The China-US relationship has been transformed since the election of President Donald Trump in 2016, reaching new lows this year. What began as a row about trade deficits evolved into a great-power contest between America and China, with previous assumptions about the benefits of engagement challenged by technological, financial and geopolitical tensions.
Covid-19 has only complicated relations. The November US elections have the potential to change almost everything about the direction of American politics for the next four years, with one exception. The days of American political leaders warmly welcoming China's rise are over. Now, debate in Washington, DC will turn on how to manage competition with China, and prevent it from turning into confrontation or even conflict.
How should countries, businesses and individuals prepare for these geopolitical shifts? To explore these questions, the Economist Group is hosting cocktails with our Chaguan columnist David Rennie, who will share his critical insights on the world post US election and covid.
The Economist has championed free trade since 1843 and speaks for globalisation, and these values are as relevant as ever. The Economist Group's Managing Director Qian (Louise) Liu is pleased to invite you to this special evening of drinks and discussion.
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