Dear Friends,

The 100,000 Strong Foundation has released its second annual report, “Obama-Xi Summit: What Happened & What Comes Next in US-China Relations.” The report is a compilation of essays by prominent thought leaders in the US-China space who share their insights on the recent Obama-Xi summit and implications for the future of the bilateral relationship.

The main takeaway from this group of excellent articles is that the US-China relationship is currently marked by contention and will be for the foreseeable future, but that the Obama-Xi meeting showed some signs of progress, particularly on climate, cybersecurity and technology. How the two sides build on these steps forward in the final year of the Obama-Xi era will have long-lasting implications for bilateral ties and global security and growth. Underlying each of the issues addressed in this volume is the importance of deepening people-to-people ties, the fundamental mission of the 100,000 Strong Foundation.


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Read the 2015 Report Now!


Report authors include:

• Melanie Hart, Center for American Progress
• Roy Kamphausen, National Bureau of Asian Research
• Scott Kennedy, Center for Strategic & International Studies
• George Lee, Panton Inc. and 100,000 Strong Foundation
• Cheng Li, The Brookings Institution
• Ryan McElveen, The Brookings Institution
• Carola McGiffert, 100,000 Strong Foundation
• Dan Rosen, Rhodium Group
• Adam Segal, Council on Foreign Relations
• Travis Tanner, 100,000 Strong Foundation
• Wang Dong, Peking University
• Leigh Wedell, Laurel Strategies

Please click here to view the report. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the report and sharing more news and updates with you about this important work.

Thanks, as always, for your support.


Carola McGiffert
President & CEO