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Backlash for Beijing: A Bumpy Road Ahead for China's Relations with the West

The U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Dr. Bates Gill on China's future relations with the West.

February 18, 2010 3:00pm to 4:30pm

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Across the United States and Europe, the mood toward China is souring.  China’s economic competitiveness, its claim that its currency is not overvalued, military modernization, and its insistence to define human rights on its own terms all contribute to this trend.  Moreover, China is increasingly viewed as part of the problem in dealing with global challenges such as climate change, or stemming the nuclear ambitions of countries such as Iran and North Korea.  With global threats becoming more complex, expectations in the West are greater than ever that a stronger and more prosperous China can and should do more to address them.  But can China? Will China? 
Bates Gill, Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and long-time China-watcher, will delve in to these issues by examining a number of longstanding and stubborn impediments which will hinder cooperation on global challenges between China and major partners such as the United States.