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Elizabeth Economy expounds on U.S. Foreign Policy Relations with China


Published July 15, 2021

The dramatic shift in China's domestic and foreign policies under Xi Jinping directly challenges America’s values and interests. The American foreign policy community’s understanding of China’s intentions and capabilities has led to a rethink and a reset of our foreign policy. The traditional approach to China of “engage but hedge” has been replaced by a policy that Elizabeth Economy calls “compete, counter, and contain.”

Additional Resources:

  • Read “The China Model: Unexceptional Exceptionalism,” by Elizabeth Economy via the Human Prosperity Project. Available here.
  • Read “An Order Aligned with Chinese Values,” by Elizabeth Economy via the Lowy Institute. Available here.
  • Read “China’s Neo-Maoist Moment,” by Elizabeth Economy via Foreign Affairs. Available here.