A luncheon panel discussion to celebrate the release of the second issue of American Review at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong. Featuring James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly magazine and Chair in Media at the US Studies Centre; Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator for the Financial Times and Geoffrey Garrett, CEO of the US Studies Centre and Professor of Political Science at the University of Sydney; the panel discussed "China-US relations: Partners or rivals". The event was co-presented by the United States Studies Centre and the Asia Society.
After two decades of growing engagement, China-US relations today are under severe stress. Charges and countercharges over currency manipulation and unfair trade, debt and deficits, media censorship and Google, Taiwan and the Dalai Lama, and military expansion and aspirations challenge the stability of the world's most important bilateral relationship. The global financial crisis has served to accelerate the global power shift from west to east with an ever-more confident China and an unusually self-doubting US. Where are Sino-American relations headed? Will today's quarrels be managed or flare out of control? Are China and the US competitors, partners or rivals? Here some of the world's leading commentators discuss the future of China-US relations and share views on their implications for business and politics in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.
Moderated by Dr Geoffrey Garrett, CEO of the US Studies Centre and Professor of Political Science at the University of Sydney.