The Worldview Series: China

Partnership for a Secure America is excited to announce a new initiative with the US-Asia Institute for Spring 2016 called “The Worldview Series: China”. The US-Asia Institute and PSA have designed this unique educational program to improve congressional insight into China and better inform U.S. foreign policy decisions on Capitol Hill.

The series features off-the-record events with leading China experts from government, think tank, business, and academic arenas, and culminates in a delegation to China. Focusing on a holistic understanding of China’s economic, security, and domestic situation, this program aims to build a deeper understanding of the important decisions American policy-makers face regarding US-China relations.

The US-Asia Institute is an educational participant in the Mutual Education and Cultural Exchange Act, authorized by the U.S. Department of State.

Evolving Governmental and Domestic Issues

February 8– Robert Daly and Ambassador J. Stapelton Roy discussed China’s evolving governmental and domestic issues, including the origins and developments of China’s domestic policy and the foundations of Chinese foreign policy and how it explains their actions in the international community.


Robert Daly, Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center International Center for Scholars

Ambassador J. Stapelton Roy, Founding Director Emeritus of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Chinese Economy and Trade

February 22– Kenneth Lieberthal and David Dollar discussed China’s economy and trade, including the foundations of China’s economic and trade relations and economic partnerships and rivalries between the US and China and the struggle for economic influence in Asia.


Kenneth Lieberthal, Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution

David Dollar, Senior Fellow with the Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development Programs in the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution

Security in the Region

March 14– Patrick Cronin and Anthony Cordesman discussed China’s security and role in regional security, including China’s security strategy in the region and it’s security relationship with the Korean peninsula, as well as maritime tensions in the South China Sea.


Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Delegation to China

March 26-April 4 The Worldview Series flew to China for a ten day delegation trip to gain on-the-ground perspectives around the important issues influencing US-China relations. The delegation visited Beijing, Shanghai, and Jiangxi Province meeting with Chinese government officials, U.S. diplomats, business representatives, students, think tank experts, economists, local community leaders, and other important voices.