Evan Medeiros (Penner Family Chair in Asia Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Former Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council) joins Ron Steslow to discuss the increasing tension in the United States’ relationship with China:
(02:31) How Evan became interested in China
(04:04) Biden’s meeting with Xi in 2011
(07:00) What Evan learned about Xi during that visit
(09:39) CCP reform campaign
(12:50) How the relationship changed as Xi became leader
(16:50) How the invasion of Crimea changed who Xi viewed the west
(20:10) China’s role in current invasion of Ukraine
(22:10) China’s rejection of universal values
(26:50) China’s "Global Civilization Initiative"
(28:18) How the Global Civilization Initiative could shape China’s relationship with the rest of the world
(29:41) How Xi views Taiwan
(30:52) Biden’s commitment to protect Taiwan
(42:00) Reassessing our economic relationship
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