China and the U.S.: Can Conflict Be Avoided?
Thu, Oct 22 2015 - 6:30pm
Zhang Weiwei, Professor and Director, Centre for China Development Model Research, Fudan University; Director, SASS Institute of China Studies; Interpreter for Chairman Deng Xiaoping
Gary Roughead, Admiral USN (Ret.), Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former Commander, U.S. Pacific and Atlantic Fleets
News headlines frequently present China in a less than positive light, with reports of government-sponsored computer hacking, worsening bilateral trade and an unprecedented military buildup. The world is watching to see if China and the U.S. can avoid falling into Thucydides’ trap, a popular empirical observation from history that a rising power and a reigning power inevitably end up in bitter conflict. Join us to hear nuanced Chinese and American perspectives on what each side needs to do to avoid a disastrous war.