Video: Orville Schell on Six 'Crisis Issues' Defining U.S.-China Relations


Orville Schell outlines the six most urgent recommendations a high-level task force has given to the Trump administration for managing Sino-American relations. (5 min., 7 sec.)

When Donald Trump was sworn in as president of the United States on January 20th, he inherited a U.S.-China relationship that many analysts see as deteriorating amid nationalistic rhetoric on both sides and contentious disagreements over trade, territory, and a host of other issues. Over a year and a half ago ago, Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations and UC San Diego's 21st Century China Center assembled a task force of 20 China specialists consisting of former U.S. government officials, scholars, and think tank researchers to draft a detailed report on the biggest challenges the new president will face in dealing with China, and how he can best approach them.

In the above video, co-chair of the report and Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations Orville Schell describes the six most urgent recommendations that the task force identified. Read the complete report here.

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