During a live recording of the China in the World podcast, Paul Haenle spoke with Rosa Balfour and Cui Hongjian on the trajectory of U.S.-EU-China relations.
How will China’s growing influence in the region affect the interests of the United States and other actors?
The success of China’s regional outreach in Latin America will depend, as it has for a number of years, on Beijing’s relative influence in regional institutions and on the capacity and effectiveness of the institutions themselves.
China is facing growing international scrutiny due to its initial mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak. Countries are increasingly questioning the motives underlying Beijing’s recent international aid efforts, and there is growing concern over developments in the South China Sea, Taiwan Strait, and Hong Kong.
The coronavirus outbreak has highlighted the many issues in the U.S.-China relationship. Why can’t Washington and Beijing better coordinate a response to the pandemic?
The Trump administration holds a decidedly critical view of China’s infrastructure initiatives in Pakistan. Although there is much to criticize in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the administration’s fixation on commercial and economic issues threatens to distract U.S. policymakers from deeper concerns.
A major reason for the quick spread of the coronavirus is the lack of orchestration in the international effort to contain it. Currently, protection and monitoring measures are decided by authorities in different countries, whose standards and levels of implementation vary.
The U.S. strike on Qasem Soleimani took the world by surprise. How have news of the attack and other related developments been received in China?
The administration has taken a “wrecking ball” to China policy solely to halt Beijing’s rise and express American grievances. Escaping this negative spiral will require good-faith actions from both countries.
The world’s two largest economies are locked in competition. What drives their different narratives, and how should they avoid a larger confrontation?