National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Coronavirus Political Impact: Power Insecurity Threatens U.S.-China Relations

Coronavirus Political Impact: Power Insecurity Threatens U.S.-China Relations

Leadership in both China and the United States continue to face the common crisis of a once-in-a-century pandemic and its aftermath. Political scientist Dr. Yuen Yuen Ang uses power insecurity to explore the apparent contradiction of worsening U.S.-China relations despite the powerful and ongoing incentive for collaboration.  Dr. Ang is an associate professor of political science at the University of Michigan. She is the author of, "How China Escaped the Poverty Trap" (Cornell, 2016), and the forthcoming, "China’s Gilded Age: The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption" (Cambridge, 2020).  This episode is part of the National Committee's Coronavirus Impact Series: http://www.ncuscr.org/coronavirus

Duration: 8 min

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