What are people talking today:
- Even a Bolder Biden Will Only Go So Far
Peter Beinart | Professor of journalism at the City University of New York
"The Biden campaign does have foreign-policy working groups, lots of them. They’re broken down into subcategories: defense, intelligence, the Middle East, and so forth. But the working groups don’t wield much power; one former Obama-administration official characterized them to me as 'window dressing'. And because the identities of the people chairing them are secret, they are harder to influence than the unity task forces established on domestic policy."
- Beware the Costs of a Technology Trade War
Daniel J. Ikenson & Huan Zhu | Cato Institute
"Although we have been skeptical from the start that this is the right way to proceed with China, the die most definitely has been cast and the technology trade war is moving ahead at full speed. Of course, the U.S. government (many in the Trump administration and many in the Congress) has its reasons (some factual; some presumptive; some political) for this course of action. So, instead of rehashing concerns already raised, we offer the most relevant facts and assumptions culminating in the current policy, as well as the expected benefits and likely costs of that policy. Unfortunately, the list of likely costs is long."
- China Has Two Paths to Global Domination
Hal Brands & Jake Sullivan | Foreign Policy
"If true superpower status is China’s desired destination, there are two roads it might take to try to get there. The first is the one American strategists have until now emphasized. This road runs through China’s home region, specifically the Western Pacific. It focuses on building regional primacy as a springboard to global power, and it looks quite familiar to the road the United States itself once traveled. The second road is very different because it seems to defy the historical laws of strategy and geopolitics. This approach focuses less on building a position of unassailable strength in the Western Pacific than on outflanking the U.S. alliance system and force presence in that region by developing China’s economic, diplomatic, and political influence on a global scale."
ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
- U.S.-China rivalry chips away at global order
Dave Lawler | Axios
- The post-American world is now on full display
Carl Bildt | former prime minister of Sweden
- Will Donald Trump make the same mistake as Herbert Hoover?
Desmond Lachman | The National Interest
- In search of wise statecraft on China
Patrick M. Cronin | The Hill
- China-US diplomatic backchannels dry up, making it harder to communicate in tough times
Jun Mai, Wendy Wu & Adam Behsudi | South China Morning Post
- What Does China Really Want? To Dominate the World
Hal Brands | the Henry Kissinger Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies
- Mike Pompeo and America's end of times diplomacy
Edward Luce | Financial Times
- Hawkishness Toward China Is Fine. But It’s Not a Policy
Jonah Goldberg | American Enterprise Institute
- How China’s expanding footprint puts it on a collision course with Trump’s America, raising the spectre of a new cold war
Patrick Mendis & Swaran Singh | South China Morning Post
- Trump, GOP go all-in on anti-China strategy
Scott Wong | The Hill
ON CHINA FOREIGN POLICIES
- What is China's next move? It has two alternatives
Yu Zhi | Professor of Economics at Renmin University of China
- China Is Its Own Worst Enemy
Brahma Chellaney | Professor of Strategic Studies at the New Delhi-based Center for Policy Research
- Democrats are falling into a familiar trap on China
Fareed Zakaria | host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS
- Would Joe Biden Try to Stop Israel From Dealing With China?
Matthew Petti | National Interest
- China's reaction to the pandemic shows why the US and its allies need a NATO for trade
Robert D. Atkinson & Clyde Prestowitz | Washington Post
- China Tests Global Diplomacy and Economy
Mohamed A. El-Erian | Bloomberg
- Covid-19 has brought Trump’s warring China factions together
Josh Rogin | The Washington Post
- The New US-China Battlefield Over the COVID-19 Narrative: Poland
Paulina Uznanska & Marian Fila | The Diplomat
- China As COVID-19 Scapegoat
Dan Steinbock | Senior ASLA-Fulbright Scholar at New York University & Columbia Business School
ON TECHNOLOGY & FINANCE
- What is the China Standards 2035 Plan and How Will it Impact Emerging Industries?
Alexander Chipman Koty | China Briefing
- Could China’s Digital Currency Unseat the Dollar?
Aditi Kumar & Eric Rosenbach | Harvard Kennedy School
- Pandemic Threatens the Dollar’s Global Dominance
Joe Weisenthal | Bloomberg