China’s growing role in South Asia | Young China Watchers


by Project Pengyou on March 19th, 2015   674 views

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  • 19/03/2015
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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    26 Dongcaoyuan, Gongti Nanlu, Beijing 北京市朝阳区工体南路, 东草园26号
    Beijing
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China's growing role in South Asia | Young China Watchers

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***RSVP REQUIRED*** Join Young China Watchers Beijing for a joint event with the Carnegie Tsinghua Center for Public Policy.

China’s growing role in South Asia
with David Sedney, former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia (2009-2013)

Thursday March 19, 2015, 7:00PM

This event is jointly organised by the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, a cooperative think tank between the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Tsinghua University. 

Based in Beijing, Carnegie-Tsinghua brings together leading policy experts and practitioners from China and around the world to engage in collaborative dialogue and research. 

Afghanistan is a surprising success story.  From the massive turnout for the 2014 elections, to the unique unity government, the resilience of the economy, and, above all, the continued impressive performance of the Afghan National Security Forces, Afghanistan is proving to be a winning example of international intervention combined with local empowerment. Over the past few years China has played an increasingly prominent role in brokering talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government, and has ploughed investment into the country’s infrastructure and extractive industries. Is China positioning itself as a viable alternative aid and development partner to the US in South Asia? What is really driving China’s growing interest in the region? In neighbouring Pakistan, with a population nearing 200 million, the state faces immense security, economic and social challenges. Can the US and China work together to help forestall an increasingly destabilized Pakistan?


David Sedney was  the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia (2009-2013). He has extensive China experience from his time as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia (2007-2009) and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing (2004-2007). Sedney is currently an independent analyst and a non resident senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

THERE WILL BE A COVER CHARGE PAYABLE AT THE DOOR OF 40RMB FOR THIS EVENT WHICH INCLUDES ONE FREE DRINK

PLEASE REGISTER BY 6PM ON MARCH 18

 

Young China Watchers is a dynamic group of China-focused young professionals. Through regular roundtables and talks with senior figures in the China policy and business communities, it provides a chance for engaged individuals to interact and discuss the most pressing issues emerging from China today. It aims to build a global network, fostering the next generation of China thought-leaders.


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