[Can Communication and Understanding Facilitate Accommodation in the US-China Relationship?]

𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫: Prof. Zhao Suisheng
𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞: March 15, 2023 (Friday)
𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞: 16:00 – 17: 30 PM (HKT)
𝐕𝐞𝐧𝐮𝐞: Yasumoto International Academic Park Lecture Theatre 7 (YIA_LT7)

Conducted in English. All are welcome.

𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐤:




A cycle pattern of retreat and advance in the US-China relationship was replaced by a prolonged crisis. The breakdown of regular communication during the Trump presidency was blamed partially for the downward spiral. The reopening of the line of communication in the summer of 2023, however, has not reversed the prolonged crisis. Exchanging goodwill and reaffirming the importance of diplomacy, Washington and Beijing have continued pushing each other’s hot buttons. How has the relationship got to this point? Why has communication failed to facilitate mutual accommodation? What are the root causes of this crisis? What is the prospect of the Sino-US competition? How can Washington and Beijing stabilize the relationship? Prof. Zhao’s talk will see answers to these important questions.



Prof. Suisheng Zhao is a Professor and Director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. He is the founder and editor of the Journal of Contemporary China and the author and editor of more than two dozen books and hundreds of academic articles. His most recent book is The Dragon Roars Back: Transformational Leaders and Dynamics of Chinese Foreign Policy (Stanford University Press, 2023). A Post-Doctoral Campbell National Fellow at Hoover Institution of Stanford University, he received his Ph.D. degree in political science from the University of California-San Diego, an M.A. degree in Sociology from the University of Missouri, and BA and M.A. degrees in economics from Peking University.


𝐄𝐧𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐲: jefferytse@cuhk.edu.hk