The looming economic war between the United States and China has more to do with the U.S. technological edge than its trade deficits. The atmospherics of unfairness can be changed, if China takes active actions such as eliminating the requirement to form joint ventures.
Chinese sources recognize and condemn the unprecedentedly adversarial stance basic to both the National Security Strategy and the Summary of the National Defense Strategy.
In the aftermath of the inter-Korean summit on April 27, and ahead of planned U.S.-North Korea talks, please join Carnegie for a deep dive on the practicalities and politics of denuclearizing North Korea.
To compete in geopolitics—as in sports, business, and life—one needs to actually compete. Washington has to outperform the Chinese competition, not just belittle it.
With both the United States and the European Union engaged in complex dealings with Beijing, there is little doubt that China will be on everybody’s mind during President Macron’s visit to Washington.
The circumstances of the meeting between Kim and Pompeo are far less significant than its consequences. Despite the odd timing and public exposure, the Trump administration has used a proven channel to attempt an extraordinary mission.
As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with President Donald Trump again, it is important to also consider the implications of domestic political crises for the U.S.-Japan alliance in the long term.
Democracies will increasingly have to choose between raising wages and redistributing income or maintaining free trade and capital flows. Because they are likely to choose the former, the world may face a long-term reversal of globalization.
The Trump Administration’s protectionist measures against China are guided by politics rather than economics. Instead of tariffs, the United States should address its concerns by upgrading the WTO system and moving forward with the Bilateral Investment Treaty with China.
The central question isn’t whether China might continue to confound norms so much as what, precisely, is required for it to do so. And that, as ever, hinges on whether the Chinese government can strike the right balance between state intervention and market forces.
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