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From Competition to Confrontation | Xin Qiang

  • Wooden Box Cafe 9 Qinghai Lu Shanghai (map)

This event is co-sponsored with the Hopkins China Forum, whose events are organized under the auspices of The Johns Hopkins University and its affiliated alumni associations worldwide. 

From Competition to Confrontation? Maritime Disputes and the China-U.S. Geopolitical Game in East Asia
Xin Qiang

In the past a few years, the U.S. and China have witnessed ever-increasing maritime tension in East Asia because of the competition of traditional geopolitical interests. The Diaoyu/Senkaku Island disputes in the East China Sea and the Nansha/Spratly Islands disputes in the South China Sea has triggered China’s strategic suspicions about the intentions of U.S. in the context of its strategic rebalancing toward Asia-Pacific. China’s more assertive behavior on the seas have also deepened U.S. concerns about China trying to challenge the regional security order. Moreover, the upcoming Taiwan presidential campaign might bring more serious threats and damage to the problematic relationship. The two powers must cooperate to handle these disputes and manage any potential crisis which might impose great damage upon the regional peace and stability.


Monday 16 November 2015 | 19.00 to 22.00

Wooden Box Cafe
9 Qinghai Lu

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Xin Qiang is Professor and Deputy Director at the Center for American Studies at Fudan University. His research is focusses on China-US relations, maritime security studies, U.S. politics, and Taiwan issues. He is the author of several books (in Chinese) on U.S.-Taiwan-Mainland China relations and the translator of several books, including Kenneth Waltz’s Theory of International Politics and, Robert Keohane’s After Hegemony. Professor Xin has been Visiting Scholar at American University, when he also served on the congressional staff of US Congressman Jim McDermott. Professor Xin earned his PhD at Fudan University’s School of International and has received numerous honors from the Shanghai government and Fudan University for his academic excellence and leadership.

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