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Tuesday, February 06, 2024, at 3:30pm – 5:00pm EST

China’s Challenge and America’s Response

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Please join the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the China Research Center for a discussion of “China’s Challenge and America’s Response.”
Fei-Ling Wang, Professor, Nunn School of International Affairs and author of The China Race: Global Competition for Alternative World Orders (SUNY Press, 2024).
Peter Harrel, Nonresident Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; former Senior Director for International Economics and Competitiveness at the National Security Council and the National Economic Council (2021 to 2022); and author of “How to China-Proof the Global Economy,” Foreign Affairs, January/February 2024.

Fei-Ling Wang will discuss his new book The China Race: Global Competition for Alternative World Orders, which analyzes the global competition for power and leadership between the US-led West and the People’s Republic of China. Examining the nature, aims, means, accomplishments, pitfalls and failures of Beijing’s foreign policy and the state of and developments in Sinology and the West’s China policy, this book focuses on the existential PRC-USA rivalry and propose a holistic strategic framework, with three ranked objectives and a list of suggested shortcuts, for the West and the world, including the Chinese people, to manage, benefit from, and prevail in the China Race.

Peter Harrell will discuss his recent article in Foreign Affairs in which he argues that rather than pursuing economic policies intended to change China, the United States should accept that the Xi regime will not change. Instead, it should actively manage the economic relationship with China in ways that can advance specific U.S. interests and respond to evolving geopolitical demands. In doing so, the U.S. should develop a more effective economic strategy toward its close allies and other partners.  If it does so, he contends that the United States is well positioned to maintain its edge in leading economic domains.

Location: Buckhead Room, Exhibition Hall, Georgia Tech  (directions and parking)

Free and open to the public.



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