Dialogue on China-US Relations with Mr Jia Xiudong, China Institute of International Studies

December 17, 2012

The Chinese Studies Program, School of Social Sciences, hosted a "Dialogue with Mr. Jia Xiudong," Monday, 17 December 2012 at 2.00 PM, Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies Conference Room, Leong Hall, Ateneo de Manila University. The dialogue looked forward to a better cooperative and win-win scenario in China-US relationship in the next five to ten years. It tackled the implications of this relationship for Southeast Asia and, most importantly, the Philippines.

Mr. Jia Xiudong is a senior research fellow at China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), a think tank directly affiliated with the Chinese Foreign Ministry. Mr. Jia joined the Chinese Foreign Ministry in 1990 and served a few tours of duty in Beijing, Moscow, and Washington, DC from 1990 to 2010, including responsibilities as Attaché in the Department of Interpretation and Translation of the Ministry; Third Secretary in the Chinese Embassy in Russia; Deputy Director and then Director for U.S. Affairs at the Ministry; Counselor for Political Affairs and Chief of the Political Section of the Chinese Embassy in the U.S. He was detailed as a Research Associate to the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, in 1998 and a Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, U.S. Pacific Command in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2000.

Mr. Jia is a graduate of Beijing Foreign Studies University where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language and Literature in 1987 and a Master of Arts Degree in American Studies in 1990.  He speaks English and has studied Russian. His interests in international studies include China-U.S. Relations, U.S. Foreign Policy, Asia-Pacific Security, Global Strategy and Public Diplomacy.

This event is part of the LECTURE SERIES in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Chinese Studies Program. It is sponsored by the Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies.