US-China Policy in the Era of Trump

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Time: 13:00-14:00, 20th September 2017

Venue: Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank London, SW1P 4QP


Michael Pillsbury,  Senior Fellow and Director for Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute

Author of The Hundred-Year Marathon

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The rise of China over the past two decades has presented both challenges and opportunities for Sino-US relations, transforming the Asia–Pacific region. The US and China both have common interests and have cooperated on a range of global and regional issues but in recent years, tensions over Chinese activities in the East and South China Seas and US rebalancing to Asia have created rising tensions between these two Great Powers. President Trump is the first American President to come to office determined to reset the foundations of the bilateral relationship, many of which date to the US-China rapprochement. With the increasing threat from North Korea will President Trump continue with this approach to China? How would such a change impact U.S. relations with allies and partners?

The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with Michael Pillsbury, Senior Fellow and Director for Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute and Author of The Hundred-Year Marathon who will assess US-China relations policy under the Trump administration.

Michael Pillsbury is Senior Fellow and Director for Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute. He is a distinguished defense policy adviser, former high-ranking government official, and author of numerous books and reports on China. During the Reagan administration, Pillsbury was Assistant Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Planning and responsible for implementation of the program of covert aid known as the Reagan Doctrine. Pillsbury served on the staff of four U.S. Senate Committees from 1978-1984 and 1986-1991. As a staff member, Pillsbury drafted the Senate Labor Committee version of the legislation that enacted the US Institute of Peace in 1984.  In 1992, under President George H. W. Bush, Pillsbury was Special Assistant for Asian Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Pillsbury is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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