12:00–1:45pm. The relationship between the United States and China has never been more complex or challenging. The two societies are more deeply interconnected than ever. Chinese direct investment is flowing into the US at an unprecedented rate—$12 billion in 2014 and employing 80,000 Americans—while two way trade reached $592 billion last year. Chinese students in American universities totaled 270,000 this academic year, while group tourism and many other elements tie the two societies together. At the same time, suspicions and tensions are mounting—primarily in the security realm, but also concerning the two government's preferences for the regional (Asian) and international order. The South China Sea is the latest tension point, but there are many others. As a result, the last two months have seen a flurry of new reports published by think tanks and experts in Washington calling for new thinking about China's actions (internally and externally) and rethinking of US policies and priorities towards China.
The 2016 presidential election cycle will stimulate even greater discussion of how the US should manage its relations with China. These discussions in Washington are bewildering Beijing. Meanwhile, the annual Strategic & Economic Dialogue will take place in late-June and President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to Washington in late-September. Both are important opportunities to manage some of the emerging tensions in the relationship. In this AmCham luncheon lecture Professor David Shambaugh, who has been studying US-China relations for 40 years, will offer his perspectives on the new dynamics and challenges in US-China relations. First 15-20 minutes is for networking Lunch box included Hosted by the China Business Committee
The American Chamber of Commerce in HK 1904 Bank of America Tower 12 Harcourt Road Central, Hong Kong