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China, United States, and World Order: Conversation with Ruan Zongze, Vice President of the China Institute of International Studies, Beijing; September 23, 2003, by Harry Kreisler

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Welcome to a Conversation with History. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is Ruan Zongze, who is the Vice President of the China Institute of International Studies in Beijing, People's Republic of China.

  1. Background ... influence of parents ... education ... interest in international affairs ... love of literature and favorite American authors
  2. China's Foreign Policy ... Chinese Institute of International Relations ... changes in the economy ... changing foreign policy dialogue ... impact of academic exchanges ... understanding other countries' expectations and perceptions ... importance of public and academic debate in policymaking ... judging China by new conditions there
  3. China and Europe ... unification of Europe ... U.S.- European relations ... negotiations versus force ... unilateralism versus multilateralism
  4. China and the U.S. ... impact of 9/11 ... change in U.S.- China relations ... debate in China on relations with U.S ... U.S. debate on China ... importance of cooperation on particular issues ... putting aside ideological differences ... doctrine of preemption ... problem of North Korea ... simultaneous unilateral and multilateral process ... Taiwan
  5. Conclusion ... the key to understanding ... advice to students

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