National Committee on U.S.-China Relations 2020 “China Town Hall” Webinar
About the Event
COVID-19 has had a major impact on U.S.-China relations, with government leaders and others in each country condemning the other’s handling of the pandemic, travel restrictions disrupting economic, social, and academic ties, concerns about supplies of equipment, pharmaceutical inputs, and other goods accelerating discussions of supply-chain diversification. At the same time, the novel coronavirus crisis has underscored the U.S.’s and China’s interconnectedness and mutual vulnerability, and prompted more urgent calls for international cooperation to detect, contain, and develop responses to global pandemics and other nontraditional security threats. As the United States prepare for a transition from the Trump presidency to a Biden administration, what effect will each country’s handling of the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 have on bilateral relations? What are the prospects for more cooperation over COVID and, in turn, other issues?
Scott Moore - Scott Moore is Director of China Programs and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, Scott Moore works with faculty members from across the University to design, implement, and highlight innovative, high-impact global research initiatives in areas including sustainability and emerging technology.
Guobin Yang - Guobin Yang is the Grace Lee Boggs Professor of Communication and Sociology at the Annenberg School for Communication and the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the Center on Digital Culture and Society and serves as deputy director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China.
Jacques deLisle - Jacques deLisle is the Director of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is also the Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania.