From professional sports to business and international politics, ties between China and the United States are deeply intertwined. But in recent years, tensions between the two countries have only increased. Can China and the U.S. find some common ground?
When it comes to sports, China is the National Basketball Association’s largest market outside of the U.S., with some 490 million fans.
But in October 2019, that all changed with American basketball becoming the focus of China–U.S. relations.
Increasingly, relations between China and the U.S. have been marked by confrontation and few efforts to de-escalate tensions. But, in the Midwestern U.S. State of Michigan, where more than 300 Chinese enterprises and companies have heavily invested in the state’s economy for decades, there is a belief that a favorable relationship will return.
Gerry Hadden takes a look at the Chinese companies woven into the state’s auto industry.
In January, Chinese and American officials signed a trade pact that keeps commerce between the world’s two largest economies flowing. The agreement came despite the bilateral relationship deteriorating in other areas.
Mike Walter talks with Georgetown University business professor, Arthur Dong, about the future of Chinese and U.S. relations.