We hope your summer is off to a great start! Excitement is building for the inaugural
UC San Diego Forum on U.S.-China Relations
. This first-of-its-kind convening of thought-leaders from across sectors will foster creative thinking on the ever more vital and urgent U.S.-China relationship as it enters uncharted waters.
The China Forum was proposed by the China Leadership Board at its meeting in May 2018. Spearheading it are three veteran policymakers, Steve Hadley, Susan Shirk and Kurt Campbell, who believe that it requires a whole-of-society approach to bridge the growing gap between Washington and Beijing.
On the increasingly fraught relationship between the U.S. and China, our own researchers, Professor Weiyi Shi and graduate student Charlie Vest '19, have weighed in on the
implications of increasing visa restrictions
for the technology contest between the two countries.
While we play host to the high-level forum of today’s thought leaders, we also welcome the young generation to campus to build global problem-solving and diplomacy skills in our fourth year of the
Future Leaders Summer Program
for high school students from the U.S. and China.
In case you missed the stimulating discussions this past spring, we invite you to revisit the insightful and wide-ranging analysis of America’s Asia Pacific strategy by Danny Russel as part of the
Ellsworth Memorial Lecture
in June. Also worthy of your summer break are
videos of TED-style talks
for the GPS 30th Anniversary featuring Tai Ming Cheung, David Michael and Barry Naughton.
Researchers from the
China Data Lab
are building new platforms to better understand the public opinions in China and the U.S. on key domestic and international policy issues. In this issue, we feature one preliminary analysis of the sentiments of U.S. Congressional members toward China, authored by our student researcher Bailey Marsheck with assistance from our postdoctoral fellow Young Yang.
We wish you a great rest of summer and look forward to seeing you on campus in the fall!
Susan Shirk, Chair, 21st Century China Center; and
Lei Guang, Director, 21st Century China Center