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May 4, 2020

The U.S.-China Relationship Under Stress

In this blog post, the students were asked to reflect and write on the dynamics and challenges of the U.S.-China relationship during difficult times, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. They considered a number of factors including the effects of increased competition on the bilateral relationship, the ongoing threats of economic decoupling as well as the economic strains of the COVID-19 epidemic on the global system, China’s relations with other great powers, and how the structure of the relationship between the United States and China over the past 40 years led to the situation we are in today.