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[EAI·Genron NPO] 2021 Asia Peace Conference

The East Asia Institute (EAI) held an online conference on February 24, 2021 titled Asia Peace Conference (APC) in partnership with Genron NPO and The Asan Institute for Policy Studies, discussing the topic of achieving peace in Northeast Asia. Foreign affairs and security experts from 4 countries, South Korea, Japan, the United States, and China, participated in a discussion about the ways to address security risks facing Northeast Asia in 2021 and exchanged opinions on whether a peaceful order on the bases of rules and principles can be achieved in the region. The North Korean nuclear problem, together with the Taiwan problem, were suggested as the biggest threats to the regional security. A mutual understanding formed about not only the importance of the role of powerful nations, such as the United States and China, but also about the necessity of cooperation between middle powers, represented by Korea and Japan, in maintaining a stable order in the area.   Participating Institutions East Asia Institute (EAI) Genron NPO (言論NPO) The Asan Institute for Policy Studies Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Pacific Forum China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies   Program 9:00~11:00 [1st Session] How to address security risks in Northeast Asia in 2021   Moderator:   Yasushi Kudo (President, the Genron NPO) Presenters U.S.: Frank Jannuzi (President and CEO, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation) China: Zhang Tuosheng (Principal Researcher, Chairman of Academic Committee, Grandview Institution) Japan:Yoji Koda (Former Commander-in-Chief of Japan's Self-Defense Fleet) Korea:Myong-Hyun Go (Senior Fellow, Center for North Korean Research, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies)   Discussion:   all participants   Last Remarks U.S.: Robert P. Girrier (President, Pacific Forum) China:Yang Chaoying (Vice Chairman, China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies) Japan:Katsutoshi Kawano (Former Chief of Staff, Japan Self-Defense Forces) Korea:Sung-Joo Han (Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Korea and Chairman,                                The Asan Institute for Policy Studies)   11:00~13:00 [2nd Session] Is the Order of Peace Based on Rules and Principles Achievable in Northeast Asia?   Moderator:   Yasushi Kudo (President, the Genron NPO) Presenters U.S.: Daniel Russel (Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs) China: Jia Qingguo (Former Dean, the School of International Studies, Peking University,                              and a Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference) Japan:Yuji Miyamoto (Former Ambassador to China) Korea:Shin-wha Lee (Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University)   Discussion:   all participants   Last Remarks U.S.: Douglas Paal (Nonresident Scholar, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) China:Jia Qingguo (Former Dean, School of International Studies, Peking University,                             and a Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference) Japan:Osamu Onoda (Former Commanding Officer of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force Air Training Command) Korea:Shin-wha Lee (Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University)     Participant Information (in alphabetical order)   Participants from Korea Go, Myong-Hyun Senior Fellow, Center for North Korean Research, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies Han, Sung-Joo Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Korea and Chairman, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies Lee, Shin-wha Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University   Participants from Japan Jimbo, Ken Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University Kawano, Katsutoshi Former Chief of Staff, Japan Self-Defense Forces Koda, Yoji Former Commander-in-Chief of Japan's Self-Defense Fleet Kudo, Yasushi President, the Genron NPO Masuda, Masayuki Senior Fellow, China Division, National Institute for Defense Studies Miyamoto, Yuji Former Ambassador to China Nishi, Masanori Former Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense Onoda, Osamu Former Commanding Officer of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force Air Training Command Soeya, Yoshihide Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, Keio University   Participants from the United States Girrier, Rober P. President, Pacific Forum Jannuzi, Frank President and CEO, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation Paal, Douglas Nonresident Scholar, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Russel, Daniel Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs   Participants from China Chaoying, Yang Vice Chairman, the China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies Tuosheng, Zhang Principal Researcher, Chairman of Academic Committee, Grandview Institution Qingguo, Jia Former Dean, School of International Studies, Peking University, and a Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference   Program Managers Junghye Suh, Research Associate at East Asia Institute (EAI)      

2021-02-24