April 21, 2020

Risks of

US-China ‘Decoupling’

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The US-China trade war has morphed into a tech war, a talent war, and an investment war. Now, a new battlefront has opened up over COVID-19. Instead of working together on a global public health response, the two sides are trading blame. This rivalry threatens the entire system of international governance, from trade to pandemic control. What will it take to rebuild trust between the two superpowers?


Kevin  Rudd

Kevin Rudd

Former Prime Minister, Australia
Susan Shirk

Susan Shirk

Research Professor and Chair of the 21st Century China Center School of Global Policy & Strategy, UC San Diego

Advisory Board Member

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Knowledge Partner

McKinsey & Company

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April 7

A new world

Post-coronavirus power shifts

A new economy is being forged in crisis, as a world still recovering from the Great Recession grapples with a once-in-a-century pathogen. The global response…