Despite official Chinese assertions that the only possibilities for US-China relations are "confrontation or cooperation," it is now widely understood that the relationship will be primarily competitive, increasingly global and multi-dimensional in scope. What has been less well analyzed are the ways in which Hong Kong and Taiwan are becoming arenas for that competition – a competition that has economic, ideational and, in the case of Taiwan, geopolitical elements. These new dimensions of the Sino-American competition are evident in both the current political crisis in Hong Kong and the 2020 presidential elections in Taiwan.
Can Hong Kong and Taiwan navigate this rivalry successfully? Please join the conversation with two leading scholars as they decipher the current situation.