Understanding Foreign Policy Perspectives within Rising Powers
Regional Conference in Beijing, China
A conference jointly sponsored by the Rising Powers Initiative and China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) was held in Beijing, China on May 17-18 featuring all the project authors save the Iran co-author. The conference addressed domestic foreign policy debates in China, India, Iran, Japan, and Russia and their implications for United States foreign policy. In addition to prominent academics, high level Chinese government officials and representatives of a prominent Chinese foreign-policy oriented think tank participated in the events. The structure of the conference involved nearly two dozen Chinese discussants who provided the participants with in-depth insights about Chinese foreign policy debates while also providing a unique comparative analysis and the creation of links between prominent academics, analysts, and government officials.
Prominent Chinese participants included:
- Prof. Zhu Liqun, Assistant President of China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU)
- Prof. Feng Shaolei, Director of the Center of Russian Studies, East China Normal University
- Mr. Rong Ying, Vice President for China Institute of International Studies (CIIS)
- Mr. Li Guofu, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies, CIIS
- Prof. Wang Fan, Director of Institute of International Relations, CFAU
We organized two other events where conference authors met and discussed Chinese foreign policy with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including the Vice-Foreign Minister and the Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry as well as with representatives from the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations.
Opening Session with Henry Nau, Igor Zevelev, David Shambaugh, Andrew Kuchins, Narushige Mischishita and CFAU Official