U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. reviewed progress made under the U.S.–China Strategic Economic Dialogue.
Douglas Paal appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight to discuss the political ramifications of China’s massive earthquake—which saw the collapse of numerous buildings with substandard construction, prompting public outrage and calls for investigations of corruption.
Robert Kagan and The New York Times’ David Brooks discussed Kagan’s new book The Return of History and the End of Dreams.
Secretary K.C. Chan of Hong Kong's Financial Services and Treasury speaks on how Hong Kong will continue to serve in its unique role as the bridge between the global financial markets and the booming economy in China.
Many believe that when Chinese and Russian leaders stopped believing in communism they became pragmatists. But Chinese and Russian rulers do have a set of beliefs that guide their domestic and foreign policies. They believe in the virtues of strong central government and disdain the weaknesses of the democratic system. Chinese and Russian leaders are not just autocrats. They believe in autocracy.
African activists are resisting China’s growing presence in Africa, citing China’s support for autocrats like Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and importation of Chinese labor as primary concerns. Western concerns about Chinese influence in Africa have nevertheless intensified.
The Carnegie Endowment is proud to announce its third annual Carnegie Junior Fellows Conference, the premier event for young professionals in the field of foreign policy: "A New Authoritarian Moment? Emerging Alternatives to Liberal Democracy," April 29, 2008.
Whether China will undertake political reform, which is broadly defined here as institutional changes that rationalize bureaucracy, strengthen the rule of law, expand political participation, and protect human rights, has been one of the most important issues facing policy- makers in China and the West ever since China began its economic reform in 1979.
David Rothkopf discusses his new book, Superclass, at a launch party at Carnegie Washington.
Since its inception in Fall 2006, the series has addressed the most critical—and controversial—issues involving China's economic, socio-political, and military evolution and their policy implications for policy makers on Capitol Hill.