We are now four years into the so-called trade war between China and the US, with no end in sight. In 2018, the Trump administration imposed a series of tariffs on billions worth of Chinese imports. China retaliated in kind. The Biden administration kept those tariffs in place while expanding the list of sanctioned Chinese companies. If anything, trade tensions have only increased as the competition for technological dominance intensifies and both the US and China seek to accelerate their economic “separation” from the arch-rival.
What does all this mean for the future of China and the US? trade? Is separation really desirable – or even possible? How will broader geopolitical tensions affect trade talks (and trade volumes) between the two countries?
On August 31, 2022, The Diplomat and Intellisia Institute held a webinar that brought together experts from China and the United States to discuss the future prospects of China and the United States. business relations.
Featuring Chad P. Bown, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics; Liu Luxin, Assistant Professor at the School of International Studies, Renmin University of China; Zongyuan Zoe Liu, Fellow of International Political Economy at the Council on Foreign Relations; and Tu Xinquan, Dean and Professor of the China Institute of WTO Studies at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE).