Business Insight: Explaining the tenuous relationship between the U.S. and China

In a public lecture titled, "The Ascendency of China," Distinguished Professor Farok Contractor explains the tension between the U.S. and China and its implications for the future.

Distinguished Professor Farok Contractor’s expertise in international business was showcased during a public lecture on “The Ascendency of China” at Nottingham University Business School in China.

During the lecture, Professor Contractor explained the often misunderstood business flows between China and the United State and the reasons why the two world powers stand to benefit from cooperation.

Contractor argued that there is no structural or fundamental reason why the two countries should not cooperate on a broad range of issues. Still, the U.S. has experienced increasing anti-globalization since 2016 and the start of Donald Trump's presidency. Meanwhile, China has clung to grievances that date back more than 150 years, Contractor explained.

Contractor, who is president-elect of the Academy of International Business, is a world renown scholar of international business. The academy co-sponsored the virtual lecture.

Listen to Professor Contractor’s lecture.

Read more about the U.S. and China by Professor Contractor: "Trump Administration labels China a "Currency Manipulator:" What's behind the Accusation and Who's Right?" in the Fall 2019 issue of Rutgers Business Review.


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