RAND Expert to Testify on Continuity and Change in China's Foreign Policy


Andrew Scobell, a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation, will testify before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on continuities and changes in the foreign policy of the People's Republic of China (PRC).


Scobell will discuss:

  • how the PRC's recent assertive and confrontational actions represent continuity with past decades of foreign policy, but also a change because of increased PRC power
  • the PRC's strategic goals
  • changes in U.S.-China relations and corresponding changes in PRC perceptions of the United States
  • features of the ruling regime and defining characteristics of the regime's current generation of leaders
  • the domestic context for evaluating the success of PRC foreign policy
  • how domestic pressures impact PRC foreign policy.


10:00 a.m., ET, Wednesday. September 9, 2020


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