Wednesday, May. 22 2013, 6:30 PMMARIN CHAPTERSpeaker: Philip Yun
Tuesday, May. 28 2013, 7:00 PMSpeaker: Ambassador Rick Barton
Wednesday, Jun. 5 2013, 6:00 PMCO-SPONSORED PROGRAM
The past two decades have seen the US-China relationship grow to encompass a range of issues, including trade and finance, the environment and climate change, national security and human rights. All told, American representatives conduct 60 regular dialogues with their Chinese counterparts each year. As China continues to hold more US debt than any other country, and our trade deficit with the Eastern giant grows, its economic power looms as both a threat and an opportunity. US and Chinese leaders are now preparing for two major events in 2012: the transition from Party Secretary Hu Jintao to Xi Jinping, who will visit the US later this year; and our presidential election campaign, in which relations with China will inevitably be a key theme. John Kamm, the Executive Director of the Dui Hua Foundation and the former Hong Kong Representative of the National Council for US-China Trade, will discuss these events and offer his thoughts and insights. Mr. Kamm has had a successful business career in China and holds various Chinese academic honors. He received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for the Dui Hua Foundation's efforts to free prisoners of conscience in China.