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This testimony was published by the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence following Evan Medeiros’s July 1, 2020 presentation on the U.S.-China relationship post COVID-19.

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July 1, 2020

U.S.-China Relations and Its Impact on National Security and Intelligence in a Post-COVID World

Author: Evan Medeiros

Today, the U.S.-China relationship stands on the precipice of lasting changes, and not ones for the better. Many of these changes would challenge not only the United States interests but those of U.S. allies and partners throughout the world. Thus, now is a key time—perhaps the key time—to examine the forces driving the U.S.-China relationship and especially from the perspective of the role that the U.S. policymakers and the intelligence community can play in managing it. In this testimony, Medeiros focuses on not only the current state of the relationship, as important as that is, but also on some of its enduring features that will persist in a post-COVID world. While the immediate challenges in the relationship are quite serious and deserving of attention, it is the enduring features of this relationship that will determine its future trajectory.

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