A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
US Economic Decoupling from China
The Young Professionals of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall explore the prospects, opportunities, and dangers of the US decoupling from China with Clay Dube, Director of the USC US-China Institute.
The Young Professionals of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall explore the prospects, opportunities, and dangers of the US decoupling from China, with Clay Dube, Director of the USC US-China Institute.
The coronavirus outbreak is highlighting the troubled relationship between contemporary US and China. Even before the pandemic started, the US and China were fighting a trade war, engaging in security competition in the Indo-Pacific region, and sparring over technology and intellectual property. Now, as tensions escalate between the two countries, there is talk of the US decoupling from China.
What would decoupling likely entail? How would it affect the citizens of both countries? Would other nations follow America’s lead, or would decoupling force them to make a hard choice between Washington and Beijing?
The conversation will be moderated by the LAWACTH Young Professional Board Chair, Jerome Hsiang.
Clayton Dube has headed the USC U.S.-China Institute since it was established in 2006 to focus on the multidimensional U.S.-China relationship. USCI enhances understanding of complex and evolving U.S.-China ties through cutting-edge social science research, innovative graduate and undergraduate training, extensive and influential public events, and professional development efforts.
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