Sunday, September 09, 2018
"China: Challenges and Opportunities A Conversation with Penn State and East China University of Political Science and Law Faculty" 中国：挑战与机遇 宾州州立大学与华东政法大学学者对话
I am delighted to announce a public engagement: China: Challenges and Opportunities: A Conversation with Penn State and East China University of Political Science and Law Faculty (中国：挑战与机遇: 宾州州立大学与华东政法大学学者对话).
It is scheduled for 28 September 2018, Penn State University, School of International Affairs, Room 232, from 10:00 A.M. – Noon (2018年9月28日 上午10点到12点 宾州州立大学国际事务学院 Katz Building Room 232).
Please join our discussion by emailing Miaoqiang Dai at for any questions or comments before, during or after the event. 欢迎各位在活动前、收看直播时或活动后以邮件的形式将您的问题、评论或感悟发送给戴苗强（firstname.lastname@example.org），我们会帮您向学者提问并及时反馈。We hope to record some parts of the event. 我们希望能记录事件的某些部分
The Concept Note can be read below (概念文件 可以在下面阅读 ).
China: Challenges and Opportunities
A Conversation with Penn State and East China University of Political Science and Law Faculty
28 September 2018
Penn State University, School of International Affairs
10:00 A.M. – Noon
宾州州立大学国际事务学院Katz Building Room 232
These are very dynamic times in China. In the wake of the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party in October 2017, China saw substantial and important changes in its Communist Party and its state organs. China has moved aggressively to advance its Belt and Road Initiative, expanding and complicating its relationship with developing states. It has produced a vigorous alternative to the principles of global trade that have been substantially unchallenged for a generation. Relations with the United States, always tumultuous, has become more strained as the U.S., like China, roils out its own new version of a global trading order. China has moved as well to become a more significant player in the development of global norms in areas from human rights to the law of the sea. At the same time, China's projects of Yuan internationalization continues to move forward and its move into international development through the Asia Infrastructure and Investment Bank poses a challenge to the hegemony of the World Bank and IMF. In addition, as most recently evidenced in the 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, China’s emerging trade order is increasingly evident in its approaches to developing sustained and deep, though sometimes complex, relationships with African governments and their people.
But Chinese dynamism has produced challenges. The Belt and Road Initiative must be developed and coordinated with other trading regimes among which it will operate. The new global trading structures must be finalized with the United States. The tenor of Chinese governance principles must be more fully developed in the international arena beyond mutually advantageous cooperation. The full implications of New Era Thought must be developed and implemented both within the Chinese Communist Party and the government. The implications of the new contradiction announced during the 19th CPC Congress must be better understood and applied. Disciplinary inspection and the progress against corruption must be deepened, especially in its international implications. These are issues that have been the subject of intense attention by Chinese and foreign academics, policymakers, business elements and officials.
These are the issues that are at the center of a discussion among scholars from East China University of Political Science and Law, and Penn State. Tong Zhiwei, Sun Ping, and Larry Catá Backer will consider the interplay of issues that together pose the greatest challenges and suggest maximum opportunity for China, and for U.S.-China relations. The setting will be informal and the speakers will welcome lively engagement from the audience. Please join our discussion by emailing Miaoqiang Dai at for any questions or comments before, during or after the event.