The duo discusses the tensions and challenges in the relationship and offer policy recommendations from their new report, part of the Initiative on China and Global Governance project. Recorded 4/9/2013.
The United States-China relationship is at a critical juncture as both countries undergo great changes. At a National Committee program on April 10, Scott Kennedy and He Fan discussed the tensions and challenges in the relationship and offer policy recommendations from their new report, part of the Initiative on China and Global Governance project. Professors Kennedy and He argue that bilateral engagement can only begin to address trade, investment, finance, and climate change issues; for better results emphasis should be placed on regional and multilateral approaches.
Scott Kennedy is director of the Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business, associate professor of political science and East Asian languages & cultures, and adjunct professor of business economics and public policy at Indiana University. His research focuses on interest groups in China, and includes work on policymaking, industrial policy, global governance, and philanthropy. He is editor of Beyond the Middle Kingdom: Comparative Perspectives on China’s Capitalist Transformation (Stanford University Press, 2011); and author of The Business of Lobbying in China (Harvard University Press, 2005). He has published articles in The China Quarterly, The China Journal, Political Science Quarterly, Business and Society, Wall Street Journal, and other academic and popular outlets. Kennedy was a fellow in the second round of the National Committee’s Public Intellectuals Program.
He Fan is deputy director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. A specialist on China’s macro-economy, international finance, and international political economy, Dr. He is the author or editor of 10 books and more than 100 papers in economics journals. He Fan is also an advisor to many Chinese government agencies and a regular commentator in Chinese and Western media. Dr. He received his Ph.D. from CASS and has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University. He is a member of the 2007 cohort of the National Committee’s Young Leaders Forum.