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:
- Communist Party Rule (October 5, 2006)
Can China sustain its combination of authoritarian governance and capitalist economics?
- Economic Growth (December 1, 2006)
Without significantly accelerated reforms, will China's rapid growth unravel before its economy overtakes the U.S.?
- Military Modernization (February 6, 2007)
Will China’s military modernization program become a growing threat to the United States and Asia?
- Human Rights (March 5, 2007)
Has U.S. engagement with China produced a significant improvement in human rights?
- Regional Influence (April 20, 2007)
Does China seek to dominate Asia and drastically reduce (if not eliminate) U.S. influence as a regional power?
- 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?
- Role in the International Community (June 11, 2007)
Is China currently, or will it become, a responsible stakeholder in the international community?
- Taiwan Policy (March 26, 2008)
Should the U.S. change its policy toward Taiwan?
- 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.