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    The geopolitical impact of China’s economic diplomacy

    When: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 9:00 — 11:00 a.m.

    Where: The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC


    In recent years, China has expanded its global and regional economic footprint. Through new institutions, such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the One Belt, One Road initiative, Beijing seeks to carve out a leadership position within the global economy. Meanwhile, the United States’ failed effort to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and President Trump’s rhetoric against China and multilateral trade agreements during his campaign have raised concerns for the U.S. role in the Asia-Pacific economy. In particular, Japan, a TPP member, must now recalibrate and figure out how best to situate itself between a looming China and a retreating United States.

    On March 8, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings will hold a public forum that brings together experts from Japan and the United States to examine the geopolitical implications of China’s recent economic diplomacy strategy. Panelists will discuss the recent steps Beijing has taken to further its agenda, and what it means for the region and the United States. Following the presentations, Richard Bush, director of the Center for East Asia Policy Studies, will moderate a panel discussion. At the end of the program, the speakers will take audience questions.

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