America’s governors and mayors have a stake in US-China relations

Publisher Bookings Institute
Author Cheng Li and Xiuye Zhao
Summary Over more than 4 decades,  many state and local governments in the US have had substantial commercial, educational and cultural exchanges with China, largely independent from national-level politics. While the decision to decouple is made by Washington, the pain is felt in communities across the country. The article claims that by proactively engaging and empowering subnational leaders, the incoming administration can promote the positive impacts of U.S.-China subnational diplomacy, benefit the American middle class and enhance the nation’s leverage in strategic competition with China.
Excerpt Decouplling with China is not good for the US middle class.
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Publish Date January 14, 2021
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