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China's Power: Up for Debate (2nd Annual ChinaPower Conference)

The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents the second annual ChinaPower conference focusing on the issues that underpin Chinese power.

November 14, 2017 9:00am to 5:00pm
The Second Annual ChinaPower Conference 
China's Power: Up for Debate
 The challenges and opportunities presented by China’s rise are hotly contested. ChinaPower's annual conference features leading experts from both China and the U.S. to debate core issues underpinning the nature of Chinese power.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. Opening/Greeting
              Bonnie S. Glaser
              Director, China Power Project            
9:15 a.m. Proposition: The Belt and Road Initiative will achieve China's desired strategic and economic gains
               FOR: Zhou Fangyin
               Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
               AGAINST: Joshua Eisenman
               The University of Texas at Austin
10:25 a.m. Coffee break
10:40 a.m. Proposition: There is a growing risk of war between China and the U.S.
               FOR: Graham Allison
               Harvard University
               AGAINST: Evan Medeiros
               Eurasia Group
11:50 a.m. Proposition: In the coming decade, China will emerge as a global leader in technology innovation
               FOR: Huang Can
               Zhejiang University
               AGAINST: Adam Segal
               Council on Foreign Relations
1:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:15 p.m. Lunch Address: Competition with China in the 21st Century
               [Off The Record]
               Brigadier General Robert S. Spalding III
               Senior Director, Strategy and Planning
               National Security Council
2:25 p.m. Proposition: Beijing will effectively utilize the uncertainty of the Trump presidency to firmly establish China as the leader of Asia
               FOR: Chen Dingding
               Jinan University
               AGAINST: Evan Feigenbaum
               Paulson Institute
3:35 a.m. Coffee break
3:50 p.m. Proposition: Xi Jinping will make economic liberalization a higher priority during his second term
               FOR: Damien Ma
               Paulson Institute
               AGAINST: Anne Stevenson-Yang
               J Capital Research Co. Ltd.