Event Info

Dialogue between American and Chinese Students

Time: October 31 (Wednedsay), 2012

Location: Leavy Library 2nd Floor Study Room 202H


Event Content:

On the Halloween Holiday, we are so excited to invite three domestic students and three Chinese students to have a pleasant talk on their perception of US-China relations and their oversea experience. Yingjia Huang, with a typical Chinese name, was born and grown in Hawaii. She is responsible for moderating this event. The three domestic students are all from Price School, majoring in Public Policy. They are Matthew Bogdan, Benjamin Robinson and Ryan Cassutt. The three Chinese students are all from Price School, majoring in Public Administration. They are Boyang Xu, Lan Chen and Weilong Kong.

They first briefly introduce themselves and talked about international background. The three Chinese students tell the stories about why they fell in love with public administration. In China, the concept of “public administration” emerges in recent years and there is a lack of professionals in this area. The three domestic students talk about their policy interests. Matt has been to China for a two-week filed trip and learned a lot on Ningbo port in comparison to LA port. Ryan has been to German for six-month studies and immersed himself into the European culture. Ben, with two parents as immigrants, claimed the importance of learning from the solutions from other countries. Then the students continued their talk on their perceptions into each other’s country. The domestic students pointed out the widespread concern over China’s rapid economic growth and military power. The Chinese students then set a lot of historic examples to demonstrate that China is always a peace keeper, not a peace breaker. And it also takes time for this country to reform and some traditions and customers cannot change over night. Both the Chinese students and the domestic students think that communication between younger generations or at civilian level can build up mutual trust between these two giant nations.

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