A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
The Rise of China and the East Asian Regional Order
USC held a roundtable discussion in April 2011 on the rise of China and its implications for US-China relations.
With the rise of China at the dawn of the 21st century, there is a complex power transition taking place in the world in general and in East Asia in particular, where both the United States and China struggle to expand their respective influences without disrupting the foundation of prosperity and stability of the region. Will this transition continue to be a peaceful one where the American-led liberal institutions remain intact and influential? Or will the changing power balance gradually lead to disruption of regional and global order? By inviting the four prominent scholars of international relations and Chinese foreign policy, the forum addressed one of the most critical questions of this century.
G. John Ikenberry (Princeton University)
James T. H. Tang (Singapore Management University)
Daniel Lynch (USC)
David Kang (USC)
Sponsor(s): USC US-China Institute, Center for International Studies, Korean Studies Institute, School of International Relations and East Asian Studies Center
Held at the Tyler Environmental Prize Pavillion on April 28, 2011.
The symposium was reported on by the Voice of America’s Chinese language service here.