On March 25, 2016, Sasakawa USA hosted the public release of a new report, “Assertive Engagement: An Updated U.S.-Japan Strategy for China,” authored by Sasakawa USA Chairman and CEO Admiral Dennis Blair. Bonnie Glaser, Senior Advisor for Asia and Director of the China Power Project at CSIS, moderated.
The report recommends an improved strategy for the United States and Japan towards China for the period through 2030. It describes China’s current economic and political trajectory, presents four possible futures for Chinese development, and projects the likeliest path. It then analyzes the current, “mixed” U.S. and Japanese strategy towards China, including its shortcomings; proposes two alternatives—buildup or accommodation—and concludes by recommending an enhanced form of the current strategy, based on five areas of improvement. Copies of the report will be available for attendees.
Read the full report online here.
• Dennis Blair, Chairman and CEO, Sasakawa USA
• Moderator: Bonnie Glaser, Senior Advisor for Asia and Director, China Power Program, CSIS