US-China Relations: A Discussion with China’s Rising Leaders

US-China Relations: A Discussion with China’s Rising Leaders

US-China Relations: A Discussion with China’s Rising Leaders

On December 14th, the NCAFP hosted a public event entitled:

"US-China Relations: A Discussion with China's Rising Leaders."

Moderated by:

The Honorable Winston Lord
International Rescue Committee and former Ambassador to China


Jin Liping
Caijing Magazine
Wei Ling
China Foreign Affairs University
Yu Wanli
School of International Studies at Peking University
Abe Denmark
The National Bureau of Asia Research

The panelists are part of a delegation of rising leaders from China. This delegation, sponsored by the National Bureau of Asia Research, will be concluding a tour of meetings with political and business leaders in the U.S. While not all delegates can be on the panel, they will all attend the event and look forward to meeting friends and colleagues of the NCAFP. Please click here to see the bios of all the delegates.

Friday, December 14, 2012
The Union Club
3:00 pm - Panel Discussion
4:30 - Reception

Winston Lord is Chairman Emeritus of the International Rescue Committee and former Ambassador to China. Ambassador Lord serves as co-chairman of the IRC Overseers, an advisory board of the International Rescue Committee, one of the largest non-sectarian refugee resettlement organizations in the world. For over three decades Ambassador Lord has been at the center of U.S.–China relations. He accompanied Henry Kissinger and President Nixon on their groundbreaking trips toChinain the early 1970s. From 1985 to 1989 he served as ambassador toBeijingunder presidents Reagan and Bush. Under President Clinton he served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian policy from 1993 to 1997. In addition to his public service, Ambassador Lord has headed and helped direct a variety of private organizations related to international affairs. From 1977 to 1985 he was the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, and throughout the early 1990s served as chairman for the National Endowment for Democracy and the Carnegie Endowment National Commission on America and the New World.

Jin Liping  is the Managing Editor of Caijing Magazine. She was formerly Editor-in-Chief of China News Weekly. Ms. Jin is one of China’s youngest and best known reporters. She has worked as a reporter and editor for several media outlets including China Newsweek, China Central Television’s “Focus” investigative news program from 1998 to 1999, and for Caijing Magazine from 2001 to 2002. She served as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Business Watch from 2002 to 2003. Ms. Jin’s best known features include “Happenings in Guangxi,” an investigation into widespread bureaucratic corruption in Guangxi Province, and “Investigation of the Yuanhua Case,” a story about corruption in the coastal city of Xiamen. Ms. Jin received her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Renmin University in 1996.

Wei Ling is Director and an Associate Professor of the East Asian Studies Center at China Foreign Affairs University. Dr. Wei is the Chinese Contact Person for the Network of East Asian Think-Tanks (NEAT) and is on the editorial board of “Foreign Affairs Review” (Waijiao Pinglun). She has been a visiting lecturer at Oakland University in Michigan and at the French Institute of International Relations. Dr. Wei holds a Ph.D. in International Relations Law from the China Foreign Affairs University.

Yu Wanli  is an Associate Professor in the School of International Studies at Peking University. Prior to 2006, he was Deputy Director of American Foreign Policy Studies at the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and visiting fellow at the Kettering Foundation from June to December 2004. Dr. Yu’s areas of expertise include U.S. foreign policy and U.S.-China relations. He has co-authored several books on these subjects. Dr. Yu received his Bachelor’s degree from Fudan University, his Master’s degree from Peking University, and his Ph.D. from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Abraham M. Denmark is a Senior Project Director for Political and Security Affairs at NBR. Mr. Denmark manages several NBR research programs on political and security issues in Asia and works directly with NBR’s network of experts to bring objective, detailed analysis of geopolitical trends and challenges in Asia to the attention of policymakers in Washington, D.C. He regularly travels throughout the Asia-Pacific region for research and to develop NBR’s network. Mr. Denmark has significant experience both inside and outside government. He previously worked as a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security and served in the Pentagon as Country Director for China Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Denmark also serves as an Asia-Pacific Security Advisor at the Center for Naval Analyses and is a Sasakawa Peace Foundation Nonresident Fellow at CSIS-Pacific Forum. He is a member of the National Committee on United States–China Relations, the U.S. Naval Institute, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He has received several awards and was named a 21st Century Leader by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy.

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