The president of the United States will have to deal with a rising and more assertive China on a wide range of issues, including Asia-Pacific security, trade, and cybersecurity. U.S.-China relations will likely continue to be a mix of competition and cooperation. The central question for bilateral relations is: Can the world’s two largest economies avoid increased competition and even conflict?
This video is part of a CFR series highlighting the top foreign policy priorities that the next president of the United States will face.
History Lessons is a video series dedicated to exploring historical events and examining their meaning in the context of foreign relations today. The series is hosted by James M. Lindsay, Director of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.