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CIC Toronto: Kristen Hopewell, Clash of Titans: US-China Conflict in Global Trade

April 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

CIC Toronto, TPL, and Toronto Metropolitan University presents Kristen Hopewell in conversation with Sanjay Ruparelia, at Toronto Reference Library’s Appel Salon space.

The spectacular growth of China since the 1990s, now the leading trading state in the world, has transformed the global political economy. Many hoped its rise could be integrated into the US-dominated international order. China saw these rules as favoring the west, however, a view shared by many emerging powers in the global South. Today, both countries increasingly contest the norms, rules and practices that govern international trade in pursuit of their perceived national interests. Moves to decouple global supply chains, and calls for friend-shoring, are mounting.

What explains this growing clash? How will the US-China rivalry affect patterns of trade, investment and capital flows in the world? And what are its repercussions for promoting global development and confronting climate change?

The leading political economist Kristen Hopewell, Canada Research Chair in Global Policy at the University of British Columbia, examines these developments in conversation with Sanjay Ruparelia.

DATE: Thursday, April 27, 2023
TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM  EST
LOCATION: Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library


April 27, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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CIC Toronto Branch