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U.S.-China Rivalry in the Trump Era

Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

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Integrating China into the liberal trade order was expected to have a moderating effect on Beijing. Instead, under President Xi Jinping, China has asserted its military control over the South China Sea and cracked down on domestic dissent, all while continuing to use unfair trade practices to boost its economy.

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In this report, you will learn about all aspects of the U.S.-China rivalry, including:

  • Why the United States' China policy needs to be recalibrated
  • Why a Cold War with China would be so costly
  • How China and the United States are competing for young minds in Southeast Asia
  • Why China's naval buildup is a real challenge to the U.S. Navy's dominance
  • What America's China debate gets right and wrong—and what it's missing

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Take a deeper look at the perilous state of U.S.-China relations in our free report, U.S.-China Rivalry in the Trump Era.

In this report, you’ll gain immediate access to in-depth analysis of the relationship, including how the Trump administration describes China in its national security strategy. You’ll also discover what would be the right way to deal with China's rise.

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What America's China debate is missing

America’s foreign policy establishment is at war with itself over the shape of the country’s approach toward a steadily rising China. For now, it is only an epistolary war. But as the debate deepens, its outcome will go far toward deciding how the United States responds to its most serious global rival for economic and geopolitical power for decades ahead.

Among a slew of recent op-eds and policy papers about how Washington should manage the perceived challenge that China represents, two statements stand out as poles in the debate and, as such, deserve extended consideration.

Find out what they are when you download U.S.-China Rivalry in the Trump Era for FREE today, and discover how U.S. policy toward China could prevent strategic competition from devolving into unconstrained hostility.

Why a Cold War between China and the United States would be so costly

When you download U.S.-China Rivalry in the Trump Era for FREE today, you’ll read about how Trump’s China policy has confounded observers, as it has lurched chaotically from provocation to engagement and back again.

If the U.S.-China trade war develops into a broader cold war, as some observers fear, it will be nothing like the actual Cold War. Between civil war in Russia after World War I, the Great Depression in the United States and then the cataclysm of World War II, America and the Soviet Union never had a chance to develop a significant economic relationship before things hardened into a stark East-West divide. When Washington adopted a containment strategy that blocked most trade with the Soviets, including technology transfers, it had relatively little impact on either economy.

The situation with China today is radically different.Learn more when you download this indispensable resource on U.S.-China relations.

Download this free report and get uncompromising analysis to help you better understand the U.S.-China rivalry in the Trump era.


Take a deeper look at the perilous state of U.S.-China relations in our free report, U.S.-China Rivalry in the Trump Era.

In this report, you’ll gain immediate access to in-depth analysis of the relationship, including how the Trump administration describes China in its national security strategy. You’ll also discover what would be the right way to deal with China's rise.

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Why WPR can help you better understand the U.S.-China relations

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Download this free report and get uncompromising analysis to help you better understand U.S.-China relations in the Trump era.


Take a deeper look at the perilous state of U.S.-China rivalry in our free report, U.S.-China Rivalry in the Trump Era.

In this report, you’ll gain immediate access to in-depth analysis of the relationship, including how the Trump administration describes China in its national security strategy. You’ll also discover what would be the right way to deal with China's rise.

With your copy of this reportyou’ll also gain free registration to the WPR newsletter, delivering uncompromising news and analysis directly to your inbox. Your FREE registration includes access to select articles, early announcements, and periodic discounts to our full-service subscription.


Learn how China's naval buildup is a real challenge to the U.S. Navy's dominance.

United States Navy struggles to figure out if, how and when it can expand the size of its combat fleet by 47 ships—a 15 percent increase—China continues to crank out around a dozen new large warships a year. In May, the busy shipyard in the port city Dalian put to sea China’s second aircraft carrier, following up on that milestone two months later by simultaneously launching two Type 055-class cruisers. With the U.S. Navy being the only other fleet to operate a large number of vessels of such size and capability, the pace and scale of production at Chinese shipyards is a sign of Beijing’s desire for a fleet commensurate with its perceived status as a great power.

Displacing more than 10,000 tons, the Type 055-class cruisers are large, multirole warships similar to the U.S. Navy’s high-end Ticonderoga-class cruisers and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. Such warships constitute the backbone of navies focused on high-intensity naval combat. Even a decade ago, the Chinese navy had only a handful of ships capable of providing a broad range of naval combat capabilities over a large area. Until the early 2000s, most Chinese warships were incapable of even targeting hostile aircraft more than a dozen or so kilometers away. Without such vessels, combat success in the South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait was well out of reach, even against adversaries far less capable than the U.S. Navy. Find out how China could challenge the U.S. Navy, and what could be done to head off a naval arms race, when you download U.S.-China Rivalry in the Trump Era for FREE today.

Download this free report and get uncompromising analysis to help you better understand the U.S.-China rivalry in the Trump era.


Take a deeper look at the perilous state of U.S.-China relations in our free report, U.S.-China Rivalry in the Trump Era.

In this report, you’ll gain immediate access to in-depth analysis of the relationship, including how the Trump administration describes China in its national security strategy. You’ll also discover what would be the right way to deal with China's rise.

With your copy of this reportyou’ll also gain freeregistration to the WPR newsletter, delivering uncompromising news and analysis directly to your inbox. Your FREE registration includes access to select articles, early announcements, and periodic discounts to our full-service subscription.

Editor's Note: This report was first published in November 2018 and was last updated in August 2019.