May 07, 2020
WEBINAR: The US and China Now: Should We Confront or Cooperate?
The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia hosted a discussion about the future of China, both at home and as a rising world power, following the "new normal" of the coronavirus pandemic, and whether the US and China are bound for confrontation or cooperation. This event was part of the CxC: Amplified summit, "Putting the World Back Together," and was presented in partnership with the World Affairs Councils of America and the World Affairs Council of Connecticut.
About the Event
The world’s greatest public health emergency and subsequent economic emergency in the last century started in China.
But how much responsibility does the ruling Chinese Communist Party bear for these win global crises? What will the pandemic mean for the future of China, both at home and as a rising world power? What will it mean for the central role China has played in recent years in the international trading system?
Before COVID-19, there was already a lively debate in the US about whether China was more partner or adversary, but the coronavirus has set that debate ablaze and pushed it into the meat grinder of American partisan politics.
Yanzhong Huang, PhD, Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations and a professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Studies at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University
Susan Shirk, PhD, Research Professor and Chair of the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego
Representative Ted Yoho, Representative for Florida’s 3rd District and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee for Asia, the Pacific, and Non-proliferation
About CxC: Amplified
"Putting the World Back Together" marks the first time Councils across the country will gather virtually for a special, inclusive Ideas Summit, under a new brand: CxC: Amplified. Our collective programming – virtual events, conversations, debates, and engagement opportunities – on one platform aims to meet this historic moment with unity, leadership, and dialogue.
CxC: Amplified is a full week of ideas designed to amplify voices on foreign and national policy, Council by Council, and coast to coast. Open to the public, this Ideas Summit brings together leaders, experts, and citizens across the nation to tackle the central question: How will the world be put back together as we chart our way through the new circumstances caused by this coronavirus pandemic?