Chinese Perceptions of US-China Relations and Indo-Pacific Security


About the Seminar

This talk will discuss China’s view of China-US relations and its implications for China’s policy orientation and Indo-Pacific security. It argues that Chinese view of China-US relations has been turning increasingly negative despite recent progress with trade talks. More and more Chinese now believe that what the US wants to do is to contain China and that what China needs to do is to get prepared for an eventual showdown between the two countries. The Trump Administration’s heavy-handed approach, Congress’ hostile attitude, and the US presidential election politics, all have contributed to this development. This bodes ill for Indo-Pacific security. It is in the interest of all countries in the region to urge China and the US to face the reality and engage in meaningful dialogues to avert confrontation and find ways for peaceful coexistence.

About the Speaker

Jia Qingguo is Professor and former Dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University. He is also Director of the Institute for China-US People-to-People Exchange and Director of the Center for China and Global Governance at Peking University. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1988. He has taught in University of Vermont, Cornell University, University of California at San Diego, University of Sydney in Australia as well as in Peking University. He was Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution between 1985 and 1986, Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna in 1997 and CNAPS Fellow at the Brookings Institution between 2001 and 2002. He is a member of the Standing Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He is also Vice President of the Chinese American Studies Association, Vice President of China International Relations Studies Association, and Vice President of Chinese Japanese Studies Association. He has published extensively on U.S.-China relations, Northeast Asia, relations between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, Chinese foreign policy and Chinese politics. 


For registration, please click here. Registration closes on 8 January 2020.


Jan 10 2020


10:00 am - 11:30 am


ISEAS Seminar Room 2