The United States and China stand today at the greatest inflection point in their relations since they established diplomatic ties in 1979. The U.S.-China relationship has come to be defined by increasingly confrontational rhetoric, simmering antagonism, and intense distrust.
In his new book from the Yale University Press — “Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence” — Ryan Hass charts a path forward in America’s relationship and rivalry with China rooted in the relative advantages America already possesses. He argues that while competition will remain the defining trait of the relationship, both countries will continue to be impacted — for good or ill — by their capacity to coordinate on common challenges that neither can solve on its own, such as pandemic disease, global economic recession, climate change, and nuclear nonproliferation.
On March 23, the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings hosted Hass for a discussion of his new book alongside moderators Evan Osnos and Kylie Atwood. Viewers submitted questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter using the hashtag #USChina.
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Prospects and challenges for Taiwan in the years ahead
The most valuable commodity in Washington is the president’s time, the more the administration demonstrates capacity to marshal tangible support for meeting the region’s key economic, health, and climate priorities, the more influence the U.S. will gain in the [Indo-Pacific] region.