China-US relations are too important to leave to Xi Jinping and Joe Biden
- While high-level dialogue is critical as the Biden team shapes its China policy, a breakthrough in cooperation on major issues is unlikely
- It’s up to the rest of us – scientists, professors, health leaders, concerned citizens – to forge relations outside politics to create the momentum for peace
Tom Plate is a university professor and a veteran columnist focused on Asia and America. This Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University has orchestrated live interactive seminars with major universities across Asia, as part of the LMU’s path-finding Asia Media International Centre. He is also the author of 13 books, including the bestsellers “Confessions of an American Media Man” (2007), four volumes in the “Giants of Asia” series, and three In the 'Tom Plate on Asia' book series. He is vice-president of the Pacific Century Institute, in Los Angeles.