After a convening of top U.S. and European experts on China, the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations released a report that details current relations with China and outlines a series of joint policy recommendations for dealing with China across a number of areas including: trade and investment, human rights, global governance, and security challenges. The report emphasizes the importance of stronger exchanges between Europe and the U.S. on the issue of China in order to present a unified stance in support of democracy and open market economies.
The Luce Foundation's Asia Program awarded grants supporting the work of the Asia Society's bipartisan Task Force on U.S.-China Relations in 2015 and 2018.
Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations today released a report that examines extensively the changing U.S. and European views of, and relations with, China and subsequently recommends a series of actions towards formulating joint policies in dealing with China amid an unprecedented geopolitical crisis between the world’s major powers.
The report — titled Dealing with the Dragon: China as a Transatlantic Challenge — is highly timely as it comes on the heels of a fresh proposal announced by the United States and European Union to create a new U.S.-EU dialogue on China. It is a joint publication by the Center on U.S.-China Relations, the Bertelsmann Stiftung, and the George Washington University China Policy Program.
The document is a result of a symposium that brought together 43 top China experts from both the U.S. and Europe, and it delves into seven major areas: 1) trade & investment concerns; 2) the China technology challenge; 3) dealing with the Belt & Road; 4) human rights in China; 5) China’s influence activities; 6) China and global governance; and 7) challenges in the security arena.
It identifies several overarching trends of how the U.S. and European relations with China are converging. China’s current party-state is a very different one than the one both the U.S. and Europe sought to work with in partnership over the past four decades, says the report. China, it says, has become increasingly assertive through an aggressive “Wolf Warrior” diplomacy, a mercantilist trade behavior, and an intensifying domestic social repression.