The Heat: One-on-one with Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy

The Heat

U.S.-China Relations

Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy has witnessed China’s economic and global transformation firsthand.

Roy was born in Nanjing, China, where his parents were educational missionaries and had a distinguished career in the US Foreign Service specializing in Asia affairs.

He had a front seat to history when the United States and China formally established diplomatic ties in 1978.  And later became a three-time Ambassador serving in China, Singapore and Indonesia.

Roy is also the founding director emeritus at the Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute on China and the United States.

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