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Online Event: Biden’s Blueprint on Beijing: Transitioning to a New Approach on China’s Economy

January 21, 2021 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST
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In the last four years, America’s China policy has shifted away from patient multilateralism and integration toward impatient unilateralism and decoupling. Some believe that there is little room for maneuver by the incoming Biden administration to adjust China policy because of Beijing’s intransigence and a flurry of actions adopted in the waning months of the Trump administration, which together lock in strategic rivalry. Others believe there is more opportunity for policy innovation than meets the eye, particularly if US-China relations are viewed through broader adjustments in the administration’s overall domestic and foreign policy frameworks. In this roundtable discussion, a panel of leading experts from the Trustee Chair — Scott Kennedy, Claire Reade, Daniel H. Rosen, and John L. Holden — will discuss the legacy of the Trump administration's policies, the relative trajectory of the Chinese and American economies, the impact of domestic politics in both countries, and the Biden administration’s various options. On this foundation, they will also offer their own proposals for how to build an effective strategy on commercial issues involving China. 

This event is made possible by general support to CSIS.

Related Trustee Chair Work:

Opinion: Scott Kennedy, "For China, offering Biden a plastic olive branch would be worse than doing nothing," November 16, 2020.

Commentary: Claire Reade, "Trade May Still Be the Ballast in U.S.-China Relations - At Least for Now," August 10, 2020.

Commentary: John L. Holden, "U.S.-China Relations and COVID-19: What Can Be Done Now," March 20, 2020.

Commentary: Scott Kennedy and Daniel H. Rosen, "Market Metrics: A Fact-Based Approach to the Chinese Economic Challenge," October 19, 2019.

Commentary: Daniel H. Rosen and Scott Kennedy, "Building a Better Deal with China," January 28, 2019.

Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
Claire Reade
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
Daniel H. Rosen
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
John L. Holden
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics