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How China is Contesting US Influence in the Pacific

Why is China so eager to make deals with Pacific nations? China experts Patrick Cronin and Bonnie Glaser join Deep Dish to discuss.
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About the Episode

Last week, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi met with ten Pacific nations to propose a sweeping trade and security agreement. China's intensifying diplomacy in the Pacific demonstrates the region’s growing geostrategic importance. China experts Patrick Cronin and Bonnie Glaser join Deep Dish to discuss China’s strategy in the Pacific, and how the US should respond. 

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About the Experts
Asia-Pacific Security Chair, Hudson Institute
Patrick Cronin is the Asia-Pacific Security Chair at the Hudson Institute and a former USAID official in the George W. Bush administration. He has a rich and diverse background in both Asian-Pacific security and US defense, foreign and development policy.
Director, Asia Program, German Marshall Fund
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Before joining the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Bonnie Glaser was senior adviser for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. For more than three decades, she has worked at the intersection of Asia-Pacific geopolitics and US policy. 
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Brian Hanson
Former Vice President, Studies
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Brian Hanson served as the vice president of studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He managed the Council's research operations and hosted the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
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