The geopolitical contest between the US and China has often been described as the rivalry that will shape the twenty-first century. The global health crisis appears to have only fuelled tensions between the world’s two largest economies.
The speakers reflect on the short and long-term impact of the coronavirus on US-China relations. What options are available to Chinese policymakers as they confront the challenge of restarting the Chinese economy amidst a deteriorating Sino-US relationship? What are the recent developments in the China-US intellectual property dispute and how will this impact on their respective quests for global technological supremacy in the future?
Kishore Mahbubani, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Wang Jue, Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House
James Crabtree, Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Champa Patel, Director, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House