Book Launch for "China's Rise: Challenges and Opportunities"

October 8, 2008 • 12:30 – 4:00 pm EDT
The Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Center for Strategic and International Studies jointly hosted a conference to launch our new book "China's Rise: Challenges and Opportunities." The event featured remarks from the coauthors of the book and also included a panel of two former US Ambassadors to China to comment on the book and to share their own views on the relationship: James Lilley and Stapleton Roy.

The conference is part of the China Balance Sheet project which has been conducted by the Peterson Institute and CSIS over the last three years. Our initial product, China, The Balance Sheet: What the World Needs to Know Now About the Emerging Superpower was released in 2006. It was followed by a compendium of papers, The China Balance Sheet in 2007 and Beyond, prepared by the authors of the first book and several invited experts. The new volume aims to identify the most important future areas of challenges and potential cooperation in U.S.-China relations.


Agenda

8:30 am-9:00 am
Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00 am-9:10 am
Welcome Remarks

  • Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS
  • Dr. C. Fred Bergsten, Director, Peterson Institute for International Economics
     

9:10 am-10:00 am
China's External Relations and Internal Challenges

  • Charles Freeman: Calculating the Domestic Factors in China's Global Equation.
    Chairholder, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
  • Derek Mitchell: China and the World after the Olympics
    Senior Fellow, International Security Fellow, CSIS
Q&A Session


10:00 am-10:50 am
30 Years of US-China Relations, and the Next 30 Years

  • Ambassador James Lilley
  • Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy

Q&A Session
 
11:50 am-11:10 am
Coffee/tea Break

11:10 am-12:10 pm
China in the World Economy

  • Nicholas Lardy: Sustaining Economic Growth in China
    Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Daniel Rosen: China's Energy and Environmental Imperatives
    Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Principal, Rhodium Group
  • C. Fred Bergsten: The China Challenge
    Director, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Q&A Session
 
12:10 pm
Concluding remarks

  • Charles Freeman
    Chairholder, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS

 

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Charles Freeman
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Economic and Trade Affairs
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John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership