President Xi Jinping is expected to make his second visit to the United States in less than a year in late March. His state visit in September 2015 exposed elements of both intensifying cooperation and competition in the bilateral relationship, which are likely to be on display again. While the United States and China will be looking to deepen cooperation on global issues where they share common interests, such as combating climate change and preventing nuclear terrorism, they will also need to work to identify more effective approaches to deal with North Korean nuclear proliferation and other international security challenges.

Panelists will examine how Washington and Beijing can better manage elements of competition and cooperation in the bilateral relationship over the next year and beyond. They will also assess the abilities of U.S. and Chinese policymakers to manage growing tensions while deepening cooperation in areas of common interest, particularly given the upcoming 2016 U.S. presidential election. The China policy adopted by the next U.S. administration will likely be heavily influenced by the trajectory of ties in the months ahead. This panel is the second in the Carnegie Global Dialogue Series 2016 and is cosponsored by the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations.

Please note that this event is by invitation only. Registration is required.

Chen Qi

Chen Qi is a resident scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. An expert on U.S.-China relations, global governance, and China’s foreign policy, Chen is also a professor in Tsinghua’s Department of International Relations and vice dean of the School of Social Sciences.

Douglas H. Paal

Douglas H. Paal is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He previously served as vice chairman of JP Morgan Chase International (2006–2008) and was an unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as director of the American Institute in Taiwan (2002–2006).

J. Stapleton Roy

J. Stapleton Roy is founding director emeritus of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. He previously served as the U.S. ambassador to Singapore, China, and Indonesia.

Yuan Peng

Yuan Peng is vice president of the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), where he also serves as a research professor and doctoral adviser.

Paul Haenle

Paul Haenle is the director of the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. Prior to joining Carnegie, he served from June 2007 to June 2009 as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolian Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former president George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.