The National Bureau of Asian Research will convene the Asia Policy Assembly 2010 June 17-18 to examine the meaning and exercise of Asia’s global influence. The two-day Assembly will include keynote addresses, plenary sessions, and numerous roundtables on a broad range of issues and regions. The full agenda can be found here.
"There has been a real internal debate in China on North Korean Policy and it has gone public. There have been academics who have said that China's policy on North Korea is problematic. What they are arguing is Beijing's caution and traditional, conservative approach towards problems on the Korean peninsula, given North Korea behavior, is allowing North Koroea to drag China's name through the mud and harm China's overall diplomatic strategy.