Late last week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a controversial speech about engagement with China in the past, present, and future – and called upon democratic and free societies to stand up to an increasingly authoritarian and internationally assertive China. Europe has been directly – and indirectly – affected by increasing rivalry between China and the United States. The Trump administration has long been critical of the stance of European allies vis-à-vis China. However, the United States and Europe have shared interests when it comes to developing an approach to China and this realization may now gain traction through a new initiative, the EU-US Dialogue on China agreed to by Secretary Pompeo and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell. Has the moment for transatlantic collaboration on China arrived? What are the opportunities and challenges for greater cooperation amongst allies across the Atlantic?
The American Council on Germany and the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society are partnering to host an online conversation
s about the United States, Europe, and China. We hope you can join us on Thursday, July 30 at 11 am ET for a panel discussion with Dr. Melanie Hart, Senior Fellow and Director of China Policy at the Center for American Progress; Dr. Mikko Huotari, Executive Director of the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS); and, Dr. Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society, on “China: A Common Transatlantic Challenge.”