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U.S.-China Relations: Damaged Beyond Repair?

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 | 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Clark-Fox Forum
Hillman Hall, St. Louis, MO

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy invites you to a conversation with Bob Davis on “U.S.-China Relations: Damaged beyond repair?”, sponsored by the Cabot Corporation – Xinsheng Zhang Lectureship. Davis is former Wall Street Journal Senior Editor, and has covered U.S.-China relations since the 1990s when the two nations were working hard to strengthen their ties. He continues to write about China policy for the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Politico Magazine, The Wire China and other publications. 

For over 10 years the McDonnell International Scholars Academy’s Endowed Lectures, sponsored by the Cabot Corporation – Xinsheng Zhang Lectureship, has offered unique opportunities for students and faculty at Washington University, along with the St. Louis community, to learn about issues of global leadership. The Cabot-Zhang lecture hosts distinguished guest speakers in business, academia, government, and the non-profit sector, with an emphasis on China.

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Lectures & Presentations


Humanities & Society



McDonnell International Scholars Academy
Event Contact

Angie Rahaman

Speaker Information

Bob Davis' 2020 book, “Superpower Showdown,” with Lingling Wei traces the history of the U.S.-China trade and economic battle from both capitals. He has won a number of awards and was part of a team awarded the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Asia and Russia financial crisis. But he is proudest of his China reporting with Wei, who he met during his 2011-2014 stint in Beijing covering the Chinese economy.

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