The Seminar on "Alliance Theory and Sino-US Relations", which was jointly hosted by the Institute of International Relations CFAU and the Centre for International Security Studies CFAU, was held at China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) on October 29, 2016. This seminar attracted nearly 20 outstanding young and middle-aged scholars engaged in alliance study in China. Participants discussed such topics as "new progress in alliance theory", "view of alliance of big powers and alliance practice", "transformation of US-Asia-Pacific alliance", etc. Professor Wang Fan, Vice President of CFAU, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony. He pointed out that although the alliance issue is an old problem in the study of international relations, new trends are constantly emerging. He also expounded on the development history of alliance study, the current transformation trend of alliance, the influence of the US-Asia-Pacific alliance on regional security and Sino-US relations, China's security strategy and so on.
Participants generally agreed that this successful academic seminar, which features focused themes, clear structure of the agenda, and intense academic discussions, is of great help to the future development of alliance study.