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Empower U - March 9 - China Cold War 2.0

Cold War 2.0: The Renewed Rise of the "Middle Kingdom" and a Grand Strategic Failure of U.S. Policy. Is the U.S. and China in a new “Cold War”?

EmpowerU Studio at Frame USA

225 Northland Blvd

Cincinnati Ohio 45246

Thursday, March 9, 2023

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Greg Lawson’s presentation will describe the history of contemporary U.S.-China tensions as well as outline considerations for future strategy to deal with the challenges posed by these tensions. After over a century of falling behind the Western world after centuries of being the dominant power in Asia, China is now poised to reclaim its global position as the “Middle Kingdom,” a central power in the world unto which other nations are expected to pay appropriate respect.

This rise to a near peer status with the United States was greatly facilitated by the United States as unwise economic considerations took over from what were initially cold, strategic calculations that drove the Nixon opening to China over half a century ago. Now, in the wake of a “reserve Opium War” where illegal fentanyl largely originating in China floods the United States, the massive loss of billions in intellectual property rights, the lies about the initial spread of COVID-19, as well other major geopolitical issues, the U.S. and China seemed locked into a new Cold War that risks going hot over things like the status of Taiwan. Further, a technological competition is underway the likes of which have not been seen in a generation. 

Together all of these factors make the issue of China one of the most significant global security challenges the U.S. has ever confronted since its own rise to global power status.”

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