Despite efforts to develop a new type of great power relations, China-US relations have been on a slippery slope in recent years. In addition to trading accusations over many issues ranging from cyber attacks to sovereignty violations, warships and fighter jets of the two countries confront each other more and more frequently in the South China Sea. Is the relationship “approaching a tipping point” of no return as Professor David Lampton worried about? Or is this just another downturn of the relationship before it swings up again as had always been the case in the last three and half decades? This talk will attempt to offer some thoughts on this question.
About the Speaker:
Jia Qingguo is Dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1988. He has taught in University of Vermont, Cornell University, University of California at San Diego, University of Sydney in Australia as well as Peking University. He was a research fellow at the Brookings Institution between 1985 and 1986, a visiting professor at the University of Vienna in 1997 and a CNAPS fellow at the Brookings Institution between 2001 and 2002.
He is a member of the Standing Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and a member of the Standing Committee of the Central Committee of the China Democratic League. He is also Executive Director of the Institute for China-US People-to-People Exchange of the Ministry of Education, Vice President of the Chinese American Studies Association, Vice President of China International Relations Studies Association and Vice President of Chinese Japanese Studies Association. He is serving on the editorial board of more than a dozen established domestic and international academic journals. He has published extensively on U.S.-China relations, relations between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, Chinese foreign policy and Chinese politics.