Can the 2020 election improve US-China relations?

The Take explores how the presidential race could affect relations between the world’s biggest economies.

President Donald Trump, left, poses for a photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on Saturday, June 29, 2019 [AP Photo/Susan Walsh]

The relationship between China and the United States has been a rollercoaster since the beginning of the Trump administration. Tensions have escalated with a trade war, and the US has repeatedly blamed China for the coronavirus pandemic. But could this powerful relationship improve after the 2020 presidential election? We explore what an administration change, or not, could mean for foreign relations between the world’s biggest economies.

In this episode:

Azhar Sukri, Asia business editor for Al Jazeera Digital; Katrina Yu, Al Jazeera journalist in Beijing, China; and Josephine Wolff, assistant professor of cybersecurity policy at Tufts University.

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The team:

Ney Alvarez produced this episode with Dina Kesbeh, Negin Owliaei, Alexandra Locke, Abigail Ony Nwaohuocha, Priyanka Tilve, Amy Walters and Malika Bilal.

Alex Roldan is The Take’s sound designer. Natalia Aldana is the engagement producer. Stacey Samuel is The Take’s executive producer and Graelyn Brashear is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

Source: Al Jazeera