Relations between the US and China have deteriorated rapidly in recent years, exacerbated by the pandemic. The Alaska summit demonstrated ongoing tensions, although the two countries have hinted that they are open to collaborate on issues of global interest.
Amid these tensions, countries in the Asia-Pacific region are attempting to carefully manage the need to, on the one hand, secure trading partnerships with China and, on the other hand, maintain security ties with the US. For Asian businesses, this adds up to an environment of rising geopolitical risk.
- How will countries in the region respond to Washington’s attempts to rally support for its Indo-Pacific strategy?
- What are the implications for the Asia-Pacific of the Strategic Competition Act and other US moves to remove reliance on China for digital infrastructure?
- How would a potential decoupling impact on the region’s economic growth model?
- How resilient are regional free trade agreements such as CPTPP and RCEP?
- How might US-China relations be affected by the global semiconductor shortage and Taiwan’s relationships with both countries?
This webinar is part of our event series Asia-Pacific in a Dynamic World, held in partnership with AIG.
Bilahari Kausikan, Former Permanent Secretary, Foreign Ministry, Singapore
Charles Freeman, Senior Vice President for Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Yu Jie, Senior Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Vasuki Shastry, Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House