April 18, 2021
Asia-Pacific Working Group Webinar
Biden & China – The First 100 Days: Confrontations, Competitions, and Anti-Asian Racism
April 14, 2021: 8 P.M. EDT. Register at: http://bit.ly/apwgweb2
Christine Hong, Professor, University of California, author of “A Violent Peace: Race, U.S. Militarism, and Cultures of Democratization in Cold War Asia and the Pacific”
Joseph Gerson, President, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament & Common Security, author of “Empire and the Bomb: How the U.S. Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World”
Jake Werner, Boston University<https://bu.academia.edu/>, Global Development Policy Center<https://bu.academia.edu/Departments/Global_Development_Policy_Center/Documents> and Co-Founder Critical China Scholars
“Although U.S. policymakers do not often state explicitly in public the goal of preventing emergence of regional hegemons in Eurasia, U.S. military operations in recent decades – both wartime operations a day-to-day operation appear to have been carried out in no small part I support of this goal” (Congressional Research Service – March 4, 2021)
From the QUAD and NATO 2030 to sweeping economic and infrastructure programs, the Biden Administration is intensifying the potentially dangerous competition with China. Its fallout has reinforced anti-Asian racism and attacks, which have scarred the nation for over a century.
Our expert panel will assess President Biden’s first 100 days in office, which have been marked by escalating military, economic and diplomatic tensions with China and what this has meant for Asia-Americans.