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Where are US-China relations headed after the US election?


Published 12 November 2020 | 2 minute read

As Joe Biden becomes president-elect, what is the future trajectory for US-China relations, and how should business navigate this rapidly changing landscape? Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson shared his views in this Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce webinar.

Over the past few years, the US-China dispute has focused on not only the trade imbalance between the two countries, but also rivalry over global economic dominance and the fierce competition for technological supremacy

The pandemic, meanwhile, has plunged the world into recession and continues to transform the global economic landscape.

When the uncertainty surrounding the presidential election is over, will there be a change in America's stance and tactics on China? How can the world's two largest economies embrace the new normal of strategic power competition, and contribute to the global economic recovery? For investors and businesspeople, which sectors will be safest to avoid possible disruption in the future?

In this webinar, Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson shared his insights on where US-China relations might be headed as Biden claims victory in the US election. Olson also discussed possible similarities and differences between Trump's and Biden's approach to China and America's role in global leadership.

This session was moderated by Professor Steve Wong, Chairman of the Americas Committee, HKGCC.