CAPP Events: 2005

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Former Ambassador to People's Republic of China to UN Visits RAND

Ambassador Wu Jianmin, former Ambassador of the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the United Nations, France, and the Netherlands, visited RAND on April 12 for a roundtable discussion on US-PRC relations.

Ambassador Wu, currently the President of the China Foreign Affairs University and Undersecretary-General and Spokesman for the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, was accompanied by six Chinese senior scholars in American studies: Professor Huang Renwei of the Shanghai Academy of Social Science, Professors Qin Yaqin and Zhao Huaipu of the China National Association for International Studies, Professor Jin Canrong of Renmin University, and Professor Wang Yan of the China Foreign Affairs University. Also joining the delegation were Deputy Consul Xu Chaoyou, Consul Bo Lai, and Consul Zhou Xiaomei from the PRC Consulate General in Los Angeles.

Susan Everingham welcomed the Ambassador and his delegation, and Nina Hachigian chaired the discussion. Also attending from RAND were David Aaron, Derek Eaton, John Fei, Norm Levin, Bill Overholt, DJ Peterson, Kiyoyuki Seguchi, Somi Seong, and Charles Wolf.

The group discussed the recently enacted PRC anti-secession law, the North Korean nuclear weapon criss, the trajectory of the US-PRC relationship, and the PRC-Japan relationship.