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Chinese Foreign Policy at the 60th Anniversary of the PRC

An NBR–Fudan University Joint Workshop

October 1, 2009, marked the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Over the past sixty years China has undergone profound economic, political, and social changes. As the country sets its sights to the future and becomes an influential—if not yet shaping—presence on the world stage, numerous questions regarding its foreign policy priorities persist.

In order to explore these issues, The Pyle Center for Northeast Asian Studies at The National Bureau of Asian Research and the Center for Chinese Foreign Policy Studies at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies organized a workshop in Shanghai, China, on October 20-22, 2009. The conference brought together scholars and participants from China and the United States to assess plausible Chinese foreign policy trends both in defense and security policy and in economic and trade policy. Select papers from the conference were featured in Asia Policy 10 (July 2010).

We were pleased to have the United States Ambassador to the PRC, The Honorable Jon Huntsman Jr. deliver a special address at the event.

Conference Participants:

  • Allen Carlson, Cornell University
  • Cui Liru, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
  • Mark Frazier, The University of Oklahoma
  • Paul Godwin, National Defense University (retired)
  • Guo Sujian, Institute of Advanced Studies, Fudan University
  • Hao Yufan, University of Macau
  • Linda Jakobson, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • Roy Kamphausen, The National Bureau of Asian Research
  • Cheng Li, Brookings Institution
  • Liu Ming, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
  • Ni Shixiong, Fudan University
  • Ren Xiao, Fudan University
  • Shen Dingli, Fudan University
  • David Shambaugh, The George Washington University
  • James Tang, University of Hong Kong
  • Travis Tanner, The National Bureau of Asian Research
  • Wang Guoxing, Pudong Institute for the U.S. Economy
  • Yang Xiyu, China Institute of International Studies
  • Yang Yi, PLA National Defense University
  • Zhu Liqun, China Foreign Affairs University