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Xi Jinping’s September 2015 U.S. Visit: Objectives and Outcomes

On Thursday, September 24, 2015, NBR hosted a conference call for media and policymakers on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States. On the call, Nicholas Lardy of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Aaron Friedberg of Princeton University, and Richard Ellings, NBR President, discussed the objectives and outcomes of Xi’s visit and took part in a live Q&A.

Listen to Audio of the Conference Call

Introduction and Overview of the Xi Visit

Richard Ellings, Aaron Friedberg, and Nicholas Lardy

U.S. Sanctions against IP Theft

Aaron Friedberg and Richard Ellings

Chinese Economy Assessment

Nicholas Lardy and Richard Ellings

U.S.-China Cooperation on UN Peacekeeping Operations

Richard Ellings, Aaron Friedberg, and Nicholas Lardy

South China Sea Dispute

Aaron Friedberg, and Richard Ellings

China Economic Reforms

Richard Ellings, Aaron Friedberg, and Nicholas Lardy

Xi's Desire for RMB as Global Reserve Currency

Nicholas Lardy and Richard Ellings

Chinese Capital Flight

Nicholas Lardy and Richard Ellings

China's Anti-Corruption Campaign

Richard Ellings, Aaron Friedberg, and Nicholas Lardy

Full Conference Call (51 minutes)

Richard Ellings, Aaron Friedberg, and Nicholas Lardy

EXPERT PROFILES

Nicholas Lardy is the Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He joined the institute in March 2003 from the Brookings Institution, where he was a senior fellow from 1995 until 2003. Before Brookings, he served at the University of Washington, where he was the director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies from 1991 to 1995. From 1997 through the spring of 2000, he was also the Frederick Frank Adjunct Professor of International Trade and Finance at the Yale University School of Management. He is an expert on the Chinese economy. Dr. Lardy’s most recent books are Markets over Mao: The Rise of Private Business in China (2014) and Sustaining China’s Economic Growth after the Global Financial Crisis (2012). Dr. Lardy is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the editorial boards for Asia Policy and the China Review.

Aaron L. Friedberg is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1987, and co-director of the Woodrow Wilson School’s Center for International Security Studies. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and a senior adviser to the National Bureau of Asian Research. Dr. Friedberg’s recent publications include Beyond Air-Sea Battle: The Debate Over U.S. Military Strategy in Asia (2014) and A Contest for Supremacy: China, America and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia (2011). Dr. Friedberg’s articles and essays have appeared in a number of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the National Interest, Foreign Affairs, Washington Quarterly, Survival, and International Security. He is a member of the editorial boards for Asia Policy, Joint Forces Quarterly, and the Journal of Strategic Studies and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Richard J. Ellings is President of the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and Affiliate Professor of International Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. Dr. Ellings has served as consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of State, and other U.S. government offices and agencies, and has received the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Ellings recently spoke at the 2015 Global Business Forum and publishes articles and chapters regularly. Dr. Ellings is the co-editor (with Aaron Friedberg) of the first three volumes in NBR’s Strategic Asia series and is frequently cited in the media. He is the co-founder and co-chairman of the editorial board for Asia Policy and founding editor of the NBR Analysis publication series. He also established the Strategic Asia Program and AccessAsia, the national clearinghouse that tracks specialists and their research on Asia.


In advance of President Xi’s upcoming state visit to Washington, D.C., Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) shares his thoughts on the importance of "real dialogue" with China and the bipartisan efforts of the U.S.-China Working Group, which he cofounded with Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA) in 2005: Welcome to Washington DC, President Xi