The Hoover Institution hosted "Chinese Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance" on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST; entry contains a video on the meetingWritten by a new working group report convened by The Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, and The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands. Panel I:Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Orville Schell, Director of the Center of US-China Relations, Asia Society
Elizabeth Economy, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Minxin Pei, Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College Panel II:Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Orville Schell, Director of the Center of US- China Relations, Asia Society
Winston Lord, former Ambassador to China
John Garnaut, Former Senior Adviser to Australian PM Malcolm TurnbullOn 11/29/18 a group of leading experts on China and American foreign policy released their report documenting Chinese efforts to influence American society and call for "constructive vigilance." The report, which examines China's efforts to influence American institutions, including state and local governments, universities, think tanks, media, corporations, and the Chinese-American community, differentiates between legitimate efforts, -like public diplomacy [JB emphasis], and improper interference, which demands greater awareness and a calibrated response.