A main goal of the center is to connect local and national communities in China and the U.S. by providing a regular forum for dialogue among concerned citizens, opinion leaders, academic, business, media and foreign policy experts. This is being accomplished through conferences, workshops, industry roundtables, public lectures and cultural events that emphasize both scholarly research and interactive engagement.
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"The Great LOL of China"
Feb. 6, 2017 | Register
Kick back, relax and enjoy a good laugh about studying Chinese and China. China Focus will host an evening of cross-cultural comedy with Jesse Appell, Beijing-based comedian and founder of the U.S.-China Comedy Center.
“How Should the U.S. Approach China? Bipartisan Report Launch”
Feb. 13, 2017 | Register
With a new administration in the White House, maintaining what is perhaps the country’s most crucial bilateral relationship remains a critical issue. Members of a high-level Task Force on U.S.-China Policy, organized by the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy and Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, will discuss their expert recommendations for the Trump administration.
“China’s Crony Capitalism”
Feb. 9, 2017 | Register
Minxin Pei, Tom and Margot Pritzker '72 Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, reveals compelling insights from over two hundred corruption cases involving multiple officials and businessmen from his new book “China’s Crony Capitalism.”
Robert F. Ellsworth Memorial Lecture: “China’s Growing Protectionism and the U.S. Response”
March 7, 2017 | Register
Fmr. Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky addresses China’s recent series of policies that put foreign companies at a sharp competitive disadvantage, which are generating tensions with China’s trading partners and raising the question of how the U.S. and the international business community should respond.
The center hosts regular public talks by scholars, policy experts and practitioners, co-sponsored by the Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China.
The center hosts academic conferences where scholars meet to discuss their research and exchange ideas about future research collaboration.
The center hosts policy briefings and dialogues where academics, government officials, policy experts, business and community leaders meet to discuss policy-relevant topics related to China and U.S.-China relations.
The lunch workshop series features new academic research by visiting scholars, graduate students and special guests. It is cosponsored by the Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China.