IAF U.S.-China event flyerHuman rights abuses, trade tensions, internet censorship, suppression of pro-democracy protests, intellectual property disputes. Contentious issues abound when China is in the mix. And China is always in the mix.

Superpower Showdown book coverOn Thursday, May 20 at 5 p.m. the International Affairs Forum welcomes Lingling Wei, senior China correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and co-author of Superpower Showdown: How the Battle Between Trump and Xi Threatens a New Cold War (Harper Collins 2020). Economic and political frictions persist post-Trump. Lingling Wei will dive into the nuance of the U.S.-China relationship with her expertise in finance, economics, and trade.

Nathan Payne, executive editor of the Traverse City Record-Eagle, will moderate the discussion.  Payne was the 2018–19 Abrams Nieman Fellow for Local Investigative Journalism at Harvard University.

The conversation will be broadcast via Zoom and includes public Q & A.

Join the discussion on May 20. Register here.

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