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Former National Security Advisors and Chinese Consul General To Open UC San Diego Forum On US-China Relations

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping participate in a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing last November.
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President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping participate in a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing last November.
On Monday, UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy will begin a week-long forum in response to increasing trade tensions between the U.S. and China.

On Monday, UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy will begin a week-long forum in response to increasing trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Business, technology and policy leaders will gather for high-level talks with a focus on bridging the growing gap between the two countries.

The public event to open the forum is Monday at 4 p.m. at UC San Diego's Great Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive. The event is sold out but will be live streamed here. Former National Security advisers Thomas Donilon, who served in the Obama administration, and Stephen Hadley who served in the Bush administration, will also offer insights at the public event on Monday.

Susan Shirk, chair of the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego, is a co-chair of the week-long forum.

"We really should get beyond this 'you win, I lose' zero-sum attitude because there are losers in both countries," Shirk told KPBS.

Shirk, who was deputy assistant Secretary of State under the Clinton administration responsible for U.S. policy toward Asia, joined Midday Edition on Monday to preview the forum.

Corrected: September 27, 2021 at 9:04 AM PDT
Editor's note: A previous version of this story said the Chinese ambassador would be attending. But, he is not. The story has been updated to reflect that.