Welcoming Remarks
Chinese full version
Mr. CHAN, Chauto
Opening Remarks
English full version
Dr. HO, C.P. Patrick

Session One: Political Mutual Trust and Global Security

Sino-US-Japan cooperation is a key factor in the protection and stability of East Asia, but Sino-US relations have been strained since America’s announcement of its pivot to Asia strategy, while Sino-Japan relations have sunk to the lowest point in the past 40 years because of their dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands.  Complicating matters further, the three countries underwent a switch of administration at around the same time. It all adds up to an additional cause for uncertainty in the Asia-Pacific situation.  How should China, the United States and Japan perceive China’s rise and America’s pivot to Asia?  What different policies will arise from each of the new administrations?  How could political trust be cultivated between the three nations?

Mr. ZHANG, Tuosheng
Keynote Speech
How to Build a Positive Sino-US-Japan Trilateral Relationship
Mr. ZHANG, Tuosheng
Remarks Prof. MATSUDA, Yasuhiro
Remarks Gen. SHARP, Walter L.
Chinese View of International Order
Prof. XIANG, Lanxin

Session Two: The Asia-Pacific Situation and Regional Stability

The direction of the Sino-US-Japan trilateral relationship is highly dependent on the three governments’ perspective of current international trends.  This involves their interpretation of the two other countries’ national interests, how strategic plans are understood, and even the predicted development of surrounding countries in the Asia-Pacific.  How are China, the United States and Japan dealing with, or interpreting, the situations relating to North Korea, Taiwan, the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands, offshore resources, navigation safety, etc.?  In what way could the tensions that have been built up in East Asia be assuaged?  What approaches could be taken to establish stable and effective modes of cooperation to mitigate the threat of conflict?

Mr. HAMADA, Takujiro
Keynote Speech Prof. YACHI, Shotaro
(Speech delivered by Mr. HAMADA, Takujiro)
Remarks Adm. FALLON, William J.
Maj. Gen. PAN, Zhenqiang
Remarks Prof. SOEYA, Yoshihide

Session Three:  Conflict Resolution Through Energy Cooperation

China, the United States and Japan are three of the world’s biggest oil consumers, all being dependent to some degree on supplies from the Middle East.  Logically, the three parties have great potential for cooperation in areas of energy security.  This is the best entry point for facilitating trilateral cooperation for protecting the security of the Asia-Pacific region.  In what ways could the three most gainfully cooperate, particularly in a large number of related areas such as oil and gas drilling and development, technological advancement and transfer, oil reserves and monetary policy, pipeline development and navigation safety, nuclear safety and nuclear non-proliferation, international monitoring and exchanges of information etc.?  While taking these steps to secure future energy supply, how could the three countries also take action to mitigate problems and avoid future differences arising from zero-sum games so as to arrive at harmonious and win-win solutions?

Prof. VOGEL, Ezra F.
Keynote Speech Prof. VOGEL, Ezra F.
Remarks Mr. OKADA, Hideichi
Cooperation in Energy Development for Win-Win Outcome
Mr. ZHANG, Kang
Changing Global Energy Landscape and Its Implication to Japan, US and China
Closing Remarks
English full version
Dr. HO, C.P. Patrick