Webinar will offer panel on US-China relations

A webinar titled “US-China Relations: Reconstructing the Escalating US-China Relations Through Peacebuilding” is sponsored by the Church of the Brethren’s Office of Peacebuilding and Policy. The online event is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. (Eastern time).

“The relationship between the US and China continues to escalate, and the two ‘great powers’ are now entering an era of extreme competition,” said an announcement of the webinar. “The strained geopolitical relationship between the two has resulted in back-and forth-social, political, and economical retaliations. The economic warfare between the two nations, through novel trade policies, continues to not only impact the major economies, but also individual communities. How has the brokenness impacted different communities? What will reframing and reconciliation at different levels look like?”

The speakers are Gao Qing, executive director at the Confucius Institute US Center, and Eric Miller, co-executive director of Global Mission for the Church of the Brethren, with Rachelle Swe of the Office of Peacebuilding and Policy as moderator.

Qing leads the Confucius Institute US Center that mainly focuses on Chinese language and intercultural education. He holds a master’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a doctoral degree in Higher Education, both from George Mason University.

Miller has served with Global Missions in Pinding, Shanxi Province, China. He holds a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh and a certificate in Asian Studies from John’s Hopkins-Nanjing University Center in China.

Register to attend the webinar at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lhtMeHubR3G2zT9eu7Qy0A.


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