America and China Don’t Need to Knock Each Other Out to Win

Competition and conflict between the United States and China have continued to intensify, writes Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government, in commentary in the New York Times; in August, the House speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan, defying Chinese protests, and in October, the Biden administration ordered sweeping export controls to limit Chinese acquisition of semiconductors.

“U.S.-China competition risks becoming an end unto itself, “ Weiss writes in the piece, “pressing leaders in Beijing and Washington to embrace maximalist positions meant to thwart each other and crowding out efforts to tackle global challenges like climate change and pandemics.”

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