Brookings and Sunnylands Convene U.S.-China Leaders Forum

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Rancho Mirage, California

Rancho Mirage, Calif. – This week the Brookings John L. Thornton China Center hosted the U.S.-China Leaders Forum at The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands. The Forum, held from May 8 to May 10, 2016, brought together high-level policymakers, business entrepreneurs, military strategists, policy scholars, scientists, and innovators to foster greater trust between the United States and China, as well as develop and promote ideas for increased collaboration between the two countries on issues of the day and subjects of long-term strategic interest.

The rise of China is at the forefront of global strategic change in the 21st century. Economic, geopolitical, technological, institutional, demographic, and environmental developments in the People’s Republic of China will be extraordinary in their scope and depth and will shape international politics and U.S.-China relations for decades to come.

The topics discussed during the Forum included economic and trade ties, China’s economic reform, regional and global security, technological innovation and climate change. The in-depth and timely discussions also focused on the potential trajectory of U.S.-China relations under the next American president.