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The Evolution of China-US Relations in 2021

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Panel
A panel of senior American and Chinese scholars shared their perspectives on what lies ahead for the world’s most significant bilateral relationship.
Speakers
David Adelman
Brian Hanson
Huo Jianguo
James B. Steinberg
Tao Tao
Zhang Weiwei
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About this Event

The Biden administration’s approach to China will be critical for American foreign policy over the next four years. The two countries have been locked in a cycle of increasing competition and confrontation over issues like trade, technology, and security, complicated by domestic politics. What political considerations, leadership dynamics, and legal developments will affect US foreign policy in the days ahead? And, how much of China's recent approach to America is based on structural and institutional dynamics, and how much is based upon the approach of individual leaders? Join the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD) for an exchange on the outlook of China-US relations.

About the Speakers
David Adelman
Former US Ambassador to Singapore
David Adelman served as the 15th United States Ambassador to Singapore, concluding his term in 2013. During his term as US Ambassador, Adelman led eight trade missions to India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Vietnam. His 2012 trade mission to Nepyidaw was the first American business delegation to the capital of Myanmar.
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson
Huo Jianguo
Vice Chairman, China Society for World Trade Organization Studies
Huo Jianguo also serves as the president of Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation in the Ministry of Commerce. He has spent decades dedicated to the management of the foreign trade and policy studies.
James B. Steinberg
Former US Deputy Secretary of State
Headshot of Jim Steinberg
James B. Steinberg is presently university professor of social science, international affairs, and law at Syracuse University, where he was also dean of the Maxwell School until 2016. Steinberg served as Deputy Secretary of State from 2009 to 2011, and as deputy national security advisor to President Clinton from 1996 to 2000.
Headshot of Jim Steinberg
Tao Tao
Deputy Secretary General, CPAPD
Tao Tao, Deputy Secretary General, Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD)
Zhang Weiwei
Director, China Institute, Fudan University
Zhang Weiwei speaking on a stage
Zhang Weiwei is the director of the China Institute and a distinguished professor of international relations at Fudan University, a board member of China’s National Think Tanks Council, and a senior fellow at the Chunqiu Institute. Weiwei has written extensively in Chinese and English on China’s economic and political reforms.
Zhang Weiwei speaking on a stage