Chinese Influence and American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance

Thursday, February 14, 2019

4:00 pm

Hauck Auditorium, David & Joan Traitel Building Map

Sponsored by:
Hoover Institution, event co-sponsored by Asia Society Northern California

A presentation of the Report of the Working Group on Chinese Influence Activities in the United States, convened by the Hoover Institution and the Center on US-China Relations of the Asia Society.

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.


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

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Thursday, February 14, 2019
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Hauck Auditorium, David & Joan Traitel Building Map

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