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China's Rise and Its Foreign Relationships

Speaker : Professor SHEN Dingli
Director, Center for American Studies
Executive Vice Dean, Institute of International Affairs
Fudan University, China

Date :23 February 2010 (Tuesday)

Time : 2:00 p.m.
Venue : SO 102



The rise of China has profoundly affected its relationships with the world. In this seminar, Shen Dingli, a renowned expert on Chinese foreign policy and U.S.-China relations, will examine how the rise of China as a leading member of the international system has affected the goals,  strategies, and conducts of its foreign policies. Dr. Shen will also analyze the impact of the rise of China on its key bilateral relationships. Specifically, he will discuss the Sino-U.S. relationship in the Obama era and how the recent controversies over trade and Taiwan weapons sale may affect the global partnership between the two countries.

Speaker's Biography:

Professor Shen Dingli received his Ph.D. in physics in 1989 from Fudan University and did his post-doctoral research in arms control in Princeton University from 1989-1991. He is widely recognized as China's leading expert on Sino-U.S. security relationship, nuclear arms control and disarmament, and nuclear weapons policy of the United States and China. He provides regular consulting services to China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government agencies. In 2002, he was invited by then Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan to advise him on strategy planning for his second term. He was the sole Chinese out of 40 chosen worldwide for this purpose.


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Department of Political Science


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