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A crippling pandemic would seem to be an occasion for the world's two biggest economies to set aside differences and work together. Instead relations between America and China are worsening. Amid the crisis, the two countries are engaged in bitter name-calling and tit-for-tat struggles, complicating multilateral assistance efforts.

How is covid-19 reshaping the world order?

Join us for an online conversation with David Rennie, Beijing Bureau Chief for The Economist and Chaguan columnist.


  • David Rennie (Beijing Bureau Chief for The Economist and Chaguan columnist)

    David Rennie

    Beijing Bureau Chief for The Economist and Chaguan columnist

    David Rennie joined The Economist in 2007 as European Union correspondent and Charlemagne columnist, based in Brussels. From July 2010 to July 2012 he was British political editor and author of the Bagehot column, based in London. In the summer of 2012 he moved to Washington DC. He was Lexington columnist 2012-17, and Washington bureau chief 2013-2018. In May 2018 he moved to China as Beijing bureau chief. Previously he was on the foreign staff of the Daily Telegraph, with postings in Sydney (1998), Beijing (1998 to 2002), Washington DC (2002-05) and Brussels (2005-07).

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