The challenges and opportunities presented by China’s rise are hotly contested. ChinaPower's annual conference features leading experts from both China and the U.S. to debate core issues underpinning the nature of Chinese power.
8:15 a.m. Opening/Greeting
Bonnie S. Glaser
Director, China Power Project
Senior Adviser for Asia
8:30 a.m. Morning Keynote
Senator Edward J. Markey
9:15 a.m. Proposition: U.S. engagement policy toward China has failed.
FOR: Ely Ratner
Executive Vice President and Director of Studies
Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
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
10:25 a.m. Coffee break
10:40 a.m. Proposition: China is an illiberal state seeking to reshape the international system in its own image.
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
11:50 a.m. Proposition: Made in China 2025 and China’s broader industrial program pose a threat to global innovation and the world economy.
FOR: Scott Kennedy
Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies
AGAINST: Mu Rongping
Director-General, Center for Innovation and Development
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:40 p.m. Proposition: China is likely to be the leader of the coming artificial intelligence revolution.
FOR: Edward Tse
Founder and CEO
Gao Feng Advisory Company
AGAINST: Samm Sacks
2:50 p.m. Proposition: China has the capability to control the South China Sea in all scenarios short of war with the United States.
Cybersecurity Policy Fellow
FOR: Bryan Clark
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
AGAINST: Peter Dutton
Professor and Director, China Maritime Studies Institute
U.S. Naval War College
4:00 p.m. Coffee break
4:15 p.m. Afternoon Keynote
Admiral Philip S. Davidson
25th Commander of United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM)
5:00 p.m. CONFERENCE END
This event is made possible by support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.