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The Trump vs. Xi Superpower Showdown

Bob Davis and Lingling Wei of the Wall Street Journal discussed how US-China relations have reached a tipping point and what to expect as tensions increase.
Ivo H. Daalder
Bob Davis
Lingling Wei
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As Washington and Beijing clash over trade and the COVID-19 pandemic, the relationship between the two superpowers continues to spiral into protectionism and political animosity. Over the last four years, competition has often replaced cooperation despite the significant linkages between both countries' economies. How might rising tensions from each country's response to the COVID-19 crisis affect important issues like trade negotiations? The Wall Street Journal's Bob Davis and Lingling Wei join Council President Ivo Daalder to discuss how US-China relations have reached a tipping point and analyze where the battle could be headed in the future.

Copies of Bob Davis and Lingling Wei's new book, Superpower Showdown: How the Battle Between Trump and Xi Threatens a New Cold War, are available from the Book Cellar

Generous, year-round sponsorship of our China's Changing Landscape series is provided by the Dr. Scholl Foundation.

About the Speakers
President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013 prior to becoming president of the Council. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of ten books.
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
Bob Davis
Senior Editor, The Wall Street Journal
Lingling Wei
Senior Reporter, The Wall Street Journal