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Virtual Event | Containing Crisis: Strategic Concepts for Coercive Economic Statecraft on China

Jan 7, 2022
11:30am to 12:30pm


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As the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) continue to engage in geopolitical competition, both countries have included economic tools of statecraft as part of their broader foreign policy. However, Beijing’s continued and increasing use of both formal and informal coercive economic tools intended to pressure foreign governments, companies, and individuals to offer policy concessions to the PRC risks undermining the security and economic well-being of the United States and its allies and partners. The United States needs a strategic framework to better understand and respond to these challenges in order to promote geopolitical stability while defending U.S. economic and security interests.

On Friday, January 7, CNAS hosted a virtual discussion about these issues and the release of the new report, "Containing Crisis: Strategic Concepts for Coercive Economic Statecraft on China."

Featuring Keynote Remarks from:

Representative Ami Bera, M.D.
U.S. House of Representatives
Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs / Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Nonproliferation
Co-Sponsor of the “Countering China’s Economic Coercion” legislative proposal


Panel Discussion with CNAS Report Authors:

Emily Kilcrease
Senior Fellow and Director
Energy, Economics, and Security Program
Center for a New American Security

Rachel Ziemba
Adjunct Senior Fellow
Energy, Economics, and Security Program
Center for a New American Security

Emily Jin
Research Assistant
Energy, Economics, and Security Program
Center for a New American Security