US-China relations promise to be one of the most significant challenges for the next president. The winner of the next election will be confronted with the challenge of working with a new leadership team in Beijing, a cooling Chinese economy that will affect the prospects for sustained global growth, and a complex security relationship marked by both competition and shared interests.
The discussion will build on the ideas advanced by Secretary Paulson in his upcoming Atlantic Council issue brief “A New Framework for US-China Economic Relations,” which will be released at the event. This brief is part of the Council’s ‘Task Ahead’ series, which features memos from top foreign policy practitioners on the greatest international challenges facing the winner of the November 2012 US presidential elections.
This discussion features The Honorable Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Chairman of the Paulson Institute at the University of Chicago, The Honorable Stephen J. Hadley, Founding Partner of RiceHadleyGates LLC and Board Director of the Atlantic Council, and Mr. Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council.