What Does China’s Rise Mean for the United States?


Episode 22

Some 40 years ago, the People’s Republic of China was described as being “an impoverished backwater.” The nation has since achieved remarkable growth in its real annual gross domestic product, which averaged nearly 10 percent through 2018. With the recent signing of the “Phase One” trade pact between China and the United States, how can our two nations continue to cultivate its relationship as allies? 

Joining Curiosity Unplugged are Ron Henderson, professor and director of Illinois Tech’s Landscape Architecture + Urbanism Program; Nasrin Khalili, associate professor of environmental management at Illinois Tech’s Stuart School of Business, and director of Stuart’s Sustainable Business Innovation Clinic; and Associate Professor of Political Science Matthew Shapiro.