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 Jeffrey Sachs is an American economist, who currently runs the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He is also the President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and, from 2001 to 2018, served as Special Advisor to multiple UN Secretaries-General. Sachs is the author of numerous books, including The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), The Price of Civilization (2011), and, most recently, The Ages of Globalization (2020). In this lightly edited interview, we discussed the U.S.-China economic relationship, the potential for future collaboration on environmental goals, and the recent EU-China investment deal. Jeffrey Sachs.Illustration by Lauren Crow Q: You have repeatedly argued that escalating geopolitical conflict with China is a mistake. Why do you think that’s the case? A: We have enough conflicts in the world without having to manufacture another one. We urgently need cooperation in tSubscribe or register to read the rest. Registered users can access a limited amount of content for free.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.