The 2015 American Symposium of the World Forum on China Studies was held at The Carter Center to promote discourse between the U.S. and China about the new phase of reform that began with President Xi Jinping’s administration two and a half years ago. This was the first time this forum was held outside of China. In November on 2014, President Obama and President Xi held a summit in Beijing that began shaping how these two nations could move forward. President Xi is expected to visit the U.S. later in 2015 and many are optimistic this will lead to more opportunities for positive bilateral relationships. The Atlanta Business Journal was in attendance at this historic event on May 6 and 7.