September 22, 2022
China and US Economic Warfare: More Gain Than Pain
Dr. Gregory Chin, York University
Dr. Gregory Chin, Associate Professor, Department of Politics, York University, presented his research on how and why the trade war between the United States and China, and the spin-off into industrial rivalry, and financial warfare have hurt US economic interests, without seriously damaging China’s economic standing, or addressing the US economic concerns that the economic warfare was meant to solve. So far, China, including Hong Kong, have actually benefited more from the intended and unintended effects of the US commercial and financial warfare measures on China and Hong Kong, rather than be fundamentally damaged. These results also speak to the limits of the US financial warfare to date. At the same time, geopolitical tensions continue to increase across the Pacific, and globally. China has been taking measures to try to defuse the economic warfare, and to reduce its vulnerability by diversifying economically toward the Global South. The US also has important decisions regarding its next steps and its future national strategic goals. These decisions between the ‘G2’ will strongly shape the emerging world order – the world within which Canada must operate.
Watch the 2022 lecture on YouTube
About the speaker:
Gregory T. Chin (PhD) is Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director in the Department of Politics, and in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University (Canada). He is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Institute at the Johns Hopkins University, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He has been appointed the Mayling Birney Global Scholar by the London School of Economics and Political Science, and in residence at the LSE in Autumn 2022 at the Department of International Development. Chin co-directs the Emerging Global Governance (EGG) Project in collaboration with Global Policy journal. He is a member of the advisory or editorial boards of the journals Review of International Political Economy, Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, and the Journal of East Asian Studies. He has published widely on the political economy of China, Asia, the BRICS, international money and finance, global governance, and Canada-US-China relations. From 2000 to 2006, Chin served in the Government of Canada, in Ottawa at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Canadian International Development Agency, and at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing. He has been working on China, and the Asian region for four decades, starting in the early 1990s.