Policy Dialogues

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.

Upcoming Policy Dialogues

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California-Shanghai Innovation Dialogue

Think Tank Dialogue

Past Policy Dialogues

California-Shanghai Innovation Dialogue
Sept. 12-14, 2016 | Fudan University, Shanghai
The Second California-Shanghai Innovation Dialogue gathered prominent Chinese and American business executives, policy experts, scientists and scholars to discuss the state of innovation in California and Shanghai. The two-day dialogue was jointly organized by Fudan University and UC San Diego. It took place on Fudan University’s campus in Shanghai, welcoming government officials, academics, university leaders, business people, media and students.

"New Developments in China’s Policy Toward Christianity"
July 11-12, 2016 | UC San Diego
This workshop featured an in-depth briefing of China’s new regulations for managing religious activities and the specific implications for Christianity. Experts from China presented on how new religious regulations affect Christian communities, discoursing the relationships between Christianity, the Chinese government and traditions, as well as the impact of Chinese churches on the public good and global Christianity. The presentations were followed by questions and commentary from American scholars and practitioners, concluding with a panel discussion on the future of Christianity in China.

U.S.-China University Think Tank Dialogue on Bilateral Relations
June 24-25, 2016 | Shanghai
The dialogue brought together university-based and other policy experts from the U.S. and China to engage in deep discussions about bilateral relations, with the aim of enhancing mutual understanding and helping to improve ties between the two countries in the 21st century. The theme of the inaugural meeting in June 2016 was on the domestic influences on U.S.-China relations, covering such topics as the public opinion, economic interests, as well as policy process and legislative politics. Future dialogue themes will include U.S.-China interactions in the Asia Pacific region and global governance and U.S.-China relations.

"South Korea, China and the U.S.: Moving Forward"
March 3, 2016
South Korea has complementary strategic and economic interests with both China and the U.S. However, it also faces difficult political choices with the two countries on a range of issues, including economic integration to North Korea, ballistic missile defenses and human rights. This discussion involved the trilateral relations between the U.S., China and South Korea.

California-Shanghai Innovation Dialogue
Feb. 5-6, 2015 
For its inaugural forum, the California-Shanghai Innovation Dialogue gathered high-level business, political and academic leaders from California and Shanghai for influential conversations on topics crucial to the development of both regions.

China’s Outbound Direct Investment: Risks and Remedies 
Sept. 23 – 24, 2013
This two-day conference gathered leading experts, policy makers, and corporate leaders to examine the latest trends and patterns of Chinese outbound direct investments, regulatory framework and policy environment both in the origin and destination countries, and the implications of rising Chinese outbound direct investment for China’s economic growth and global economy.

Competition, Compliance and Collaboration: China’s Emergence in International Finance
July 10 – 11, 2013
The two-day conference was an in-depth discussion of major issues and challenges in finance and banking that face China, the greater China region and the entire world.

Internationalization of the Renminbi
June 7 – 8, 2012
This two-day conference brought together leading policy experts and economists from China, Hong Kong, Asia, and the U.S. to analyze the logic, dynamics, and the domestic and international ramifications of the internationalization of the RMB.

Renewable Energy
Feb. 3, 2012
This conference provided a forum for leading experts from the U.S., China, and European Union to explore the ongoing dynamics of technology, trade, and policies of renewable energy in their economies.

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