With the U.S. presidential election and the 18th Party Congress in China now complete, American and Chinese leaders can turn their attention to larger issues. The Asia-Pacific region is influenced by a number of factors, including the U.S. “rebalancing” strategy, controversy in the South and East China Seas, and a global economy that remains weak. This context, coupled with new leadership, has created an opportune time to examine opportunities and challenges facing regional stakeholders.
The Carnegie Endowment, in conjunction with National Chengchi University, hosted a day-long conference featuring panels of leading Taiwanese and American thinkers to examine contemporary China from a policy perspective.
The foreign policy of incoming leader Xi Jinping is likely to be broadly consistent with that of the previous administration.
While the mainland remains confident about the ultimate success of reunification, the main question is the pace of unification.
China’s new leadership will have an affect on the country's foreign policy, both in relation to Taiwan and to the greater Asia-Pacific Region.
Despite the fervor of media coverage, both domestically and internationally, observers should not expect any drastic changes in Beijing's policy orientation.
The Carnegie Asia Program in Beijing and Washington provides clear and precise analysis to policy makers on the complex economic, security, and political developments in the Asia-Pacific region.
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