Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Venue: Asia Global Institute, MB 328, 3/F Main Building, HKU
Yoshikazu Kato, Alejandro T Reyes, Jean-Pierre Cabestan
On June 28-29, Japan will host the G20 summit, the first major international event since Japan enters the new era of Reiwa. Leaders of G20 member countries will gather in Osaka and discuss different issues such as trade, the global economy and geopolitical flash points in Iran, North Korea and the South China Sea. Will Shinzo Abe be able to show strong leadership and reconcile different interests and voices of the delegates? Would multilateral cooperation be revived given the escalating trade wars between the United States and China? Would tensions be eased following the scheduled and unscheduled meetings among the United States, China, Japan and so on?
At this AGI Lecture, Yoshikazu Kato talked about the key findings of his working paper on US-China-Japan relations. It was followed by a panel discussion with Jean-Pierre Cebestan on the G20 Summit and its implications for the trilateral relations. The session was moderated by Alejandro Reyes.
Professor & Acting Head, Department of Government and International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University
Professor Jean-Pierre Cabestan is Professor of Department of Government and International Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is also associate researcher at the Asia Centre, Paris and at the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China in Hong Kong.