Six months after Biden has assumed the presidency, US attitudes toward China are becoming increasingly clear. Many of the sharper elements of the relationship are here to stay but there also exist spaces for cooperation and competition. In his new book, Ryan Hass argues that the US should redefine its relationship with China. The US should take care not to overestimate China, since "concentrating on China's strengths without accounting for its vulnerabilities creates anxiety. Anxiety breeds insecurity. Insecurity leads to overreaction, and overreaction produces bad decisions."
Instead, according to Mr. Hass, the US should be clear-eyed that it remains the stronger of the two countries, and focus on nurturing its own strengths while fostering a relationship Mr. Hass defines as "competitive interdependence." Is this a fair characterization of the relationship? Where do American companies fit into this new paradigm?
AmCham Shanghai is pleased to welcome a webinar panel of China experts to discuss Washington's evolving China policy. First Ryan Hass, senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, will introduce his new book, Stronger: Adapting America's China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence. Afterward, Ryan will join a panel with Bonnie S. Glaser, Director, Asia Program at The German Marshall Fund, and Kenneth Jarrett, Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group. This session is off the record and will not be recorded.