The Asia Society, one of the oldest US-based organizations focused on connecting the US and Asia, officially launched a new Center for China Analysis in New York on Monday.
Asia Society CEO Kevin Rudd, founded with support from John D. Monday’s conference entitled “China’s Future: What This Means for Asia and the World.”
“We consider ourselves a think tank and a business enterprise. We are not only in the business of thinking. Thinking is the sound of one-handed applause. Thinking and doing is the sound of clapping,” said Rudd, a former Australian Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Mandarin speaker started his career as a researcher in China He worked as an Australian diplomat in Beijing before entering Australian politics.
“We have always seen our work as the work that translates theory into practice, rather than producing a report in the vain hope that somewhere in the world there will be someone reading it at some point,” he said. The new Center for China Analysis will operate under the auspices of the Asia Society Policy Institute.
Rudd wondered, “You might ask, why do we need another Chinese hub here in the United States?”
He continued, “The first, is that it is important to bring together the entire spectrum of China’s specialization under one roof in order to bring together the best integrated analysis of contemporary China.”
There is no shortage of analysis on the various aspects of China’s rise. What I find … is a lack of synthesis in drawing the strands of disparate analysis together into an integrated whole that could make sense for policy makers,” Rudd said.
That is why the China Analysis Center will combine experience in Chinese domestic politics, China’s domestic economy, new developments in Chinese society and culture, rapid advances in Chinese technology, as well as the latest developments in China’s foreign security policy, and of course, China’s impact on climate,” he said. Rod.
“In the minds of the Chinese leadership, all of these things are related to each other. Therefore, I think it is helpful for other international leaders to have an integrated analysis of Chinese politics and policies in a way that also links the part to the whole.
Second, Rudd continued, the new center will prioritize sources in Chinese. “Many discussions of China’s foreign and domestic policy are well-ventilated by China’s domestic discourse, which is often freely available in its public literature, assuming of course you know where to find it (and) assuming you make an effort to read the original Chinese sources.” Therefore, we intend to make the most of China’s local magazines, publications, newspapers and online information as the Chinese regime itself seeks to communicate through the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese people’s new orientations in politics, economics and foreign policy.”
This does not mean that we will believe everything we read, but it is important to understand how the Chinese system speaks to itself. This, he said, is what we at CCA describe as our “internal and external angle of view of China”.
Another advantage of the China Analysis Center is a “strong objective analysis of where China is headed” which will be critical of Chinese policy when necessary, but also means offering a critical approach to influence US policy, as we also judge it. it is necessary.”
Speakers and panelists included former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, as well as Wu Guoguang, Senior Research Fellow at the Stanford Center for Chinese Economics and Enterprises. Chris Johnson, Head of China Political Risk Strategies Group; Ma Junan, Senior Fellow in Chinese Economics at the Asia Society Institute for Policy; Evan Medeiros, former senior Asia advisor to President Barack Obama and current scholar in Asia studies at Georgetown University; and Rory Daniels, managing director of the Asia Society Policy Institute.
Among the other members of the committee, Dr. Selwyn Vickers, CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Dr. Bob Lee, MSK Physician Ambassador for China and Asia Pacific; and Kate Logan, associate director for climate at the Asia Society Policy Institute. Among the guest guests were business leaders Joe Tsai and Ray Dalio.
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