Session 1: China's Foreign Policy
The U.S. and China share very different historical backgrounds in terms of challenges, growth, and philosophy, including very different geographical perspectives that have played a large part in each country's trajectory. How do these historical perspectives impact the U.S. and China's current foreign policies when engaging in international topics like the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the continuing COVID-19 crisis? This April, the USHCA will partner with the World Affairs Council of St. Louis to explore how these issues impact current foreign policy and contemporary issues between the U.S. and China.
This event will feature special panelists Governor Bob Holden, Chairman & CEO of the U.S. Heartland China Association, USHCA Strategic Advisor Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, former Ambassador to Cambodia, and Board Member Ms. Susan Thornton a retired senior U.S. diplomat with almost three decades of experience with the U.S. State Department in Eurasia and East Asia. She is currently a Senior Fellow and Visiting Lecturer in Law at the Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center.