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US-China Relations and Implications for Asia

March 15, 2019

Keynote by David Shear ‘82, former US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs and former US Ambassador to Vietnam

Yam Ki Chan
, former Director at the White House National Security Council
Daniel Markey, Senior Research Professor in International Relations and Academic Director, Master of Arts in Global Policy
Andrew Mertha, Director of China Studies
Carly Ramsey, Associate Director at Control Risks

In partnership with Asia Society Hong Kong, Johns Hopkins SAIS hosted its second annual Foresight forum in Hong Kong. The theme for 2019 was US-China relations: the geopolitical competition between them, the struggle for allies, and prospects for regional order in Northeast and Southeast Asia.

Alumnus David Shear ‘82 delivered the keynote address with insights on regional security challenges and opportunities for greater cooperation among the US, China, and neighboring powers.

Professors Andrew Mertha and Daniel Markey were joined by Control Risks’ Carley Ramsey and former White House National Security Council director Yam Ki Chan on a panel discussing the intersection of business, politics, and geopolitics in East Asia. The experts commented on the leading risks for companies seeking to enter the Chinese market, and the challenges currently driving trends in relations between China and its neighbors and trade partners.

Alumni and supporters of the school in attendance at the Asia Society Hong Kong also enjoyed a networking reception.