How do China’s economic policies, including its undervalued currency and distorted trade balances, affect the U.S. employment picture and national security?


Join us Thursday, June 10, 2010
When we welcome Naval Academy History Professor
Maochun Yu, and Carolyn Bartholomew, Vice-Chairman,
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

The Chinese and American economies are very much dependent on each other, and though there are tensions over Chinese trade and currency practices, it is in the best interests of both nations to attempt to work out the various issues on the table.  Up to this point, negotiators have been unsuccessful in solving the bilateral economic imbalances, but of even greater consequence are the numerous international issues waiting to be resolved pending U.S.-Chinese cooperation.  Recently there has been renewed dialogue between the two nation’s leaders, so there is hope of reaching common ground on some of these key issues.  This forum will look at the full range of issues on the table of the renewed U.S.-China dialogue.


Dr. Maochun Yu is a frequent source for national print media including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.  He is an expert on modern China and U.S.-China military and strategic relations and is the director of The Asia Forum at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he is Professor of East Asia and Military History.  Yu has written several articles on modern China and military/intelligence history, and books which include “The Dragon’s War” and “OSS in China—Prelude to Cold War.”

Carolyn Bartholomew is Vice Chairman of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission.  Prior to this appointment, Bartholomew served as Chief of Staff, Counsel, Legislative Director, and Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.  In addition to U.S.-China relations, her areas of expertise include terrorism, trade, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, human rights, U.S. foreign assistance programs, and international environmental issues.

Loews Annapolis Hotel
126 West Street, Annapolis, Maryland
6:30-8:00 PM

Thomas Point Room, 1st floor, Power House Building
Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. • Wine will be available for purchase
To purchase tickets, call Marcy at 410-267-9390 or go to
Individuals: $18 for members, $25 for non-members • Couples: $30 for members, $40 for non-members


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