Sam Bresnick is an Assistant Editor at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing and a researcher focusing on U.S.-China relations, China’s industrial policy, and international trade. His writing has appeared in The New Republic, Foreign Policy, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and The American Prospect, among other publications. He graduated from Brown University and previously worked as a journalist in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Last Updated: August 3, 2020

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08.04.20

Reciprocity in U.S. Relations with China Should Be a Tool, Not the Whole Strategy

Lucas Tcheyan & Sam Bresnick
Since the outset of the U.S.-China trade war, critics have castigated the Trump administration for its capricious approach to relations with Beijing. They have found fault in particular with Donald Trump’s flip-flopping on sanctioning ZTE, banning U...