The US and China are in the midst of a consequential rethinking of their foreign policies. As the Trump administration’s National Security Strategy made clear, Beijing is now seen in Washington as a “strategic competitor”. However, it remains unclear what exactly the US and China are competing for and what a plausible desired outcome of this competition might look like. Despite the many divides between the two countries, each will need to be prepared to live with the other as a major power. Such coexistence would involve elements of competition and cooperation.
At this stars alumni chapter meeting, Chinese-American political scientist Prof. Dr. HUANG Jing, one of the world’s foremost experts on US-China relations and member of the stars Scientific Board, will share his view on how inevitable tensions between Washington and Beijing can be prevented from turning into outright confrontation and what all of this means for doing business in the two largest economies in the world.
- 11.30: Welcome Drinks
- 12.00: Welcome Address by Toni SCHOENENBERGER, Executive Chairman of stars
- 12.15: Competition Without Catastrophe: Can the US and China Both Challenge and Coexist With Each Other? And What Does That Mean For Business?
Presentation and Q&A session with Prof. Dr. HUANG Jing, Chief Strategist and Vice Chairman, Academic Committee, Grandview Institution; Member, stars Scientific Board, Beijing, China, moderated by David ERNE, Director Programmes and Communication, stars
- 13.15: Closing words by Daniel SPRING, President stars Switzerland alumni chapter, followed by Flying Lunch, continuation of discussion, networking
- 14.00: End of chapter meeting
Location: Restaurant Au Premier, Zurich Main Station, Switzerland
HUANG Jing, Chief Strategist and Vice Chairman, Academic Committee, Grandview Institution, Beijing, China
Prof. Dr. HUANG Jing is the Chief Strategist and Vice Chairman of the Academic Committee at Grandview Institution. He is also a University Professor and Dean (Academic Affairs) of the Institute of International and Regional Studies at Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU). Before joining BLCU, Prof. Huang was the Lee Foundation Professor on US-China Relations and Director of the Centre on Asia and Globalization of the LKY School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore (2008-2018), Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution (2004-2008), Shorenstein Fellow at Stanford University (2002-2003), and Associate Professor (tenured) of Political Science and Director of the Asian Studies Program at Utah State University (1994-2004). Prof. Huang also taught at Harvard University as an instructor in 1993-94.
Prof. Huang’s main research and teaching interests include security in the Asia-Pacific, US-China relations, Chinese elite politics, China’s foreign policy and its development strategy. He is the author of numerous papers and journal articles and has published hundreds of columns and op-eds in major newspapers and magazines. Prof. Huang has authored two books: Factionalism in Chinese Communist Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2000), which won the prestigious Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize, and Inseparable Separation: the Making of China’s Taiwan Policy (World Scientific Press, 2010). He edited or co-edited seven volumes on the South China Sea, the environmental policies of Asian countries, and the development of Russia’s Far East and Siberia.
As an internationally renowned scholar, Prof. Huang has provided policy advice for governments, NGOs, educational institutions, think tanks, and businesses for countries in Asia, America and Europe, including China, the United States, Russia, Japan, India, South Korea, Norway, Germany, Vietnam, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Prof. Huang is Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at Bosch Academy (2013 – present) in Germany. He also serves as a member of the stars Scientific Board and on the board of several companies and foundations in and outside China.
Prof. Huang earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Sichuan University, a master’s degree in history from Fudan University, and a PhD in Political Science from Harvard University.
Grandview is an independent think tank in Beijing, with over 100 resident and non-resident researchers, focusing on policy-oriented issues in China’s security, development, foreign policy, maritime affairs, One Belt One Road and major power relations, and with a special focus on Europe and America. Established in 2013, Grandview has become a major non-government platform for in-depth exchanges between Chinese scholars and experts with their peers from the outside world.