested. ChinaPower’s annual conference features leading experts from around the world to debate core issues underpinning the nature of Chinese power. This year’s ChinaPower conference kicked off with a half-day in-person event on November 17, 2022. The second event in the series is taking place virtually on January 24, 2023, with additional events to follow.

    November 17, 2022 Debates and Keynote Remarks

    9:00 am – 9:05 am: Welcome Remarks

    Dr. Bonny Lin
    Director, China Power Project and senior fellow, Asian Security, CSIS

    9:05 am – 9:35 am: Keynote Remarks

    Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA)
    Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy

    9:35 am – 10:50 am: Debate

    Proposition: China’s “new normal” of increased military activities in the Taiwan Strait is likely to lead to a US-China or China-Taiwan crisis/conflict in the next year or two

    FOR: Mr. John K. Culver
    Nonresident senior fellow, Global China Hub, Atlantic Council;
    Former senior intelligence officer, Central Intelligence Agency

    AGAINST: Dr. Alexander Huang
    Chairman and CEO, Council on Strategic & Wargaming Studies;
    Special advisor to the chairman and director of International Affairs, Kuomintang (KMT)

    10:50 am – 11:00 am: Break

    11:00 am – 12:15 pm: Discussion

    Proposition: Beijing views a strong China-Russia relationship as a net strategic asset 

    Dr. Dave Shullman
    Senior director, Global China Hub, Atlantic Council
    Ms. Yun Sun
    Senior fellow and co-director, East Asia Program and director, China Program, the Stimson Center

    12:15 pm – 12:20 pm: Closing Remarks

    Dr. Bonny Lin

    January 24, 2023 Debate

    Proposition: China can work with the United States to provide cooperative global economic leadership to help the world economy function effectively.

    FOR: Dr. Fred Bergsten
    Nonresident Senior Fellow and Director Emeritus
    Peterson Institute for International Economics

    AGAINST: Mr. Daniel Rosen
    Partner, Rhodium Group
    Senior Associate (Non-resident), Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics, CSIS