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Fourth Seminar on “Trilateral Perspectives on Indo-Pacific Strategic Security and Cooperation: China, The United States, and India”

June 03 , 2021 06:18 PM by iGCU

On June 3, 2021, the Fourth Seminar on "Trilateral Perspectives on Indo-Pacific Strategic Security and Cooperation: China, The United States, and India" was successfully held, co-hosted by the Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding (iGCU), Peking University and US-China Education Trust (USCET). The seminar, themed "Enhancing Strategic Mutual Trust", was chaired by Ms. Julia Chang Bloch, Director of USCET and former U.S. Ambassador to Nepal. He Yafei, former Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, former Deputy Director of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of China, and Senior Advisor to the Institute for iGCU of Peking University; Shivshankar Menon, former Foreign Secretary of India, former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, former Indian Ambassador to China and Israel, and former High Commissioner of Pakistan and Sri Lanka and Ashley J. Tellis, former Chairman and Senior Fellow for Strategic Affairs of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), and former Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Planning and Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Southwest Asia of National Security Council, and Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, attended the seminar and delivered keynote speeches. More than 20 former dignitaries, experts and scholars attended the seminar, discussing topics including "Managing Trilateral Strategic Differences through Equal Dialogues", "Expanding Space for Trilateral Cooperation among China, the US and India" and "Future Prospects for Enhancing Strategic Mutual Trust among China, the US and India" as well as analyzing and envisaging geopolitical competition and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region in the next stage.

The successful holding of the seminar provided an opportunity for academic exchanges among China, the US and India in the post-pandemic era to further discuss their respective roles and management of differences, and contributed to deepening people-to-people exchanges and friendly cooperation among China, the United States and India within the framework of healthy competition.