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Trump, China and the Region: Where to from here?

One-day symposium

Event Details


Thu 04 May 2017


09.00am until 05.00pm


Hunter Council Chamber, Hunter Building, Gate 2, Kelburn Parade, Victoria University of Wellington



The future of the United States’ and China’s impact on the Asia-Pacific region will be debated at a one-day symposium hosted by Victoria University of Wellington’s Centre for Strategic Studies and the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre, based at Victoria.

Trump, China and the Region: Where to from here? will look at the shape of the economic and security order in the Asia-Pacific region following the election of President Donald Trump and the consolidation of President Xi Jinping’s leadership in China. Leading international and national scholars will consider and debate what the Trump Administration’s policies might mean for the security and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region—including New Zealand.

“Even as the Trump administration reaches 100 days in office, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the direction of United States policy on a wide range of security and economic issues. This conference brings together an outstanding line up of speakers to consider the future of United States-China ties, and discuss the challenges the wider Asia-Pacific region may face as these two great powers compete for influence,” says Director of the Centre for Strategic Studies David Capie. 

The symposium features leading international and national scholars including Singapore’s Ambassador-at-Large, H.E. Bilahari Kausikan; the Asia Editor for the Financial Times Jamil Anderlini, and the Director of the East Asia Program, at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Merriden Varrall. 

For more information contact Dr Jason Young on 04-463 5172 or