【2021-2-22】Promoting Dialogue and Cooperation and Managing Differences: Bringing China-U.S. Relations Back to the Right Track


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【2021-2-22】Promoting Dialogue and Cooperation and Managing Differences: Bringing China-U.S. Relations Back to the Right Track


On February 22, the Lanting Forum on "Promoting Dialogue and Cooperation and Managing Differences: Bringing China-U.S. Relations Back to the Right Track", jointly hosted by the China Public Diplomacy Association, Peking University and Renmin University of China, was successfully held. State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the opening ceremony of the forum and delivered a keynote speech. Henry Paulson, Kevin Rudd, Hao Ping, Maurice Greenberg and Cui Tiankai delivered speeches at the opening ceremony. The Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China(RDCY) is one of the main organizers of this forum.


Date: February 22, 2021

Theme: Promoting Dialogue and Cooperation and Managing Differences: Bringing China-U.S. Relations Back to the Right Track

08:00-08:40 Opening Ceremony

Hosted by H.E. Wu Hailong, President of China Public Diplomacy Association

Speech by H.E. Wang Yi, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China

Speech by H.E. Henry Paulson, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury

Speech by H.E. Kevin Rudd,  President and CEO of Asia Society, former Prime Minister of Australia

Speech by H.E. Hao Ping, President of Peking University

Speech by H.E. Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. and Starr Foundation, Founding Chairman and Former CEO of American International Group

Speech by H.E. Cui Tiankai, Chinese Ambassador to the United States

08:50-10:50  Three Sub-Forums Held in Parallel

Breakout Session I: Rebuilding Political Trust

Moderator: Wang Guan, CGTN Anchor


H.E. Fu Ying, former Vice Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China Chair of CISS at Tsinghua University

H.E. Stephen A. Orlins,President of National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Wang Jisi, Dean of the Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University

Joshua Cooper Ramo, Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates

Zhang Baijia, former Deputy Director of Party History Research Center of the CPC Central Committee

H.E. Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Chen Dongxiao, President of Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)

David J. Firestein, President of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations

Ruan Zongze, Executive Vice President of China Institute of International Studies

Nirav Patel, Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Group

Wang Yiwei, Director of Institute of International Affairs, Remin University of China

Breakout Session II : Restoring Balance to Economic and Trade Ties

Moderator: Wang Wen, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China


H.E. Zhu Guangyao, former Vice Minister of Finance of the People’s Republic of China

H.E. Carla Hills, former United States Trade Representative

H.E. Zhu Min, Chair of the National Institute of Financial Research at Tsinghua University, former Vice president of the International Monetary Fund, former Vice President of The People's Bank of China

Greg Gilligan, Chairman of the AmCham China

Chi Fulin, President of China Institute for Reform and Development

Parag Khanna, Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the National University of Singapore

Chen Wenling, Chief Economist at China Center for International Economic Exchanges

Niall Campbell Ferguson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University

Feng Qiaobin, Deputy Director of Macroeconomic Research at the Development Research Center of the State Council

Cao Dewang, Chairman of Fuyao Group

Breakout Session III :Resuming People-to-People Exchange

Moderator: Wang Dong, Executive Director of Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding at Peking University


H.E. Liu Limin, President of China Education Association for International Exchange, former Vice Minister of Education of the People’s Republic of China

H.E. Julia Chang Bloch,former U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, President of the U.S.-China Education Trust

H.E. Li Junru, former Vice President of the Party School of the Central Committee of the CPC

Brendan S. Mulvane,Director of China Aerospace Studies Institute at U.S. National Defense University

Yuan Ming, Dean of the Yenching Academy, Peking University

Thomas L. Friedman, Columnist for the New Yorker Times

Yao Ming, President Chinese Basketball Association (CBA)

Li Cheng,Director of the John L. Thornton China Center, the Brookings Institution

Lang Ping, Head Coach of the Chinese Women's National Volleyball Team

Graham Tillett Allison Jr., Professor of Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

Zhang Wenhong, Director of the Infectious Diseases department at Huashan Hospital affiliated with Fudan University and Head of Shanghai's expert team for COVID-19 clinical treatment

Liu Yawei, Director of the China Program, the Carter Center

Diao Daming, Associate Professor, School of International Relations, Renmin University of China


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