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US-China Relations in the Era of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

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Professor David M. Lampton, Director of China Studies at SAIS, will speak on

"US-China Relations in the Era of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping" in Kenney Auditorium.

The U.S.-China relationship has always presented those who would try to manage it in both countries with challenges. Nonetheless, the United States and China have been on an increasingly friction-laden trajectory, one that started even before Xi Jinping took office about five years ago. Developments in U.S.-China relations since then, particularly the inauguration of Donald Trump, have compounded uncertainties and risks. Dr. Lampton will discuss the state of play in Beijing and Washington, the core challenges facing the relationship, and identify three areas which need to be the focus of an adjusted U.S. approach to this most challenging of relationships and the broader Asian region. These adjustments need to take account of changing power relationships, what is necessary to keep strong popular support for the relationship among Americans, and most immediately what Americans need to think about with respect to managing the North Korean challenge.

David M. Lampton is George and Sadie Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a Gilman Scholar at Johns Hopkins. He was the Dean of Faculty for many years and currently he is the Chairman of The Asia Foundation. Professor Lampton teaches U.S.-China Relations, Domestic and Foreign Policy, and Leadership courses at SAIS. Former President of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in New York, his most recent book is Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping (University of California Press, 2014). Past volumes include: Same Bed, Different Dreams: Managing United States-China Relations 1989-2000 (2001, University of California Press); The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money, and Minds (2008, University of California Press); and the edited volume: The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the Post-Mao Era (Stanford University Press, 2001). With two colleagues, Professor Lampton is working on a book-length, eight-country study of building railways from Kunming to Singapore.

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