Effects of domestic politics on Chinese-US relations topic at Rice’s Baker Institute Aug. 22

David Ruth

Jeff Falk

HOUSTON – (Aug. 20, 2012) – Qiu Huafei, a political science and international relations professor at Tongji University in Shanghai, will discuss how domestic issues in China and the United States affect the countries’ relationship at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Wednesday, Aug. 22.

“China and the U.S. are two of the largest global powers and heavily influence current world affairs, and it is essential to understand how their respective domestic politics affect the Sino-U.S. relationship,” said Steven Lewis, the Baker Institute’s C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow and an organizer of the event.

Who:               Qiu Huafei, a political science and international relations professor at Tongji University in Shanghai.

What:             “The Effects of Domestic Politics on Sino-U.S. Relations.”

When:             Wednesday, Aug. 22, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Where:           Rice University, Baker Hall, 6100 Main St.

In his lecture, Huafei will provide an in-depth analysis of major issues regarding Sino-U.S. relations, including China’s relations with Southeast Asia and the United States’ Asia-Pacific policies.

Huafei will address domestic factors that shape China and the United States’ foreign policies; such major factors of domestic politics as national interests, election systems, partisan politics, interest groups, public opinion and patriotism; and the future of the Chinese-U.S. relationship.

The event is free and open to the public. To register, visit www.bakerinstitute.org/events/the-effects-of-domestic-politics-on-sino-u.s-relations. A webcast of the workshop will be available at http://bakerinstitute.org/webcasts.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.


Founded in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston ranks among the top 20 university-affiliated think tanks globally and top 30 think tanks in the United States. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute sponsors more than 20 programs that conduct research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows and Rice University scholars. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog. 

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.