For the US and China, the coronavirus pandemic could be a game changer
- Coronavirus disruptions are shaping domestic political currents while the world’s assessment of their Covid-19 efforts could have lasting soft power ramifications
- Crucially, the race is on for economic recovery. Which economy bounces back faster from the coronavirus knock will affect the longer-term outcome of their power game
Cui Lei has been an associate research fellow with the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) since 2005. His study focuses on US foreign policy and China-US relations. He has published dozens of academic articles and op-eds on international affairs, in addition to authoring a book on US nuclear strategies during the cold war.