Links for Thursday, August 6, 2020

Notable China news from around the web.

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More important China news and analysis from around the web:

This ChinaFile conversation on the future of U.S.-China relations is worth a read. A few excerpts from some of the contributors:

  • Jerome Cohen: “We cannot abandon the urgently needed efforts to cooperate in many areas, including climate, pollution, health, economics, poverty, refugees, and arms control.”
  • Scott Kennedy: “Hence, even if there are moments of relative calm, I can see relations continuing their downward spiral until one of three things occurs: there is a major bilateral confrontation that forces both sides into a fundamental reassessment; new leadership arrives in both capitals that begins with an alternative, less Manichean evaluation of the relationship; or Washington is able to gain the upper hand in a drawn-out contest and forces Beijing to back down.”
  • Yangyang Cheng: “Nowadays, there’s more awareness of Beijing’s oppressive politics, but it’s often portrayed as a uniquely Chinese problem. People who claim their Americanness as a birthright also assume a position of moral superiority, waving the banner of liberal democracy as a cover for nationalism.”
  • Andrew Nathan: “The Trump administration has declared a new Cold War on China,” but “has no actual strategy to deal with China.” Although Trump administration officials “don’t want war, and neither do China’s leaders, war can happen when one side lives in a narcissistic dream world in which the other side has no moves.”

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