Before the Summit: The Obama-Xi Meeting and U.S.-China Relations


The September summit meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and China President Xi Jinping has the potential to be one of the most momentous state visits in recent memory for both countries. Even as leaders in China and the U.S. — two countries with greatly different capabilities and values — search for common ground on how to respond to a range of shared challenges, the relationship continues to be tested by disagreements over issues in the bilateral, regional, and global spheres. Can the two presidents find a new register for their dialogue and restore the sense of optimism and possibility that followed their 2013 meeting at Sunnylands?

The Asia Society Policy Institute is pleased to present this AsiaConnect teleconference with ASPI President Kevin Rudd. Having recently visited Beijing and met with various senior Chinese officials, he will share his insights on China’s outlook for this summit and offer thoughts on how the two sides might make the most of the summit’s opportunity to begin engineering the “new model for great power relations” that President Xi has advocated.

To register and obtain call-in information, please email [email protected].

ASPI’s AsiaConnect is a telephone briefing series on pressing issues in Asia and U.S.-Asia relations, made possible through the generous support of Asia Society Trustee Mitch Julis.


AsiaConnect Briefing with ASPI President Kevin Rudd

Friday, September 18, 2015
12:0012:45 PM ET
By teleconference
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Source: Asia Society


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