Former US and China Ambassadors Meet to Discuss Bilateral Relationship

USCBC hosted a meeting of former American and Chinese ambassadors to exchange views about the changing US-China relationship. Seated across the table from each other were veteran diplomats with a combined 200 years of experience working internationally. The head of the delegation, former Ambassador to the United States Zhou Wenzhong, said they had come to Washington to learn more about the “clash of civilizations” theory and decoupling, as well as the extent to which these concepts had found favor among Americans.

Also at the table were two China scholars from the United States and Erin Ennis, senior vice president of USCBC, who chaired the event.

The discussion was off the record, but one area of general agreement was that both countries needed to resume work to resolve conflicts and find common ground. Participants also included Ambassador Chen Yonglong; Ambassador Zhu Zushou; Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr.; Ambassador Carla A. Hills; Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy; Dr. David Lampton of Stanford University; and Ryan Hass of the Brookings Institution.

USCBC hosted a meeting of former American and Chinese ambassadors to exchange views about the changing US-China relationship. Seated across the table from each other were veteran diplomats with a combined 200 hundred years of experience working internationally. The head of the delegation, former ambassador to the United States Zhou Wenzhong, said they had come to Washington to learn more about the “clash of civilizations” theory and decoupling, as well as the extent to which these concepts had found favor among Americans.

Also at the table were two China scholars from the US and Erin Ennis, senior vice president of USCBC, who chaired the event.

The discussion was off the record, but one area of general agreement was that both countries needed to resume work to resolve conflicts and find common ground. Participants also included Ambassador Chen Yonglong; Ambassador Zhu Zushou; Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr.; Ambassador Carla A. Hills; Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy; Dr. David Lampton of Stanford University; and Ryan Hass of the Brookings Institution.

Event Details

When:
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 10:45am
Where:
US-China Business Council
1818 N St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States