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13 Jul. 2021 | Comments (0)

“At the end of the day, what’s really happening is a natural consequence of an incompatibility of systems.”

This observation about US-China relations comes from David Hoffman, a Senior Vice President of The Conference Board and Managing Director of it's China Center for Economics & Business. David is the latest guest on the CEO Perspectives podcast, and in episode six he sits down with the show’s host, President and CEO Steve Odland, to discuss the relationship between America and its biggest competitor on the world stage—China.

Where do things currently stand between the two countries and how might this dynamic change over time? As David makes clear, China will choose whether to change based on its own best interests. US pressure is not something to which they will acquiesce.

Tune in to this podcast for insights on:

Heightened tensions: Where does the US-China relationship stand right now?

An incompatibility of systems: How did we get here, and what factors make the two systems fundamentally different?

Changes in US foreign policy: What is the current US Administration doing differently regarding its policy toward China?

Securing primacy of the party: What are China’s global aspirations?

Hostile foreign relations: What impact will the COVID-19 investigation have on the relationship between Western nations and China?

Please note: The name of this podcast series has been changed from C-Suite Perspectives to CEO Perspectives. You’ll still receive timely, valuable insights for what’s ahead—but with a greater emphasis on what matters most to your company’s top decisionmaker: the CEO. 

  • CEO Perspectives Podcast

    CEO Perspectives Podcast

    Welcome to CEO Perspectives, a new podcast series by The Conference Board. Hosted by our President & CEO, Steve Odland, this twice-monthly conversation will take an objective, data-driven look at a range of business topics aimed at executives. Listeners will come away with what The Conference Board does best: insights for what’s ahead™.

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