FPA LIVE - ELIZABETH FRENCH HITCHCOCK LECTURE: Power In the Indo-Pacific: China Faces the Quad Alliance - Australia, India, Japan & the U.S.Event offered by:
Foreign Policy Association
- Thursday, May 27, 2021
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
- Event type
- Lecture / Panel
Please join the Foreign Policy Association and Off The Record for the Elizabeth French Hitchcock Lecture on Power In the Indo-Pacific: China Faces the Quad Alliance - Australia, India, Japan & the U.S. The lecture will be delivered by The Honorable Kevin Rudd, President and CEO of the Asia Society.
About the Topic: In his first Congressional address, President Biden mentioned China four times and its leader three times. Among the references, “I . . . told President Xi that we’ll maintain a strong relationship in the Indo-Pacific, just as we do for NATO and Europe. Not to start a conflict, but to prevent one.” Just five days earlier, Xi had presided over the unprecedented commissioning of three navy ships in one day. Since Biden’s inauguration, both nations accused each other of increased hostilities in the region. And Biden moved swiftly to convene the Quad, on March 12th, meeting virtually with allies Australia, India, and Japan. How does the Quad compare to NATO? Do the four nations agree on a strategy to contain China? What pressures -- military and economic -- can China apply to undercut the alliance?