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Thoughts on Current China–US Relations

The Honorable Cui Tiankai '87, Ambassador of China to the US
Moderated by China Studies Director Andrew Mertha
Ambassador Cui Tiankai, a Johns Hopkins SAIS alumnus, returned to campus to share insights on current trends in the China-US relationship, which he emphasized is the most consequential bilateral relationship in today's world. Tiankai reflected on his experience at the school as a student in the mid-80s in the Master of International Public Policy program, noting that both his home country and his host country have undergone transformational change during the years since his graduation.
China Studies Director Andrew Mertha joined the ambassador for discussion of the issues driving US-China trends, including trade negotiations, tariffs, China's role in multilateral organizations, engagement with other nations in Asia and Eurasia participating in the Belt and Road initiative, and China's domestic economic challenges and opportunities.
The off-the-record format provided audience members the opportunity to ask the ambassador frank questions and hear directly his responses to pressing matters China is navigating on the global stage.

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