Even after the spy balloon drama postponed his trip to China, Secretary of State Blinken said the U.S. “remains committed to diplomatic engagement with China” and emphasized the need to de-escalate tensions. But what exactly that de-escalation looks like is increasingly unclear. The U.S. is...
The longtime labor advocate and current Biden administration official talks about the U.S.'s lopsided trade relationship with China; enforcing the Uyghur Force Labor Protection Act; and why labor rights problems in China are so systemic.
The business veteran and former State Department official talks about pushing back against Huawei; 'tech statecraft'; and fighting back when the market is no longer free.
The former Secretary of Defense talks about what went wrong during the 'rebalancing' effort; Xi Jinping's big mistake with ethnocentrism; and the 'Great Firewall of self-isolation.'
The former U.S. Trade Representative, diplomat and World Bank president talks about his 40-year relationship with China, including refreshing the WTO deal; the danger of fortress economies; why engagement hasn't failed; and what he thinks about Xi Jinping.
The lionized economist talks about alternatives and counterfactuals in the U.S.-China relationship; the lessons from both the Japanese and Russian experiences; and why truculence is never productive.
A key figure in the Trump administration, the former reporter and Marine talks about the reality of the Chinese Communist Party's ambitions, the value of concrete actions vs. rhetoric, how Xi was flummoxed by Trump, and why the CCP just can't help itself.
The chief U.S. negotiator when China joined the WTO reflects on the surprises and failures of that landmark deal and why she thinks the U.S. can stay preeminent, even if it's not predominant.
Inside the series of threats, counter threats, and miscalculations in 2019 that led the world’s two biggest economies into a new Cold War.