How the US should respond to Xi’s assertive China” is a new commentary by DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar for the Harvard Kennedy School Review.

The article examines the nature of China’s assertiveness and offers policy recommendations for the US on how to meet China – challenge.

According to Anwar, China “harbors greater ambitions than mere economic dominance. Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, a newly-assertive China is pursuing a sophisticated whole-of-societystrategy that exploits all elements of state power to strengthen its position in the world and challenge the US.”

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Anu Anwar is a research fellow at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. He is also an affiliate scholar at East-West Center, Hawaii and a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo. He contributed this to the Harvard Kennedy School Review. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of DKI APCSS, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.