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UC San Diego Forum on U.S.-China Relations

The UC San Diego Forum on U.S.-China Relations is the first ongoing high-level forum focused entirely on the U.S.-China relationship. It takes advantage of UC San Diego’s location on the Pacific and the depth of China expertise at the 21st Century China Center at the School of Global Policy and Strategy. Its purpose is to convene an independent and sustaining community of thought leaders and policy experts to foster creative thinking on how to advance U.S.-China relations and bridge the growing gap between Washington, D.C. and Beijing, China. Visit the China Forum website for the lastest information.

2022

The fourth forum will be held in La Jolla, California from July 28 – 31, 2022. The Forum is by invitation only. Chatham House rules are applied at the forum to ensure maximum candor from all participants.

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2021

The third forum was held virtually on Dec. 13 – 14, 2021. The Forum was by invitation only. Chatham House rules were applied at the forum to ensure maximum candor from all participants.

14 Key Takeaways (PDF)

2020

The second forum was held in La Jolla, California from Jan. 29 – Feb. 2, 2020. The Forum held a virtual session to discuss updates on domestic political developments in China during the pandemic, the bilateral technology contest and the fallout of Hong Kong on the question of Taiwan.

Watch the public session “Between Competition and Cooperation: The Future of the U.S.-China Relationship” featuring two former U.S. national security advisors and the Chinese Ambassador to the U.S.

2019

The inaugural forum was held in La Jolla, California from August 12–16, 2019. The Forum was by invitation only. Chatham House rules were applied at the forum to ensure maximum candor from all participants.

15 Key Takeaways (PDF)

What the public session "Finding a New Equilibrium: Insights on U.S.-China Ties from High-Level Practitioners" featuring experts who offered insights into how the U.S. and China can restrain competitive excesses, sustain cooperative energies and work out a modus vivendi given their increasingly divergent interests in the 21st century.