Is the US-China relationship America’s most consequential bilateral relationship?

Monday, February 12, 2024, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. EST
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American and Chinese leaders have often referred to the U.S.-China relationship as the most consequential bilateral relationship in the world. What impact does this framing have upon how the United States and China relate to each other? Does it influence America’s relationships with its allies and partners? Is this framing analytically accurate?

On February 12, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings will debate these and other related questions as part of efforts to explore choices and trade-offs facing American policymakers in their management of relations with China. This virtual public event is part of the Global China series and complements a forthcoming written debate on the topic.

Viewers can submit questions via e-mail to or via Twitter @BrookingsFP using #GlobalChina.

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