Berlin Conference on Asian Security 2008

China in Asia's Future: Perspectives from Asia, the United States and Europe

Venue: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Ludwigkirchplatz 3-4, D-10719 Berlin (Wilmersdorf), nearest underground station: Hohenzollernplatz (U3).
Contact: Sebastian Bersick (phone: ++49-30-88007-240); Gudrun Wacker (phone: ++49-30-88007-265)
in all organizational matters: Petra Rettig, Conference Secretariat (phone: ++49-30-88007-121) petra.rettig(at)swp-berlin.org

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

19:00

Welcome dinner at the Hilton Berlin hotel

Keynote speech:
Christoph Heusgen
Foreign Policy and Security Advisor to the Federal Chancellor

Thursday, 18 September 2008

09:15

Opening Remarks
Volker Perthes, Director, SWP
Rüdiger Wolf, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Defence

09:45

Session I: China's Asia Strategy
chair: Volker Perthes
Pang Zhongying, Transforming China-Asia Relations: Understanding China's Asia Strategy
David Shambaugh, China's Asia Strategy: Seven Questions for the United States Concerning China's Role in Asia
Bunn Nagara
Hwang Jaeho, China's Asia Strategy

10:45

coffee break, SWP lobby

11:15

plenary debate

12:15

buffet lunch, SWP lobby

13:45

Session II: Asia's China Strategy I
chair: David Shambaugh
Yoko Iwama, Japan's China Policy
Robert Ayson, Asia's China Strategy: A Perspective From Australia
Alka Acharya

14:30

plenary debate

15:30

coffee break, SWP lobby

16:00

Session III: Asia's China Strategy II: Towards a Regional Order
chair: Rizal Sukma (CSIS, Jakarta)
Shogo Suzuki, Asia's China Strategy: Japan Reacts to China's Rise
Carolina Hernandez, ASEAN's China Strategy Towards a Regional Order: A Philippine View
Francis Yi-hua Kan
Tim Huxley, Asia's China Strategy II: Towards a Regional Order

17:00

plenary debate

18:00

buffet dinner, SWP lobby

Friday, 19 September 2008

09:30

Session IV: The US in Asia - Future Options
chair: Gudrun Wacker
Jonathan Pollack
Jin Canrong, China's New Diplomacy and Its Impact on the East Asia Security Cooperation and the Sino-US Relations

10:15

coffee break, SWP lobby

10:45

plenary debate

11:45

buffet lunch, SWP lobby

13:15

Session V: The Role of Europe
chair: Sebastian Bersick
Mark Suh, The Role of Europe
Yeo Lay Hwee, The Role of EU in Asia's Future
Frances Mautner-Markhof, European Experience and Perspective on Regional Cooperation and Regional Organizations: Relevance to Northeast Asia

14:00

plenary debate

15:00

coffee break, SWP lobby

15:30

Panel Discussion: China in Asia's Future: Implications for Policy-Making
chair: Tim Huxley
Tomasz Kozlowski
David Shambaugh
Robert Ayson
Rizal Sukma
Alka Acharya

16:15

plenary debate

17:00

Closing Remarks

17:15

End of Conference
Transfer to the "Opernpalais" and closing dinner

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