U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS IN THE ERA OF MULTI-POLARISM: TRADE WAR BETWEEN THE TWO ECONOMIC GIANTS


U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS IN THE ERA OF MULTI-POLARISM: TRADE WAR BETWEEN THE TWO ECONOMIC GIANTS


Mohamad ZREIK


ABSTRACT
The great Chinese economic progress has become a source of concern to the United States, so former U.S. President Donald Trump announced the trade war to curb and slow Chinese economic progress following the vision of the U.S. The Trump administration has highlighted economic protectionism against what he calls “unfairness.” Still, it is becoming inevitable that applying this strategy is no longer viable in current foreign policy, given that the world is no longer unipolar and that the U.S. is defying fierce competition by China. A major economic powerhouse. This research paper comprehensively discusses the historical evolution of events that made China a major player, the direction the U.S. has followed in adapting to such change, and the new balance of power-driven by emerging markets. This academic work will aim to understand how the U.S.-International role is redefined under the grasp of China evolved and enhanced international trade dominance. The study will mainly target how the trade war between the two giants may proceed to the next level and create serious international trade challenges.


KEYWORDS: U.S.-China Relations, Trade War, U.S. Foreign Policy, World Order, Tariffs


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