May 2, 2017
In mid-April the USCET delegation joined the Central Party School’s Institute for International Strategic Studies for a one-day symposium centered on the theme, “US Elections: President Trump, Congress, and the Future of US-China Relations,”. This event was the 7th time that USCET and the Central Party School have collaborated and was a follow up to the CPS Fall Elections Symposium held in Washington DC in 2016.
Former US Congressmen and more than 30 scholars from American University, Columbia University, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, University of International Relations, Renmin University, Institute of Diplomacy, National Defense University, as well as the Central Party School attended the event. Professor Liu Jianfei, vice president of the International Strategic Research Institute, and Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch, President of USCET moderated the meeting and gave welcome speeches. Professor Zhou Tianyong and Gong Li attended and participated in discussion.
Professor Liu Jianfei pointed out that this symposium is one of the important achievements of the International Strategic Research Institute and USCET, which will be helpful for enhancing our understanding of American Politics model and domestic political operation procedure. US-China Relations is one of the most important and complex bilateral relations in the world. In the process, the role of think tanks is very important. Through the in-depth exchanges between experts from both sides, we can deepen the understanding and further foster the strategic trust between the two countries. Ambassador Bloch said that the symposium was held in a timely manner and provided an important platform for Chinese and American scholars to analyze the future development of US-China Relations.
Especially after Trump became president of the United States, scholars from both countries should discuss their domestic and foreign policy, which helps us to have a better understanding of US. This symposium was going to contribute more insights for the healthy development of US-China Relations.
Participates had a heated discussion of the five issues: “How did Trump Change the US Election,” “Trump and Congress: competing opponents?” “Trump Government: Administrative Order, Regulatory Process, and Deregulation,” “The Cultural and Economic Problems of 2016 Election: Past, Current, and Future,” and “The Future of US-China Relations in the Era of Trump.” Scholars exchanged their perspectives. Even though they had some different point of views, the discussion yielded substantial results.