ADVANCING U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS At this critical time, this forum will advance the conversation.


The UC San Diego Forum on U.S.-China Relations is the first ongoing high-level forum focused entirely on the U.S.-China relationship. It takes advantage of UC San Diego’s location on the Pacific and the depth of China expertise at the 21st Century China Center at the School of Global Policy and Strategy.

The inaugural forum was held in La Jolla, California from August 12–16, 2019. Its purpose was to convene an independent and sustaining community of thought leaders and policy experts to foster creative thinking on how to advance U.S.-China relations and bridge the growing gap between Washington, D.C. and Beijing, China. The Forum was by invitation only. Chatham House rules were applied at the forum to ensure maximum candor from all participants.



Former National Security Advisors and Chinese Consul General To Open UC San Diego Forum On US-China Relations (link)
Aug. 12, 2019, Susan Shirk, featured on KPBS Midday Edition

Democrats need to stop running scared on foreign policy (link)
Aug. 13, 2019, David Ignatius, The Washington Post

Generational clash emerges among U.S. experts in China policy debate (link)
Aug. 17, 2019, Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post