Averting Conflict by Promoting Commerce: The Case for a U.S.-China Investment Treaty

  • Peter Goettler
  • Daniel IkensonEmail author


The problems besetting the U.S.-China economic relationship today predate Donald Trump. They originate as the frictions one should expect when an incumbent economic power is compelled to accommodate the emergence of a rising challenger. Of course, Trump’s caustic approach to commercial and diplomatic relations threatens to worsen bilateral ties, but it also could shake things up enough to yield solutions to some of the most pressing problems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CATO InstituteWashington, DCUSA

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