Forty Years of U.S.-China Relations
The United States and China are approaching the 40th anniversary of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations. To commemorate this historic milestone, CSIS is hosting a half-day event on the morning of May 11, 2018, to discuss the twists and turns in the relationship over the last four decades and the challenges that lay ahead. The conference will feature key policy figures and experts from both the United States and China. We will begin with a keynote address from a current member of Congress, then have two star-studded panels discussing “The First 40 Years” and “The Next 40 Years,” and then wrap up with a luncheon armchair discussion featuring former Secretary of Defense William Cohen and Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai.
8:30-9:15 Introductory Remarks
John Hamre, President, CSIS
Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
9:25-10:40 Panel 1: The First Forty
Amb. Charlene Barshefsky, Partner, WilmerHale
Moderator: Dr. Scott Kennedy, Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
10:50-12:00 Panel 2: The Next Forty
Moderator: Ms. Bonnie S. Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia & Director, China Power Project, CSIS
12:00-1:30 Luncheon & Armchair Discussion: US-China Relations at a Crossroad
Amb. Cui Tiankai, Chinese Ambassador to the United States
Moderator: Mr. Christopher K. Johnson, Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.