On Sunday, July 17th, Voices for New Democracy hosted our latest monthly political forum on “China and the New World Order.” Moderated by Voices editor José Z. Calderón, our guest this month was attorney, educator, and civil rights leader Stewart Kwoh. Kwoh is the founding President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice — Los Angeles, the largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans and Asian Pacific Islanders in the United States.
Across the conversation, Kwoh outlined the evolving geopolitical situation regarding China and the trends in U.S.-China relations. Although the U.S. and China are the two largest economies in the world — and each other’s largest trading partners — the Washington, D.C. establishment is taking an increasingly hostile stance towards China, recently ratcheting up claims that China represents America’s biggest global threat. This posture and new escalatory measures like escalatory tariffs, trade policy, and foreign policy moves could further raise tensions and ultimately impact the global economy and global balances of power — at a moment when the need for global cooperation has never been greater.
Watch the full conversation below, and join us for our next forum on Reproductive Justice with Elise Bryant, the President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, on August 21st.