US President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, in 2017. Under Xi, China has narrowed its power gap with the United States. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, in 2017. Under Xi, China has narrowed its power gap with the United States. Photo: Reuters
Diplomacy

US power advantage over China declines in wake of coronavirus pandemic: Lowy Institute

  • America still on top of Asia power index, but drops in economic capability and diplomatic influence narrow gap with mainland
  • Report sees US and Japan taking until 2024 and 2027, respectively, to recover to 2019 levels of economic activity

US President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, in 2017. Under Xi, China has narrowed its power gap with the United States. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, in 2017. Under Xi, China has narrowed its power gap with the United States. Photo: Reuters
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