US-China Relations & Its Impact on Global Peace & Prosperity

January 31, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET

This presentation will briefly examine US-China bilateral relations from 1882 when US Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, to 1950, when American and Chinese soldiers fought a brutal war in Korea, and to what happened to the two countries since President Nixon’s visit to China in 1972. It will then focus on what has gone wrong in the relationship between the US and China in the last five years. It will conclude with how the two nations may walk into an armed conflict and how it will impact peace and prosperity in the two nations and the world.   


Yawei Liu, Ph.D., Senior Advisor on China, The Carter Center

Yawei Liu, Ph.D. is the Senior Advisor on China at The Carter Center and an adjunct professor of political science at Emory University. An expert on U.S.-China relations and Chinese grassroots democracy, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the associate director of the China Research Center in Atlanta. He is regularly invited to speak about Chinese public opinion, and his previous engagements include the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Brookings Institution, the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, and the Institute for China-America Studies.