Trans-Atlantic Collaboration on China

A portion of the cover of the report from the China Center

How can the United States and Europe most effectively combine efforts to meet the many challenges posed by China’s rise? The authors of a new Paul Tsai China Center paper provide concrete and practical recommendations for achieving this crucial goal in the areas of trade and investment, technology, human rights, climate change, pandemic plans, and reform of international institutions. The paper, "A Roadmap for U.S.-Europe Cooperation on China," is written by Paul Gewirtz, Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law and Director, Paul Tsai China Center; Ryan Hass; Susan Thornton; Robert Williams; Craig Allen; and David Dollar.

Developing effective trans-Atlantic collaboration on China requires a realistic understanding of how European leaders think about and approach China. Toward that end, a primary focus of the authors’ work over the past year has been intensive interactions with a broad cross-section of current European officials and experts who work on China policy. European officials generally share President Biden’s view that leverage with China will be much enhanced if like-minded allies and partners work collaboratively to address common challenges and opportunities. Nonetheless, they have also been very candid in expressing their views about likely convergences and divergences between the U.S. and Europe concerning policies toward China. The recommendations in this paper take account of these important realities.

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