China’s ascension continues to present policy challenges for both Beijing and the rest of the world. The Chinese government has become more assertive abroad and the recent Pentagon arms sale to Taiwan has been a source of tension with the United States. Additionally, political reforms have stalled and the foreign business climate has deteriorated.
On Wednesday, March 3, Kenneth Lieberthal, a senior fellow and director of the John L. Thornton Center at Brookings, answered questions during a live web chat about the future of U.S.-China relations on issues including trade, climate change, currency, the global environment, and strains over Taiwan. POLITICO’s senior editor, David Mark, moderated the discussion.