Wednesday, March 7, 2007 | 12:00 AM EST - 12:00 AM EST

At this program, Professor Wang Jisi, dean, School of International Studies, Peking University, reprised one of the themes raised in his 2005 Foreign Affairs article, “China’s Search for Stability with America,” (see the Sept/Oct 2005 Foreign Affairs issue) and focused on areas where Chinese and American interests converge and diverge in Asia.

He gave particular attention to Sino-American cooperation in the Six-Party Talks, and whether this represents a strategic shift in the relationship or a tactical change; mainland concerns about American arms sales to Taiwan, particularly sophisticated weapons; and China’s decision to improve relations with Japan. He also responded to questions about the recent ASAT test and U.S. calls for greater transparency in China’s military budget.