RIETI Special BBL Seminar

The Collapse of the US-China Grand Bargain


During the past 40 years US-China relations were built on a grand bargain that addressed the economic, strategic and political aspects of the relationship. Commitment to that bargain has collapsed, first in Beijing and more recently in Washington. This presentation explains the reasons for this turn in the relationship, including the shifting of opinion in both China and the United States, and identifies the conditions for restoring a new foundation for the relationship.


  • Time and Date: 12:15-13:30, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 (Registration desk and seminar room open at 12:00)
  • Venue: 1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, RIETI's seminar room #1121 (METI Annex 11th floor)
  • Language(s): Japanese/English (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Admission: Free
  • Host(s): Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
  • Contact: RIETI Ms. MARUTAKE ( )
    Tel: 03-3501-8398

Due to the rough weather, Scott Kennedy's flight has been cancelled, thus we have to cancel the special BBL seminar on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.


  • Speaker: Scott KENNEDY

    Scott Kennedy is Deputy Director of the Freeman Chair in China Studies and Director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC. Dr. Kennedy has been traveling to China for 3 decades and is a leading authority on Chinese economy policy, global governance, and US-China relations. He is author of The Business of Lobbying in China, Harvard University Press, 2005 and dozens of articles and reports, and editor of four books, including Global Governance and China: The Dragon’s Learning Curve, Routledge, 2017.

  • Commentator: SHINODA Kunihiko

    Deputy Director-General for Trade Policy, Trade Policy Bureau, METI

  • Moderator: FUKUNAGA Tetsuro

    Director-General for International Cyber Economy Policy and Director for Trade Policy Planning Office, METI

*Agenda is subject to change