Asan Plenum

Session: Session 4 / Regency Room
Date/Time: April 23, 2014 / 10:30-11:45

Douglas Paal, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Bonnie Glaser, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Martin Jacques, University of Cambridge
Andrew Scobell, RAND Corporation
Yan Xuetong, Tsinghua University

Panel Description
Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping have both tried to cast US-China relations in a new light and avoid the tensions that have historically accompanied the rise of new powers. It is uncertain how the relations between the two will evolve and what kind of impact it will have on the region’s strategic landscape. Do the two countries’ different value systems make trust impossible? Is the best possible scenario merely managing a state of cautious suspicion? With an unprecedented number of high-level exchanges taking place each year, can American and Chinese leaders build a new model of “Great Power” relations?