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USA vs. China - How Can We Avoid A BIG Economic Conflict? (Viewed 2088 times)
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The U.S. and China are stiff competitors in the global marketplace.

The U.S. is a super power.

China is an emerging power.

Both countries are are deeply intertwined in a global marketplace with a high level of bilateral trade.

For years, the U.S. and countries around the globe have complained that low labor costs makes competition unfair.

The valuation of the Chinese Yuan is making competition unfair.

China also holds an enormous amount of American debt which it can use as leverage against us.

So what do we do?

"More often than not, the subsequent competition between the rising and status quo powers results in increasingly bitter conflicts and ultimately ends in all-out war" says Karl Eikenberry (a William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation).

How do we manage a fair economic relationship with China before competition turns to consequences? Post your input, ideas and solutions below.

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A super piece by Clifton Barker entitled: "Stanford expert describes how the U.S. and China can manage their relationship and avoid conflict" was the inspiration for this thread.

It opens with this: Intense competition between the United States and China will be one of the significant global issues in the years to come. Stanford international security fellow Karl Eikenberry says there's no reason the two nations should repeat the "Thucydides Trap," which refers to seemingly inevitable and violent conflicts between rising and existing powers.
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