The United States and China are parties to the world’s most important bilateral relationship. During the last several years, U.S.-PRC relations have become much more fraught, reaching in some respects the lowest point since the establishment of formal ties more than forty years ago. From China’s perspective, the U.S. is trying to limit China’s rise and is taking unprovoked measures against China’s interests. To the U.S., a tougher line is warranted by China’s assertive actions abroad and the challenges China poses to a rules-based international order. Are the two great powers headed for an intractably adversarial relationship? What can be done to manage the many global, regional, and bilateral issues that will affect both countries and the world?
Jacques deLisle - Jacques deLisle is the Chair of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is also the Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania.