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Responding to China's Rise: Balancing Hard and Soft Power

Responding to China's Rise: Balancing Hard and Soft Power

15 June 2010
17h00 - 18h30


Conseil central de l'Economie (CCE)
19-21, Ave. de la Joyeuse Entrée
1040 Brussels, Belgium (Metro: Schuman)

Co-organized with the Centre Asie, Ifri and the German Marshall Fund of the United States,
this seminar welcomes:

Gary Schmitt
Resident Scholar and Director of Advanced Strategic Studies
at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, D.C. and
co-author and editor of The Rise of China: Essays on the Future Competition


Valérie Niquet
Senior Research Fellow at the Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS),
sinologist, and expert on strategic affairs in Northeast Asia

Chaired by

Andrew Small
Transatlantic Fellow
German Marshall Fund of the United States

As China becomes the world's second largest economy, the need to protect its growing interests beyond its borders grows ever more pressing. For years China has espoused its desire for a multipolar world while simultaneously promoting the virtues of its "peaceful rise". As economic development no doubt transforms into economic, political and even military power, the strategic posture of the US and the positioning of European allies will have to adapt to the changing dynamics in Asia. How should the West respond to the strategic implications of China's rise? This first seminar in a series of conversations meant to stimulate transatlantic dialogue on security concerns in Asia aims to present the views of American and European experts in an attempt to better understand competing perspectives and the issues at stake.

Conseil central de l'Economie (CCE), 19-21 Ave. de la Joyeuse Entrée, 1040 Brussels, Belgium (Metro: Schuman)
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