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The geo-economic expansion of China has presented challenges for the developed economies of the United States and Europe. In addition to direct competition and rivalry, China’s emergence has had more subtle effects that investors need to consider.

Chapter 6: The Rivalry between the United States and China

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Chapter 6 of Geo-Economics: The Interplay between Geopolitics, Economics, and Investments focuses on the economic and political rivalry between the United States and China and on how the trade war and the geo-economic competition between China and the rich countries of the West might develop. The changes in China provide a direct challenge to the global economic influence of developed countries and have caused a lot of irritation in some places. An example reaction to China’s demands for its rightful place at the table of great economic powers is the trade war initiated by the United States, but other, more subtle developments are taking shape today.

About the Author

Joachim Klement
Joachim Klement CFP, CFA

Joachim Klement is a strategist at Liberum. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial markets and has spent most of his career working with wealthy individuals and family offices, providing advice on investments and helping manage portfolios. Mr. Klement studied mathematics and physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) and earned a master’s degree in mathematics. He later studied business administration at the University of Zurich and the University of Hagen and earned a master’s degree in economics and finance.