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  • USChina Relations Chinese Economy Panel
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    U.S.-China Relations, Chinese Economy Panel

    Prominent young scholars from both countries discussed U.S.-China relations, concentrating on the role of discussed China’s economic growth and economic politics. “Young Scholars on U.S.-China…

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    U.S.-China Relations, Sports and Cultural Diplomacy Panel

    Retired basketball star Yao Ming joined NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern to discuss the role that basketball and the public diplomacy and soft power have played in U.S.-China relations. The opening remarks of…

  • USChina Relations Closing Remarks
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    U.S.-China Relations, Closing Remarks

    Evan Medeiros, senior director of Asian Affairs for the National Security Council, talked about the state of U.S.-China relations. “Y35 Years of Diplomatic Ties” were the closing remarks of “35…

  • Constitutionalism and China
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    Constitutionalism and China

    Justice Stephen Breyer talked about China’s judicial shortcomings, and U.S. history and the power of the Constitution. He responded to questions from members of the audience. “Constitutionalism and its…

  • Chinese Rule of Law
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    Chinese Rule of Law

    Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Hunstman talked about the rule of law in China. He was joined in discussion by law professors from Yale, Harvard, and New York University. They responded to questions from members of…

  • Judicial Independence  in China
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    Judicial Independence in China

    Chinese law professor He Weifang talked about China’s judicial system, covering key Communist Party players and scandals such as the prosecution of Bo Xilai. He used some slides during his presentation. His remarks were…

  • New Chinese Leadership
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    New Chinese Leadership

    China scholars and political analysts talked about the transition of power in China at its 18th National Congress and what can be expected from its new leadership. Cheng Li began the discussion with a…

  • USChina Relations
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    U.S.-China Relations

    Panelists talked about the U.S.-China relationship. They focused on the interdependence of the two countries' economies, tensions in the South China Sea, and other international issues such as Syria…