The Fifth Forum on China-U.S. Relations Held in Suzhou
The Fifth Forum on China-U.S. Relations, organized by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and the Carter Center was held in Suzhou on November 15, 2016. China-United States Exchange Foundation（CUSEF） co-sponsored the Forum together with Shanghai Institute for International Studies. CUSEF’s Executive Director Alan Wong attended the Forum and spoke at its opening session.
The forum was the first gathering of Chinese and American intellectuals on China-U.S. Relations since the conclusion of U.S. presidential election. More than 20 scholars and experts from universities and think tanks from both countries carried out extensive conversations on China Dream, China-U.S. Security Relation, U.S. presidential election and third-country opportunities for China-U.S. Cooperation, especially the possible situations encountered by China-U.S. Relations after Donald Trump was elected the next President of the U.S. Mr. Zhang Heqiang, Director General of the Department of American and Oceanian Affairs of CPAFFC, Ambassador Mary Peters, CEO of the Carter Center, and Mr. William Klein, Minister Counselor from the United States Embassy in Beijing also attended the forum and spoke at the opening.
Initiated by CPAFFC and Carter Center in 2012, the Forum has been successfully held for four years in a row. It has brought together representatives of both countries with high reputations from various sectors and helped enhancing mutual understanding between the two countries and their people. CUSEF has been for years the active participant and sponsor of the Forum.