On April 28, 2021, the WSCRC hosted a book talk with Sam Kaplan, author of “Challenging China: Smart Strategies for Dealing with China in the Xi Jinping Era”. Sam is currently the director of the Center of Excellence for Global Trade and Supply Chain Management, which connects industry and education in Washington around workforce development issues. In the book, Sam asserts that a more authoritarian, more expansionist China is one of the four most important issues in the world. He analyzes China’s economic future, how it is changing the world order and what that means for the U.S and its allies.
Moderated by Ann Tyson, the Christian Science Monitor’s Beijing Bureau Chief, the lively discussion covered a wide range of critical topics, including China’s complex economic development, human rights issues, “decoupling” of technology between the two countries, and how the Biden administration should craft and pursue its China policy.
Missed the book talk? Watch the recording here.