China's Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution hosts "China's Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance" on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST.

While Americans are well acquainted with China’s quest for influence through diplomatic, economic, and military power, we are less aware of the myriad ways in which Beijing has been seeking cultural and informational influence, some of which could undermine our democratic processes. These include efforts to penetrate and sway—through various methods that former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull summarized as “covert, coercive, or corrupting”—a range of groups and institutions, including the Chinese American community, Chinese students in the United States, and American civil society organizations, academic institutions, think tanks, and media organizations. In this panel discussion, several of the report’s authors will present some of its key findings and answer questions from the audience.

Panelists:
H. R. McMaster, moderator, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Center on US-China Relations, Asia Society
Elizabeth Economy, C. V. Starr Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, and Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution
John Pomfret, Washington Post journalist and author
Kyle Hutzler, MBA student, Stanford University

For more information, see https://www.hoover.org/research/chinas-influence-american-interests-promoting-constructive-vigilance.

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