Congressman Kolbe, chairman of the Foreign Operations Subcommittee and member of Homeland Security Subcommittee, discussed the Dubai Ports World controversy.
Carnegie's Minxin Pei spoke at the launch of his new book, China's Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy (Harvard University Press, 2006). Carnegie President Jessica Tuchman Mathews moderated the discussion.
Minxin Pei examines the sustainability of the Chinese Communist Party's strategy of pro-market economic policies under one-party rule. China is trapped in partial economic and political reforms, and because the Communist Party must retain significant economic control to ensure its political survival, gradualism will ultimately fail.
Joshua Muldavin, of Sarah Lawrence College, argued that China's rapid growth during the past two and a half decades has been built upon a base of environmental destruction and social decay.
Through a combination of country, regional, and topical studies, Strategic Asia 2005–06: Military Modernization in an Era of Uncertainty assesses how Asian states are modernizing their military programs in response to China's rise as a regional power, the war on terrorism, changes in U.S. force posture, the revolution in military affairs, and local security dilemmas.
China's economy will be bigger than America's within a few decades. In the meantime, rather than trying to block China's access to U.S. assets and markets, the task at hand is to craft, with China, an international system inclusive enough and flexible enough to enable China to grow and for the rest of the world to share the potential gains its economy has to offer.
Discussion of CNOOC’s bid for Unocal, bilateral trade, and China’s military modernization featuring top China policy experts Carolyn Bartholomew, Albert Keidel and Michael Swaine.