Drum Tower
Drum Tower
Feb 14, 2023
Drum Tower: Up in the air
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Sino-American relations have been blown off course after the downing of a Chinese balloon

The Economist’s Beijing bureau chief, David Rennie, and our senior China correspondent, Alice Su, explore whether China and America are heading towards a stand-off and what needs to be done to avoid any escalation.

The historian John Delury unearths the roots of distrust between the two superpowers. And, Da Wei, director of Tsinghua University’s Centre for International Security and Strategy, weighs up whether Xi Jinping and Joe Biden are serious about managing their relationship.

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