China-West Dialogue

A growing network of academics, think tank leaders, and former officials have come together under the umbrella of the Vision20 (V20). The V20 was created in 2015 to address global challenges of our world and offer a new vision of global collaboration. Starting with the G20 Hangzhou summit in 2016, China the V20 shared new ideas on the future of global governance and how these long-term ideas could generate insightful suggestions for the G20 (


Over a series of summits from 2016 to 2020, the V20 has identified both the crucial need for the G20 process to focus on large-scale common challenges and the actual solutions that can arise to such major challenges with innovative approaches, inclusiveness, and dialogue among diverse players.

Now the V20 principals Alan Alexandroff, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto, Colin Bradford, Brookings Institutions, and Yves Tiberghien, University of British Columbia, have initiated a critical new project, the China and the West Dialogue (CWD). This effort with experts and former officials has sought to address the rising U.S-China tensions and to find a way forward to bring greater global cooperation. The first Workshop was held in March 2020, virtually, with the support of BU’s Kevin Gallagher. The initial results can be seen here:
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Click here to access more information about the CWD.