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

The relationship between the U.S. and China is the most important, difficult and vital bilateral relationship in the world today. Given the rapid changes taking place in U.S.-China relations, the question of how to preserve a foundation for cooperation between the two nations while also competing with each other has never been more urgent.

The UC San Diego Forum on U.S.-China Relations, also known as the China Forum, is the nation’s premier platform for broad-minded, bipartisan and strategic discussions on the relationship. It is co-chaired by Charlene Barshefsky, Stephen Hadley and Susan Shirk, three veteran policymakers and students of China, and attended by thought leaders from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

We believe that managing this complex and fraught relationship requires a whole-of-society approach, beyond just government-to-government relations.

Thank You

Thank you to our faculty and researchers, our partners and generous donors, and all past forum attendees for their ongoing support. All funds for the forum are raised from private sources.

We are grateful to the following sponsors for their generous support for the 2024 China Forum.

  • Anonymous (2) 
  • James Kralik and Yunli Lou 
  • Qualcomm 
  • Stephen A. Schwarzman
  • The Asia Group