China-US relations – can we avoid the Thucydides Trap?
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Four “T”s dictate China-US relations: trade, technology, Taiwan and the Thucydides Trap – the last being the historical tendency for war to erupt when a rising power threatens to displace a ruling power. Over the next decade, is a China-US war – whether hot or cold – inevitable, or can it be avoided? Our Keynote Panel, which includes a leading Chinese economist and an expert on US-Asia relations, will shed light on this key geopolitical question.
David Daokui LiDirector, Academic Center for Chinese Economic Practice and Thinking, Tsinghua University
Minxin PeiProfessor of Government, Claremont McKenna College; specialist in governance in China and in US-Asia relations
Dong TaoVice Chairman Greater China, Private Banking, Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse