Reframing China Policy - The Carnegie Debates 2006-2009 To address this foreign policy imperative, the Carnegie China Program is hosting a series of debates on the most critical—and controversial—issues involving China’s economic, political-social, and military evolution and their policy implications.  The main purpose of the debates is to provide fresh thinking based on systematic, well-informed deliberation of the main issues. The series is primarily for members of Congress and their staffs but will also reach a wider audience of experts, opinion leaders, and the general public through limited invitations and broad internet dissemination. 

The series so far:

  1. Communist Party Rule (October 5, 2006)
    Can China sustain its combination of authoritarian governance and capitalist economics?
  2. Economic Growth (December 1, 2006)
    Without significantly accelerated reforms, will China's rapid growth unravel before its economy overtakes the U.S.?
  3. Military Modernization (February 6, 2007)
    Will China’s military modernization program become a growing threat to the United States and Asia?
  4. Human Rights (March 5, 2007)
    Has U.S. engagement with China produced a significant improvement in human rights?
  5. Regional Influence (April 20, 2007)
    Does China seek to dominate Asia and drastically reduce (if not eliminate) U.S. influence as a regional power?
  6. Trade Rules (May 14, 2007)
    Do China's violations of international commercial norms require immediate forceful steps by its trading partners to make it play by the rules?
  7. Role in the International Community (June 11, 2007)
    Is China currently, or will it become, a responsible stakeholder in the international community?
  8. Taiwan Policy (March 26, 2008)
    Should the U.S. change its policy toward Taiwan?
  9. Financial Sector (April 15, 2009)
    Does China's financial sector jeopardize economic growth?

The debate series will be co-hosted by  Minxin Pei, Michael Swaine, and Albert Keidel, senior associates with the Carnegie China Program.