Unraveling the New Cold War Between America and China with Stephen Roach

Top Traders Unplugged, Released on 4/22/23

Get ready for a thought-provoking conversation with Stephen Roach, former Chief Economist at Morgan Stanley and current Senior Fellow at Yale’s Paul Tsai China Center, as he delves into the deteriorating relationship between China and the US. With his new book “Accidental Conflict: America, China and the Clash of False Narratives”, Stephen unravels the narratives that led to this new Cold War and provides a clear path towards interdependency and healthier economies. With his unique perspective and ability to reach policy makers on both sides, Stephen gives us an insight into the complexity of this relationship and how it can be mended. Don’t miss out on this insightful discussion.

02:38 – Introduction to Stephen Roach
07:37 – Why are false narratives so prevalent?
12:52 – Stephen’s favorite false narrative
17:07 – A dangerous narrative
22:02 – A political backstep?
28:00 – A lack of telecom infrastructure
29:58 – The false narratives of China
40:47 – The fear of containment
45:27 – Potential ways forward
49:15 – The bilateral investment treaty
55:54 – How has Stephen’s ideas been received?
57:56 – Thanks for listening
59:13 – Key takeaways from Niels

Stephen S. Roach, former Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and the firm’s chief economist, is a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and a senior lecturer at Yale’s School of Management. He the author, most recently, of Accidental Conflict: America, China, and the Clash of False Narratives.

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