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China and the U.S.: Contest of the Century

Events | Headline and Cultural Forums
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The structure of global politics is shifting rapidly. After decades on the rise, China has entered a new and critical phase where it seeks to turn its economic heft into global power. From control of the seas, where China’s new navy is reasserting its traditional leadership, to rewriting the rules of the global currency, to investing billions in media hoping to influence debate around democracy and free expression, China is taking the first steps in an ambitious global agenda.

How will the emerging competition between China and the US dominate 21st-century world affairs? Can Washington adjust to a world in which it is no longer dominant and withstand China’s challenge? Geoff Dyer, Financial Times’ former Beijing bureau chief, presents a deeply engaging insider’s analysis of Beijing’s quest for influence and how America can come out on top.

$10 general admission; $5 WAC members. Registration required.

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