The China Center's annual Bob and Kim Griffin Building U.S.- China Bridges Lecture features high-profile speakers who are experts in a wide range of timely and critical China-related topics, from economics and business to culture and politics. The event is free and open to the public.

2017 Griffin Lecture: The Time Has Come for a Reset in U.S.-China Relations


Griffin Lecture 2017

On April 25, 2017, the China Center welcomed James McGregor, author and Greater China Chairman for APCO Worldwide, to deliver the 2017 Griffin lecture. Mr. McGregor presented "The Time Has Come for a Reset in U.S.-China Relations: What Will That Look Like?" to a crowd of over 200 guests.

In his lecture, McGregor discussed the differences in the political systems of the United States and China while noting that, despite their differences, their economies and societies are deeply intertwined. McGregor offered advice to both countries saying that America must accept China's global strong economic, political, and military presence while the Chinese leadership must begin playing by global rules.

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