Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Illustration by Frank Maier This year, more than ever before, the question of how the U.S. should deal with China is on the ballot. China’s handling of the Covid-19 outbreak represents the culmination of long-building tensions between the two countries over national security, global leadership and, perhaps most pressingly for American voters, the economy. The past year has brought an escalating U.S.-China trade war, the Trump administration's move to decouple from Chinese technology companies like TikTok and Wechat, and an ever-expanding Entity List filled with Chinese firms. Not only have these conflicts soured Sino-American diplomacy, they have also impacted American consumers, manufacturers, and investors. How the next American president, whoever he may be, handles this critical turning point will set the tone for U.S.-China relations in the twenty-first century. In this week’s issue, The Wire has identified the three most pressing areas in the U.S.-China economic relationship: trade, technoloSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.