Secretary of State Clinton to Address U.S.-China Conference

March 5, 2002
Day-Long Event Marks 40th Anniversary of President Nixon’s Trip to China
Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinksi, Brent Scowcroft, 
and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi will participate
(Updated March 5, 2012, WASHINGTON) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will address participants at a day-long conference on March 7 marking President Nixon’s groundbreaking meetings with leaders of the People’s Republic of China 40 years ago.  Her mid-afternoon remarks will serve as a bookend to remarks earlier in the day by Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, who will address the participants via live video link from Beijing.  Secretary Clinton will speak at approximately 4:15 pm. Camera pre-set time is no later than 3:00 pm.
Other speakers throughout the day include former secretary of state Henry Kissinger and former national security advisers Zbigniew Brzezinksi and Brent Scowcroft.  Panels throughout the day will feature prominent business leaders, diplomats, journalists, and analysts. 
The conference, which is sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace and the Richard Nixon Foundation, in cooperation with the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, will examine the origins of Nixon’s trip, the current status of the bilateral relationship, and the outlook for the future.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The United States Institute of Peace 
2301 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
The conference’s morning program will feature a keynote from Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, followed by discussions with former national security advisors Brent Scowcroft (moderated by David Ignatius) and Zbigniew Brzezinski (moderated by Margaret Warner). The lunch address will feature a discussion with former secretary of state Henry Kissinger, moderated by Tom Brokaw.  The afternoon panels will include a wide-array of distinguished business leaders, diplomats, analysts, and journalists, including Ted Koppel, Fred Bergsten, Mike Chinoy, and Mike Lampton. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will speak at approximately 4:15 pm.
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PROGRAM SCHEDULE (Please note changes from earlier advisory)
8:30 - 9:00 am

Registration and coffee 

9:00 am

Opening and welcome remarks 

9:20 am

Opening video keynote by His Excellency Yang Jiechi, Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China 

9:45 am

Opening Panel: "Changing the Cold War World"
Moderated by David Ignatius, The Washington Post 

 11:20 am

Discussion with Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski
Moderated by Margaret Warner, PBS NewsHour  


12:00 pm

Luncheon:  A Discussion with Dr. Henry A. Kissinger 
Moderated by Tom Brokaw, NBC News  

1:30 – 3:00pm

(Concurrent Panels) 


Panel: "Coping with an Economic Juggernaut"
Moderated by Dr. Fred Bergsten, Director, Peterson Institute for International Economics


Panel: "China’s Domestic Evolution: From Mao Zedong to Deng Xiaoping to the 21st Century"
Moderated by Dr. David M. Lampton, Dean of Faculty, Professor of China Studies; Director of the China Studies Program, Johns Hopkins University


Panel: "Changing Public Perceptions of China from Nixon to Obama"
Moderated by Mike Chinoy, Senior Fellow, USC U.S.-China Institute

3:00 pm

Panel: "The Future of U.S. China Relations"
Moderated by Ted Koppel

4:15 pm

Remarks by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

 4:45 pm



March 5, 2012