Joseph Fewsmith, an international relations professor at the Boston University, speaks at a roundtable in Boston, the United States, Oct. 23, 2017. China has over the past five years achieved remarkable accomplishments, said several leading U.S. experts on China at a recent roundtable in Boston. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)
"Over the past couple of years we've seen an absolutely remarkable attempt to carry out military reform," said Joseph Fewsmith, an international relations professor at the Boston University.
Anthony Saich, director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, said that China is playing a greater role globally, and has set out clear objectives for its economy.
Saich also shared his idea on what China's "new age" would look like, sketching out features such as increasing its technological and education prestige.
"I think one of the things for us in higher education to be looking for is when in fact Cambridge, Massachusetts isn't the place people want to come for higher education, but Beijing is or Shanghai is," Perry said.
"So the extent to which China can convert its political and economic power into intellectual power, I think, is the real test of whether it is in this new age," she said.
But as China's role in the world grows larger, it needs to further adapt. That means locating the dynamic areas in society and making full use of their advantages, said Saich.