September 27, 2018

America and China: From Engagement to Strategic Competition

David M. Lampton, Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins SAIS; Chairman, The Asia Foundation

The US relationship with China is recently more of a rivalry than two correlating powers. Now that China has grown to a much larger power the Chinese government believes that they no longer have to put up with the United States. The United States still wants to hold its place as a global superpower. According to Lampton there’s a large sense of nationalism and populism between both countries that have formed a toxic relationship. Lampton goes into the effects of engagement with China as both beneficial and disadvantageous for both China and the United States.