China: The Balance Sheet-What the World Needs to Know Now About the Emerging Superpower


April 17, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC

Robert B. Zoellick (Deputy Secretary of State)

Event Summary

For centuries, China has proven difficult for Americans to understand. Today, however, China is becoming one of the most powerful countries in the world. As the 21st century unfurls, the stakes have never been higher for getting US policy toward China right. This event marked the release of a major study from the Peterson Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, China: The Balance Sheet—What the World Needs to Know about the Emerging Superpower.

During the event, Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick outlined the administration's objectives and expectations for the upcoming meeting between Presidents Bush and Hu Jintao.