The Pacific Dialogue is a new way to virtually connect thought leaders across the Pacific Ocean to continue frank and direct conversations during this difficult time.
This is a teaser of episode three of The Pacific Dialogue, between two prominent scholars – Prof. Ezra Vogel of the Harvard University and Prof. Jia Qingguo of Peking University. They spoke from their homes in Boston and Beijing respectively.
The conversation took place on July 28, 2020, and was moderated by China-US Focus Editor-at-Large James Chau based in Hong Kong.
The conversation focuses on the current state of the United States-China relations and what can be expected after the U.S. presidential election in November. Prof. Vogel suggested that he saw a strong reaction/opposition to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s China speech on July 23. Speaking on his own experience studying in the United States in the 80’s, Prof. Jia explained how it informed his understanding of the country and said he hoped that America would be more welcoming to Chinese students.