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"U.S.-China Relations: Policy Recommendations for the 2nd Obama Administration"
-A Panel Discussion with American China experts on Military & Security, Economic & Trade, and Energy & Environmental issues-
(February 19, 2013)

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The Sasakawa Peace Foundation hosted a panel discussion with a diverse group of American China experts from Washington, D.C. to present a range of perspectives on U.S. policy options with regard to China under the 2nd Obama administration.

What are the major issues in U.S.-China relations in the areas of military & security, economics & trade, and energy & environment, and how should the Obama administration approach these issues in the next four years? Will the Obama administration uphold the concept it presented in its first term of U.S. rebalance toward Asia, and if so, how will it apply to U.S.-China relations in the second term? The event was an opportunity to hear the perspectives of the panelists, who are both experts in these areas and keen observers of China and its policies. They examined the goals of the United States in its relations with China, and discuss U.S. policy options as well as domestic constraints and regional challenges it faces in pursuing these goals.

This discussion also took place during Prime Minister Abe's first trip to Washington, D.C. after his election, and was a timely opportunity to consider the implications of U.S.-China relations on U.S. policies for Japan and U.S.-Japan relations.
Details of the event are as follows:
Dates & Time:
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 16:30 - 18:30 (Lecture and Q&A) *Registration begins at 16:00.
Venue:
2nd Floor Conference Room, Nippon Foundation Building
1-2-2, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8523
Program
"U.S.-China Relations: Policy Recommendations for the 2nd Obama Administration"
- A Panel Discussion with American China experts on Military & Security, Economic & Trade, and Energy & Environmental issues -
16:30-16:35 Welcome and Introduction:
Junko CHANO, Executive Director for Programs, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
16:35-17:00 
Panel One
"U.S.-China Relations: Economic/Trade and Energy/Environmental Issues" 
Panelists:
Derek SCISSORS Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Nat AHRENS Deputy Director and Fellow, Hills Program on Governance, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Melanie HART Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress (CAP)
Moderator:
Jennifer TURNER Director, China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
17:00-17:30 Q&A and Discussion
17:35-18:00
Panel Two
"U.S.-China Relations: Military/Security Issues" 
Panelists:
Ely RATNER Fellow, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
Ian EASTON Fellow, The Project 2049 Institute
Oriana Skylar MASTRO Fellow, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
Moderator:
Yoichi KATO Editor and National Security Correspondent, The Asahi Shimbun
18:00-18:30 Q&A and Discussion
18: 30 Closing
Language:
Simultaneous interpretation into Japanese will be provided.
Notes
"U.S.-China Relations: Policy Recommendations for the 2nd Obama Administration"
-A Panel Discussion with American China experts on Military & Security, Economic & Trade, and Energy & Environmental issues-
(February 19, 2013)

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