Robert Daly is the director of the Wilson Center's Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. He has testified before congress, lectured widely in both China and the U.S. and regularly offers media analysis. He spoke as part of the Seminars at Steamboat lecture series with his presentation "U.S./China Relations: Can We Step Back From the Brink."
From the Steamboat Pilot & Today: U.S.-China expert educates Steamboat audience as shaky trade talks continue in Shanghai
As China and the U.S. resume trade talks this week, a Steamboat Springs audience this week got a front row seat to hear one of the world's most respected authorities on China-U.S. relations.
Former diplomat Robert Daly said President Donald Trump's tariffs did one good thing.
"Trump did succeed in getting China's attention to bring them to the table. That's what tariffs did, even if they were irrational," Daly said Monday during the Seminars at Steamboat, a non-partisan group of citizens who bring in public policy experts to discuss the world's most relevant issues. He also warned against politicos calling China an "existential threat" and gave examples of how to keep the two countries from going into a "cold war" stance.
Ryan Thompson produced this episode. Ryan also edited the podcast. Digital is managed by Ashley Jefcoat. Special thanks Jennie Lay, Joella West, Seminars at Steamboat's board and volunteers, the Steamboat Pilot & Todayand the staff of the Strings Music Pavilion for their support. The intro music is "When I'm With You" by Scott Holmes.
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