CCG and Heritage Foundation hold meeting on China-US relations

January 12 , 2022

 


As China and the United States experience rising tensions and conflicts of interest in various areas, rational voices and constructive exchange are needed more than ever.

Dr. Edwin Feulner, Founder of the Heritage Foundation
Amb. He Yafei, CCG Co-Chair and former Vice-Minister of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Amb. Terry Branstad, former US Ambassador to China (2017-2020)

Amb. Su Ge, CCG Advisor and former President of China Institute of International Studies (CIIS)

 

On January 12, 2021, the Center of China and Globalization (CCG) and the Heritage Foundation held a virtual closed-door meeting, giving senior experts and scholars on US-China relations from both countries a chance to share their views and latest findings on the critical China-US bilateral relationship via a Track II diplomacy exchange platform.

 

The discussion covered insights on the areas where the two countries differ and how to properly manage these differences, as well as opportunities to cooperate on issues for which the two countries share common interests.


 

Participants from the US side were Dr. Edwin Feulner, Founder of the Heritage Foundation; Amb. Terry Branstad, former US Ambassador to China (2017-2020); Mr. Steve Churchill, former Chief of Staff at US Embassy in Beijing; Mr. Walter Lohman, Director of Asian Studies at the Heritage Foundation; Mr. Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation; Mr. Jeff Smith, Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation; and Mr. Michael Cunningham, Visiting Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. Participants from the Chinese side included: Amb. He Yafei, CCG Co-Chair and former Vice-Minister of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Dr. Wang Huiyao, CCG President and Counselor to China’s State Council; Amb. Su Ge, CCG Advisor and former President of China Institute of International Studies (CIIS); Dr. David Blair, CCG Vice President and Senior Economist; and Dr. Mabel Miao, CCG Secretary-General.

 

The Heritage Foundation is a leading Conservative think tank in the US. During 2017-2019, CCG delegation visited the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. multiple times as part of its Track II diplomacy trips to the US. Over the years, as one of the world’s top 100 think tanks, CCG has become an important platform for exchange and dialogue between embassies, and international politicians, think tanks and organizations. It has built bridges and mechanisms for communication between China and the rest of the world through hosting and engaging in conferences, lectures, and close-door discussions giving full play to the role of think tanks in Track II diplomacy.

 

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