Paper Tiger/Porcelain Dragon: Sino-American Competition for Global Leadership


At the end of 2017, it is clear that the broad framework of U.S.-China relations is a global competition to shape norms, institutions, and values…if the United States is still interested in international leadership. The U.S. asserts prerogatives based on assumptions about its primacy that much of the world may no longer share. China is more confident of its international role, but confidence doesn’t necessarily make it more capable.

Please Join Us For the Kissinger Institute’s annual Year in U.S.-China Relations Review. This year’s discussion will look at Chinese and American aspirations, progress and missteps, interests and illusions as they navigate a relationship that is both bilateral and worldwide.