China-US relations – can we avoid the Thucydides Trap?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

12:30 - 13:50 Island Ballroom, Island Shangri-La



David Daokui Li

Director, Academic Center for Chinese Economic Practice and Thinking, Tsinghua University

Four “T”s dictate China-US relations: trade, technology, Taiwan and the Thucydides Trap – the last being the historical tendency for war to erupt when a rising power threatens to displace a ruling power. Over the next decade, is a China-US war – whether hot or cold – inevitable, or can it be avoided? Our Keynote Panel, which includes a leading Chinese economist and an expert on US-Asia relations, will shed light on this key geopolitical question.