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Experts Call for Cooperation Between U.S. and China

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Pardee Institute for International Futures

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The Associate Director of Geopolitical Analysis at the Pardee Center for International Futures, Collin Meisel, says, cooperation between the United States and China is critical as the world sees a wind of change in the dynamics of global power.

Speaking in an interview with RadioEd a biweekly podcast by the University of Denver’s newsroom in Colorado States, Meisel noted that the United States (US) must gear up to adapt to the inevitable change as countries emerge and act contrary to America’s perspective, noting China as a case.

 He stressed that while the U.S. doesn't have to accept everything, there is a need to acknowledge and accept some aspects of the changing global landscape.

This call stems from the recent sour relationship between the US, a dominant power, and a rising power, China, which has sparked discussions among many of a possible conflict. However, Meisel says U.S.-China competition doesn't have to escalate into conflict, emphasizing the importance of seeking areas for cooperation and understanding each other.

Speaking on the current tension, the Director of the Center for China-U.S. Cooperation at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Professor, Suisheng Zhao says despite a breakdown in the US-China relationship during President Obama which was exacerbated by substantial tariffs by President Trump’s administration in 2018, there have been moves by the current President Biden administration to reopen diplomatic talks with China, as seen by the visits of some high-profile personalities in government to Beijing.

Meanwhile, the Pardee Center, well known for using its International Futures model to make forecasts about what will happen among global powers in the coming year, has in the majority of its scenarios projected “China to overtake the U.S. as the leading global power”.  

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