What’s in Store for the Obama-Xi Relationship? | Foreign Correspondent’s Club of China
When and Where
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Beijing American Center
Suite 2801, Jingguang Center Hu Jia Lou, Chaoyang District, Beijing
***RSVP*** Wang Yiwei from the Institute of International Affairs, Renmin University, will discuss whether Xi and Obama can forge closer ties between the US and China at the APEC summit.
Wednesday, November 5, 2pm-3:30pm
“What’s in Store for the Obama-Xi Relationship?”
Wang Yiwei, Professor of International Studies, Renmin University
Foreign Correspondent’s Club of China
Beijing American Center | 80 RMB | Open to Public | Registration
Over a year has elapsed since the last summit between Xi Jinping and Barack Obama and as they prepare to meet again soon in Beijing, their two countries have converged on some issues while diverging in other areas. As the US launches airstrikes to combat ISIS terrorism in Iraq Syria, China seeks to combat Islamic extremism at home. But while the US is striving for energy self-sufficiency by 2020, China is overtaking America has the biggest buyer of Middle East oil. And Sino-American relations continue to be plagued by mutual accusations of cyber-spying, Chinese fears over the US “pivot” to Asia, Beijing’s behavior in the South China Sea, and the Chinese refusal to participate in sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine. Wang Yiwei from the Institute of International Affairs, Renmin University, will discuss whether Xi and Obama can forge closer ties between the US and China at the APEC summit.
Wang Yiwei is a professor in the School of International Studies at Renmin University, where he is director of the Institute of International Affairs, Center for EU Studies, and the China-Europe Academic Network (CEAN). He is a former professor of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University (2001-2008) and Fox Fellow of Yale University (2000-2001). He also has held numerous fellowships, other prestigious academic appointments, and served as a diplomat for the Chinese Government. Professor Wang has published 15 books and more than 140 scholarly articles.
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