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This series features brief discussions with leading China experts on a range of issues in the U.S.-China relationship, including domestic politics, foreign policy, economics, security, culture, the environment, and areas of global concern. For more interviews, videos, and links to events, visit our website:

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Oct 3, 2022

For decades Americans have described China as a rising power. That description no longer fits: China has already risen. What does this mean for the U.S.-China relationship, for the global economy, and for international security? Covering security, economics, military development, climate change, public health, science and technology, education, and Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Xinjiang, the essays in The China Questions 2 look at key sites of friction and potential areas for collaboration.

In an interview conducted on September 21, 2022China Questions 2 co-editors Maria Adele Carrai and Michael Szonyi argue that we are not facing Cold War 2.0, but rather a complex mix of conflict, competition, and cooperation that must be understood in the domestic realities of the United States and China, as well as the international context.

0:00-2:51 Introduction

2:51-10 Key questions and accessibility 

10:00-15:13 Chinese constructive engagement 

15:13-20:12 U.S. economic involvement and revisionist powers

20:13-24:07 Has constructive engagement failed?

24:07-36:11The China Questions 2

About the speakers:

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Follow Michael Szonyi on Twitter: @MichaelSzonyi

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