U.S.-China Bi-National Report Says PD Builds Trust

This April, the U.S.-China Bi-National Commission on Enhanced Relations and Trust Building (BNC) released its first major report: Building U.S.-China Trust Through Next Generation People, Platforms, and Programs. 

The report outlines a serious imbalance in how the two nations work at and discuss their relationship. While there is much energy and attention focused on official Washington-Beijing based talks, there is too little financial support for and focus on people-to-people engagement. According to the BNC, an increase in such exchanges and in media attention paid to them will foster deeper understanding and greater trust. Absent a wider portfolio of more inclusive and innovative U.S.-China programs, progress on large and contentious strategic and economic issues will be limited. Click here to download a copy of the report.

Chaired by Dean Ernest J. Wilson, III, dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and Wang Jisi, director of the Institute for International and Strategic Studies at Peking University, the BNC is comprised of senior experts from both countries, including CPD Director Jian (Jay) Wang, with extensive experience in politics, diplomacy, economics, trade and communications. All have a deep knowledge of U.S.-China relations and have long been committed to strengthening ties between the two governments and peoples.

In addition to contributing to the work of the Bi-National Commission, CPD's Director Jay Wang is engaged in a number of research projects on Chinese public diplomacy, including Confucius Institutes and China’s Soft Power Strategy and Nation Branding at Expo Shanghai 2010, and has produced various CPD Blogs on China's public diplomacy including:



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