On July 29, 2019, Kenneth Weinstein, president and CEO of the Hudson Institute and member of the US Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, visited the Center for China and Globalization (CCG) headquarters in Beijing. The exchange covered a variety of topics, such as the prospects for a Sino-US trade deal and the opportunities and challenges for future Sino-US relations.
“This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of China-U.S. diplomatic relations. Now, Sino-US relations have entered a new stage” Wang said.He noted that China and the US share potential common interests and opportunities for cooperation.
It is essential for the US and China to develop good relations
“We have the greatest respect and affection for the people of China, and we would like to see China evolving in a more liberal direction” Weinstein said.
He also pointed out that there would be no real long-term beneficiaries from a deterioration of US-China relations, giving all the more reason for both countries to work together.
Weinstein emphasized that the US and China have a broad relationship spanning culture, economics and diplomacy. He said that the US hopes that the two countries can rebalance their relationship.
Weinstein said that China is certainly not an enemy of America. He added that it is impossible for the US to disengage from China.
CCG experts who participated in the discussion included:
About Hudson Institute
The Hudson Institute is one of the three main conservative think tanks in the US and has significant influence with the current US administration as a favored think tank. Kenneth Weinstein, president and CEO of the Hudson Institute, was named by President Trump to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Michael Pillsbury, Director of Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute and trusted advisor of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, has been praised by President Trump as “the most authoritative expert on China”.