Trade War: Local Economies and Jobs Hang in the Balance
Aug 24 , 2018
Both the U.S. and China are engaged in a tariffs war. With no end in sight, American producers are operating in an environment of uncertainty. To many Americans workers and producers, the trade war hits much closer to home than most grand geopolitical disputes: local economies and jobs hang in the balance.
The rivalry between China and the U.S. in high-tech industries has become increasingly tense. This is in part because both governments have begun to associate supremacy in technology with national security. In the current trade disputes between the two economic giants, technology will like be a sticking point.
China’s activities in its surrounding seas may be as much a recognition of its weaknesses as an assertion of strengths. What is certain is that the East and South China Seas will continue to be sources of contention in the immediate future.
He Yafei: Framing China as an Adversary is Dangerous
Apr 25 , 2018
Former senior diplomat He Yafei believes that Trump's rhetoric contradicts the action he takes. "There is still room for negotiation" when it comes to solving trade frictions, but viewing China as a strategic competitor or adversary is a sign of danger.