"China's Perspective on National Security Affairs" is a five day, tuition-free, NSF-sponsored Chautauqua Short Course held in Beijing for college and university faculty, January 5-9, 2004. It will take place in an attractive, comfortable, and inexpensive setting at the Foreign Affairs College, the branch of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs responsible for training diplomats.
Topics to be covered include:
Taiwan-China Crisis Analysis
China's Security Environment and Security Policies
Taiwan's Role and Military Strategy in Asia-Pacific Security,
Military Relations Between the U.S. and Taiwan: Impact on U.S.-China Relations,
Chinese Defense Policy
Chinese Perspectives on Arms Control and Disarmament.
Presenters will be drawn from Foreign Affairs College departments and various military and civilian organizations. This short course is for college and university teachers of both social and natural sciences. It will extend, rather than repeat, material covered in the successful 2001 short course.There will be ample opportunity for participants to engage in discussion with presenters.
Applicants will receive information and advice on visa applications and other necessary travel arrangements. Participants wishing to arrive early or stay later can also be accommodated at the Foreign Affairs College at very modest cost (by making individual arrangements. Housing and meals cost about $60 per night for persons residing at the College residence for foreign visitors.
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