U.S and East Asia (Rebroadcast)

Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 2:06 p.m.
U.S and East Asia (Rebroadcast)

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates meets with leaders in Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul, but China's test flight on a new stealth fighter jet during his visit underscores some of the challenges: an update on U.S China relations and security issues in East Asia.

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is in Tokyo today for talks with the Japanese Prime Minister and other top officials. On the agenda: North Korea and the threat that country’s nuclear program poses to the region. Earlier in the week, during his visit to China, Secretary Gates toured a Chinese strategic missile command center. The Chinese military staged a test of its stealth fighter jet - a move that to seemed to surprise Chinese government leaders. Still, Secretary Gates said progress had been made in the efforts to forge closer military ties with China: Please join us for a update on Gates’ mission and east Asian security issues.

Guests

David Shambaugh

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Director, China Policy Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

His newest books: "China's Communist Party: Atrophy & Adaptation; American and European Relations with China" and
"The International Relations of Asia"

Michael Green

Japan chair and a senior adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies
associate professor of international relations,Georgetown University.

John Delury

senior fellow, Asia Society’s Center on US-China Relations and professor, Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul

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