- Jamie Fly, Senior Fellow and Director of Future of Geopolitics and Asia Program, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Andrew Small, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, Asia Program, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
As the U.S. seeks to address the mounting challenges China poses, it is essential that policymakers understand how to navigate strategic partnerships with U.S. allies in Europe and beyond moving forward. Even as the administration pursues a trade deal with Beijing, U.S. allies’ concerns about China’s unfair trade practices and investment are growing. From Europe’s role as an outpost on China’s Belt and Road Initiative to Chinese investment in European industries and efforts to exploit divides between EU member states, European perceptions of the world’s largest economy are changing. A new strategic approach towards China is needed, one that acknowledges new realities about past efforts to incorporate China into the global order while preserving allied unity on this important challenge facing the global order.