As the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, EVAN OSNOS was on the ground in China for eight years, witnessing profound political, economic, and cultural upheaval. He went on to write a seminal book about the country and its relationship with the United States that won the National Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Since moving to Washington, D.C., Osnos has documented the turbulent turn in China’s dealings with the United States. He will give his expert assessment of what lies ahead for this high-stakes geopolitical relationship that is more dangerously unstable than at any time since 1972, when Richard Nixon clasped Mao’s hand in Beijing, setting the course for China’s opening to the world.
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