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April 11, 2023

Stabilizing China-U.S. Relations: A Chinese Perspective

Event Series: Other Initiative Events

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The intense competition between the two strategic frameworks used by China and the United States respectively is the fundamental reason for the high degree of uncertainty in the development of U.S.-China relations. Can the bilateral relationship be stabilized? What should the two countries do to grab the window of opportunity to de-escalate tensions and stabilize the relationship? What are the challenges for U.S.-China relations in the next five to 10 years, and what are the causes behind them? In this talk, Shao Yuqun from the Shanghai Institute of International Studies will provide some insights on these questions using analysis from her research.

This event is co-sponsored by the Walsh School of Foreign Service Asian Studies Program and the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues.


Shao Yuqun is the director of the Institute for Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macao Studies and senior fellow of the Center for American Studies at Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), a leading think tank in China on international relations, China’s foreign policy, and international strategy. Shao has conducted research and published on U.S. global strategy and foreign policy, U.S. policy towards the Asia-Pacific and South and Central Asia regions, cross-Strait relations, China-U.S. relations, and U.S. domestic politics. She was a visiting fellow in the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Security and International Studies in 2010 and a visiting fellow in the German Development Institute (DIE) in 2008. She is a regular commentator for CGTN in Beijing and Oriental TV in Shanghai, and she contributes articles and comments for other newspapers and websites in China.