This panel examines the consequences of the rivalry and tensions between the United States and China for the countries in Asia-Pacific. Speakers addressed questions including: What is the trajectory of China-US strategic competition and what are the implications for the Asia-Pacific? Is this sustainable for the long term? How has COVID-19 affected relations? How great is the risk of war between China and the United States? How can China and the United States have a less confrontational and more productive relationship? How will the Biden Administration best manage the relationship with China?
- Chung-in Moon, Vice Chair of APLN and Chair of Sejong Institute (Moderator)
- Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School
- Yao Yunzhu, Academic Committee Member of the Center for International Security and Strategy at Tsinghua University
- Gareth Evans, Chair of APLN and Distinguished Honorary Professor of Australian National University
- Sung-hwan Kim, Chair of East Asia Foundation