On January 11th, the Inter-American Dialogue and COMEXI will host a half-day event to examine recent developments in Chinese foreign and economic policy, and implications for US-China-Mexico relations.

2:00pm – Registration 

2:30pm – Welcome and Lunch

  • Mariana Campero, Executive Director, COMEXI
  • Luis Rubio, President, COMEXI
  • Margaret Myers, Director, Latin America and the World Program, Inter-American Dialogue

2:35pm-2:50pm – Opening Remarks

2:50pm-3:50pm – Panel: Xi Jinping’s New Global Strategy

As indicated by President Xi Jinping during the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, China aims to become a “leading world power” by the year 2050. With Xi’s vision now enshrined in the Party Constitution, China’s overseas economic engagement will increasingly move away from a narrow focus resource acquisition and market-seeking activity to a series of policies supporting China’s central role in the new world order. How will China’s pursuit of great power status shape its global engagement in the coming years, including with the United States? Will China seek to challenge or reinforce existing global governance configurations? How will the Belt and Road Initiative support Xi’s vision? 

Speakers

  • Chen Dingding, Professor, Jinan University, and Non-Resident Fellow, Global Public Policy Institute
  • Brantly Womack, Cumming Memorial Professor of Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia

Moderator

  • Daniel Erikson, Managing Director, Blue Star Strategies, and former Special Advisor to Vice President

3:50pm-4:50pm – Panel: China’s Economic Prognosis

The Chinese Communist Party has for several years now promoted the careful rebalancing of the Chinese economy toward services, consumer demand, and indigenous innovation. Progress on President Xi Jinping’s reform package has been slow thus far, but structural economic reform is becoming increasingly urgent in the face of growing internal imbalances and persistent external shocks. What are the prospects for economic reform in China in the coming years? What effects will progress on financial, industrial, and state-owned enterprise reform have on China’s overseas engagement, including on trade policy, investment, and financing? Two what extent will China continue to subsidize certain industries? How will China’s efforts to achieve “moderate prosperity” affect development in other regions?

Speakers

  • Claire Reade, Senior Associate with the Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Matt Ferchen, Non-Resident Fellow, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
  • Mikko Huotari, Head, Foreign Relations Program, Mercator Institute for China Studies

Moderator

  • Rebecca Ray, Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Global Economic Governance Initiative, Boston University

4:50pm-5:30pm – Discussion: Prospects for China-Mexico Relations

Discussants

  • Enrique Dussel, Professor and Researcher, UNAM
  • Yang Zhimin, Director, Department of Regional Integration, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Moderator

  • Simon Levy, Chief Executive Officer, PROCDMX

 

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