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The Asia-Pacific Power Balance: Beyond the US-China Narrative

30 September 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Chatham House, London


Tania Branigan, China Correspondent, The Guardian
Dr John Nilsson-Wright, Head, Asia Programme, Chatham House
Xenia Wickett, Project Director, US and Dean, The Queen Elizabeth II Academy, Chatham House

Chair: Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist, The Financial Times



As economic power and global attention shifts to the Asia-Pacific, there is increasing interest in the future power dynamics in the region. However, all too often complex regional issues are simplified into a narrative that focuses on a bipolar struggle between the United States and China. This panel seeks to take a more nuanced look at the region and set out an alternative narrative.

This event is part of a joint research project between the Asia Programme and the US Project at Chatham House.

Copies of the new research paper The Asia-Pacific Power Balance: Beyond the US-China Narrative will be available to attendees.