Constraints on China's Foreign Policy: Inside and Out

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Bechtel Conference Center

This group of expert panelists seek to assess what China is doing in the global arena and ways in which China's activities on the world stage have changed China and the international system. Many commentaries on China's rise and growing engagement in international affairs seem to posit inexorable behaviors explained by realist theories about the behavior of rising states or the will, cunning, and putative goals of Chinese leaders. Such explanations often ignore or downplay the many ways in which China's foreign policy and behavior on the world stage are shaped by domestic pressures, structural features of the international system, and the initiatives and responses of other countries.

Please note that there will be no multimedia or presentation materials available for download from this event.