Changing Realities What you need to know about US-Chinese trade relations

The Munich Security Conference disclosed that Washington and Europe are speaking a different language when it comes to China. And so long as they do, developing a transatlantic agenda to respond to China’s rise will be very difficult. Europe and the US agree that they do not favor certain aspects of China's development under President Xi Jinping.
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These include a Chinese market that is not open to foreign investment. The US and Europe also agree on the need to strike back. Both sides have responded to a spate of Chinese takeovers by introducing tighter restrictions on Chinese investment. Both speak of a powerful new industrial policy. But still the US and Europa disagree on how to define this competition. And this will be crucial if a transatlantic agenda is to be developed.

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