The Pacific Community Initiative Bilateral Working Group Meeting


On April 15-16, 2019, the American and Chinese participants of our Pacific Community Initiative gathered to discuss the conclusions and recommendations resulting from the group’s recently completed monograph, The US and China in Asia: Mitigating Tensions and Enhancing Cooperation. The publication proposes 4 core sets of dialogues that would be central to U.S.-China bilateral relations focusing on: civil society discourses on non-traditional security, the concept of ‘reciprocity’ in scholarly and cultural exchange, the common ground between the Belt and Road Initiative and the Indo-Pacific Strategy, and the restoration and expansion of inter-military relations. The scholars will continue to work together to disseminate these findings among academic communities in both China and the U.S. as the working group progresses in this three-year initiative.