søndag 16. august 2020

US-China decoupling: does clash of ideologies raise too many non-negotiables?

Ambassador Cui Tiankai is China’s point man in the United States in what is undoubtedly the hot seat as the two countries face off in an ideological clash that may well reshape and define the 21st century from the 100 years that preceded. The world’s two biggest economies are still doing business with each other, but on nearly every other front, from political systems to human rights, territorial boundaries and technology development, they are in an increasingly vocal conflict.

Cui, 67, who has been in his post since 2013 and has a postgraduate degree from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in the US, took the debate to a webinar organised by the Aspen Institute think tank in Washington on August 4.