Wrestling the Dragon with Ambassador Richard Solomon - YPFP's May 17th Event

posted on June 13, 2012 in Diplomacy

Forty years ago this past February, former President Richard Nixon visited China, opening economic and diplomatic doors to the Far East. Since then, China has become the world’s second largest economy and a global power. Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner met with China’s Vice Premier Wang Qishan for the fourth round of the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue to discuss trade, currency and global economic policy. The Far East is now so strategically important the Obama administration recently announced a national defense strategy with a renewed focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

In a recent series about China's role in the world today, the Diplomatic Courier posted four articles written by YPFP members. Please check out the linked articles.

The China Puzzle, Part I: The Next Nixon

The China Puzzle, Part II: A Renewed Boldness in Asia

The China Puzzle, Part III: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back?

The China Puzzle, Part IV: Go East for your Country, Young Americans

On May 17th, YPFP invites Ambassador Richard Solomon, a veteran Asia-Pacific diplomat, to share insights from his experiences in the region. Leading up to the Ambassador Solomon event, the blog will post several articles discussing how Millennials will approach China in the coming decades. Please check them out.